[Bug 231465] HP ILO vs vt driver and hw.vga.text=1 vs Matrox G200e video card

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            Bug ID: 231465
           Summary: HP ILO vs vt driver and hw.vga.text=1 vs Matrox G200e
                    video card
           Product: Base System
           Version: 11.2-STABLE
          Hardware: amd64
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Many People
          Priority: ---
         Component: kern
          Assignee: bugs at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: JeanAumont at gmail.com


I have many HP servers ranging from DL 180 G6 to DL xxx G9 and I normaly set
kern.vty=sc and I can see the boot completely in the HP ILO.

Since the "sc" driver is not suported any more, I tried to set the kern.vty=vt.
I have tried both values (1 and 0) for the hw.vga.textmode variable and I still
can not see the screen. The image is still bleury.

Many of those servers have an inboard card like the Matrox G200e.

root]# pciconf -lv | grep -B3 display
vgapci0 at pci0:2:0:0: class=0x030000 card=0x010019a2 chip=0x0522102b
vendor = 'Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd.'
device = 'MGA G200e [Pilot] ServerEngines (SEP1)'
class = display

I have the impression that the hw.vga.textmode is ignore completely by the
loader at boot.

Can you suggest any solution to this problem or put back the "SC" driver in
FreeBSD since it does not seem to be replace properly by the "VT" driver.


Jean Aumont

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