Re: stable+xorg+hw.vga.textmode=1+nvidia-driver-390 may require other ports be rebuilt to function again.

From: Claude Buisson <>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2022 10:51:50 UTC
On 2022-09-14 09 h 29, Edward Sanford Sutton, III wrote:
>    I mention this here as there was nothing I noticed in 
> /usr/ports/UPDATING or /usr/src/UPDATING to make me aware of what would 
> need rebuilding or to expect it. If I missed something that I should 
> have seen then I apologise for the noise.
>    stable + xorg + hw.vga.textmode=1 + nvidia-driver-390 requires 
> rebuilding more than kernel, world, and a poudriere run across the 
> nvidia driver port. Not sure which port(s) changed it back to working 
> but didn't see anything in /usr/src/UPDATING, /usr/ports/UPDATING, or 
> here to make me expect this would have happened.
>    Moving from 13.1-STABLE 1301503 (don't know how to see git hash and 
> not in poudriere logs) and ports tree 9d34c0bfee17 to 13.1-STABLE 
> 1301507 dc96fb072300 and ports tree 5d303ab48075 I found that after 
> rebuilding/reinstalling kernel+world that on reboot I could only start X 
> if I removed hw.vga.textmode=1 from loader.conf. That continued after 
> doing a rebuild and `pkg upgrade` of nvidia-driver-390 port under 
> poudriere with its jail based on same -STABLE code that I built and 
> installed from and on the same machine (122 ports rebuilt). After 
> rebuilding+reinstalling all ports I found it was back to working as 
> expected.
>    When reinstalling/upgrading the final build of the ports, I had a 
> running X session which seemed to close (crash?) but not return to the 
> terminal that launched it; there was then no keyboard/mouse responses 
> available on the system but it was still running as I confirmed from an 
> ssh login on another machine.
>    I still use hw.vga.textmode=1 as switching back to a terminal after 
> launching X only works by closing X; screen is otherwise black with 
> large colored blocks and no usable text on the terminal. I often have to 
> switch across a couple different terminals before I have a working one 
> too. As sometimes things break, I prefer to have an option to switch to 
> a terminal to fix things even if it is just killing a process or X. 
> Either mode still leads to plasmashell crashing when I try to switch 
> back to the GUI if I am using KDE; that is an old issue I've never had 
> interest to take the time to solve.
> Thank you for your time,
> Edward Sanford Sutton, III
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