Remove vidconsole from console settings for apu2
can some1 patch the pfsense code such that the /boot/loader.conf sets console="comconsole" as default for apu2 board rather than console="comconsole,vidconsole" coz when vidconsole is present in that string then the welcome message on serial console comes broken making it impossible to boot into single user mode
PCEngines apu2 coreboot build 20170228 4080 MB ECC DRAM SeaBIOS (version rel-126.96.36.199) Press F10 key now for boot menu Booting from Hard Disk... F1 pfSense F6 PXE Boot: F1 /boot/config: -S115200 -h Consoles: serial port BIOS drive C: is disk0 BIOS 638kB/3668660kB available memory FreeBSD/x86 bootstrap loader, Revision 1.1 (firstname.lastname@example.org, Mon Aug 21 06:57:44 CDT 2017) Loading /boot/defaults/loader.conf | __ ____ _ __ / _/ ___| ___ _ __ ___ ___ | '_ \| |_\___ \ / _ \ '_ \/ __|/ _ \ | |_) | _|___) | __/ | | \__ \ __/ | .__/|_| |____/ \___|_| |_|___/\___| |_| +============Welcome to pfSense===========+ | | ______ | 1\. Boot Multi User [Enter] | / \ | 2\. Boot [s]ingle User | _____/ f \ | 3\. [Esc]ape to loader prompt | / \ / | 4\. Reboot | / p \______/ Sense | | \ / \ | Options: | \_____/ \ | 5\. [K]ernel: kernel (1 of 2) | \ / | 6\. Configure Boot [O]ptions... | \______/ | | | | | | +=========================================+ /boot/kernel/kernel text=0x1753f58 data=0xab8eb8+0x4c8c68 syms=[0x8+0x183bd0+0x8+0x183b45] Booting... [/s]
whats in ur /boot/loader.conf and /boot/loader.conf.local
autoboot_delay="3" boot_serial="YES" console="comconsole" comconsole_speed="115200" hw.usb.no_pf="1"
I don't have any /boot/loader.conf.local there.
IOW, suspect you have used a wrong image for the box (the VGA one). Definitely the case if you see
Consoles: internal video/keyboard serial port
no im on the serial image and as far as i remember i had filed a bug request at the time i found out this issue and i think some1 patched something at that time, let me go find what the patch was
It already sets it that way for detected serial only platforms.
And it looks like someone already set the apu2 to be considered serial only:
That code is there on 2.4 and 2.3.4
yup this was the change i guess done at that time