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Bug #21150

VNC port displays for UEFI_CSM firmware which does not support GOP

Added by Joe Maloney over 3 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
No priority
Assignee:
Marcelo Araujo
Category:
Middleware
Target version:
Severity:
New
Reason for Closing:
Reason for Blocked:
Needs QA:
Yes
Needs Doc:
Yes
Needs Merging:
Yes
Needs Automation:
No
Support Suite Ticket:
n/a
Hardware Configuration:
ChangeLog Required:
No

Description

It is a known issue within the FreeBSD community that UEFI_CSM does not work with graphics output protocol. When we create a VM the VNC port is still displayed. When the user attempts to connect with VNC they will see a blank screen.

Using UEFI_CSM the user could attach with a serial console. We could display info about which /dev/nmdm device could be used to attach with serial. We could write an open console feature similar to what we have for jails which does this automatically as well. Although I am not sure how hard that would be. If we wanted to go that route we could consider bhyveload, or grub-bhyve as well as options. The grub-bhyve option would be substantially harder to configure. The bhyveload option would just work out of box more or less as long as FreeBSD is used. Or we could drop the UEFI_CSM firmware altogether from the menu, and stick with EFI only until a serial console feature could be further developed which is what I would lean towards.

boot loader selection.png (209 KB) boot loader selection.png Joe Maloney, 02/14/2017 08:26 AM
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Associated revisions

Revision aadfdf5e (diff)
Added by Marcelo Araujo over 3 years ago

fix(vm): Seat belt for VNC under UEFI_CSM. It is well known that FreeBSD doesn't fully support it yet, so we allow only VNC usage under UEFI. Ticket: #21150 Ticket: #23014

History

#1 Updated by Marcelo Araujo over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Unscreened to Screened

#2 Updated by Marcelo Araujo over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Screened to Reviewed

#3 Updated by Marcelo Araujo over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Reviewed to Resolved

#4 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 3 years ago

Will this one make it into 11.0?

#5 Updated by Marcelo Araujo over 3 years ago

Dru Lavigne wrote:

Will this one make it into 11.0?

Yes, it is there already!

#6 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 3 years ago

  • Target version changed from Master - FreeBSD-Stable to 11.0

#7 Updated by Vaibhav Chauhan over 3 years ago

  • Target version changed from 11.0 to 11.0-RC

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