I have an AMD rx 580 nitro+ and i can't pass the xorg configuration whatever i choose !  [SOLVED]

Help with graphics cards on GhostBSD.
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Re: I have an AMD rx 580 nitro+ and i can't pass the xorg configuration whatever i choose !

Post by Carnyx »

Hello

Firstime post.... So here goes

I'm very new to the BSD side of things and very new to GhostBSD.

I was wondering if there was a guide or if some kind soul could give me a few pointers on installing and configuring my RX 580 graphics card.

It is working using "scfb" although I can only get a resolution of 1024 x 768
I have dual screens also. The screen 2 only outputs a copy of screen 1

I have been looking through the posts on here and on FreeBSD forum but I seem to be going round in circles

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Re: I have an AMD rx 580 nitro+ and i can't pass the xorg configuration whatever i choose !

Post by chrisfromgreece »

It is very simple
scfb won't do anything at all.

1) sudo pkg install drm-kmod (this is the driver for amd graphics cards and intel)
2) Add this to /etc/rc.conf file
kld_list="/boot/modules/amdgpu.ko"
3) optional add your user to video group

It is fairly easy !
Do you have your speakers connected to a soundcard or a monitor (via hdmi)
You may find some problems with sound you need to pass a parameter , if you have problems and want help reply

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Re: I have an AMD rx 580 nitro+ and i can't pass the xorg configuration whatever i choose !

Post by Carnyx »

Chris

Wow! That's excellent!

pkg couldn't find drm-kmod in my repositories - I must have installed already as it appears to be working.

or are there other repositories I need to enable?

Now that I can see what I'm doing... it's time to test and learn!

Many thanks for your prompt reply

Cheers!

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Re: I have an AMD rx 580 nitro+ and i can't pass the xorg configuration whatever i choose !

Post by Carnyx »

Ah the repo's were not enabled in usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/GhostBSD.conf which is strange...

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