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General => Hardware => Topic started by: arky217 on July 12, 2018, 04:20:24 pm

Title: Peppermint compatibility
Post by: arky217 on July 12, 2018, 04:20:24 pm
I am considering buying a new ABS Mag desktop
 with the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G processor that has
 the built it AMD Radeon Vega 8 GPU.

It comes with Windows 10 home installed.
The motherboard is AMD A320.

Is there any reason that Peppermint might
 not be compatible with this desktop ?
Title: Re: Peppermint compatibility
Post by: zebedeeboss on July 12, 2018, 04:21:51 pm
There should be no problem but you can never be 100% sure.
Title: Re: Peppermint compatibility
Post by: AndyInMokum on July 12, 2018, 06:51:56 pm
I am considering buying a new ABS Mag desktop
 with the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G processor that has
 the built it AMD Radeon Vega 8 GPU.

It comes with Windows 10 home installed.
The motherboard is AMD A320.

Is there any reason that Peppermint might
 not be compatible with this desktop ?

Hi, arky21 how's it going?  You could try this to check.  Download the Peppermint 9 ISO and make a  LiveUSB Thumb Drive.  Now ask if you can boot it up on your proposed purchase.  It won't interfere with the Widows 10 installation because it's running from the machine's RAM.  If Peppermint 9 boots up and works, it should work when it's installed to a hard drive  ;).
Title: Re: Peppermint compatibility
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 12, 2018, 07:45:10 pm
There was some talk that the 2200G required the 4.17 kernel, this guy:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Ubuntu/comments/85vav4/how_i_installed_ubuntu_1804_with_ryzen_2200g/
suggests it can be a little unstable with kernels prior 4.17 (Peppermint 9 uses 4.15)  .. but we should be able get you into the 4.17 kernel easily enough :)

So it looks like it's doable arky217 .. as Zeb suggests we can never be 100% certain until someone has tried, but if the hardware works under Ubuntu 18.04 it should work under Peppermint 9.
Title: Re: Peppermint compatibility
Post by: scifidude79 on July 12, 2018, 08:10:13 pm
I don't know if you're a gamer, but I can't find a Linux pro driver for that APU yet. Now, the non pro driver should suffice for most tasks (I use it all the time for general use) but you need the pro graphics driver for games with 3D graphics.