[HEADS UP] xorg version switch in CURRENT

John Baldwin jhb at freebsd.org
Mon Dec 23 19:44:12 UTC 2013

On Tuesday, December 17, 2013 3:07:56 pm Steve Kargl 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'.

That isn't due to newcons AFAIK.  I don't think that setup worked
with syscons either.  I think it could probably never have worked
with syscons, but it should in theory be fixable with newcons.

John Baldwin

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