I’ve been playing on manjaro for a few days and I love it. Almost everything runs smoother and is easier to obtain than on any other distro I have worked before. Stuff like texlive or even scrcpy where almost point and click whereas on other distros they mean a pack of beer and a few hours sweating.
Anyway, I have everything I need setup and working great (except a Google printer I still need to configure) but there’s one thing that is bugging me:
My system has currently 3 x R9 390 cards I used to use for some mining on a Mint distro. Although right now, mining isn’t cost effective for me anymore, I feel like I want to prove myself I can make it work on my manjaro system.
By default, all 3 cards are using the default video-linux drivers which translates into Radeon on my system. I tried starting up xmr-stak but even with open CL amd package installed, it segmentfaults because DRM version is 2.5 while driver works on 3+.
I thought that maybe I could force the use of amdgpu drivers (they appear to be installed on my system) so I modified mkinitcpio.conf to first load amdgpu and then Radeon but it still defaulted to Radeon. Then my latest idea was to modify grub to include: radeon.cik_support = 0 radeon.si_support=0 amdgpu.cik_support =1 amdgpu.si_support =1
But unfortunately the system doesn’t even boot with those settings.
Should I just give up? I’ve read through the forums and learned quite a bit about the gpu scene but the truth is, I’m not a gamer nor am I really a miner so as long as I have a dual monitor output working fine, I can live with that. It’s just my curious nature that wants to make this work and feel that manjaro does everything as good or better than my previous distro.