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  • agd5f
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    Originally posted by fafreeman View Post
    in some ways i kinda wish amd's open drivers where like the way drivers are "normally" on windows. separate from the kernel and can just download the newest ones. always being able to get the bug fixes and new stuff a lot faster. i feel like gpu's are too dynamic with changes and fixes. a lot of those changes and fixes being really important too.
    That's partly why AMD provides packaged drivers. Others could do something similar using our packages as a baseline. The hard part is that the kernel doesn't provide a stable API so you need to add compatibility code for every kernel you want to support. It's a lot of work. We do that for the packaged drivers (e.g., https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/agd5f...mits/amd-20.50 ), but we only test it on the subset of distros that AMD directly supports. It could be made to work on other distros/kernels, if someone wants to put in the effort.

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  • geearf
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    Originally posted by fafreeman View Post
    in some ways i kinda wish amd's open drivers where like the way drivers are "normally" on windows. separate from the kernel and can just download the newest ones. always being able to get the bug fixes and new stuff a lot faster. i feel like gpu's are too dynamic with changes and fixes. a lot of those changes and fixes being really important too.
    You can do that, it's a myth that you need it in-kernel.

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  • mppix
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    Hdmi 2.1?

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  • scineram
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    Very clear to me now that Aldebaran will be the GPU for Frontier.

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  • Marco-GG
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    Originally posted by fafreeman View Post
    in some ways i kinda wish amd's open drivers where like the way drivers are "normally" on windows. separate from the kernel and can just download the newest ones. always being able to get the bug fixes and new stuff a lot faster. i feel like gpu's are too dynamic with changes and fixes. a lot of those changes and fixes being really important too.
    AMDGPU-PRO use as dynamic kernel module the open source driver. AFAIK, every distro can create the AMDGPU module driver and use it with dkms or simply backport it to they current "stable" kernel (there may be some limitations though).

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  • TemplarGR
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    Originally posted by fafreeman View Post
    in some ways i kinda wish amd's open drivers where like the way drivers are "normally" on windows. separate from the kernel and can just download the newest ones. always being able to get the bug fixes and new stuff a lot faster. i feel like gpu's are too dynamic with changes and fixes. a lot of those changes and fixes being really important too.
    You have plenty of options. If on Ubuntu use a ppa, or switch to a rolling distro like Archlinux, or compile them manually. Contrary to popular belief, outside of linuxnext and (mostly early) release candidates, kernels are relatively stable even if brand new.

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  • fafreeman
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    in some ways i kinda wish amd's open drivers where like the way drivers are "normally" on windows. separate from the kernel and can just download the newest ones. always being able to get the bug fixes and new stuff a lot faster. i feel like gpu's are too dynamic with changes and fixes. a lot of those changes and fixes being really important too.

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  • xcom
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    Will these backported to 5.10 LTS or no way ?

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  • Snaipersky
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    Originally posted by TemplarGR View Post
    At last working Freesync over HDMI! Outside of Sway, which other wayland manager supports freesync? Has Gnome completed the support work?
    KDE is actively working on it, and trying to convince the gatekeepers if the Wayland protocol that yes, some people want tearing and/or untimed frames.

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  • zboszor
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    Typo: "contention protection" I assume content protection was meant.

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