Setting up Wayland on FreeBSD

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Fri Jul 24 10:06:10 UTC 2020

On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 3:02 PM Lonnie Cumberland <lonnie at>

> [backend/backend.c:304] Failed to open any DRM device
> I do have a GPU on this system, not a good one, but still do have one:
> GK107 GeForce GT 740

nVidia cards don't work with the built in drm port you will need to use
x11/nvidia-driver only problem in your use case is it drags in a good
amount of xorg with it (not just wayland)... it does support wayland
contrary to some misinformation out there though (I am using a GT 710 with
it just fine... you might need to use driver version 390 not the latest

Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,

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