Question about nvidia driver

Manish Jain bourne.identity at
Tue Dec 5 16:21:12 UTC 2017

On 12/05/17 21:23, Polytropon wrote:
> 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.

I think this is the modeset issue. You need to make sure that 
nvidia-modeset is kldload'ed as well (in addition to the nvidia kld):

kldload nvidia
kldload nvidia-modeset


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