Cannot load intel driver(i915kms) without screen blanking out

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Tue May 12 09:27:22 UTC 2020

On Tue, 12 May 2020 08:19:08 +0530 (IST)
Ekalavya <ekalavya.bsd at> wrote:

> 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 
> syscons?

	It isn't the Intel driver so much as the KMS (Kernel Mode
Switching) subsystem which is supported by vt along with UTF-8 support,
graphics modes, missing 80x24 and a bunch of other features that aren't in

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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