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  • which gnu/linux have better suport for Radeon RX 470?

    i want to test games, i can't on my gentoo right now with free driver, then i looking for a distro with better suport on amd rx series right now and future may be i make a partition just to testing mainly for working steam client.

    have privative drivers good suport for :2d, 3d and passthrough sound or just 3d?

    thanks.

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    I'm curious as to why you can't game on Gentoo with the open driver. The open driver is the one to use if you are gaming on AMD graphics.

    Anyway... Ubuntu 17.04 would be a good choice as Ubuntu is officially supported by Steam and it has fairly recent drivers (Mesa 17.0.7) and kernel (4.10) right out of the box. If you want better performance, you can always upgrade to kernel 4.12 and Mesa 17.1 or even 17.2 release candidates.

    New pre-compiled kernels can be obtained here:
    http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/?C=N;O=D

    And more recent graphics drivers can be easily obtained from various ppa's such as these:
    https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat <-- Stable
    https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa <-- Unstable
    Last edited by Brisse; 08-26-2017, 05:34 AM. Reason: Added links

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Brisse View Post
      I'm curious as to why you can't game on Gentoo with the open driver. The open driver is the one to use if you are gaming on AMD graphics.

      Anyway... Ubuntu 17.04 would be a good choice as Ubuntu is officially supported by Steam and it has fairly recent drivers (Mesa 17.0.7) and kernel (4.10) right out of the box. If you want better performance, you can always upgrade to kernel 4.12 and Mesa 17.1 or even 17.2 release candidates.

      New pre-compiled kernels can be obtained here:
      http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/?C=N;O=D

      And more recent graphics drivers can be easily obtained from various ppa's such as these:
      https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat <-- Stable
      https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa <-- Unstable
      ok, thank you so much, i will see.

      gentoo steam client not have support for amdgpu righ now https://www.phoronix.com/forums/foru...ries-on-gentoo

      mmm is posible to use ubuntu drivers with kernel > 4.10? , i instaled a 17.10 (artful aardvark) daily build live cd , with kernel 4.12 and the update give me problems, may be not in a installed system.

      thanks.
      Last edited by papu; 08-26-2017, 07:06 AM.

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      • #4
        Personally I'm on kernel 4.12.9 and all the mesa's from 17.0 to 17.2 seem to work fine with this kernel. If you decide to use mesa 17.2 then you need kernel 4.12 to get the most out of the performance improvements in the latest mesa, but it will also run on older kernels but without the performance benefit.

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        • #5
          mmm, but which amd card are you using? is steam working?

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          • #6
            To use latest software, use a rolling release os, a custom wip or staging kernel from https://cgit.freedesktop.org/~agd5f/linux/ and Oibaf ppa Mesa. How, see the second message:
            https://www.phoronix.com/forums/foru...in-living-room

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            • #7
              Originally posted by papu View Post
              mmm, but which amd card are you using? is steam working?
              R9 Fury, and yes, Steam is working perfectly fine.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Brisse View Post

                R9 Fury, and yes, Steam is working perfectly fine.
                Neither xubuntu or kubuntu are oficial suported? i prefer xfce
                Last edited by papu; 08-26-2017, 01:00 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by papu View Post

                  Neither xubuntu or kubuntu are oficial suported? i prefer xfce
                  I think any flavor should work fine. I'm on Ubuntu-GNOME 17.04 so I'm actually not on vanilla Ubuntu, and I see no issues. Actually, I had more issues on vanilla Ubuntu because it didn't play nice with high refresh rate displays and gaming mice. It required some hacks to get everything working nicely, but once i changed to GNOME everything just worked as it should or was easily configurable through GUI to get the desired behavior.

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                  • #10
                    ok now i am integrated xubuntu on my system, it works and amdgpu-pro/steam too.
                    Superposition benchmark works. Just a question, i only can play games that marks with linux compatible on steam? this compatible games are only opengl or directx too? i heard about steam do a king of emulation passthrough on games that not opengl , or something like this.

                    i will use xubuntu only for private amd gpu drivers.

                    thansks a lot

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