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tanscoobydoo03

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So I was wanting to install FreeBSD and I needed a desktop environment. So after tons of trying over and over again to get get xorg to work, I couldn't, usually resulting in "cannot run in framebuffer mode" or "no screens found." So I began to wonder, does the amdgpu driver in ports actually support my AMD Radeon RX 590? (which is Polaris 30 XT I think)
 

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Oh, and by the way. I don't thing polaris 3.0 support is available. Even 2.0 seems to be not yet implemented. My card uses the 1.0 firmware and I know someone who uses 1.2.
 
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Oh, and by the way. I don't thing polaris 3.0 support is available. Even 2.0 seems to be not yet implemented. My card uses the 1.0 firmware and I know someone who uses 1.2.
Yeah I remembered seeing something on the AMDGPU on the ports page saying it supports only Polaris 10 & 11 but I wanted to make sure it was correct. Thank you for the response!
 

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I finally got kde5 Plasma to work on FreeBSD 12 (just today), solving errors like yours, I don't know if it was the right way or not but I installed:
usr/ports/x11-drivers/xf86-video-amdgpu
After reboot it started but was bad, everything bounced all around until I changed, kde start button- computer system settings - display and monitor - compositor - rendering background - (from open 2.1 to 3.1) - another reboot and things seem are shaping up nicely.
 

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I finally got kde5 Plasma to work on FreeBSD 12 (just today), solving errors like yours, I don't know if it was the right way or not but I installed:
usr/ports/x11-drivers/xf86-video-amdgpu
After reboot it started but was bad, everything bounced all around until I changed, kde start button- computer system settings - display and monitor - compositor - rendering background - (from open 2.1 to 3.1) - another reboot and things seem are shaping up nicely.
Very good advice! I also changed it to 3.1 and now graphics seem quite smooth. My card is AMD Radeon RX 580.
 
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After reboot it started
So xorg started up?, xorg won't start at all on my pc, even when using the preinstalled desktop environment xorg comes with. Also if you don't mind me asking, what GPU are you using?

The irony here is I bought an AMD GPU to have better support for Linux/FreeBSD (because the AMD drivers are open-source) but what I got was the complete opposite. Roughly 40% of Linux distros are completely incompatible with my RX 590 (Ubuntu and all Ubuntu-based distros included), which is already a bad enough of a sign.
 

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So xorg started up?, xorg won't start at all on my pc, even when using the preinstalled desktop environment xorg comes with. Also if you don't mind me asking, what GPU are you using?

The irony here is I bought an AMD GPU to have better support for Linux/FreeBSD (because the AMD drivers are open-source) but what I got was the complete opposite. Roughly 40% of Linux distros are completely incompatible with my RX 590 (Ubuntu and all Ubuntu-based distros included), which is already a bad enough of a sign.
Why is RX 590 so much different from RX 580? Any ideas?
I use RX 580 and it works beautifully with FreeBSD and GNU/Linux.

So you tried the tutorial from the link above and it did not work? What step did it fail at?
 
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