vidcontrol / vesa mode regression in 8.1-RELEASE
tobias.rehbein at web.de
Fri Jul 30 21:55:30 UTC 2010
I just upgraded my laptop to FreeBSD 8.1 and this time it's the first time I
actually have a regression: I can't switch my console to high resolution using
vidcontrol or allscreen_flags in rc.conf.
My kernel configuration contains VESA and SC_PIXEL_MODE:
tobi at sushi [/usr/src/sys/i386/conf] > egrep "(SC_|VESA)" SUSHI
With basically the same kernelconfig I could use the following call in FreeBSD
8.0 to switch my console to a higher resolution:
This no longer works. The display gets black and I can't see anything.
Nonetheless I can enter commands which are executed. I just don't get any visual
feedback. So I can at least reboot after experimenting with vidcontrol ;)
I tried several modes and it seems it's the VESA modes which are misbehaving. I
played with hint.sc.0.vesa_mode which is mentioned in the release notes but I
honestly don't know how to use it.
Any hints on this issue? I will provide further information if you tell me what
Thanks in advance, Tobias
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