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

Mario Lobo lobo at bsd.com.br
Tue Jul 22 17:24:13 UTC 2014

2014-07-22 13:51 GMT-03:00 Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com>:

> On Tue, 22 Jul 2014, David Benfell wrote:
>  On July 22, 2014 3:54:28 AM PDT, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
>>> The vt(4) console driver included with 10-stable and 9-stable solves
>>> this: https://wiki.freebsd.org/Newcons
>> This seems very cool. The money quote is "To enable Newcons on i386 or
>> amd64, set the loader tunable kern.vty=vt." Is this in loader.conf?
> Yes.
>  Also, I'm running 10.0 RELEASE. Do I need to upgrade to STABLE?
> Yes.  vt(4) was only added a few weeks ago, long after 10.0-RELEASE.
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I solved it by deleting /usr/src and doing

svn checkout https://svn0.us-east.freebsd.org/base/stable/10 /usr/src

Now I've got:

# marioLAP/root [14:21:31]
[/usr/src]>svn info
Path: .
Working Copy Root Path: /usr/src
URL: https://svn0.us-east.freebsd.org/base/stable/10
Relative URL: ^/stable/10
Repository Root: https://svn0.us-east.freebsd.org/base
Repository UUID: ccf9f872-aa2e-dd11-9fc8-001c23d0bc1f
Revision: 268985
Node Kind: directory
Schedule: normal
Last Changed Author: jhb
Last Changed Rev: 268976
Last Changed Date: 2014-07-22 01:39:16 -0300 (Tue, 22 Jul 2014)

# marioLAP/root [14:17:43]
[/usr/src/sys/amd64/conf]>grep vt *
GENERIC:# vt is the new video console driver
GENERIC:device          vt
GENERIC:device          vt_vga
GENERIC:device          vtnet                   # VirtIO Ethernet device
NOTES:device            vtnet           # VirtIO Ethernet device

Since I'm at work right now on this machine, do you think that just for
testing, a make kernel would suffice or do I need a full buildworld for

Thanks for all your help :) !

Mario Lobo
FreeBSD since version 2.2.8 [not Pro-Audio.... YET!!] (99,7% winfoes FREE)

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