AMDGPU RX580 OpenCL
gnikl at justmail.de
Tue Jan 8 18:21:15 UTC 2019
Greg V <greg at unrelenting.technology> wrote:
> > Slightly OT, but can you describe what is required to get Wayland
> > running? What additional software is required? Can I (still) use
> > xterm,
> > Opera 12, etc?
> Yes, you can run any X apps, Xwayland makes that work.
Are you using Xwayland yourself?
> So, if you want Wayland,
> - most importantly, you need a kernel built with the EVDEV_SUPPORT
> option, otherwise you won't get any input devices
AFAIK, this requires at least 11.2?
> - (btw you can use evdev+libinput in Xorg too)
Do I need something special for Xorg when building/configuring?
> - EVDEV_SUPPORT has been enabled by default in CURRENT and
> 12-STABLE, so 12.1 will be the first release to get evdev out of the
> box I think
I am on 11.2-RELEASE. Then I have to build a custom kernel.
> - set sysctl kern.evdev.rcpt_mask=12 to get events from individual
> keyboards/mice instead of the multiplexer — important for touchpads
> - also it's very nice to have a kernel with
> https://reviews.freebsd.org/rS342768 (just landed in CURRENT, will be
> merged into 12-STABLE after a week) — otherwise unresponsive
> applications can make the whole desktop unresponsive (kinda like in
> the good old Mac OS 9.x days :D) — but it was surprisingly rare, I
> lived with that bug for over a year
I noticed that differential. I suppose the patch can be applied on
> - for now, you need access permissions on /dev/input* devices — I've
> been working on fixing that, there are patches (on differential for
> the kernel, on github for libudev-devd) but you can just chmod g+rw
> /dev/input/* and ignore security lol
> - you need mesa, the UI toolkits, etc. built with wayland support —
> thankfully, it's on by default in ports now, so it should all be in
> the official packages already :)
Up-to here it should be doable.
> - well, you need a compositor:
> - there's Sway https://github.com/swaywm/sway which has FreeBSD
> support and it's already in a sort of user friendly state (for
> advanced users :D)
> - there's my development fork of Weston
> https://github.com/myfreeweb/weston + it needs to be launched with
> https://github.com/myfreeweb/loginw — this is in development, not
> really documented
> - KDE Plasma5 kwin_wayland — won't run directly on the desktop
> right now I think, only in a window. I'll need to investigate
This looks bit more involved. Thank you for these instructions! I think
this will help me get started.
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