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Raphty 2 Feb

Hey Guys, I am new to desktop Linux in general, I was administrator of a couple of Linux servers a couple of years ago, so I am familiar with Linux in general, but overclocking and stuff especially GPUs was never something I had to deal with in that context.

I was used to use MSI afterburner on Windows, to set custom fan curves and undervolt and overclock my GPU. I believe that the CPU isn't bottlenecking my gaming that is why I am focused on the GPU.

I am looking for guides how to go about this. I have an AMD Vega64 with MESA drivers (which was already an improvement over the AMD drivers, Dota2 was crashing quite frequent before I made the switch) and an Ryzen 2700x.
The distro I use is Pop!_OS 19.10.

I am quite happy with Pop!_OS but I would switch if that would make things easier. But since its based on Ubuntu there weren't to many difficulties fining what I needed in the past.

Hopefully this is the right place for this question, I was searching for Overclocking in this forum, but there were 0 results. For me overclocking is part of my gamer lifestyle, together with building my own PC. Now switching to Linux was the next step, taking more charge over my software, I thought that this would give me more control over my hardware as well, but sadly easy tasks on windows have proven quite difficult on Linux when it comes to hardware.

Thank You in advance! I appreciate all help

first you have to add this to grub

Quoteamdgpu.ppfeaturemask=0xffffffff

edit the file /etc/default/grub

find the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEAFULT and add that to the end, like this

QuoteGRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="splash=silent quiet showopts amdgpu.ppfeaturemask=0xffffffff"

then run

update-grub

and reboot

after rebooting overclocking is unlocked, running a command like this will overclock your gpu memory

echo "m 2 2200 900" > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/pp_od_clk_voltage
and then commit the change

echo "c" > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/pp_od_clk_voltage
(look for the correct values for your card)




for controlling the GPU fan I personally use this
https://github.com/wepiha/qt-amdgpu-fan-ctl


or the other option you have if you don't want to input commands for overclocking, you could use this app that it has more features

https://github.com/marazmista/radeon-profile

you have to compile it manually because I don't think there is a repo for radeon-profile.


and then the other GUI app there is, is WattmanGTK

https://github.com/BoukeHaarsma23/WattmanGTK

for overclocking the CPU I use Zenstates

https://github.com/r4m0n/ZenStates-Linux

you need to read the wiki and use this spreadsheet to calculate the correct values
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1icKFa0COFFpIKmkXOXVUrTt7mnMqdYYLbtRiedat5zs/edit?usp=drivesdk

for example this is the script I use

#!/bin/sh
./zenstates.py -p 1 -f A0 && \
./zenstates.py -p 0 -f A0 && \
./zenstates.py -p 2 -f 8C


Last edited by The_Aquabat on 8 February 2020 at 9:17 pm UTC

Raphty 1 Mar

Thanks,

I am still on it. It isn't as straight forward as I thought.

I am currently stuck in building the marazmista/radeon-profile app.
the QT5 thing is beyond me. I looked if I have the lib, and it appeared so, but it didnt work, then I went and stalled the QT5 thing from their homepage, still nothing and now I am not sure if I even had to do that.

Do you have a guide for how to build stuff like that on Ubuntu?

thanks!

Quoting: RaphtyThanks,

I am still on it. It isn't as straight forward as I thought.

I am currently stuck in building the marazmista/radeon-profile app.
the QT5 thing is beyond me. I looked if I have the lib, and it appeared so, but it didnt work, then I went and stalled the QT5 thing from their homepage, still nothing and now I am not sure if I even had to do that.

Do you have a guide for how to build stuff like that on Ubuntu?

thanks!

did you install the dependencies


sudo apt-get qt5-base qt5-charts qt5-defaults libxrandr

also just in case

sudo apt-get install build-essential autotools-dev autoconf automake git

then

git clone https://github.com/marazmista/radeon-profile.git
cd radeon-profile/radeon-profile
qmake
make 



or you could also use this ppa (I haven't tried but I suppose it works)

https://launchpad.net/~trebelnik-stefina/+archive/ubuntu/radeon-profile

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:trebelnik-stefina/radeon-profile
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install radeon-profile        


Last edited by The_Aquabat on 1 March 2020 at 11:16 pm UTC

Raphty 2 Mar

Thanks,

I checked the dependencies and I think I got all of them, but I guess installing them again wouldn't hurt?

I try it later this week.

thank you very much

try installing the package from the ppa, it's some months behind but should work
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:trebelnik-stefina/radeon-profile

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install radeon-profile

Raphty 8 Mar

Thanks for the help I appreciate it a lot!

I want to learn and get better with my linux skills that is partly why I want to build it myself.

qmake: could not find a Qt installation of ''

is the response I get and I am not sure what it wants. I figured it doesnt find the file it should interact with?

I am in the Git/radeon-profile/radeon-profile directory.

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-rw-r--r-- 1 raphty raphty 1.2K Feb 23 09:17 daemonComm.h
drwxr-xr-x 2 raphty raphty 4.0K Feb 23 09:17 dialogs
-rw-r--r-- 1 raphty raphty  707 Feb 23 09:17 Doxyfile
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-rw-r--r-- 1 raphty raphty  17K Feb 23 09:17 globalStuff.h
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-rw-r--r-- 1 raphty raphty 5.1K Feb 23 09:17 ioctl_amdgpu.cpp
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try installing qtbase5-dev also libqt5charts5-dev and libxrandr-dev

sudo apt-get install qtbase5-dev libqt5charts5-dev libxrandr-dev

Last edited by The_Aquabat on 8 March 2020 at 6:59 pm UTC

Raphty 10 Mar

still qmake gave the same error I am on POP_OS! could this be an issue?

Raphty 10 Mar

ok I found a solution on Stackoverflow!
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16607003/qmake-could-not-find-a-qt-installation-of

I think I build it now!
but an awkward question now, how do I run it?
I looked with ls, but there is no executable file.

The_Aquabat 10 Mar

I think that you need to install with make install

just run "make install" in the same directory you ran qmake and then
sudo radeon-profile

Last edited by The_Aquabat on 10 March 2020 at 11:34 pm UTC

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