11.2-RELEASE and vt(4)

Eugene Grosbein eugen at grosbein.net
Thu Sep 20 07:40:38 UTC 2018


I have remote router based on https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/J1800IC/
It boots using Legacy BIOS mode (MBR partitioning) and has latest BIOS revision 0808.

With 11.1-RELEASE, it runs just fine with default console driver vt(4).

With 11.2-RELEASE and GENERIC kernel/modules extracted from official distribution (not built locally),
it does not boot at all with vt(4) hanging solid after "Booting..." message.

It helps to switch to syscons(4) by kern.vty="sce" in /boot/loader.conf,
then it boots and runs just fine.

Sadly, I will not have an opportunity to debug this further due to missing remote console
and alternative channel-forming equipment. So, this is just for archives.

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