admin at cpcnw.co.uk
Mon Jun 29 17:08:15 UTC 2020
Thanks for the replies on this. I ruled out fs corruption and tried
starting Firefox from a term in safe mode.
Even the safe mode dialogue at start up would cause a seg fault.
It would take out Xorg too and dump me back at cli.
Anyway I am a step close because I discovered that if I run xorg
without the Intel driver (i915kms) my screen is messed up but
Firefox runs fine!
On the working install /boot/modules is populated with lots of
various drivers. On the non working one, it's empty!
I have no recollection at all of building any modules and I'm unsure
how they got there (but then I have no memory of a lot of things!)
Maybe they where brought in when installing another package?
On the working setup I am running from rc.conf
$ ls -l /boot/modules/i915kms.ko
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 2112672 May 15 03:15 /boot/modules/i915kms.ko
On the non working one;
$ ls -l /boot/kernel/i915kms.ko
-r-xr-xr-x 2 root wheel 969464 Nov 1 2019 /boot/kernel/i915kms.ko
So it looks like the older driver is related to the issue.
$ dmesg| grep CPU
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4570T CPU @ 2.90GHz (2893.38-MHz K8-class CPU)
FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 4 CPUs
cpu0: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
Any tips on how to get the new driver / module installed?
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