FreeBSD-10.0r. on Lenovo G780

Warren Block wblock at
Mon May 26 05:11:56 UTC 2014

On Mon, 26 May 2014, Victor Sudakov wrote:

> Istvan Galgand wrote:
>> Dear Colleagues,
>> I've just purchased a Lenovo G780 laptop. Setting single graphical card in
>> BIOS only an Intel HD 4000 onboard chipset is available. I've managed to
>> install an external usb3 hdd. It is doing a very nice
>> job, even a beautiful Mate desktop is achieved. But, when I want to fall
>> back to console from desktop I am left with a blank screen that
>> practically stays for ever.
> In my home desktop, I have some onboard Intel Sandybridge video
> chipset and the xf86-video-intel-2.17.0_1 driver. I think this is a
> defect in the driver but once you are in the graphics mode, you cannot
> return to the text mode. When I press Ctrl+Alt+Fn to exit to text
> mode, I just see some garbage. Fortunately I can press Ctrl+Alt+F9 to
> return back to the graphics mode.

In FreeBSD 9- and 10-Stable, the vt(4) device enables a graphics 
console.  Switching to console from X works again.  In addition to 
either 9- or 10-Stable, a kernel with the vt device must be built. 
There is a sample kernel config file included with both.

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