Bug 221978 - server is unable to log into console on boot with kern.vty=vt (default), but log fine with kern.vty=sc
Summary: server is unable to log into console on boot with kern.vty=vt (default), but ...
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: kern (show other bugs)
Version: 11.0-RELEASE
Hardware: amd64 Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
Keywords: vt
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-09-01 11:53 UTC by Andrej Zverev
Modified: 2019-09-16 19:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Andrej Zverev freebsd_committer 2017-09-01 11:53:07 UTC
I have Huawei RH1288 V3 server which wont work with vt(4).

Is anything I can do for troubleshooting?
Comment 1 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2017-09-02 13:46:15 UTC
Please provide detail of the failure - how far does the boot get? Are you using serial, video, a combination of consoles? Also please test setting hw.vga.textmode=1
Comment 2 Andrej Zverev freebsd_committer 2017-09-03 18:47:18 UTC
Hello Ed,

Output missed right just after kernel is loaded and boot proccess start "Booting...".

I'm using server virtual console, Java client and Hi1710 (BMC) chipset.
vgapci0@pci0:6:0:0:     class=0x030000 card=0x00000000 chip=0x171119e5 rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.'
    device     = 'Hi1710 [iBMC Intelligent Management system chip w/VGA support]'
    class      = display
    subclass   = VGA

If i'm put hw.vga.textmode=1 into loader.conf i can see boot proccess without any issue. Maybe default screen resolution is too high for Hi1710, i'll check.
Comment 3 Babak Farrokhi freebsd_committer 2018-11-21 10:36:57 UTC
I'd like to add my personal experience with Huawei RH2288 V3 machines to this report. I can confirm that the same behavior is present on most Huawei servers on this family and manually setting hw.vga.textmode=1 at loader prompt during the installation and setting it in /boot/loader.conf after installation solved the problem.
Comment 4 Andrej Zverev freebsd_committer 2018-11-22 05:27:13 UTC
JFYI, i did open case in Huawei about this issue around 7 months but no update yet