My HW: AMD FX-8300 3.3GHz Eight-Core OEM CPU/Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 mATX MB/8GB DDR3 1866 Kingston HyperX Fury Red Memory/128GB Adata Premier Pro SSD/CPU Cooler
My dilemma: When I installed 10.1 I realized that I had no virtual terminals. I researched this and realized that I needed to add a few things into my /boot/loader.conf to correct this. This is what I added:
root@hendrix:/boot # cat loader.conf
The relevant issue is that when I switch to a virtual terminal the typeface is far too small, so I was looking to increase the Text Size. In my research it was advised to add "i915kms_load="YES"" ... but after doing that, which did NOT fix my ability to modify the Text Size, I realized that this consistently Panicked my Kernel after 10 minutes.
I thought I might bring this to your attention.
Thank you for your time.
I was gonna file a bug report but found this.
On Macbook Air's 2012 (Sandybridge) and 2013 (Haswell) I can not load i915kms from loader.conf. If I do the system hangs. Loading is with kldload or via startx both works fine.
I am having the same problem with a Thinkpad T440p.
I'm not running the most current current, but I didn't see any i915-related svn commits since. From uname:
11.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT #0 r297046: Sat Mar 19 02:16:14 EDT 2016
The cpu is:
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4300M CPU @ 2.60GHz (2594.05-MHz K8-class CPU)
When I load i915kms from /boot/loader.conf it will show the system booting and then go black. No amount of blindly typing in l/p/shutdown works, so I have to power cycle. Booting with that line commented out in loader.conf works fine, and I can then kldload i915kms without issue.
I'm not sure what more information I can provide that will be useful, but please let me know, I'm eager to help.
My co-op student at the FreeBSD Foundation encountered this issue on a brand-new 12-current installation at r323435.
(In reply to Ed Maste from comment #3)
allows my system to boot