[Bug 210434] vt(4) default graph mode settings incorrect

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Tue Jun 21 12:57:46 UTC 2016


            Bug ID: 210434
           Summary: vt(4) default graph mode settings incorrect
           Product: Base System
           Version: 11.0-CURRENT
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Keywords: vt
          Severity: Affects Many People
          Priority: ---
         Component: kern
          Assignee: freebsd-bugs at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: joeb1 at a1poweruser.com

Using vt graph mode as the default console driver effects every 11.0 user. It
completely changes the FreeBSD experience. It's detrimental to the public
relations and the professional image of FreeBSD to publish the 11.0-RELEASE
using vt with it's current default setting of graph mode. 

In graph mode the look of everything shown on the console is different than
what the user is accustomed to seeing and when switching between virtual
consoles there is a 4 second hesitation. 

vt should default to hw.vga.textmode=1 mode to be consistent with previous
RELEASE versions of FreeBSD in what the console display looks like to the user.
Text mode returns the console behavior look and feel to be just like the (sc(4)
console and the hesitation when switching between virtual consoles no longer

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