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    Phoronix: NomadBSD 1.4 Working On An Improved Installer, Better Driver Detection

    For those that have been trying to find a desktop-friendly BSD operating system that works smoothly out of the box but haven't yet found the perfect match, NomadBSD 1.4-RC1 is now available for improving this desktop-minded FreeBSD-derived open-source operating system...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...madBSD-1.4-RC1

  • #2
    Amdgpu is available on BSD systems? What about xorg Radeon driver?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by piorunz View Post
      Amdgpu is available on BSD systems? What about xorg Radeon driver?
      FreeBSD graphics drivers are pretty much the same as the Linux drivers - they are ported from linux using linuxkpi.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by piorunz View Post
        Amdgpu is available on BSD systems? What about xorg Radeon driver?
        nvidia-driver-440.100_1 NVidia graphics card binary drivers for hardware OpenGL rendering
        xf86-video-amdgpu-19.1.0_1 X.Org amdgpu display driver

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        • #5
          Flashing to USB stick now!

          $ xzcat nomadbsd-1.4-RC1.img.lzma | sudo dd of=/dev/sdc bs=4M oflag=sync status=progress
          1196597248 bytes (1.2 GB, 1.1 GiB) copied, 189 s, 6.3 MB/s

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          • #6
            Okay, I've tried it. It doesn't even boot on my old laptop, causing CPU to hang completely (I can tell be slowly blinking Caps which indicates CPU freeze), requiring physical power off and power on again. I've tried all available safe mode and other options.
            It never goes further than initial boot menu, after that it's only text console with garbled screen where nothing can be read, it's just all messed up, most likely because wrong screen resolution is chosen.
            Hardware is HP Probook, AMD A8-4500M APU with 8GB RAM. On Linux, everything was working out of the box in in this laptop since I bought it second hand like 5 years ago.

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            • #7
              Typo:

              Originally posted by phoronix View Post
              moving forard for Intel and AMD graphics hardware.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by piorunz View Post
                Okay, I've tried it. It doesn't even boot on my old laptop, causing CPU to hang completely (I can tell be slowly blinking Caps which indicates CPU freeze), requiring physical power off and power on again. I've tried all available safe mode and other options.
                It never goes further than initial boot menu, after that it's only text console with garbled screen where nothing can be read, it's just all messed up, most likely because wrong screen resolution is chosen.
                Hardware is HP Probook, AMD A8-4500M APU with 8GB RAM. On Linux, everything was working out of the box in in this laptop since I bought it second hand like 5 years ago.
                It would be very useful if you reported that via https://bugs.freebsd.org.


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by trasz View Post

                  It would be very useful if you reported that via https://bugs.freebsd.org.

                  Thanks. Reported:
                  https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/sh....cgi?id=253159

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