Installation 'halts' at boot after initialising UEFI framebuffer

Michael Neumann mneumann at
Wed Jan 9 11:59:55 PST 2019

On Mon, Jan 07, 2019 at 03:56:52PM +0000, cbz wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Jan 2019 at 15:38, Michael Neumann <mneumann at> wrote:
> > Yes, I had a similar issue. I think what you are seeing is similar to
> > this:
> >
> >
> I get a similar screen - so yes I'd say it's stopping at the same
> point in the build cycle.
> > I have a patch below that works for me. You need to apply it to /usr/src
> > ( cd /usr/src && patch -p1 < patch-fb-machdep.c) recompile and reinstall
> > the kernel. Let us know if you have trouble with the patching procedure.
> >
> >
> >
> > You need to set the loader tunable "sc.probe_early=1" before booting in
> > the boot loader.
> I'm doing an initial install - on the first machine I have to run
> dragonflybsd so don't have an environment on which I could rebuild the
> install media.  So I assume my options are to install Linux or
> similar, put dragonflybsd in a VM and then use that to rebuild the
> kernel in the install media?

Or, I will commit the patch above and then you wait a day and download
a daily snapshot of the image. I think that would be easier for you.

If you are not in a hurry, please wait a bit :) 



More information about the Users mailing list