12.1 on Thinkpad - problem making graphics work

Clay Daniels clay.daniels.jr at gmail.com
Thu Nov 7 22:12:55 UTC 2019

James, you might try using this:
This, or similar "amdgpu", is what we had to do in 13.0 since about August.
Just the name of the drm-kmod driver, in quotes, without the full path.

On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 12:52 PM James E. Pace <james at pacehouse.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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?
> Thanks,
> James
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> James E. Pace
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