Choose style:

Author Topic: AMD Vega series driver  (Read 3509 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline PCNetSpec

  • Administrator
  • Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 26310
  • Karma: 2855
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
  • Peppermint version(s): Peppermint 10
Re: AMD Vega series driver
« Reply #60 on: March 22, 2019, 12:44:31 pm »
Does HDMI work ?

What is the oversized desktop being displayed on .. a monitor, or an HDMI TV ?

Does Ubuntu 18.04.2 also do this ?

The jerky video MAY be because it's a live system.

[EDIT]

Also, have you installed the restricted-extras yet ?
« Last Edit: March 22, 2019, 12:46:03 pm by PCNetSpec »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root' .. logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Team Peppermint
PCNetSpec

Offline emegra

  • Global Moderator
  • Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 1916
  • Karma: 415
  • New Forum User
    • View Profile
  • Peppermint version(s): Peppermint 9 64bit
Re: AMD Vega series driver
« Reply #61 on: March 22, 2019, 12:53:59 pm »
Quote
Does HDMI work ?

Yeah it seems to work fine I'm basing that on the fact I'm getting audio through HDMI

Quote
What is the oversized desktop being displayed on .. a monitor, or an HDMI TV ?

HDMI TV

Quote
Does Ubuntu 18.04.2 also do this ?

Yes but it wasn't so big I was just able to see the panel at the bottom of the screen, I can see nothing this time, the original PM9 I installed at the beginning scaled fine

Quote
Does Ubuntu 18.04.2 also do this ?

Only on full screen in Media Player it played fine small screen, Parole played fine small screen & full screen , VLC wouldn't play at all and still doesn't

Quote
The jerky video MAY be because it's a live system.

Yeah that's possible



Graeme
If you can keep your head while all around are losing theirs then you're not quite grasping the situation

Offline PCNetSpec

  • Administrator
  • Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 26310
  • Karma: 2855
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
  • Peppermint version(s): Peppermint 10
Re: AMD Vega series driver
« Reply #62 on: March 22, 2019, 01:00:21 pm »
So ya gonna give it a shot ?

[EDIT]

Also, had you installed the restricted-extras ?

[EDIT 2]

I guess another option might be to try AMDGPU-Pro in your already installed version ?
(phoronix suggests this is an option on Raven Ridge)
« Last Edit: March 22, 2019, 01:16:05 pm by PCNetSpec »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root' .. logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Team Peppermint
PCNetSpec

Offline emegra

  • Global Moderator
  • Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 1916
  • Karma: 415
  • New Forum User
    • View Profile
  • Peppermint version(s): Peppermint 9 64bit
Re: AMD Vega series driver
« Reply #63 on: March 22, 2019, 01:15:24 pm »
Quote
So ya gonna give it a shot ?

In a word yes :)

only one thing troubling me I've never worked with UEFI before and this PC has a Windows 10 installation that I have to keep is there anything I need to watch out for here when I delete the Peppermint partition .

This is how I plan to do it
in gparted delete the Peppermint partition, then reboot with the live USB and install on the unpartitioned space



Graeme
If you can keep your head while all around are losing theirs then you're not quite grasping the situation

Offline emegra

  • Global Moderator
  • Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 1916
  • Karma: 415
  • New Forum User
    • View Profile
  • Peppermint version(s): Peppermint 9 64bit
Re: AMD Vega series driver
« Reply #64 on: March 22, 2019, 01:16:13 pm »
Quote
Also, had you installed the restricted-extras ?

No



Graeme
If you can keep your head while all around are losing theirs then you're not quite grasping the situation

Offline PCNetSpec

  • Administrator
  • Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 26310
  • Karma: 2855
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
  • Peppermint version(s): Peppermint 10
Re: AMD Vega series driver
« Reply #65 on: March 22, 2019, 01:18:56 pm »
Your method sound right to me .. just make sure you don't delete the Windows partition, or the ESP partition and you should be fine.

Or

we could try AMDGPU-Pro before you delete the old installation .. Phoronix suggest it as an option on the Raven Ridge 2400G
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ryzen5-2400g-vega11&num=1
« Last Edit: March 22, 2019, 01:21:01 pm by PCNetSpec »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root' .. logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Team Peppermint
PCNetSpec

Offline emegra

  • Global Moderator
  • Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 1916
  • Karma: 415
  • New Forum User
    • View Profile
  • Peppermint version(s): Peppermint 9 64bit
Re: AMD Vega series driver
« Reply #66 on: March 22, 2019, 01:19:23 pm »
Quote
I guess another option might be to try AMDGPU-Pro in your already installed version ?
(phoronix suggests this is an option on Raven Ridge)

That has to be worth a try if it isn't too much work, I've done a lot of work to the original install, I don't mind doing it over again but it would be nice if I didn't have to :)



Graeme
If you can keep your head while all around are losing theirs then you're not quite grasping the situation

Offline PCNetSpec

  • Administrator
  • Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 26310
  • Karma: 2855
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
  • Peppermint version(s): Peppermint 10
Re: AMD Vega series driver
« Reply #67 on: March 22, 2019, 01:21:47 pm »
Okay, it may take me some time to research it, but I agree it's worth a shot first :)

Oh, and I've gotta do tea first .. so most likely tomorrow before any instructions ;)
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root' .. logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Team Peppermint
PCNetSpec

