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  • hsci
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    Originally posted by vancha View Post

    Are you saying AMDGPU firmware binaries are linux and the answer to my question is that I don't need to do anything? Not sure why you added the emphasis, but the article itself not mentioning how to get the changes, but linking to a repository where said binaries are hosted instead doesn't exactly make it very clear. I couldn't have known.
    You've to start your package-manager once in a while and decide if you want the provided updates upgrades. If your distribution is maintained - which highly likely - the maintainers will do everything for you.

    Tasks like searching for the appropriate drivers, installing firmware or even updating of applications are annoying and error prone duties we Windows users do.

    If you want to care about pesky details and issues, you can become a package-maintainer for a beloved software and maintain it for others. I do it for one custom package and I hope the users appreciate it (at least they inform me promptly when something doesn't work...). Package-Management on Linux is such a well working thing because a lot people work hard for it, no magic.

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  • vancha
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    Originally posted by superm1 View Post

    Depends on your distro policy if they upgrade linux-firmware. You might need to explicitly file a bug with them to request it.
    Thank you, i'll look in to it

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  • vancha
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    Originally posted by hsci View Post

    It is Linux. You don't need to do anything.
    Let your distribution handle that, the package-management will ship a new kernel with newer firmware alongside.
    Are you saying AMDGPU firmware binaries are linux and the answer to my question is that I don't need to do anything? Not sure why you added the emphasis, but the article itself not mentioning how to get the changes, but linking to a repository where said binaries are hosted instead doesn't exactly make it very clear. I couldn't have known.

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  • DRanged
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    I have a Yoga 7735U and sofar not experiencing anything like that. I do game with it like FS19, FS22, WoW, EVEOnline, Civ6, SOTTR, Valheim, various Assasins Creeds besides some others, nothing FPS games as such (I'll loose anyway with FPS games ). Got the Yoga now for a year and still very pleased with it. Wanted something easier to travel with after my Legion y520.
    Oh and bytheway running Debian testing/trixie, wine-staging, Heroic Launcher (as a replacement for the Epic Launcher) and Steam.
    Last edited by DRanged; 08 June 2024, 07:13 PM.

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  • [deXter]
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    Originally posted by hsci View Post
    It nasty to reproduce, needs approximately 16 hours of usage till it happens.
    I'm on a 6850U as well (ThinkPad Z13 Gen1) and haven't experienced any such issues (on Fedora/Bazzite), but then again, I've never gamed for 16 hours straight. But those 16 hours you mentioned, is it just running the machine on idle, or you've got a game on all the time or something? I could try run a stress test to try and reproduce the issue, but don't want to run it for 16 hours...

    Also, what's your DMCUB version? I'm on 0x4000044​

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  • superm1
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    Originally posted by hsci View Post

    Sure.

    Brief summary of the problem: The backlight sometimes turns off automatically but the LCD remains alive when I am using the...



    ThinkPads of Gen3 and Gen4 are affected. I cannot say whether the display itself also matter.
    Workaround: Suspend/Resume or add amdgpu.dcdebugmask=0x10 to your boot-cmd which turns off PSR.

    It nasty to reproduce, needs approximately 16 hours of usage till it happens.
    Thanks for the links. I've bumped them so we can get some more up to date comments. I personally use both Phoenix based and Rembrandt based laptops on a very regular basis running Fedora and Arch (CachyOS) and I've never observed these issues. So I have a strong suspicion they are panel TCON dependent.

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  • hsci
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    Originally posted by superm1 View Post
    Do you have a bug number in AMD Gitlab tracking this? I don't recall hearing about it. If it's a microcode bug not a kernel bug, it would be the DMCUB microcode (which is loaded into DCN hardware). It would be good to gather more details on it.
    Sure.

    Brief summary of the problem: The backlight sometimes turns off automatically but the LCD remains alive when I am using the...



    ThinkPads of Gen3 and Gen4 are affected. I cannot say whether the display itself also matter.
    Workaround: Suspend/Resume or add amdgpu.dcdebugmask=0x10 to your boot-cmd which turns off PSR.

    It nasty to reproduce, needs approximately 16 hours of usage till it happens.

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  • hsci
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    Originally posted by vancha View Post
    If they're upstream, does that mean i need to do nothing other than keep my system up to date to get these changes? Or do firmware upgrades need to be installed manually?
    It is Linux. You don't need to do anything.
    Let your distribution handle that, the package-management will ship a new kernel with newer firmware alongside.

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  • superm1
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    Originally posted by vancha View Post
    If they're upstream, does that mean i need to do nothing other than keep my system up to date to get these changes? Or do firmware upgrades need to be installed manually?
    Depends on your distro policy if they upgrade linux-firmware. You might need to explicitly file a bug with them to request it.

    Sadly AMD still didn't fixed the Panel-Self-Refresh issues, backlight turns randomly off (often related to load changes e.g. startup of Counter-Strike 2).​
    Do you have a bug number in AMD Gitlab tracking this? I don't recall hearing about it. If it's a microcode bug not a kernel bug, it would be the DMCUB microcode (which is loaded into DCN hardware). It would be good to gather more details on it.

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  • vancha
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    If they're upstream, does that mean i need to do nothing other than keep my system up to date to get these changes? Or do firmware upgrades need to be installed manually?

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