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    Phoronix: Radeon Software for Linux 19.30 Updated With Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS Support

    In addition to AMD releasing the Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q3 Linux driver, they also quietly released a new Radeon Software Linux driver release for consumer GPUs...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-19.30-Updated

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    Blender and [email protected] still don't work with PAL based OpenCL driver on Polaris.

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      There is a persistent issue where people see Ubuntu and think they can install any dev OS and it'll work. It won't work. The kernels are matches exactly by name for that one OS only.

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        Yep... we slightly relaxed the package scripts but IIRC that was only to allow installing on Mint as well as Ubuntu.

        The obvious question is whether we should be relaxing the scripts even more, to the point where the drivers can install on distros where we aren't sure if they will work or not. There are good arguments both ways.

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          Originally posted by bridgman View Post
          Yep... we slightly relaxed the package scripts but IIRC that was only to allow installing on Mint as well as Ubuntu.

          The obvious question is whether we should be relaxing the scripts even more, to the point where the drivers can install on distros where we aren't sure if they will work or not. There are good arguments both ways.
          You could relax scripts if you don't advertise the script to work unless you are quite sure it will work.

          Linux systems do have a reputation to be "a mess not working", and that reputation does not need to be enchanted, and I don't think it give good reputation for AMD either to release something what is not working as intended.

          Open sourcing the script would be a good thing so that distros could easily modify the script to work.

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            As Linux is a bit messy it can be a risk for AMD to release something in collobaration.

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              Originally posted by bridgman View Post
              Yep... we slightly relaxed the package scripts but IIRC that was only to allow installing on Mint as well as Ubuntu.

              The obvious question is whether we should be relaxing the scripts even more, to the point where the drivers can install on distros where we aren't sure if they will work or not. There are good arguments both ways.
              Perhaps make the script require an additional flag to be called to use the relaxed settings, like "--unsuppored-distribution" and have that print a few more warnings while the script is running to further get the point across.

              It's a moot point in my case since I'm using Manjaro, but that's the decision I'd make if I were in charge. Well, that and adding Manjaro to the list of supported distributions (hint, hint ) as well as switching from compressed blobs to blobs in repositories so people would only need to add a PPA (or equivalent) and install a meta-package.

              moilami The script is open source. Download one of the amdgpu-pro packages and it's the script called "amdgpu-install" located within. It wouldn't hurt to host it on github or somewhere like that.

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                Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post

                Perhaps make the script require an additional flag to be called to use the relaxed settings, like "--unsuppored-distribution" and have that print a few more warnings while the script is running to further get the point across.

                It's a moot point in my case since I'm using Manjaro, but that's the decision I'd make if I were in charge. Well, that and adding Manjaro to the list of supported distributions (hint, hint ) as well as switching from compressed blobs to blobs in repositories so people would only need to add a PPA (or equivalent) and install a meta-package.

                moilami The script is open source. Download one of the amdgpu-pro packages and it's the script called "amdgpu-install" located within. It wouldn't hurt to host it on github or somewhere like that.
                Ok, cool, now progressive distributions could pick it up and modify it for their needs.

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                  Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                  Yep... we slightly relaxed the package scripts but IIRC that was only to allow installing on Mint as well as Ubuntu.

                  The obvious question is whether we should be relaxing the scripts even more, to the point where the drivers can install on distros where we aren't sure if they will work or not. There are good arguments both ways.
                  Btw. you might wanna adjust the RPM-variant of the installer to allow installation on OpenSUSE Leap 15/15.1 which is based on the same source as SLED/SLES 15/15.1. The installer mistakes an OpenSUSE Leap system for a RHEL/CentOS system at the moment. I filed a bug report with a simple patch here: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=111402

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