FreeBSD Pine64 images won't actually boot on a Pine64

twistedpair

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I recently got a Pine64 LTS in order to try the official FreeBSD images , specifically FreeBSD-12.0-RELEASE-arm64-aarch64-PINE64-LTS. This goes through part of the boot process (the information scrolls off the screen too fast to see where it gets to, it's perhaps 3-4 screenfuls) and then the screen goes blank and the keyboard goes dead. There are occasional bursts of network traffic of some kind, but nothing useful such as the device requesting a DHCP address, and there's no difference when the USB keyboard and/or network cable are unplugged.

I retried with the current snapshot, FreeBSD-13.0-CURRENT-arm64-aarch64-PINE64-LTS-20190207-r343862, but got the same result. Others have reported similar issues, as per this thread in the Pine forums. Note that I can't use the RaspBSD image (which in any case seems to have the same issue) because that's for Pine64, not Pine64-LTS.

Does anyone know whether there's any official image for Pine64-LTS that works? Failing that, is there anything I can do to diagnose the problem?
 
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