VGA console won't boot in 2.4.4 upgrade - Bug
when upgrading to 2.4.4 the VGA console freezes, the system still boots in the background.
you can use webconfigurator / ssh to manage pf sense, but if you don't see the boot complete using VGA , don't rebuild the firewall like I did 4 times and 6 reboots later , it looks like this may be a bug in 2.4.4 , worked fine in 2.4.3 so I'm guessing something changed in the new update for VGA on PfSense
Please see the last item there:
Intel Atom systems containing HD Graphics chipsets similar to the Z3700 may experience console problems after the update. Affected systems will boot successfully, but fail to display console output after the boot menu. To fix the problem, add the following lines to /boot/loader.conf.local:
Systems with similar console problems not containing a graphics chip supported by the i915 driver may need to reinstall 2.4.4 to use a UEFI console.
Alternately, try using the syscons console instead of VT in /boot/loader.conf.local:
There are already several open threads about this, and notes have been added to the upgrade guide.
Here's one of the other threads https://forum.netgate.com/topic/135852/console-no-longer-working-after-upgrade-to-2-4-4/
Edit- beaten to the post by Derelict...