Fwd: FreeBSD Sparc 11.0 RC1 Install Problem

Chris syseng at gfsys.co.uk
Wed Aug 31 15:44:05 UTC 2016

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: FreeBSD Sparc 11.0 RC1 Install Problem
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:07:21 +0000
From: Chris <xxx.syseng.yyy at gfsys.co.uk>
Reply-To: syseng at gfsys.co.uk
Newsgroups: comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.misc


Have just installed the above on a V215 with a minor issue.
After install shutdown, then reboot, the system hangs after
the UHUB2 line. An earlier messages says:

nexus0: <syscons> type unknown, no driver attached

Have been trying out various earlier releases over the
past few months and one of the tips to solve an Xorg
problem with console was to include the line:

kern.vty=vt, in /boot/loader.conf

This didn't solve the problem in the previous case,
but was the clue here.

When this is included, the system boots as normal. Don't
know if this is a bug that has already been fixed, but
syscons appears to be needed to run Xorg, isn't present
and the system, and 11rc2 defaults to it. Just where is the
code for syscons and how can it be included ?. A complete
newbie to all this, embedded systems here, but the build
procedures and Makefiles are well above my pay grade at

Apart from that, all seems fine and am currently building
a load of ports without any serious issues. Earlier revisions
worked fine and overall, the system seems rock solid stable.

Regards & Thanks,


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