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Re: What to do with base X11 for netbsd-9 ?

Patrick Welche <> wrote:
>On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 05:36:37PM +0200, Michael van Elst wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 03:42:10PM +0100, Patrick Welche wrote:
>> > It doesn't seem to help. Another difference is that consdev com0 works
>> > for the biosboot, but not for efiboot, which means I can't be sure
>> > where nouveau gets stuck.
>> Maybe EFI doesn't initialize com0. With e.g.
>> consdev com,0x3f8,9600
>> this is done by the bootloader and might work.
>I didn't notice a difference. When I run consdev, the screen clears
>and I get a new prompt, but still on the screen. (Tried with and without
>the 0x, and tried 2f8)
>I noticed that when pressing the power switch, the computer powered down
>immediately, so there is probably more to it than a happy computer with
>no screen display.

Does the keyboard work ? And can you choose which boot method is used
from the same installation ?

If the keyboard works you could use DDB to flush the dmesg to disk
before rebooting.

From memory that is how I got nouveau working on one of my systems, it
would panic after clearing the screen.

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