Configuration "VT"

Fernando Cortes Aviles

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Hi every one.

I'm new user on FreeBSD, recently I read Handbook and another sources from this great OS. I appeal to you because I had a problem about my graphics configuration.

I have a laptop hp630, and installed xorg, gnome3 and mate desktop. But on terminal with “dmesg” appears this message:

VT: Replacing driver "vga" with new "fb".

And I don't know why it show this.

Somebody can help me?
 

Phishfry

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This is part of the normal boot process. My Dell laptop has the same:
Code:
fbd0 on drmn0
VT: Replacing driver "vga" with new "fb".
info: [drm] Initialized i915 1.6.0 20080730 for drmn0 on minor 0
 
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Fernando Cortes Aviles

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Thank you very much Phishfry, I assumed that means an error. The configuration on my /boot/loader.conf is:
Code:
## VT
hw.vga.textmode=1
kern.vty=vt
kern.vt.fb.default_mode="1280x800"
 
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Phishfry

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I don't think its an error but information telling you about the switch in graphics to drmn0 device.
It is normal operation. Do you have graphics problems?
 
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Fernando Cortes Aviles

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Hi Fishfry. I'm looking for the best configuration on my laptop to have the best performance in 3d video games. My lap is an Hp 630, an this is my /etc/sysctl and /boot/loader.conf;

## Sysctl
# Chromium
kern.ipc.shm_allow_removed=1

# HD
vfs.read_max=128

# Desktop
kern.sched.preempt_thresh=224

# Files
kern.maxfiles=524288
kern.maxfilesperproc=262144
kern.maxprocperuid=131072

# Virtual memory
kern.maxvnodes=1200000

# Kernel process
kern.threads.max_threads_per_proc=9000

# Enhance shared memory X11 interface
kern.ipc.shmall=16777216
kern.ipc.shmmax=1610673810

# Allow users to mount disks
vfs.usermount=1

## /boot/loader.conf

# Modulos
zfs_load="YES"
ahci_load="YES"

# NIC IRQ
net.isr.maxthreads="1"

# files y usb
umass_load="YES"
usb_load="YES"
autofs_load="YES"

# Atheros
if_ath_load="YES"
if_ath_pci_load="YES"

# users
kern.maxusers="256"

# Beastie
loader_logo="beastie"

# VGA resolution
hw.vga.textmode=1
kern.vty=vt
kern.vt.fb.default_mode="1280x800"

# Boot-time kernel tuning
kern.ipc.shmseg=”1024”
kern.ipc.shmmni=”1024”
 
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Fernando Cortes Aviles

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And I would like to know, if I should install any particular driver? I recently installed these drivers:

xf86-video-scfb-0.0.4_3 xf86-video-intel-2.21.15_9 libva-intel-driver-1.7.2_1 xf86-video-fbdev-0.4.4_7 xf86-video-vesa-2.3.4
 

Phishfry

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The HP 630 has an Intel P6200 CPU so you would use xf86-video-intel for your xorg video driver.

Regarding your tweaks, I am a minimalist. I do as little as possible. I know that a loader graphic would take longer to boot than with none.

Maybe someone else could chime in with recommendations.
 
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Fernando Cortes Aviles

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Hi Fishfry :)

My specific problem is, that certain video games like "xonotic" or "supertuxkart", among others, consume 100% of the resources of my processor. It saturated and I assumed that maybe it was due to drivers or maybe I had to set something up in / etc / sysctl, set up my kernel (which I have not done yet).

I am reading information from: https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/55116/

The xf86-video-intel driver has already been installed. Do you think I should install anything else with; "Osg" and "mygui"?

From what I understand, I suppose so.

Thanks for your help.:)
 

Phishfry

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Have you tried games/openarena ? It is the only game I have installed.
I am unfamilar with Osg or mygui.
They look more like game development tools and libraries. Not needed for gameplay.
That whole thread is about development not play.

You should checkout here:
http://www.freshports.org/games/
Lots of games ready to play.

Tuxracer uses OpenGL so start there for tuning.
 

Phishfry

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Looking at your original post I worry you have tweaked too much.
Some of those settings sound too old.
ahci_enable="YES"
Seems to me that module should be baked in. You may have went overboard in configuration. I use none of the tweaks you mentioned.
The only time I mess with anything is when its broke.
 
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Fernando Cortes Aviles

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Hi Fishfry :)

I installed a video-games that I like a lot; Supertuxkart and xonotic (similar to openarena) but my processor consumption was soaring.

I assumed it was due to some missing driver (opengl, xorg, or intelxf86), or failing some system configuration parameter. That's why I believed I should change sysctl.

Or even I had to modify my kernel (which I'm just learning) but the solution was to enable the use of acceleration 3d of my user by:

"pw groupmod video -m" :D

Because, I thought I could look for some configuration improvement, so I edited / sysctl and /loader.conf. The sources of information from where I obtained it was:
https://calomel.org/
https://wiki.freebsd.org/SystemTuning
https://es.flightaware.com/about/code/freebsd.rvt

Now, I can play xonotic, listen music and do other things but my processor going very smooth... :beer::beer::):D
 
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