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

Nicolas Kovacs info at
Thu Mar 23 17:28:54 UTC 2017

Le 23/03/2017 à 18:05, Stephan Feinen a écrit :
> I had a similar problem last week. After an update, the intel driver stopped
> working and xorg used the vesa driver instead.
> I then found out that the i915kms wasn't loaded automatically anymore.
> All how-to articles warned "do not add the module to loader.conf, because a failure
> may render your system inoperable. Instead add the module to /etc/rc.conf".
> I tested the module with kldload and it worked, so I added the module to rc.conf
> ("kld_list="i915kms") and everything was fine.

I did some more testing on a pristine FreeBSD 10.3 amd64 installation.

Right after bootup:

# kldload i915kms ==> hard freeze

I did a hard-reset and added the following to loader.conf, as suggested
by the handbook in the chapter:


I rebooted and gave it another try:

# kldload i915kms ==> hard freeze, again


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