Back to Console with [ctrl] + [alt] + [Fn]

Victor Sudakov vas at mpeks.tomsk.su
Sat May 31 13:40:52 UTC 2014


Warren Block wrote:
> 
> Switching from KMS to the console did not work because the old console 
> driver, syscons, did not know how to deal with it.  The console is 
> there, but not visible.
> 
> The new console driver, vt(4), is in 9-stable and 10-stable.  It must be 
> built into the kernel instead of syscons.  There is a sample kernel 
> config file called VT in /usr/src/sys/amd64/conf (or i386, if you 
> prefer).
> 
> It works for me with both Intel and Radeon hardware.

Unfortunately vt(4) has many drawbacks and missing features as
compared to syscons(4). You cannot change encoding to anything other
than UTF-8, you cannot easily change screen font etc etc.


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Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
sip:sudakov at sibptus.tomsk.ru


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