FreeBSD-12.1 on laptop

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Nov 28 10:59:01 UTC 2019

On Thu, 28 Nov 2019 15:33:12 +0530, vm finance wrote:
> Hi,
> Its Intel's "UHD Graphics 620". I don't see it installed/loaded under
> "kldstat".

It's not a kernel module, it's a driver package for X what I've
been suggesting to look for. This package needs to be installed
via pkg, but X will load it automatically if present.

My assumption: X doesn't find an appropriate driver for your
Intel graphics and tries to address the UEFI framebuffer device,
but that doesn't work, so it exits.

Check /var/log/Xorg.0.log for the last messages, especially those
marked with "EE" as errors.

> Do you think steps mentioned in
> would suffice to get around the issue I have?

This seems to be quite recent, I suggest you try that. Note
that it also uses a different xf68-video-* driver probably
because it's related to newer hardware. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad
R61i here with older Intel graphics (no "U", no "HD", if I
remember correctly, on FreeBSD 12.0-p7), so it's quite possible
that I'm not up to date. :-)

> If not, could u please suggest next steps.

The page you've been refering to matches my (working) setup so
far, except two significant things:

1. I don't have the DRM kernel module loaded, only the
   the setting 'i915kms_load="YES"' in /boot/loader.conf,
   which doesn't seem to require DRM so far. I did not
   install something to get this part working.

2. I have installed xf86-video-intel via pkg.

I also don't have the 'kern.vt.fb.default_mode="800x600"' because
anything related to to vt is annoying and doesn't work. ;-)

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