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Date:      Sun, 6 Dec 2020 23:15:12 -0500
From:      Steve Wills <>
To:        Carl Johnson <>,
Subject:   Re: Orb logo overwriting part of virtual terminals
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In-Reply-To: <86lfeaps3z.fsf@elm.localnet>
References:  <86lfeaps3z.fsf@elm.localnet>

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On 12/6/20 4:00 PM, Carl Johnson wrote:
> Hello,
> I am setting up a new system from scratch and haven't gotten to X11 yet,
> but I now have four FreeBSD 'Orb' logos overwriting almost half of the
> first 5 lines of every virtual console.  I have done little
> configuration yet, so it looks like that may be a default configuration.
> Has anybody else seen anything like this before?
> This is FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT I am experimenting with now from the
> 2020-12-03 snapshot, so it might be new. I haven't done any
> configuration of rc.conf or loader.conf yet.  The system is pretty
> generic with an AMD Ryzen 3200G processor and its builtin graphics.


Though there seem to be multiple issues, one where logo re-appears after 
disappearing and prevents using the mouse on the lower part of the 
screen (which I believe is solved by the patch) and another where it 
appears at boot despite kern.vt.splash_cpu=0 being set (which is 
default). Sounds like you're hitting the later.


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