Mountroot prompt with the new vt(4) console not working.
kpaasial at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 13:54:19 UTC 2014
On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 3:37 PM, Kimmo Paasiala <kpaasial at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 12:37 PM, Ronald Klop <ronald-lists at klop.ws> wrote:
>> On Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:03:38 +0100, Kimmo Paasiala <kpaasial at gmail.com>
>>> 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?
>> Not much reaction on this one. It can help if you tell more about your
>> - What kind of keyboard (USB or PS/2)? What country/language is the keyboard
>> - GENERIC kernel or custom?
>> - What video driver are you using with vt?
>> - Any custom settings while booting?
>> - etc.
> 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
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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