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I'm using TrueOS (FreeBSD12 current) in my hard disk. when it start after installed it. it suggest VESA to install but when i choise the vesa drive the screen changed to white , i rebooted and changed the driver to intel and it done but the backlight dosn't well i think the driver not well. How I can download the suggested driver vesa and use it.

I'm using grub2 and dual-booting TrueOS with a arch and fedora. My lspci output in Arch is:

$ lspci 
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:16.3 Serial controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family KT Controller (rev 04)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation QM77 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
02:00.0 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd PCIe SDXC/MMC Host Controller (rev 07)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] (rev 34)

i heared that linux driver maybe using , how i can do that.

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  • i'm new in freebsd world i have freebsd 10 in virtualbox in arch and dual boot with TrueOS ( FreeBSD 12 current ).
    – islamux
    Jul 21 '17 at 7:14
  • I couldn't fix all of your question, because there was one part that I simply could not make head nor tail of. You also need to explain what is doing the suggestion here, and why you think that there isn't a VESA driver in the box.
    – JdeBP
    Jul 21 '17 at 7:18
  • @JdeBP sorry but there are some missing words when i edited the post . i added them
    – islamux
    Jul 21 '17 at 14:18
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Use the scfb driver instead.

As in /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/xorg.conf:

Section "Device"
    Driver      "scfb"
EndSection

From https://wiki.freebsd.org/Graphics/SCFB

If an accelerated graphics driver is not available for your FreeBSD system, an alternative is to use the scfb driver. At the time of writing, this is a common option for laptops with Broadwell or Skylake chipsets from Intel with integrated graphics, until the Intel DRM driver is updated to include support. Whilst the scfb driver does not provide accelerated graphics, and is missing some features like brightness adjustment and support for external displays, it works fine on built-in laptop displays for simple desktop use and even playing videos.

The system must be using the new vt(4) (aka Newcons) console for the scfb driver to work. This is the default if the system was booted with UEFI, but not if it was booted using (legacy) BIOS mode. Some laptops must be booted using UEFI mode for the scfb driver to work (booting in legacy BIOS mode but with that sysctl manually set to use vt(4) may not work).

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  • thanx @Rui F Ribeiro i'll tray this solution in freebsd 11 if i face the same porblem coz now i remove TrueOs and install freebsd 11. thanx for helping
    – islamux
    Jul 21 '17 at 18:25

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