Hello guys, question about AUR kernel package

Hello I’m new to Linux, but I’m trying to study and understand, everyday I learn something new.

I’m using Ryzen 5 3400g CPU with no graphics card.
MOBO: Asus b450M-gaming/br
8Gb RAM 2666mhz

I have been running in some issues now and then(with USB camera and external HD), but usually its working well.

Is it safe to install this kernel from AUR for my setup??
(can’t post the link, sorry, its in aur archlinux org the name is linux-amd-raven)

I like to play games too, and hope it will give me a performance boost, and maybe make some issues go away, but I’m really not sure because of lack of knowledge.

Thanks guys.

I use that kernel … just remember it isnt handled by mhwd-kernel (or manjaro-settings-manager) and it needs to be rebuilt for things like modules.
Also note that kernel is locked at 5.4 … you can get the more recent kernel (5.8) using linux-raven-latest.

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Thank you, I’m going to try to install it

works great, this is awesome, another question if I may, anyone know a guide to use this kernel in other linux distros?

I have multiboot with xubuntu and debian also
thanks for everything

Looks like its all pretty much made in the PKGBUILD … so you would need to translate that somehow

https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/tree/PKGBUILD?h=linux-amd-raven

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I know very little in programming matters, I thought it would be just a matter of using the same kernel file, like just put the file somewhere and then alter the grub configurations.

Also another question, the initrd file also needs to be related to the kernel? This is where the headers come in? like the kernel is somehow changed for every system it’s used?

Sorry if I’m rambling its just that I really don’t understand how stuff works, if someone could direct a good reading in the subject.

Ok, my usb wifi card won’t work with this kernel, I just made the experiment to change to Manjaro kernel(5.8) and it works fine.

Can someone point me in the direction of fixing the issue? I can follow instructions and then I can post the results here.

See the first inxi section.

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wow thanks for the quick response, really appreciate it:

here is the inxi -Fazy output:

System:
  Kernel: 5.8.16-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.8-x86_64 
  root=UUID=c85b42e2-0745-4a70-9df0-0fc013f7332a rw quiet apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.20 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME B450M-GAMING/BR v: Rev X.0x 
  serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 2202 date: 07/14/2020 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G with Radeon Vega Graphics 
  socket: AM4 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen+ family: 17 (23) 
  model-id: 18 (24) stepping: 1 microcode: 8108109 L1 cache: 384 KiB 
  L2 cache: 2048 KiB L3 cache: 4096 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 
  bogomips: 65624 
  Speed: 1260 MHz min/max: 1400/4100 MHz base/boost: 4100/4200 boost: enabled 
  volts: 1.5 V ext-clock: 100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1260 2: 1257 3: 1257 
  4: 1260 5: 1259 6: 1259 7: 1260 8: 1260 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds status: Not affected 
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: 
  disabled, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Picasso vendor: ASUSTeK driver: amdgpu v: kernel 
  bus ID: 08:00.0 chip ID: 1002:15d8 
  Display: server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting 
  alternate: fbdev,vesa display ID: :0.0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1280x1024 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 338x270mm (13.3x10.6") 
  s-diag: 433mm (17") 
  Monitor-1: DisplayPort-0 res: 1280x1024 hz: 60 dpi: 102 
  size: 320x240mm (12.6x9.4") diag: 400mm (15.7") 
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD RAVEN (DRM 3.38.0 5.8.16-2-MANJARO LLVM 10.0.1) 
  v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.8 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Raven/Raven2/Fenghuang HDMI/DP Audio vendor: ASUSTeK 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 08:00.1 chip ID: 1002:15de 
  Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 08:00.6 chip ID: 1022:15e3 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.16-2-MANJARO 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel port: f000 bus ID: 07:00.0 
  chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: enp7s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: TP-Link TL-WN722N v2/v3 [Realtek RTL8188EUS] type: USB 
  driver: r8188eu bus ID: 1-3:3 chip ID: 2357:010c serial: <filter> 
  IF: wlp1s0f0u3 state: up mac: <filter> 
Argument "0x012500500125" isn't numeric in numeric gt (>) at /usr/bin/inxi line 9412.
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 3.62 TiB used: 341.08 GiB (9.2%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST2000DM005-2CW102 
  family: Barracuda Compute size: 1.82 TiB block size: physical: 4096 B 
  logical: 512 B sata: 3.1 speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5425 rpm serial: <filter> 
  rev: 0001 temp: 36 C scheme: GPT 
  SMART: yes state: enabled health: PASSED on: 29d 9h cycles: 130 
  read: 1.34 TiB written: 1.44 TiB Pre-Fail: attribute: Spin_Retry_Count 
  value: 100 worst: 100 threshold: 97 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Samsung model: HD154UI family: SpinPoint F2 EG 
  size: 1.36 TiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s 
  serial: <filter> rev: 1118 temp: 29 C scheme: GPT 
  SMART: yes state: enabled health: PASSED on: 294d 12h cycles: 3298 Pre-Fail: 
  reallocated sector: 99 threshold: 10 
  ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Western Digital model: WDS480G2G0B-00EPW0 
  family: WD Blue and Green SSDs size: 447.14 GiB block size: physical: 512 B 
  logical: 512 B sata: 3.2 speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 0000 
  temp: 28 C scheme: GPT 
  SMART: yes state: enabled health: PASSED on: 35d 10h cycles: 207 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw size: 34.18 GiB size: 33.39 GiB (97.70%) used: 22.36 GiB (67.0%) 
  fs: ext4 block size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sdc7 
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 13.67 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  dev: /dev/sdc9 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 43.5 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 43 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 266 Uptime: 25m Memory: 6.72 GiB used: 2.21 GiB (32.9%) 
  Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1401 lib: 413 
  flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash (sudo) v: 5.0.18 running in: xfce4-terminal 
  inxi: 3.1.05

