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[Rant]: RX 5700... a frustrating experience
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tuubi 25 Apr

Avehicle7887
Trias
Avehicle7887I don't know if this might help but I just noticed the AMD firmwares have been updated in the linux-firmware git: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/

By the way, is it possible to revert changes from this git and go back to previous linux-firmware?
I installed it (sudo cp -va amdgpu/ /lib/firmware/ and sudo update-initramfs -u, according to this article ) on my Linux Mint 19.3 and now I am getting a lot of warnings "Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/amdgpu/ ... for module amdgpu" every time something is using update-initramfs (e. g. every time I am installing new kernel).

That command seems ok, to be safe it's probably better to open up a gui as sudo and copy paste all the amdgpu firmware in /lib/firmware/amdgpu

The errors you're getting in terminal indicate that those files are not being found.
You'll get those warnings even with the default firmware package if you install a recent kernel. They're harmless as long as you're not missing firmware required by your own hardware.

Trias 25 Apr

Avehicle7887That command seems ok, to be safe it's probably better to open up a gui as sudo and copy paste all the amdgpu firmware in /lib/firmware/amdgpu

The errors you're getting in terminal indicate that those files are not being found.

I checked both linux-firmware-20200316 from git and linux-firmware_1.186 from ubuntu and I don't see arcturus and navi12 files that I miss in amdgpu folders. So, nothing to copy...

tuubiYou'll get those warnings even with the default firmware package if you install a recent kernel. They're harmless as long as you're not missing firmware required by your own hardware.

There are no major problems, so I think it's fine. And if it's about kernel, not firmware itself, I think I just leave it like this. Thanks.

In terms of stability, what's the current status of RX 5700 or Navi in general?

There are rumors of RX 5300 and I'm interested in low end GPU's.

Tuxee 29 May

I would not recommend it.

My RX 5700 works fine on Ubuntu 18.04.4 with Mesa 20.0 and two displays, but pretty much all other combinations (Ubuntu 20.04 with Kernels 5.4 to 5.6, Mesa 20.0 and various firmware versions) run into hefty problems: long boot times, screen flicker, crashes, etc.
It's not an Ubuntu thing since a live Manjaro image exhibited the same symptoms.
It's not a hardware thing since my Ryzen 7/X570/RX 5700 combo shows the same problems as my Ryzen 5/B450/RX 5500XT.
This is however only valid if you use more than one screen.
I've attached my Ryzen 5 setup to a single 4k display and everything ran without any hiccups for hours. Connect a second display and everything goes south.
This has been my experience so far but they are closely matched by these bug reports (the first issue was reported nearly 8 months ago)
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/drm/amd/-/issues/929

https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/drm/amd/-/issues/1133

Edit: Typo

Last edited by Tuxee on 29 May 2020 at 2:21 pm UTC

TobyGornow 29 May

I'm on Manjaro Testing, with a dual screen setup (Screen, drawing tablet and Tv) all in 1080p but 1 hdmi + 1 Dp so not the same situation as Tuxee. Everything is silky smooth, no flicker, no crash or other problems so I can only recommend.

I need to buy another DP to Hdmi converter and try to reproduce this dual screen problem.

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