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I was going to try the new OpenBSD but it didn't work, I don't get display, I lose the signal right before the console login
Since I am a Linux noob and a complete BSD noob I don't know what to do, what is odd is that some time ago I tried OpenBSD 5.4 and it went fine
The output of dmesg would be helpful -- you can probably ssh to the machine after it goes black.
But, it's likely a KMS problem. Does your mystery hardware have Intel graphics? At the "boot>" prompt, enter "boot -c", then "disable inteldrm", then "quit".
If that works, or not, try the latest snapshot and see if it's fixed there. If it's still broken there, it would be helpful to send a message to the misc mailing list with your problem and dmesg output.
I am sorry for the lack of hardware information and, by the way, I don't use an Intel card. I have a Radeon 6670. As of right now I can't post any dmesg output because: 1 - I wouldn't know how to do it without access to the display, would probably mount the partition on a Linux system and grab the log file and 2 - I went back to OpenBSD 5.4, which works fine. Anyways, most of the lack of information is because I am a complete noob lol This is my first contact with a BSD system ever.
I did the install process following the guide/FAQ and the informations on the screen, what was pretty easy.