I suspect loader.efi issue rather than that you mentioned.

  
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/svn-src-stable-11/2016-September/000503.html

nvidia.ko is loaded as a dependency of nvidia-modeset.ko, so if
nvidia.ko failed to load, nvidia-modeset.ko should fail as well.


On Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:02:55 -0700
David Wolfskill <da...@catwhisker.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 06:58:38PM -0700, Charles Cowart wrote:
> > I did a clean install of RC3 over RC2, and I noticed that nvidia_load="yes"
> > no longer appears to work in /boot/loader.conf. I can still load the module
> > from etc/rc.conf
> > ...
> 
> As the nvidia kernel module is part of a port/package, I suspect that
> this is more of a "ports" issue than a "stable" issue; in particular, if
> the version of the nvidia-driver you're using is sufficiently recent,
> you may find a recent ports/UPDATING entry relevant:
> 
> 20160829:
>   AFFECTS: users of x11/nvidia-driver
>   AUTHOR: c...@freebsd.org
> 
>   The NVidia driver has been updated to version 367.35.  Starting with
>   version 358.09, new kernel module was added, nvidia-modeset.ko.  This
>   new driver component works in conjunction with the nvidia.ko kernel
>   module to program the display engine of the GPU.
> 
>   Users that experience hangs when starting X11 server, or observe
> 
>         (II) NVIDIA(0): Validated MetaModes:
>         (II) NVIDIA(0):     "NULL"
> 
>   messages in their /var/log/Xorg.0.log file should replace ``nvidia''
>   with ``nvidia-modeset'' in /boot/loader.conf or /etc/rc.conf files,
>   depending on how they prefer to load NVidia driver kernel module.
> 
> Peace,
> david
> -- 
> David H. Wolfskill                            da...@catwhisker.org
> Those who would murder in the name of God or prophet are blasphemous cowards.
> 
> See http://www.catwhisker.org/~david/publickey.gpg for my public key.


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Tomoaki AOKI    <junch...@dec.sakura.ne.jp>
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