[Bug 258264] Following handbook on nvidia drivers makes system get stuck on boot.

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Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2021 11:00:49 UTC

            Bug ID: 258264
           Summary: Following handbook on nvidia drivers makes system get
                    stuck on boot.
           Product: Documentation
           Version: Latest
          Hardware: amd64
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Some People
          Priority: ---
         Component: Documentation
          Assignee: doc@FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: otto.e.petaja@gmail.com

So I have tried installing FreeBSD many times by now, which I was able to do
finally by looking at resources outside of the handbook, but the handbook
itself would not get me a functional system.The problem is with section 5.8.1
about installing nvidia drivers.

The issue is that adding "nvidia_load="YES"" into /boot/loader.conf as the
handbook says would make my system get stuck while booting. Generally the
bootloader goes as far as saying that it's loading the nvidia driver and says
the EFI frame buffer information or whatever, but it stops moving forward
completely after that. 

Instead, I had to add kld_list="nvidia-modeset nvidia" into /etc/rc.conf and
that allowed the system to properly load the driver. 

As far as the scale goes, I have seen the forum posts that allowed me to get
the system working, so some others have had the issue as well. However, I have
also seen some people report not having the problem, so it seems to not be
affecting everyone either.

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