how to install on laptop? video issue?

Peter van der Linden pvdl at
Mon Jun 20 02:05:54 GMT 2005

I want to install FreeBSD 5.4 onto a partition on my 1 year old HP 

I've done a lot of Linux distro installs, and sometimes I need to give 
the installer a hint about the graphics card,
typically something  like:

boot: linux vga=771

When I try the FreeBSD installer, the screen goes blank about 5 seconds 
after it starts booting from the CD, typically at the point where it 
switches to X Window in a Linux install.

Is there a similar hint I can give FreeBSD about the type of graphics 
to use?  What are the syntax and choices?
I have googled for this without success.  Thanks,


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