Bug 219953

Summary: handbook should mention _loading_ video drivers to make suspend/resume work
Product: Documentation Reporter: salternate
Component: DocumentationAssignee: freebsd-doc mailing list <doc>
Status: New ---    
Severity: Affects Many People    
Priority: ---    
Version: Latest   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   

Description salternate 2017-06-13 13:19:14 UTC
For resume problems, the handbook talks about screwing around with sysctl and about removing modules, but I have two thinkpads-a very common case-where the problem was that I had failed to _load_ the i915kms module.

Knowing what to look for now, I see hints that resuming without kms awareness can’t work. At least with vt. If so, that should be mentioned.

For that matter, not even the section on X really spells out that you get the vesa driver by default and will have to get the more specific driver yourself.