Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2021 11:00:49 UTC
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=258264 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. -- You are receiving this mail because: You are the assignee for the bug.