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Date:      Tue, 12 May 2020 08:19:08 +0530 (IST)
From:      Ekalavya <>
To:        =?ISO-8859-15?Q?Trond_Endrest=F8l?= <>
Subject:   Re: Cannot load intel driver(i915kms) without screen blanking out
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.22.395.2005120810220.1514@devMachine>
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References:  <alpine.BSF.2.22.395.2005120024590.1269@devMachine> <>

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On Tue, 12 May 2020, Trond Endrest?l wrote:

> On Tue, 12 May 2020 00:43+0530, Vishal Subramanyam wrote:
> Make sure you use the vt console, in /boot/loader.conf:
> kern.vty="vt"
> Try using absolute pathnames and load /boot/modules/drm.ko ahead of
> /boot/modules/i915kms.ko in /etc/rc.conf:
> kld_list="/boot/modules/drm.ko /boot/modules/i915kms.ko"

I actually solved the problem just before I saw your reply. I was using 
syscons, and when I read some of the boot messages, I saw a few lines 
about kern.vt.* under the i915kms driver. I realised what had happened 
and changed the console driver. Thanks for your reply.

But still,  I don't understand why the i915kms driver would be written 
just for the vt console driver. Why is the intel driver limited to vt, 
considering a lot of people (and the handbook, for instance) often use 

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