Offline emegra

  • Global Moderator
  • Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 1916
  • Karma: 415
  • New Forum User
    • View Profile
  • Peppermint version(s): Peppermint 9 64bit
Re: AMD Vega series driver
« Reply #68 on: March 22, 2019, 01:23:55 pm »
 Ok just let me know when you're ready to roll. I'm off home now I have a 60th birthday party tonight but I'll be in work tomorrow if you're ready by then :)



Thanks for all your help


Graeme
If you can keep your head while all around are losing theirs then you're not quite grasping the situation

Offline PCNetSpec

  • Administrator
  • Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 26310
  • Karma: 2855
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
  • Peppermint version(s): Peppermint 10
Re: AMD Vega series driver
« Reply #69 on: March 23, 2019, 07:25:00 am »
[EDIT]

IGNORE THIS FOR NOW .. it may work on a stock Peppermint 9, but it doesn't on one updated with the HWE .. looking for a solution

[END EDIT]

It looks like all you have to do is go here
https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-lin-18-50-unified
download from the link labelled "Radeon™ Software for Linux® version 18.50 for Ubuntu 18.04.1"

unpack it

cd into the unpacked directory

and run:
Code: [Select]
./amdgpu-pro-install -y --opencl=pal
here's where I got those instructions
https://amdgpu-install.readthedocs.io/en/latest/install-installing.html
« Last Edit: March 23, 2019, 07:37:40 am by PCNetSpec »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root' .. logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Team Peppermint
PCNetSpec

Offline PCNetSpec

  • Administrator
  • Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 26310
  • Karma: 2855
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
  • Peppermint version(s): Peppermint 10
Re: AMD Vega series driver
« Reply #70 on: March 23, 2019, 08:13:55 am »
Okay it looks like there are 2 problems....

The first, which can be easily solved is the amdgpu-core package checks /etc/os-release looking for
VERSION_ID="18.04"
where we have
VERSION_ID="9"
this can be fixed by editing that line (then editing back post-install) .. the driver will then install, but then comes the second problem (for you).

the second problem is the dkms module will ONLY build against the 4.15 kernel (it will NOT build against the 4.18 or 5.0.2 kernels we updated that system to) .. so in short, we shouldn't have upgraded you to the HWE before trying this.

Now chances are you still have a 4.15 kernel installed (so we may still be able to test amdgpu-pro, and if it works remove the 5.0.2 kernel and the HWE) .. can you check you're able to boot into a 4.15 kernel from the GRUB menu ? .. boot into it and post the output from:
Code: [Select]
uname -a
« Last Edit: March 23, 2019, 08:16:16 am by PCNetSpec »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root' .. logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Team Peppermint
PCNetSpec

Offline emegra

  • Global Moderator
  • Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 1916
  • Karma: 415
  • New Forum User
    • View Profile
  • Peppermint version(s): Peppermint 9 64bit
Re: AMD Vega series driver
« Reply #71 on: March 23, 2019, 09:16:59 am »
Ok just for clarity I'm now booted into 4.15 kernel and I've downloaded the Radeon software as per your link will I continue with your instructions ?


Graeme
If you can keep your head while all around are losing theirs then you're not quite grasping the situation

Offline emegra

  • Global Moderator
  • Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 1916
  • Karma: 415
  • New Forum User
    • View Profile
  • Peppermint version(s): Peppermint 9 64bit
Re: AMD Vega series driver
« Reply #72 on: March 23, 2019, 09:45:44 am »
Sorry not reading your instructions again here's the output you requested

Code: [Select]
grant@Grant-Linux ~ $ uname -a
Linux Grant-Linux 4.15.0-46-generic #49-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 6 09:33:07 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
grant@Grant-Linux ~ $



Graeme
If you can keep your head while all around are losing theirs then you're not quite grasping the situation

Offline PCNetSpec

  • Administrator
  • Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 26310
  • Karma: 2855
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
  • Peppermint version(s): Peppermint 10
Re: AMD Vega series driver
« Reply #73 on: March 23, 2019, 01:21:07 pm »
Sorry Graeme, I'm out at a function at the moment so will reply when I get back.

You MUST be booted into 4.15, and you MUST have made that edit to /etc/OS-release BEFORE installing amdgpu-pro

Then once installed you must boot again into 4.15

If it doesn't work you may end up with an unbeatable system, though this can be fixed by dropping to a console and uninstalling the driver, but  I can't remember the exact command until I get home.

Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk

WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root' .. logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Team Peppermint
PCNetSpec

Offline emegra

  • Global Moderator
  • Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 1916
  • Karma: 415
  • New Forum User
    • View Profile
  • Peppermint version(s): Peppermint 9 64bit
Re: AMD Vega series driver
« Reply #74 on: March 23, 2019, 01:42:57 pm »
Ok Mark before I left work this afternoon I set up an Anydesk connection with unattended access so I've made the edit to /etc/os-release & installed the driver as per your instructions remotely all seemed to go well, however I can't go any further at this point obviously because if I try to reboot I'll lose the connection.

Like you I'm going out to a function tonight (2nd one this weekend) but if I get a chance I'll nip down to the office tomorrow and check it out and let you know if it's worked


Enjoy your evening :)


Graeme
If you can keep your head while all around are losing theirs then you're not quite grasping the situation