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  • aufkrawall
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    Dunno what you're doing wrong, my Polaris cards are rock stable and so was a Vega card on a quick try (with some problems fixed vs. Polaris, btw.).

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  • Enverex
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    Originally posted by debianxfce View Post
    Polaris and Vega did work properly in a month after launch. I have sold many Linux incompatible hardware. Yamaha did not support at all the DSP factory audio card after win98 and whining does not help. I sold that for 50 euros recently. I am planning to buy RX 3080.
    This is really, really not true. Polaris has a lot of issues, Vega has a lot more (and considerably more severe ones at that). They may have "booted" a month after launch, but pretending they weren't plagued with issues is just dishonest.

    My experience with Vega 56 has been an unmitigated train-wreck to be honest. There are a bunch of things that work perfectly (and I can understand how people think it's fine because if you only do those things, you'll never see the issues) but there's also a lot of things that don't work well or at all (others trigger kernel bug messages or GPU lockups). Many things will trigger GPU faults which are unrecoverable (nothing else that uses the GPU will work). You'll then be unable to even reboot the machine, you either need to issue a sysreq of physically hard-reset the machine to continue.

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  • ssokolow
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    Originally posted by Ulukai View Post

    Can't tell you you're wrong. I switched from an Nvidia GTX 780 to an AMD RX 580. Couldn't be happier.
    Much better performance, less artifacts or bugs in Steam games (native and Proton).
    No tearing at all, not on the desktop and not in games. Not even when vsync is disabled. When vsync is enabled, the input lag is almost non-existent.
    As icing on the cake, in 2 months time Freesync should be working too.
    I couldn't believe my eyes, and really asked myself why I sticked to Nvidia that long, knowing that their cards are much more expensive and many users still keep saying they have the best Linux support...

    I'm using Arch Linux with the open AMDGPU driver and radeon-vulkan module on Gnome-Shell in a pure Xorg session, no (X)Wayland. Dream come true.
    You might want to wait until Q1/Q2 next year when AMD launches their RX 3080 which should compete with the Nvidia RTX 2070 for half the price. Will probably upgrade too once Michael tests the cards and all functions are working properly. I hope AMD devs will be able to support those cards at release or very soon after.
    I'm generally conservative in my upgrades. For example:
    1. Even once FreeSync is in a state where it can act as a means for a compositor to VSync across three dissimilar monitors, being able to pick up a replacement 17/19" DVI/HDMI monitor for $15-40 at the local thrift store, pawn shop, or used games store is an attractive proposition. (None of my original monitors' capacitors are still in working condition... and my younger brother, who's going to school for electrical engineering, is receiving a temperature-controlled soldering iron for Christmas, so I might soon also be back to using the originals.)
    2. While it would be nice to have Wayland KWin and Sway as options, I leave my desktop session logged in for weeks at a time and I've never had a WM that didn't need to be restarted in that period, so I'm waiting for a crash-recovery protocol to get standardized and implemented so that, in the worst case, I can SSH in and run killall -SEGV kwin to manually trigger recovery.
    3. When my Kubuntu 14.04 LTS became too old for me to try newer builds of Dolphin that might make Super Mario Galaxy playable on a GTX750, I stopped trying to emulate the Wii rather than hurrying my upgrade to the next LTS. (Yes, I am using an image I personally dumped from my own SMG disc using my own Wii, which I soft-modded for Homebrew myself.)

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  • Guest
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    darkbasic - No, RocM doesn't support the R9 390 as far as I know.

