1. vermaden

    Move FreeBSD kernel messages (white) to second console

    By default FreeBSD puts kernel messages (white color) on the first console. I know I can disable them with boot_mute in the /boot/loader.conf file, but is there a way to move them to second console instead of disabling them? ... or to redirect them to some file instead of disabling them...
  2. aragats

    Solved Second monitor is not detected after switching to vt and back

    This is a desktop system with Nvidia Quadro K2200 running FreeBSD 11.0-STABLE. The main monitor connected to DVI, the second one to DP. After switching from X to console by pressing Ctr-Alt-Fx the second monitor turns off (I don't care much about it), but when I return back to X it's not...
  3. I

    Japanese characters in filenames

    In my attempt to setup a file server I have encountered another problem: All files that contain Japanese characters in their name are displayed as xxxxx.odt, xxxxx.doc, xxxxxx.pdf etc. I am not using X11 but it should be possible for the console to properly display the filenames. What can be...
  4. goshanecr

    Is it possible to change cursor style in console?

    Good day! I like a _ cursor instead of block, in console. And in x11 terminals like x11/guake I can change cursor symbol, but in plain console I can't found way to change it. Is it possible?
  5. S

    Console on system with two displays

    Hello, I have a machine with 2 displays. When X session is not yet started, one of the displays remains inactive while the other shows a console. I use FreeBSD 10.3 with UEFI loader and vt console driver. It is smart enough to autodetect the display's native resolution (a line from dmesg)...
  6. M

    Solved Serial Console between FreeBSD server and RPi

    Dear all, I'd like to ask you for a little help here. I'm running FreeBSD 10.2 on a headless homeserver (ASRock Q1900-ITX MB with Intel J1900 CPU). I'm trying to build a Remote Access Card using a Raspberry Pi, which should act as a terminal server enabling me to connect to the homeserver...
  7. h0m3

    Solved vidcontrol missing modes

    Hello, I'm trying to change the console resolution to anything different from the default "640x400" and i have some problems. When i run vidcontrol -i mode i got 511 different modes, all with the same resolution 671404428x671404428 but i cannot change to any of that. Running vidcontrol -i...
  8. multixrulz

    Solved eeePC 900AX screen black after exiting X

    Hi, I'm trying to get FreeBSD to play nicely on my eeePC 900AX. I'm using xfce4 and starting it using $ startxfce4 That's all good, the correct video driver is chosen etc. But when I "log out", I get a black screen instead of the expected shell prompt. The prompt is actually there and I can...
  9. freebsdknowledge

    Xfce Audio not working on FreeBSD 10.2 x64 + XFCE

    Hi to all! I am new to FreeBSD, and I have followed this guide ( to install and configure the system. I need to use the portuguese-brazilian (pt-br) keyboard layout, when I started the installation, a screen appeared asking what layout I wish...
  10. AntumDeluge

    Solved Entering Virtual Console from X Environment

    I have done a little bit of searching around on this without luck. I apologize for the weak effort, but I am sick right now and don't feel like doing a lot of reading. Is there a way to enter a virtual console (tty?) while in an X environment? I'm looking for something like "Ctrl+Alt+F1" that...
  11. goshanecr

    EE - base system text editor and UTF-8

    Good day All! Friends, whether somebody can tell to me, is any work on support of Unicode in text utilities of base system is conducted? For example it is impossible to edit the text using the excellent ee editor if in this text there are Unicode symbols. Since we have full unicode aware...
  12. O

    disable console beep

    Hello, I am new to FreeBSD. One of the first annoying problems I have found is the "console beep". I have found online several ways to disable it, but they seem not to work for me: kbdcontrol -b off doesn't do anything, keybell="off" (inside rc.conf) doesn't do anything, sysctl...