Cannot load intel driver(i915kms) without screen blanking out

Ekalavya ekalavya.bsd at
Tue May 12 10:45:28 UTC 2020

On Tue, 12 May 2020, Polytropon wrote:
> definition, font selection, colors etc.), but any system
> that runs X will also have to use vt. In addition to vt,
> the correct DRM module usually has to be loaded, plus of
> course the appropriate driver for X needs to be installed
> (for example, xf86-video-intel).
> Only for systems that do _not_ run X, choosing sc is still
> possible with
> 	kern.vty="sc"
> in /boot/loader.conf, changing the default setting from vt.

I don't think you are quite right about this. A system that runs X 
doesn't have to run vt. If you read my initial post, you will notice 
that I was using syscons _and_ running xorg.

Also the xf8-video-intel driver is optional, per the many docs/forum 
posts I read online. But in my case I installed it because the 
Xorg.0.log said that Xorg couldn't load the appropriate intel driver. 
But the point to be noted is that X worked fine even without the 
xf8-video-intel driver.

Thank you for your time.

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