CURRENT: Intel Haswell KMS support?

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Jan 7 16:50:25 UTC 2015

On Tue, 6 Jan 2015, Carl Johnson wrote:

> Carl Johnson <carlj at> writes:
>> Warren Block <wblock at> writes:
>>> On Tue, 6 Jan 2015, Gregory Orange wrote:
>>>> On 05/01/15 23:07, Warren Block wrote:
>>>>> There is also hw.vga.textmode=1, which causes vt to remain in
>>>>> text mode until a switch to graphics is made, like starting X.  This can
>>>>> make booting faster, mostly due to text scrolling.
>>>> sysctl -a doesn't show this setting - is there a way to confirm this
>>>> is in place?
>>> Other than looking for that entry in /boot/loader.conf, not that I know.
>> You can type 'kenv hw.vga.textmode' to see the current value.  You can
>> also change it, but I don't know if that changes anything after boot.
>> Some kenv values seem to be in sysctl, but I don't understand the
>> relationship.
> I just noticed that I sent this to Warren instead of to the list.  Sorry
> about that Warren.

I didn't notice, but somehow now I feel less special. :)

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