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Bug #9094

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MBT console settings are not forced to video console

Added by Jim Pingle about 3 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

Status:
Assigned
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Hardware / Drivers
Target version:
-
Start date:
11/05/2018
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Plus Target Version:
Release Notes:
Affected Version:
All
Affected Architecture:
amd64

Description

We have code in source:src/etc/inc/pfsense-utils.inc#L1226 that checks for the MBT models and sets $hdmi_only but that variable isn't used after it is set.

Thus, restoring a configuration set for serial console to an MBT will disable the console since it doesn't have an exposed serial port.

Also see #8978 because this needs to be set to EFI and not vidconsole.

Actions #1

Updated by Jim Pingle about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
Actions #2

Updated by Steve Wheeler about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Assigned

The console order appears to be correctly forced:

console="efi,comconsole" 

Despite having set:

<primaryconsole>serial</primaryconsole>

However the primary console appears to remain set as serial. The boot output that is exclusively on the primary console is still seen only on the serial console.

Actions #3

Updated by Jim Pingle about 3 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Jim Pingle)
  • Target version deleted (2.4.4-p1)

Looks like that might be something in FreeBSD but needs more research. It doesn't seem to matter if console="efi,comconsole" or console="comconsole,efi" is used, the behavior is the same, the full output goes to serial.

Needs tested/confirmed with an MBT on FreeBSD 11.2. If it still happens there, we need to raise a PR with FreeBSD.

As far as our code goes, we're setting it as it's supposed to be now, so it's better than before at least.

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