Bug 248628

Summary: While in the console mode, 8 logos sometimes appear on my screen.
Product: Base System Reporter: Oleg <oleglelchuk>
Component: kernAssignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody) <bugs>
Status: Open ---    
Severity: Affects Many People CC: corvid, emaste, grahamperrin, lwhsu, manu, parv.0zero9+freebsd, rajeev_v_pillai, sigsys, swills
Priority: ---    
Version: CURRENT   
Hardware: amd64   
OS: Any   
See Also: https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=254247
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Description Oleg 2020-08-12 15:08:46 UTC
This problem has existed for many months already. While I am on the console (x11 or wayland are not loaded), 8 BSD logos sometimes appear in the left corner of my screen. The problem can be seen in the attachment provided. I use drm-devel-kmod/i915kms. I am running FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT r364115, but as I said, this problem has existed for many months already.
Comment 1 Oleg 2020-08-12 15:16:08 UTC
Created attachment 217170 [details]
8 BSD logos
Comment 2 Li-Wen Hsu freebsd_committer 2020-08-12 15:30:32 UTC
Comment on attachment 217170 [details]
8 BSD logos

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Comment 3 Conrad Meyer freebsd_committer 2020-08-12 23:43:59 UTC
This seems like it might be a bug in VT splash CPUs; as a workaround, the (non-default) splash cpus can be disabled by removing kern.vt.splash_cpu from loader.conf and sysctl.conf, or by setting a zero value.
Comment 4 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2020-08-19 14:25:31 UTC
While investigating PR 211922 I observed orb logos, despite kern.vt.splash_cpu=0.
Comment 5 Rajeev Pillai 2020-10-19 07:54:11 UTC
I'm seeing this in FreeBSD 12.2-RC3 amd64 also. It is extremely reproducible:

1. In the framebuffer console run yes(1).
2. Left-click and drag the mouse.
3. Switch to another console.

The orb logos (4, equalling the no. of CPUs) appear at the top-left corner
and then the mouse pointer cannot be brought to the bottom of the screen
anymore. It stops at what looks like (fb_height - orb_logo_height) of the
Comment 6 Steve Wills freebsd_committer 2020-11-10 15:28:33 UTC
This patch seemed to fix it for me:

Comment 7 Oleg 2020-11-10 17:24:15 UTC
(In reply to Steve Wills from comment #6)
It doesn't fix the issue for me.
Comment 8 Rajeev Pillai 2020-11-12 02:51:10 UTC
(In reply to Steve Wills from comment #6)

That patch doesn't work for me either on FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE with efifb.
Comment 9 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2021-02-11 00:06:18 UTC
*** Bug 253419 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2021-02-11 00:06:48 UTC
reported again on 13 in PR253419
Comment 11 parv 2021-03-15 05:17:01 UTC
(In reply to Conrad Meyer from comment #3)

Setting "kern.vt.splash_cpu" to 0 only changes the content of the image. On FreeBSD 12-STABLE, that changed red head orbs to sitting penguins.