About the black screen (Otherwise solved) Re: All of a sudden, problems with X

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Tue Jul 22 10:54:33 UTC 2014

On Mon, 21 Jul 2014, David Benfell wrote:

> There is a note in UPDATING (did I read it beforehand? Of course not.) about 
> some video chips--including Intel, which mine is--that says that 
> Ctrl/Alt/F[n] won't work. Apparently X isn't cleaning up after itself 
> correctly when exiting either.
> So the message here seems to be, once you start X, you'd better be happy with 
> it. Because you might not be leaving (short of a reboot).
> But what this also suggests is that, should I need it, the Xorg.conf.new I 
> generated might actually be okay. Because it's the exit that's screwed up 
> rather than anything to do with the configuration.

The vt(4) console driver included with 10-stable and 9-stable solves 
this: https://wiki.freebsd.org/Newcons

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