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Solved radeonkms and console mode


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Hi all,

I'm new to the forum so if I've posted this in the wrong place please let me know.

I've got an IBM t60 laptop running FreeBSD 10.1-STABLE. I've installed X and video works fine except when I jump back to console to switch vterminals. When I quit X and go back to the console or when i switch vterminals (with alt+f1,f2...) then my screen goes blank. Everything works because I'm able to reboot the system using shutdown, but I cannot see anything. Is this a known issue? Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can at get my console session back at least when I quit X? Thanks



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You are probably still using syscons, enable the vt(4) console by adding this to /boot/loader.conf:
Reboot, as a bonus you get a high resolution console.