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

Kimmo Paasiala kpaasial at
Tue Nov 18 13:54:19 UTC 2014

On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 3:37 PM, Kimmo Paasiala <kpaasial at> wrote:
> 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:
> loader_logo="beastie"
> hw.usb.no_pf=1
> kern.vty=vt
> kern.geom.label.gptid.enable=0
> 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
> else.
> -Kimmo

Just tested mountroot prompt with vt(4) on an AMD64 VirtualBox virtual
machine that has releng/10.1, not the final release though. Same exact


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