Mountroot prompt with the new vt(4) console not working.

Kimmo Paasiala kpaasial at
Tue Nov 18 13:37:36 UTC 2014

On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 12:37 PM, Ronald Klop <ronald-lists at> wrote:
> On Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:03:38 +0100, Kimmo Paasiala <kpaasial at>
> wrote:
>> I'm not able to use the mountroot prompt with the new vt(4) console on
>> any of the systems I have, all of them either stable/10 or
>> releng/10.1. The problem is that I can't type anything at the prompt
>> or if I can the letters appear as garbage and they come out like one
>> character every five seconds. Is the mountroot prompt working for
>> anyone who is using the new vt(4) console?
>> -Kimmo
> Not much reaction on this one. It can help if you tell more about your
> setup.
> - What kind of keyboard (USB or PS/2)? What country/language is the keyboard
> for?
> - GENERIC kernel or custom?
> - What video driver are you using with vt?
> - Any custom settings while booting?
> - etc.
> Regards,
> Ronald.
> _______________________________________________

It's a PS/2 keyboard. Only the default VGA driver is used with vt(4).
These are my loader.conf(5) settings on one of my systems:


This particular system is a firewall based on rather old Jetway
J7F2WE1F2E Mini-ITX motherboard:

I don't exactly need vt(4) console on my systems because they are just
firewalls and servers so no X anywhere but I'd like to know if other
people have the same problem and if it's a problem with the vt(4)
driver or something peculiar to my systems, BIOS problem or something


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