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  • jpegxguy
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    Originally posted by matthewtrescott View Post
    Yes, can't use i915.fastboot=1 myself though because backlight control doesn't work with it. Even without i915.fastboot though the flickering is very minor.
    You can restore brightness control with the command
    intel_reg write BLC_PWM_PCH_CTL1 0xc0000000

    intel_reg is found in the intel-gpu-tools package

    What I have is a systemd service that runs on boot:
    [Unit]
    Description=Enable backlight when i915.fastboot is a thing

    [Service]
    ExecStart=/usr/bin/intel_reg write BLC_PWM_PCH_CTL1 0xc0000000

    [Install]
    WantedBy=multi-user.target

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  • Veerappan
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    Originally posted by ssokolow View Post

    On that note, my brother just built a new system and decided to hold off on the video card until the post-Boxing Day stock clear-outs around January and February by borrowing an older AMD card from me. (Which was gifted to me by a mutual friend when he upgraded.)

    Since he's decided to dual-boot Kubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and I'm not yet sure what his budget is for the GPU, can you make any general recommendations for evaluating cards when the time comes? (I'm still on an nVidia GeForce GTX750 that I bought back before AMD's open-source drivers got good, when my GT430 from 2007 died, so I have no experience picking AMD GPUs for compatibility.)
    I have been very happy with the 8GB RX580 I've been running for a while now. System is running nice and stable, and I've got it set up in a dual-monitor situation (one 1920x1200 over ?DP?, one 1920x1080 over DVI).

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  • xorbe
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    I must be the only Linux user left that prefers text output until x.org launches.

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  • Ulukai
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    Originally posted by ssokolow View Post

    Thanks.

    As for my card, it's not ideal, given that it's now the bottleneck for certain games I might consider playing, but I'll probably do as I did before. (Stick with my current card until it dies, then switch to the onboard AMD VGA for the two days it'll take NewEgg to ship me a successor... this time, AMD.)
    Can't tell you you're wrong. I switched from an Nvidia GTX 780 to an AMD RX 580. Couldn't be happier.
    Much better performance, less artifacts or bugs in Steam games (native and Proton).
    No tearing at all, not on the desktop and not in games. Not even when vsync is disabled. When vsync is enabled, the input lag is almost non-existent.
    As icing on the cake, in 2 months time Freesync should be working too.
    I couldn't believe my eyes, and really asked myself why I sticked to Nvidia that long, knowing that their cards are much more expensive and many users still keep saying they have the best Linux support...

    I'm using Arch Linux with the open AMDGPU driver and radeon-vulkan module on Gnome-Shell in a pure Xorg session, no (X)Wayland. Dream come true.
    You might want to wait until Q1/Q2 next year when AMD launches their RX 3080 which should compete with the Nvidia RTX 2070 for half the price. Will probably upgrade too once Michael tests the cards and all functions are working properly. I hope AMD devs will be able to support those cards at release or very soon after.

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  • Britoid
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    Originally posted by shrinivas17081997 View Post
    you can get manjaro linux Flickr free boot with bootsplash with intel and amd hardware you just have to install systemd-bootsplash and a bootsplash-theme-manjaro then in mkinitcpio you have to add modules radeon or i915 for amd or intel
    Change as following for intel graphics
    mkinitcpio.conf
    MODULES=“i915”
    HOOKS=“base udev autodetect modconf block keyboard keymap resume filesystems bootsplash-manjaro”

    etc/default/grub
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“resume=UUID=c8afc06e-d7a5-4f56-b14f-fb542d822576 bootsplash.bootfile=bootsplash-themes/manjaro/bootsplash"
    Isn't Manjaro's implementation using an inkernel-boot screen.

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  • ssokolow
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    Originally posted by johanb View Post

    Pretty much anything from the 400-series and up are a safe bet for 18.04 (except for the 590 which you would need a newer kernel to work). The Fury (X) and Vega 56/64 are also reliable but not as optimized.

    I also used the 750ti previously which stuttered in Gnome and had some minor tearing in the browser on all DEs, but if you only care about the gaming experience the 750 is still a pretty decent card for Linux. If it works for you there's really no need to switch.
    Thanks.

    As for my card, it's not ideal, given that it's now the bottleneck for certain games I might consider playing, but I'll probably do as I did before. (Stick with my current card until it dies, then switch to the onboard AMD VGA for the two days it'll take NewEgg to ship me a successor... this time, AMD.)

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