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Europa Universalis IV, Heart of Iron IV, and Stellaris not working with amdgpu+radeonsi
med commented on 15 October 2016 at 2:04 pm UTC

Hi,

I just got an RX480 and to my disappointment a number of games have major issues with it. Among others, Europa Universalis IV, Heart of Iron IV, and Stellaris do not display anything. Music starts and all, but no window is ever displayed. I updated to the latest mesa git, to no avail. The apitrace shows the creation and destruction of contexts before starting to draw with no active context (which I guess explain why there is no window). I am a bit at a loss as to what to try. Any idea?

Thanks,

Med

wolfyrion commented on 15 October 2016 at 9:58 pm UTC

well I have no clue about AMD GPU's and what is going on with Linux but I think you should be using amdgpu pro drivers.
or I am wrong :o?

BTRE commented on 15 October 2016 at 10:27 pm UTC

Make sure to check the various logs for each game in ~/.local/share/Paradox Interactive/ as they might give you a clue as to what's wrong. Maybe the output if you try running the games from the terminal might also be helpful. I should be getting my hands on an RX480 within the next week so I'll be able to try for myself but this is the first time I've heard of this sort of thing happening for these games. Clausewitz engine games tend to play nice with Mesa. If all else fails, try the official paradox forums for support.

med commented on 15 October 2016 at 11:28 pm UTC

Oh my, I have finally found out. Apparently I was running Wayland without even realizing. Maybe the latest gnome 3 update changed the default? I guess it means it is mature enough for the desktop. Finally reverting to X.org, things went back to normal and everything works again. That being said it is certainly not normal that it crashes through XWayland.

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