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    Phoronix: Updated Radeon Software 18.50 Linux Driver Tacks On Radeon VII Support

    For those uncomfortable in building your own Linux kernel and Mesa in order to attain Radeon VII support (or don't want to leverage third-party package repositories), there is a new Radeon Software for Linux driver release now available with Radeon VII support...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ware-18.50-VII

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    And is completely broken for distributions not otherwise listed as they are hardcoded to check for them.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post
      And is completely broken for distributions not otherwise listed as they are hardcoded to check for them.
      Really a sad thing. Who could have imagined the drivers for a very limited supply GPU are not fully mature in 24 hours after launch. I hope RHEL 5 support is there at least.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post
        And is completely broken for distributions not otherwise listed as they are hardcoded to check for them.
        Last time I used the proprietary driver for my Vega, I managed to get it working on Linux Mint by editing the install.sh script and commenting out the check.
        (Mint is derived from Ubuntu, but identified as Mint in their install script).

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TheYoshiGuy View Post
          Last time I used the proprietary driver for my Vega, I managed to get it working on Linux Mint by editing the install.sh script and commenting out the check. (Mint is derived from Ubuntu, but identified as Mint in their install script).
          I believe you already know this but for others...

          We have tweaked the install scripts now to recognize Mint as well as Ubuntu... guessing the change didn't make it into 18.50 though.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bridgman View Post

            I believe you already know this but for others...

            We have tweaked the install scripts now to recognize Mint as well as Ubuntu... guessing the change didn't make it into 18.50 though.
            Cool, I wasn't aware (I've been using the opensource driver since around Kernel 4.16).
            Until that change makes it into the new installer, I assume others will be able to comment out the check right?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TheYoshiGuy View Post
              Until that change makes it into the new installer, I assume others will be able to comment out the check right?
              Yep, AFAIK it's an easy change other than having to unpack the packages (1 or 2, I forget). We just hadn't tried the new package-based install on Mint and so didn't realize that it presented differently from Ubuntu.

              The old native installer didn't care too much about what the distro thought and just stuffed the files in reasonably good places, so per-distro nuances like that didn't matter much.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bridgman View Post

                I believe you already know this but for others...

                We have tweaked the install scripts now to recognize Mint as well as Ubuntu... guessing the change didn't make it into 18.50 though.
                I'm not on Mint. I'm on Debian Sid, and you've never tweaked the install scripts for it to ever work.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post
                  I'm not on Mint. I'm on Debian Sid, and you've never tweaked the install scripts for it to ever work.
                  Agreed... don't know yet if installing on Debian can be supported with the same degree of tweaking but will investigate. My understanding was that since Mint was based on Ubuntu the tweaking was more about tweaking some checking logic rather than changing how the install was actually done.

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