PfSense Installation Issues - console screen

  • Hi,

    I am trying to install pfSesne on a machine. The monitor screen I am using the console during the setup misses a few characters off the left side.

    Somehow the frequency is not quite right.

    Is there any way during the setup I can move the text to the left.

    So on the menu I can only see the ) down the left hand side.

    ) Logout (SSH Only)
    ) Assign Interfaces


    So this makes it hard to set up.

    Is there any way I can shift the text right or some other method to change the display so I can see this edge?



  • Here is a clue to help:

     0) Logout (SSH only)                  9) pfTop
     1) Assign Interfaces                 10) Filter Logs
     2) Set interface(s) IP address       11) Restart webConfigurator
     3) Reset webConfigurator password    12) PHP shell + pfSense tools
     4) Reset to factory defaults         13) Update from console
     5) Reboot system                     14) Disable Secure Shell (sshd)
     6) Halt system                       15) Restore recent configuration
     7) Ping host                         16) Restart PHP-FPM
     8) Shell

  • Or use the web interface to activate SSH access - en use a SSH client to login.

  • Hi,

    Thanks for both of the answers. The menu is great however the problem is I can see the the names of the interfaces to assign them. So if the interface is called el0 I can only see the 0. So have I got to get this name first (from memory) to assign the interface so it can get the IP address for the web configuration.

    Please correct me if I am wrong on this :)



  • That's a bit tricky ;)
    A default install on any sort of hardware with "common" network device names ("igb0", "vr0" etc) should pick 2 interfaces to be WAN (DHCP client) and LAN ( with DHCP server enabled). So you can physically plug in to each network port until you find the one that is being LAN. That will let you get to the webGUI and either assign interfaces using the webGUI or enable SSH and login to a text session an use the console menu.

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