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

Mario Lobo lobo at bsd.com.br
Tue Jul 22 12:07:55 UTC 2014

2014-07-22 7:54 GMT-03:00 Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com>:

> 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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Where is vt?

here is what I have.

[/usr/src/sys/amd64/conf]>grep vt_vga *

# marioLAP/root [08:57:34]
DEFAULTS        GENERIC         GENERIC.hints   LOBO
LOBO.ori        Makefile        NOTES

# marioLAP/root [08:57:40]
[/usr/src/sys/amd64/conf]>grep vt *
GENERIC:device          vtnet           # VirtIO Ethernet device
LOBO:device             vtnet           # VirtIO Ethernet device
NOTES:device            vtnet           # VirtIO Ethernet device

# marioLAP/root [08:57:52]
[/usr/src/sys/amd64/conf]>man vt
No manual entry for vt

# marioLAP/root [08:58:29]
[/usr/src/sys/amd64/conf]>uname -a
FreeBSD marioLAP 10.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE #0 r268524M: Fri Jul 11
17:05:59 BRT 2014     root at LOBO:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/LOBO  amd64

Although it says RELEASE, it was svned from STABLE.


Mario Lobo
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