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    Phoronix: The Open-Source AMD Linux Driver Stack Hitting Problems With The Radeon RX 590

    While the Radeon RX 590 that launched this week is just yet another Polaris refresh, it turns out the open-source AMD Linux graphics driver stack isn't yet playing well with retail RX 590 graphics cards. This is quite a surprise considering the PCI ID was picked up months ago and the mature Polaris Linux driver support for quite a while now, but could be like the rough Raven Ridge Linux experience where the production cards with the shipping vBIOS isn't what the developers encountered during their pre-production driver enablement...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...590-Linux-Woes

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    AMDGPU-Pro driver works?

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    • #3
      Sad! I had to wait a long time for even beta quality Raven Ridge support, this doesn’t throw a positive light on AMD and its GPUs. Hopefully the problem is resolved faster than the Ryzen Mobile issues.

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      • #4
        When i got my RX460 a couple of years ago, I reported fatal bugs and AMD did fix those in a couple of weeks. No company have the resources to test with every software and hardware combination, so make good bug reports and contact developers directly. The Linux software stack is very complex and living, a software developers nightmare. Trying mainline kernels with new hardware is stupid. Buy GPU cards from Asus only.
        Last edited by debianxfce; 11-16-2018, 10:31 PM.

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        • #5
          That's too bad, I was looking to buy one of these since it seems like a good incremental upgrade to my other Polaris card, and one which could actually help bring minimum framerates closer to where I want them.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by microcode View Post
            That's too bad, I was looking to buy one of these since it seems like a good incremental upgrade to my other Polaris card, and one which could actually help bring minimum framerates closer to where I want them.
            Asus is still testing RX590 while these B class manufacturers are releasing. Asus RX 580 might be better buy for the money. https://www.pcworld.com/article/3321...oy-review.html
            Last edited by debianxfce; 11-16-2018, 11:16 PM.

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            • #7
              I'm shocked that this isn't working... The RX 480/580 are both supported and I just assumed--what I thought was a safe assumption, I might add--that the driver would "just work". I'm guessing there is some sort of device ID missing in a driver somewhere? I can't imagine any real code changes would be required...

              Looking forward to the reply from AMD.

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              • #8
                This is rather unfortunate. The amdgpu-pro drivers require a downgrade to linux 4.9, and they probably won't work either. AMDGPU is where we want to go, anyway. I'm sure there will be a fix soon, but since this isn't a new anything, really, it doesn't make much sense. They just added thermal buffers with the "new" node.

                The problem is probably trivial, but leaves as bad aftertaste. Come on AMD, you can't afford to be complacent on the upswing.

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                • #9
                  Since this is 12nm maybe UVD block is also is changed/updated

                  Maybe it supports VC9 I guess not, but maybe yes who knows

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AndyChow View Post
                    The amdgpu-pro drivers require a downgrade to linux 4.9...
                    I saw some AMDGPU-PRO explicitly supporting longterm kernels like 4.9 and 4.14, but that is on embedded mostly it seems

                    https://www.amd.com/en/support/embed...v-series-v1000

                    Sounds like DKMS and recipe approach . Elsewhere that is usually initial distro kernel.

                    OK, i downloaded this... it is not dkms, but entire kernel build there... this is something entirely different USE THIS approach
                    Last edited by dungeon; 11-17-2018, 12:41 AM.

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