12.1 on Thinkpad - problem making graphics work

James E. Pace james at pacehouse.com
Thu Nov 7 18:52:05 UTC 2019


I upgraded my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon from 12.0 to 12.1 (using
freebsd-update), and I now have graphics problems.

Under 12.0, I had the line "kld_list="/boot/modules/i915kms.ko"" in
/etc/rc.conf.  This was what enabled me to get X windows running on it when
I first installed FBSD. (I don't recall where I got this from, likely
googling my setup.)

During boot of 12.1, it appears that this line causes the system to
immediately reboot, around the point in the boot where it would normally
change video modes.  I commented that line out and was able to bring the
system up to normal console mode.  But 'startx' doesn't go to graphical
mode, failing with "Cannot run in framebuffer mode...".

What am I doing wrong?


James E. Pace

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