Trying to multiboot with FreeBSD

karu.pruun karu.pruun at
Thu Jun 29 12:09:20 PDT 2017

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 8:48 PM, Bryan C. Everly
<bryan at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 2:30 PM, karu.pruun <karu.pruun at> wrote:
>> Can you put the line
>> ---
>> i915_load="YES"
>> ---
>> in /etc/rc.conf, not in /boot/loader.conf? Not sure this makes a
>> difference but might be worth a try. When you get to loader prompt and
>> give 'gop get', what is the output?
>> Cheers
>> Peeter
> Peeter,
> Sorry it took so long for me to reply.  #dayjob
> Anyhow, the gop get output is:
> mode 3: 1366x768x32, stride=1376
>     frame buffer: address=0, size=0
>     color mask: R=00xx0000, G=0000ff00, B=000000ff

Hmm, this does not look good---I'm not a specialist but I don't
understand how you can see anything at all, the framebuffer address
and size are nonexistent. This is where it seems to break down.

When you give 'gop list', do you see any other modes? Can you change
to any other mode (sth like 'mode X' with X the mode number might
work?) and try boot?

Do you see the same numbers in FreeBSD and OpenBSD? If yes then we'd
need to investigate how Free/OpenBSD fix this.

If you can connect your machine to a wired network you can ssh into
the machine. You'd need to configure you NIC in /etc/rc.conf (same as
in FreeBSD) and note that by default DragonFly ssh configuration does
not allow passwds; you need either keys or then change the
configuration to allow passwds.



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