FreeBSD on Lenovo T430s (blank screen in X)

Sean DuBois sean at
Tue Feb 9 22:11:07 UTC 2016

On Tue, Feb 09, 2016 at 09:45:28PM +0100, Andrei Brezan wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE-p9 on a Lenovo T430s with a HD 4000
> Intel video adapter. The Nvidia Optimus one is disabled in BIOS.
> Whenever I try to startx the screen goes blank and the only thing I can
> do is Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart it. If I try to get back to the console I
> still have the same black/blank screen. I'm am currently making a
> buildworld to go to stable. Anyone that has experienced this on this
> laptop model?
> Even if I try to do a kldload i915kms I get the same black/blank display.
> Maybe there is someone there with an idea.
> Thanks,
> --
> Andrei

Hi Andrei,

In your /boot/loader.conf set


>From vt(4)

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