HDMI display works as a console. You can see all diagnostic messages on it.
But it is hard to make good screenshots from it.
That’s why I decide to use serial connection to my Raspberry Pi.
Adafruit provides good tutorial “How to Connect to your Raspberry Pi with a Console Cable“.
But there are some specific points for FreeBSD.
Second, this serial connection is just serial terminal, not serial console.
System messages will go to the HDMI display, not to our serial connection.
To change that we need to add some configuration strings to file /boot/loader.conf:
That’s all folks
Recently in FreeBSD 10 Stable snapshots appeared new console device – vt(4).
The first time I noticed this in the r268038 version:
So, we don’t need additional strings for