Ryzen 5 2500U support?


#1

So there are a couple laptops out now with the new mobile ryzen apus. I am thinking about getting the HP Envy x360, but I’m not sure if the drivers will be available. Does anyone know if I will have to worry about that? Will Manjaro be able to automatically find these drivers for me when I install?


#2

I think you need kernel 4.15 for it. Unsure though. But it would make sense.


#3

okay so if the drivers will be in kernel 4.15, then it should work right? I’ve never had an AMD computer before so I didn’t know if I would manually have to hunt for the video drivers or if they would just be built into the kernel.


#4

The 2500U comes with a Vega 8 or something right?
Will probably use AMDGPU.


#5

yeah :smiley: So basically as long as AMD has updated that driver with the new hardware, I should be good? :smiley: and thanks


#6

Would be my guess, but I am not sure. I haven’t owned any newer AMD hardware.


#7

it should work with kernel 4.15.

amdgpu already supports vega, kernel supports vega with 4.15 and ryzen itself is supported since some kernel releases ago … You might need to use architect installer to get 4.15 in Manjaro though.


#8

Or request a custom 4.15 spin. I believe @lolix already did one?


#9

Yes, it is linked here
I can make newer version or with diferent DE if needed


#10

You have an iso that boots with 4.15? That would be fantastic :smiley: if and when I get the pc I’ll see if I can use architect first. I’m also not picky with the DE. So you don’t have to make another one :slight_smile:


#11

I hope there is a chance to create iso that boots 4.15. Would be grateful if You can.

Having the same laptop that OP plans to buy. And got a headache of trying to setup Linux on it. Somehow I’ve installed Ubuntu 17.10 with linux amdgpu binaries (4.15 rc8), but still I have a lot of problems (freezing etc…). Since I’ve always used Manjaro Deepin, such great DE, I really miss it. Can’t even install half of the software that I need right now.

My original thread: Drivers

I did try to create Manjaro DE using manjaro-architect, but no success.
I have no ethernet port on this laptop + it just doesn’t recognize WiFi adapter so I could not setup connection.

Much obliged!


#12

He already did:


#13

I’m also drooling over a Lenovo 720S-13ARR, which sports a Ryzen 5 2500U, as my new work laptop.

Anyone know if it’s easy enough to enter another SSD or?


#14

you might need to look for official technical documentation or models with more stock equipment.

most notebooks have a m.2 SSD preinstalled and a regular 2,5" HDD as additional drivespace, or at least a slot for a 2,5" drive - in that case you should be able to replace the HDD by an SSD (or replace the m.2 SSD with a bigger one)


#15

Yeah, that’s what I was afraid of. It comes with a 256 GB m.2 drive and no mention of another slot.

Guess I would have to dualboot it. :stuck_out_tongue:


#16

the lenovo is going to have single channel ram D: personally i’ve changed my mind and i’m going to go with the acer swift which isn’t a touch screen, but i’d probably never use it anyways so i’m not getting the HP xD there will probably be many more choices in the next few months though.


#17

So I ended up going with the HP computer after all and none of the ISOs @Lolix made will boot :confused: I mean they will boot, but when I launch the live desktop it just shows a black screen. Is there a way to get the video driver and put it in the ISO?

The way I make all of my bootable drives is by using GPT, fat32, and DD mode.

Somehow Ubuntu will boot with kernel 4.13 at (800x600) resolution though lol. with Ubuntu I was able to install and then update the video driver and then I got normal resolution. Then i had to get the wifi driver. but also on ubuntu when I installed kernel 4.15, it stopped booting. which is odd.


#18

can you try to add amdgpu.dc=1 to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX boot command in grub on an iso that has kernel 4.15 and check again?


#19

I would close this topic and create a new one. Post there your hardware specs.


#20

thanks i’ll try that and make a new topic after if it still won’t work.

how do i close? just mark as solved?