MBT console settings are not forced to video console
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.
Updated by Steve Wheeler about 3 years ago
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The console order appears to be correctly forced:
Despite having set:
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.
Updated by Jim Pingle about 3 years ago
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Looks like that might be something in FreeBSD but needs more research. It doesn't seem to matter if
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.