AMD hardware support in Manjaro

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amdgpu
manjaro
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radeon

#168

Now that there’s no xorg config file, how am I supposed to fix screen tearing? I thought it was going to be fixed with 4.15 (AMD DC and all), but I’m currently running 4.16.5 and I’m still having tearing in videos. I know this is a xorg issue, I’ve read a bit about this and wayland “fixing it”.

I’m trying to use wayland in my free time, but when I have to study or work I prefer stability, and currently I’m pretty bussy.

Is there anyone kind enough to tell me where can I configure this now?


#169

You really should start your own thread for assistance. But you can create as many xorg confs as you want. (but please dont … you probably just need the one)


#170

Simply create one :joy:

By switching to Wayland. For xorg there is no fix, just many workarounds, because it is not designed to be tearfree.


#171

Yeah, I should’ve done that, but I’m not that concerned about tearing (I can tolerate it).

I really want to, for many reasons (including tearing-free video), but I can’t decide to do the final jump. I feel like waiting for basic things like extract files by dragging and dropping them and such, maybe that’s already working? I’ll just give it a try now that I’m about to finish my studies.


#172

With some of the next amdgpu-experimental releases i’ll remove the DC enable thingy, because it’s default anyways.

Whats about the amdgpu experimental stuff for GCN1.0,1.1 is this active by default now?


#173

on GCN 1.1, amdgpu should be active per default because DC should be active per default there but I am not 100% sure about that. GCN 1.0 should still be radeon per default.


#174

This summer (if I find the time /s) I’d love to get this working/packaged someway


#175

Thanks. So for now, better keep this part in.
Minimal Kernel Version will be 4.17 now and uhm the only usefull other change will still be deep_color support.

What about freesync? My Display always shows freesync but it doesnt feel like its enabled :yum:


#176

freesync is there, but the non-kernel side is not working. But they are working on it and apparently, mesa 18.2 has some work on freesync (or some later mesa - not sure, read it on phoronix some weeks ago)


#177

Sounds nice. I wonder how this works with wayland compositors :thinking:


#178

read it wrong, they are actively discussing: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=VRR-AS-API-Discussion


#179

I have a AMD A10 7850k. Sincerely i am missing OpenCL, Vulkan support on linux distribuitions. I could help with driver test and development. The AMD release gpus documentations on developer amd site


#180

vulkan support is fully there (with amdgpu that is - your GPU can use that one)


#181

also opencl should be possible with the amd-opencl aur package i think (cant check right now)


#182

Yes, it will work with just about any amdgpu card (even Vega I think, since they hooked that to PAL?)

In other news, DC has been disabled by default on all <Kaveri hardware (ie that has a VGA or LVDS output)


#183

Good thing.Lets hope they get this fixed first. :+1: Thanks


#184

Nice. Finally a good news, where i find a good step by step tutorial to enable amdgpu on manjaro? Just i need enable this driver to be happy :joy: