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Old 09-21-2022, 07:21 PM   #1
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Console Messages Keep Screen So Cluttered I Cannot Do Anything FreeBSD

I just installed FreeBSD 13.1 on my old Asus laptop. I used this web page to install w/ZFS and partition the disk the way I wanted because I'm planning on adding other OS in a multi-boot situation.

It seemed to work pretty well, except that I can only boot the system by configuring BIOS to boot that partition 1st (I'd prefer Optical drive = 1st, and HDD 2nd). But that is another problem that I can work on after getting rid of the messages. I've tried this logging in as user and root, but no difference.
I cannot even read anything in an editor or edit a file because the messages come every 5 seconds, and they type over everything, so I cannot fix, because I cannot even get enough control to read anything! So I don't even know if I can get you guys a file to look at because it's just installed, console only, and I am too much of a noob to even mount a USB stick to copy a file there and take to my other box w/a GUI to work from.

I Googled for a while, and after boot up, I noticed a message about ntpd, so I disabled it. That gave me some screen peace for a few minutes, but still the manic messages started filling up the screen.

If you need any other info, I'll do what I can to provide it. Thanks.
Old 09-21-2022, 07:49 PM   #2
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In /boot/loader.conf set
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Old 09-22-2022, 02:21 AM   #3
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Or, switch to a second terminal (ctrl+alt+F2) & work there.

(You should have 6~8 available terminals.)
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Old 09-22-2022, 10:17 AM   #4
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Thanks. I like that "Windows-less since 1999". I never wanted to switch from OS/2, but didn't see a way around it back then. Probably because I'm so slow at learning *nix which I prefer. I didn't think another terminal would do anything but multiply the misery. So I'll try that next time I get some junk. Thanks again.


Thanks. I'll give that a try.



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