Disappearing userland output with -current

Gary Jennejohn garyj at jennejohn.org
Thu Jun 14 14:59:53 UTC 2007

On Thu, 14 Jun 2007 15:02:40 +0200
Ivan Voras <ivoras at fer.hr> wrote:

> Gary Jennejohn wrote:
> > The symptom is that _all_ userland output disappears, which makes it
> > rather difficult to do anything. I'm forced to reboot the box until
> > the boot output isn't trashed.
> > 
> > If I break into ddb then all the output becomes visible, but leaving
> > ddb then results in no userland output appearing again.
> Do you use vidcontrol to set different video mode?


> How exactly does "output disappear"? Does the screen go blank? Does
> the console just stop outputting characters?

no output on the console except for...

> Why do you say "userland output"? Do kernel messages appear? (You can 
> check this by e.g. inserting a USB memory stick in the machine).

kernel messages. That means, no messages from init, from rc.d scripts,
no login prompt.

As I wrote, this problem only appears when kernel boot messages are

Gary Jennejohn / garyjATjennejohnDOTorg gjATfreebsdDOTorg

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