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FreeBSD New Sys Console

New Way as of FreeBSD 12.0

  1. Install graphics/drm-legacy-kmod
    pkg install drm-legacy-kmod
  2. Add the following to /etc/rc.conf
    kld_list="/boot/modules/i915kms.ko"  # i915kms.ko is for intel graphics replace with another ko from /boot/modules as needed

Old Way piror to FreeBSD 12.0

  • You need to load a KMS video driver to have use higher resolutions otherwise the initial video mode will be used
  • The example below sets a high console resolution for Intel graphics.
freebsd/console_kms.txt · Last modified: 2019/02/22 12:04 by tschulz