okay so I’m a little in over my head but it looks like xorg is too advanced a version for amdgpu to use? my best guess as to what happened was is that i upgrades my packages before installing amdgpu but that’s dumb and apt should have caught that?
.... i’m trying to be careful here because i’m messing with stuff that would make it very difficult to recover from if i good it up. someone suggested using the ignoreabi flag to get it to start anyways but that seems like Not a solution.
okay! future reference! slash things i learned today:
xorg ubuntu repo has virtual packages set up so you can install the version you need easily with `apt install xorg-video-abi-23` as an example
nomodeset tells the kernel to not use the uh gpu drivers basically
you can temporarily edit kernel parameters in grub with `e`
you can log into the command line with `shift-alt-f3`
i did something that fixed my video but destroyed my inputs but i think i know what the problem is and should be able to fix it
it looks like you can customize the splash screen that displays while loading the os
also my display started flashing with is not a great sign.
best part of this experience is learning just how customizable gnome is..... yall i might go wild and fully skin it myself docks cursors nothing is safe from my needs to have a completely customized desktop
@sireffe the Ctrl+Alt+3 thing is just access to vtts, by default 1 through 6 are vtts and 7 is the graphics screen
so you can Ctrl+Alt+1 to access a vtt and then Ctrl+Alt+7 to go back to desktop
if you want to customize stuff, I like xfce4 more than gnome, but ymmv
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