Bug 193613 - Loading i915 KMS driver in /boot/loader.conf and using vt (newcons) results in endless reboot loop
Summary: Loading i915 KMS driver in /boot/loader.conf and using vt (newcons) results i...
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: kern (show other bugs)
Version: CURRENT
Hardware: amd64 Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs mailing list
Keywords: i915
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-09-13 18:16 UTC by daniel.engberg.lists
Modified: 2019-06-16 14:06 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description daniel.engberg.lists 2014-09-13 18:16:07 UTC
Enabling vt (newcons) and accidentally (and incorrectly?) having 915kms_load="YES" results in an endless reboot loop.

FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT #4 r271499: Sat Sep 13 13:28:58 CEST 2014

Intel G45 chipset, Intel DG45ID motherboard

Best regards,
Comment 1 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2014-09-14 14:21:34 UTC
See also https://wiki.freebsd.org/Newcons - similar reports on other hardware, where i915kms_load="YES" produces a black screen and apparent hang.  (This is how my ThinkPad X220 behaves.)
Comment 2 Matthias Apitz 2014-10-27 19:57:56 UTC
I have an USB disk with 11-CURRENT (r269739) and in /boot/loader.conf set:


while the disk boots fine on Acer EeePC 900 and Acer Aspire One D250,
it gives on Dell E6330 a black screen after some seconds of booting and
the system seems to hang; only power-cycle is possible; commenting-out
the i915kms_load line, the system boots up fine;

as it is reproduceable fine, I'm willing to help and insert debug messages
if someone could guide me through; thx
Comment 3 Juan Ramón Molina Menor 2015-07-20 17:56:36 UTC
For what is worth, this does not happen with a S440 ThinkPad (Intel HD 4400 Haswell) with CURRENT 20150716-r285616.
Comment 4 daniel.engberg.lists 2019-06-16 14:06:07 UTC
I no longer have this hardware and it seems to work fine on newer releases