FreeBSD-12.1 on laptop

vm finance vm.finance2 at
Wed Nov 27 14:21:12 UTC 2019

Hi Theron,

I tried to do:
pkg install drm-kmod

It installed ok but still startx fails "Cannot run in framebuffer mode.
Please specify busIDs for all framebuffer devices"
please let me know how to workaround this.

Thank you!

On Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 10:05 AM Theron <theron.tarigo at> wrote:

> On 2019-11-26 23:08, vm finance wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am trying to install FreeBSD 12.1 on my ThinkPad. I burned an image to
> > USB from, install went through ok but ran into "startx"
> issues
> > (Cannot run in framebuffer mod...). Tried a few suggestions on google but
> > nothing worked;(
> Does your ThinkPad have Intel graphics?  If so, drm-kmod kernel module
> is needed, however the one from pkg will cause kernel panic since 12.1
> uses 12.x packages, which containing a build of the module that is only
> for 12.0... A known issue:
> It must be built from its port instead:
> $ make -C /usr/ports/graphics/drm-kmod install
> Binary packages may be used otherwise.
> Sorry if this wasn't the problem - there wasn't enough information to go
> on in your message.

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