Question about nvidia driver

Marco Beishuizen mbeis at
Tue Dec 5 18:31:35 UTC 2017

On Tue, 5 Dec 2017, the wise 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?

Afaik this has been in FreeBSD since the switch from sc to vt. I'm not 
sure though if it's a vt or a Nvidia bug.

Only solution I know of is to put hw.vga.textmode=1 in /boot/loader.conf. 
Drawback is that you don't get graphics mode in your console but old 
fashioned pre-vt console fonts.


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