Keyboard and mouse not working after X update

Polytropon freebsd at
Sun May 31 22:11:21 UTC 2020

On Mon, 1 Jun 2020 00:01:41 +0200, Tomasz CEDRO wrote:
> Long story short, the new way is to use
> evdev / libinput and the drm-kmod + modesetting instead of old ati /
> intel drivers. Xorg modesetting should autoconfigure for you.

What is the correct driver for X for "modesetting", and how
can I easily verify it has been loaded?

> You may
> try the old drivers with the older hardware but I found them
> problematic.

I don't want "problematic", I want "it works", and it doesn't
matter if "new works" or "old works"; FreeBSD has been able
to deliver "it works" for decades. :-)

> New ati driver is called AMDGPU and you also need to
> install firmwares package.

I will try this tomorrow, sounds interesting. I'm still not
very confident with using the new termini technici correctly.
Thanks for the pointer. Strangely, I have "amdgpu" comments
in my configuration files...

> It works for me on desktop with RADEON
> RX580 with some tuning on UEFI.

The HP dm-1 is 10 years old, it doesn't have UEFI yet, and
its BIOS / CMOS setup doesn't have too much choices (compared
to, for example, a Lenovo Thinkpad from the same era).

> On laptop I use Intel drm driver.

I have a Lenovo R61i where the Intel graphics works well.
Still only 60 FPS in "glxgears", but that's probably normal
for "desktop graphics"; it plays Descent³ though. ;-)

> I
> also use hald and dbus.

Accepting outdated Linux stuff to make FreeBSD graphics
work again doesn't sound as if it was the right thing to
do... ;-)


Many many moving parts. :-)

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