[Trac-bugs] [PC-BSD Trac] #911: Installer hangs in black screen

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Wed Jan 15 08:09:17 PST 2014

#911: Installer hangs in black screen
  Reporter:  gef_f                 |      Owner:  kris
      Type:  System Defect         |     Status:  new
  Priority:  major                 |  Milestone:
 Component:  System Configuration  |    Version:  10.0-RELEASE
Resolution:                        |   Keywords:

Comment (by kris):

 Ok, that is helpful. So you have an NVIDIA optimus type setup, with the
 nvidia card being listed first, and the intel card second. I assume there
 is no option in the BIOS to enable NVIDIA discrete mode?

 In the meantime can you try this and see if it brings up X?

 First, boot the installer to text-mode, then go to system-utilities and
 Shell prompt. Run these commands:

 # kldunload nvidia
 # startx

 If that fails, try again with these commands:

 # cp /root/cardDetect/XF86Config.intel /etc/X11/xorg.conf

 Then edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and add this to the bottom:

 Section "Device"
    Identifier "Card0"
    Driver "intel"
    BusID "0:2:0"

 (You'll be adding the "BusID" section)

 Then save the file and run "startx" again. Does that bring up X?

Ticket URL: <http://trac.pcbsd.org/ticket/911#comment:11>
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