Cannot load intel driver(i915kms) without screen blanking out

Ekalavya ekalavya.bsd at
Tue May 12 08:19:43 UTC 2020

On Tue, 12 May 2020, Trond Endrest?l wrote:

> On Tue, 12 May 2020 00:43+0530, Vishal Subramanyam wrote:
> Make sure you use the vt console, in /boot/loader.conf:
> kern.vty="vt"
> Try using absolute pathnames and load /boot/modules/drm.ko ahead of
> /boot/modules/i915kms.ko in /etc/rc.conf:
> kld_list="/boot/modules/drm.ko /boot/modules/i915kms.ko"

I actually solved the problem just before I saw your reply. I was using 
syscons, and when I read some of the boot messages, I saw a few lines 
about kern.vt.* under the i915kms driver. I realised what had happened 
and changed the console driver. Thanks for your reply.

But still,  I don't understand why the i915kms driver would be written 
just for the vt console driver. Why is the intel driver limited to vt, 
considering a lot of people (and the handbook, for instance) often use 

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list