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Date:      Wed, 2 Dec 2015 23:04:19 +0100
From:      Bertram Scharpf <>
Subject:   Re: Doesn't switch back to text mode
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On Monday, 30. Nov 2015, 18:43:48 -0500, Chris Hill wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Nov 2015, Bertram Scharpf wrote:
> > By default, Grub2 starts in graphical mode. But when my
> > FreeBSD once is in graphical mode, it refuses to switch back
> > to text mode.
> > I solved the problem so far by leaving Grub2 in text mode.
> > Do I have to swallow this restriction or is there a trick I
> > am not aware of?
> This bit me too. In my case, the answer was to add:
>    kern.vty=vt
> /boot/loader.conf, and reboot. If the file doesn't exist, create 
> it.

This works perfectly on my old notebook where I was not able
to switch back to the console in text mode.

Yet this doesn't solve the problem when coming from Grub2 in
graphical mode. Though, I detected that the problem only
occurs when there was a reboot by Ctrl-Alt-Del or by
"shutdown -r". When switching the computer off an on again,
the text mode comes up properly. Maybe I will detect another
helping effect in every day use.

Thank you so far.


Bertram Scharpf
Stuttgart, Deutschland/Germany

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