[HEADS UP] xorg version switch in CURRENT

Aleksandr Rybalko ray at freebsd.org
Tue Dec 17 22:15:55 UTC 2013

On Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:07:56 -0800
Steve Kargl <sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 12:20:53PM +0100, Niclas Zeising wrote:
> >
> > To get VT switching when using KMS drivers (ATI, Intel) please use
> > newcons: https://wiki.freebsd.org/Newcons or if that is not
> > possible, force the use of the vesa driver for xorg.
> > 
> It appears that newcons is unusable with a static kernel.
> Adding 'device drm2' and 'device i915kms' to my kernel
> config results in a quick death to 'make buldkernel'.

Hi Steve!

Don't panic :)

drm2/i915kms/radeonkms can't be built as part of static kernel.
at least no definitions for that (sys/conf/files or sys/conf/files.
${ARCH} should contain instructions which modules to include).

and newcons is unrelated here :)

You can try it with just preload modules.
1. Build/install kernel with vt and vt_vga.
2. reboot and break in the loader.
3. do: load i915kms
4. do: boot

Have a nice day!

> -- 
> Steve
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Aleksandr Rybalko <ray at freebsd.org>

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