I suppose this is the thing in question ?

Both kernel configs contain

CONFIG_R8188EU=m

So thats not the issue.

Would it be possible for you to generate the same (or just inxi -Nazy) from the ‘non-working’ Raven ?

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Indeed that is the usb modem. And here is the output of the inxi -Fazy and I also ran lsusb -tv : Thank you.

System:
  Kernel: 5.9.1-RAVEN x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-linux-raven-latest 
  root=UUID=c85b42e2-0745-4a70-9df0-0fc013f7332a rw quiet apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.20 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME B450M-GAMING/BR v: Rev X.0x 
  serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 2202 date: 07/14/2020 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G with Radeon Vega Graphics 
  socket: AM4 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen+ family: 17 (23) 
  model-id: 18 (24) stepping: 1 microcode: 8108109 L1 cache: 384 KiB 
  L2 cache: 2048 KiB L3 cache: 4096 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 
  bogomips: 65628 
  Speed: 1259 MHz min/max: 1400/4100 MHz base/boost: 4100/4200 boost: enabled 
  volts: 1.5 V ext-clock: 100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1259 2: 1256 3: 1259 
  4: 1259 5: 1258 6: 1260 7: 1258 8: 1259 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
  Type: mds status: Not affected 
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: 
  disabled, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Picasso vendor: ASUSTeK driver: amdgpu v: kernel 
  bus ID: 08:00.0 chip ID: 1002:15d8 
  Display: server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting 
  alternate: fbdev,vesa display ID: :0.0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1280x1024 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 338x270mm (13.3x10.6") 
  s-diag: 433mm (17") 
  Monitor-1: DisplayPort-0 res: 1280x1024 hz: 60 dpi: 102 
  size: 320x240mm (12.6x9.4") diag: 400mm (15.7") 
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD RAVEN (DRM 3.39.0 5.9.1-RAVEN LLVM 10.0.1) 
  v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.8 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Raven/Raven2/Fenghuang HDMI/DP Audio vendor: ASUSTeK 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 08:00.1 chip ID: 1002:15de 
  Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 08:00.6 chip ID: 1022:15e3 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.9.1-RAVEN 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel port: f000 bus ID: 07:00.0 
  chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: enp7s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Argument "0x012500500125" isn't numeric in numeric gt (>) at /usr/bin/inxi line 9412.
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 3.62 TiB used: 340.41 GiB (9.2%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST2000DM005-2CW102 
  family: Barracuda Compute size: 1.82 TiB block size: physical: 4096 B 
  logical: 512 B sata: 3.1 speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5425 rpm serial: <filter> 
  rev: 0001 temp: 35 C scheme: GPT 
  SMART: yes state: enabled health: PASSED on: 29d 15h cycles: 131 
  read: 1.34 TiB written: 1.44 TiB Pre-Fail: attribute: Spin_Retry_Count 
  value: 100 worst: 100 threshold: 97 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Samsung model: HD154UI family: SpinPoint F2 EG 
  size: 1.36 TiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s 
