Using drm-next in 11.2

Pete Wright pete at
Wed Sep 12 18:13:55 UTC 2018

On 9/12/18 1:49 AM, Pete French wrote:
>> can you post your dmesg output from when you've set 
>> kld_list="/boot/modules/amdgpu.ko"?  also, please verify that your 
>> user is in the "video" group.  but from what you've described it 
>> sounds like a conflict is popping up between the base amdgpu.ko and 
>> the one available in the ports tree.
>> also, please ensure you are booting in "classic" BIOS mode and not 
>> UEFI, IIRC there are some issues surrounding amdgpu with UEFI - i 
>> don't have that hardware tho so can't elaborate.
> Hi,thanks for the reply - am not in front of the machine today so I
> cant really test unfortunately, but will get you the information
> as soon as I can. The user is indeed in the 'video' group and
> the machine is booting using normal BIOS not UEFI though, so all
> things are "as the should be" regarding setup I think.
> What drivers should I be using in Xorg for this by the way ? Thats 
> something I cant seem to find anywhere. 'amdgpu' sonds like the right 
> one possibly ?
I believe your best bet is to let Xorg probe your devices automatically 
- i.e. don't have an xorg.conf in place when starting X.

On my end this will result in the "modesetting" driver being used, which 
is the suggested driver to use for intel and i believe amdgpu systems.  
it provides full acceleration, and is under active development 
upstream.  it should also be part of the xorg-server pkg, so you don't 
need to install any additional video drivers to use the modesetting driver.


Pete Wright
pete at

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