nvidia driver

O. Hartmann ohartmann at walstatt.org
Sat Nov 18 15:42:20 UTC 2017

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

> 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.  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  

Me, too.

> Also, from my experiments it seems that switching between X and text consoles
> works only with syscons.  If vt is used then there is a garbage on the screen
> after switching to a text console.
> Is this true?

Yes, on some UEFI-boot only boxes vt() seems to be the only console driver to provide
high resolution text, but the moment nvidia.ko is loaded, the console is black or garbled
and de facto unusable.

> 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!

O. Hartmann

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