Video problem with NVidia Geforce GT 750 M (Ideapad Y500)

decuser

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I'm trying to install FreeBSD to another laptop. This time, it's an Ideapad Y500. It has an NVidia Geforce GT 750 M card. When I boot the UEFI installer for FreeBSD 12.1, the boot menu shows up small and to the left, but when the install screen shows up, the screen is split into three unreadable skewed versions of the install screen along the top third of the screen. Is there a kernel option I can pass to get the screen to show up properly?

I am able to boot in legacy mode (which I'm not keen on), but even after installing nvidia-driver and adding kld_list="nvidia-modeset" to /etc/rc.conf, the console font is 800x600 - ick. I added kern.vty=vt into loader.conf, to no avail. What am I missing?

So please help on either question - UEFI mode screwy video or legacy mode console is 800x600, but native resolution is 1920x1080.

Thanks.
 

SirDice

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I added kern.vty=vt into loader.conf
This has zero effect because it's the default setting.

You can try setting kern.vt.fb.default_mode and change the resolution. But if you're going to boot straight to Xorg I wouldn't bother with the console settings.

Code:
     kern.vt.fb.default_mode
             Set this value to a graphic mode to override the default mode
             picked by the vt backend.  The mode is applied to all output
             connectors.  This is currently only supported by the vt_fb
             backend when it is paired with a KMS video driver.
See vt(4)
 
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