  serial: <filter> rev: 1118 temp: 29 C scheme: GPT 
  SMART: yes state: enabled health: PASSED on: 294d 17h cycles: 3299 Pre-Fail: 
  reallocated sector: 99 threshold: 10 
  ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Western Digital model: WDS480G2G0B-00EPW0 
  family: WD Blue and Green SSDs size: 447.14 GiB block size: physical: 512 B 
  logical: 512 B sata: 3.2 speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 0000 
  temp: 27 C scheme: GPT 
  SMART: yes state: enabled health: PASSED on: 35d 12h cycles: 208 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw size: 34.18 GiB size: 33.39 GiB (97.70%) used: 21.69 GiB (65.0%) 
  fs: ext4 block size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sdc7 
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 13.67 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  dev: /dev/sdc9 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 41.9 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 41 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 233 Uptime: 2h 43m Memory: 6.72 GiB used: 2.19 GiB (32.5%) 
  Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1401 lib: 413 
  flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash (sudo) v: 5.0.18 running in: xfce4-terminal 
  inxi: 3.1.05

[ejaro-pc ejaro]# lsusb -tv
/:  Bus 06.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=xhci_hcd/1p, 10000M
    ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
/:  Bus 05.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=xhci_hcd/1p, 480M
    ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
/:  Bus 04.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=xhci_hcd/4p, 10000M
    ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
/:  Bus 03.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=xhci_hcd/4p, 480M
    ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    |__ Port 2: Dev 2, If 0, Class=Human Interface Device, Driver=usbhid, 1.5M
        ID 046d:c31c Logitech, Inc. Keyboard K120
    |__ Port 2: Dev 2, If 1, Class=Human Interface Device, Driver=usbhid, 1.5M
        ID 046d:c31c Logitech, Inc. Keyboard K120
    |__ Port 3: Dev 3, If 0, Class=Human Interface Device, Driver=usbhid, 1.5M
        ID 046d:c077 Logitech, Inc. M105 Optical Mouse
/:  Bus 02.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=xhci_hcd/4p, 10000M
    ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
/:  Bus 01.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=xhci_hcd/10p, 480M
    ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    |__ Port 3: Dev 2, If 0, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=, 480M
        ID 2357:010c TP-Link TL-WN722N v2/v3 [Realtek RTL8188EUS]
    |__ Port 4: Dev 3, If 0, Class=Human Interface Device, Driver=usbhid, 12M
        ID 1ea7:0064 SHARKOON Technologies GmbH 2.4GHz Wireless rechargeable vertical mouse [More&Better]

It looks like its not recognizing that 8188EU with that kernel.
(hm … I vaguely remember this model … maybe there is some extra somewhere I cant find…)

But … an easy route without dissecting all of that might be to use one of the AUR dkms packages.
ex: 8188eu-dkms might work or 8188eu-dkms-git or 8188eu-aircrack-dkms-git

This is known to be a fidgety series … but it should be doable, as shown by it working otherwise.

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thank you, I will try and post results

Turns out I didn’t have any kernel headers installed hahaha
could this be the culprit of the issue?
Now I installed all the headers I could, need a reboot for the driver?