nvidia driver

Chris H bsd-lists at bsdforge.com
Sat Nov 18 02:19:14 UTC 2017

On Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:39:15 +0200 Andriy Gapon <avg at FreeBSD.org> wrote

> I would like to clarify a couple of things about x11/nvidia-driver, because
> they don't seem to be spelled out in the package documentation (pkg-message,
> etc). 
> First, it seems that the driver requires that syscons (device sc) is compiled
> into the kernel.
That's not *entirely* true. On a new install, I always need to set
the following in loader.conf(5) :


which seems to work. But don'even get me started about booting (u)efi. ;)

>  Even if vt is actually used sc still must be present,
> because otherwise the module would fail to load:
> > link_elf_obj: symbol sc_get_softc undefined
> Also, from my experiments it seems that switching between X and text consoles
> works only with syscons.
Also been my experience.

>  If vt is used then there is a garbage on the screen
> after switching to a text console.
> Is this true?
For me, as well.

> Finally, it seems that syscons should not use any VESA ("graphic") modes.
> On my system the screen becomes garbled and neither X nor text consoles are
> usable if I enabled any VESA mode via device hints.
> It would be nice to describe these things in pkg-message.
> Thanks!
> -- 
> Andriy Gapon


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