Nomadbsd boots to shell

Hello, I am trying to use nomadbsd to test hardware in a bsd environment and if I am not wrong I may have found a problem. After running it only boots to a shell with an error on my gpu, an amd 6900 xt. Please let me know if it does not load to a gui by default, how to enable (as shown in the documentation). Appreciate the assist.


Hi @Salty85,

NomadBSD starts a GUI unless there is something wrong. Could you please take a screenshot with a smartphone, so that we can see the error message and the stuff that comes before it?

It loaded this time but appears to be gui/gpu related. I recorded this to show all the issues. Build its running on:

Thanks. I saw that you run the 32-bit image, which doesn’t support accelerated graphics. It uses the VESA driver instead. You are better served with the 64-bit (amd64) image.

Amd64 supports Intel then? The reason I used the other was I believed Amd64 is in most places depreciated naming unless vendor specific to my knowledge.

AMD were the first who came up with the 64-bit extension, and that’s why it’s called amd64, even if you have an Intel CPU. But I understand the confusion. We should make this more clear on the website.

Thank you very much I will reimage with Amd64. Is there a way to identify if any devices are failing to function or lack drivers, similar to device manager in windows? I thought x86-64 was the universal name

You can run the command chain pciconf -lv | grep none to see the devices without driver.

That’s certainly right. FreeBSD uses the term amd64 to honor AMD, AFAIK.

Just getting some weird devices coming back as no driver:

VEN_8086&DEV_1911 which is weirdly listed in aida64 as
[ System devices / Intel® Xeon® E3 - 1200/1500 v5/6th Gen Intel® Core™ Gaussian Mixture Model - 1911 ]

Intel® Management Engine Interface

Intel Power Management Controller

AMD UCM-UCSI Device Which I believe is AMD video card related, so we can ignore.

Intel AX200 wireless driver

The first 3 are concerning, the lower 2 are annoying but non issues

EDIT: As a confirmation, here is what I found:

VEN_8086&DEV_1911 is accelerated voice recognition… like Cortana or alexa

VEN_1002&DEV_73A4 is the USB-C port on my 6900 XT.

VEN_8086&DEV_2723 is an issue with FreeBSD period, AX200 is lacking a driver altogether for the distro.

VEN_8086&DEV_A2BA and VEN_8086&DEV_A2A1 are optional components that don’t really need a driver to perform their base functions. But would be required for higher level features that I personally would not likely use.