Trying to multiboot with FreeBSD

Bryan C. Everly bryan at
Fri Jun 30 06:41:39 PDT 2017

On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 9:09 AM, Bryan C. Everly
<bryan at> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 8:56 AM, karu.pruun <karu.pruun at> wrote:
>> Just to be sure that you removed 'i915_load="YES"' from
>> /boot/loader.conf --- last time I checked it led to a crash; that's
>> another reason not to put it there but include at a later stage, i.e.
>> put in /etc/rc.conf.
>> Not sure but may be that the wrong fb settings lead to crash if the
>> system tries to write to 0. Need to check the code.
>> You might want to forward to the list.
>> Peeter
>> --
> Peeter,
> I verified that I get the same behavior with the i915_load="YES" in
> both /etc/rc.local and /boot/loader.conf - the crash that I only see
> when I set mode=0 (800x600 resolution).  It is likely that it is
> crashing in the other default mode but I can't really confirm that
> because the display is diagonally corrupted at the top of the screen.
> Thanks

Peeter and the list,

Apologies for the PEBKAC (problem exists between keyboard and chair)
error here!  :-)

Suddenly occurred to me to check the version of my BIOS.  Apparently
it was written somewhere along the same time as the Protestant
Reformation in Europe.  Anyhow, I updated it to the latest version and
everything is working like a charm.

Sorry again for wasting folks time on an error in my brain but all is
well now and I really am looking forward to learning more about
DragonFlyBSD.  I'm a ports maintainer for several things on OpenBSD
and would love to see if I can help out here as well.  I've been a big
BSD fan since I was first exposed back in the SunOS4 and early Ultrix

Thanks again!

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