Question about nvidia driver

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Dec 5 15:58:42 UTC 2017

On Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:34:07 +0000, emilia at wrote:
> Hello there,
> i have been using the nvidia 340 driver for some time with an
> older nvidia gpu, now i have a gtx 960 and decided to use the
> newest nvidia driver.
> In order to use X11 I load the nvidia-modeset kernelmodule,
> X11 works nicely but now all other tty's (0-7) are completely
> messed up and only show gibberish, is there some fix for that?

If you haven't already, switch from sc to vt (check for the
entry "kern.vty=vt" in /boot/loader.conf). This will usually
work for "X vs. console + KMS" kind of problems.

More information:

And of course "man vt". :-)

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