Can't configure Intel video card: hard freeze or fallback to VESA

Conrad Meyer cem at
Thu Mar 23 16:54:24 UTC 2017

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 9:27 AM, Nicolas Kovacs <info at> wrote:
> Le 23/03/2017 à 16:07, Conrad Meyer a écrit :
>> Hi Nicolas,
>> Do you have the i915kms kernel module loaded before starting X?  If
>> not, try loading that first.  Second, can you try the "modesetting"
>> Xorg video driver in place of "intel"?
> Hi,
> Still no luck. Here's what I did.
> Install a vanilla FreeBSD 10.3 amd64 system. The only non-standard thing
> I chose during install was adding documentation and kernel source.
> # pkg install xorg
> Then I edited /boot/loader.conf (which is empty in the default
> configuration) and added these two lines:
> kern.vty=vt
> i915kms_load="YES"
> I rebooted, and after the first few boot messages, the monitor went
> black and the system froze. I have to hard-reset it. I don't even know
> how to get it back short of reinstalling from scratch.
> Any suggestions?


i915kms driver had issues in the past with loader-time loading.  Can
you instead add it to rc.conf's kld_list?

If that has the same problem, maybe try FreeBSD 11 instead of 10.x?
If TrueOS works, that code will eventually end up in FreeBSD.  But
it's been a slow process for sure.


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