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by fungus
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Random freezes running Linux Mint 19.1 on Thinkpad A485 (AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U)
Replies: 28
Views: 796

Re: Random freezes running Linux Mint 19.1 on Thinkpad A485 (AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U)

banepol wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:20 am
The following command suggested by fungus didn't work.
$ cd /boot && ls -l initrd
Because you forgot the trailing "*" used as wildcard.
by fungus
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Random freezes running Linux Mint 19.1 on Thinkpad A485 (AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U)
Replies: 28
Views: 796

Re: Random freezes running Linux Mint 19.1 on Thinkpad A485 (AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U)

AFAICT, the firmware is successfully updated. The missing "vega20_ta.bin" is only used for Vega8, ignore it. The "cryptsetup" warnings are also to be ignored. You can open a terminal and run the command: "cd /boot && ls -l initrd*" and check the time of the images - if they are newly created, you ar...
by fungus
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Random freezes running Linux Mint 19.1 on Thinkpad A485 (AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U)
Replies: 28
Views: 796

Re: Random freezes running Linux Mint 19.1 on Thinkpad A485 (AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U)

Are you suggesting that a kernel update alone is'nt sufficient and that i need to do a separate firmware update using the latest available package from the link provided? Yes. The firmware is the layer between the hardware and the kernel; the kernel therefore utilizes the hardware through the firmw...
by fungus
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19.1
Replies: 51
Views: 9679

Re: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19.1

August 2019 and I'm still hitting my reset button daily! Which errors do you find in syslog (/var/log/syslog) just after you have reset the system after a lockup? What have you done to fix the issue? I'm running Kubuntu (fully updated) and it has been rock solid since I upgraded the firmware, a des...
by fungus
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Random freezes running Linux Mint 19.1 on Thinkpad A485 (AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U)
Replies: 28
Views: 796

Re: Random freezes running Linux Mint 19.1 on Thinkpad A485 (AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U)

A newer kernel will not fix it. Whenever you reboot after a lockup, try to check your syslog (text file /var/log/syslog) - I'm pretty sure that the error is this one: [XX.XX] [drm:amdgpu_job_timedout [amdgpu]] *ERROR* ring gfx timeout, signaled seq=XX, emitted seq=XX [XX.XX] [drm] GPU recovery disab...
by fungus
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Switch from intel to AMD with same installation of mint?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Switch from intel to AMD with same installation of mint?

Yes, it is the iGPU which causes issues with older firmware. If your Intel system works, upgrade the firmware from there and swap the hardware. Otherwise you should be able to upgrade the firmware from the Ryzen system as well.
by fungus
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Switch from intel to AMD with same installation of mint?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Switch from intel to AMD with same installation of mint?

It SHOULD work and it does not hurt to try. Just remember that the Ryzen 2*00G CPU's are (or have been) quite troublesome and in order to avoid any system freezes, you should ensure that you have amdgpu firmware version 18.50 or newer installed before switching. Info on how to upgrade firmware is fo...
by fungus
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: AMD Ryzen APU Graphics problems, Oibaf drivers, Kernel v5
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: AMD Ryzen APU Graphics problems, Oibaf drivers, Kernel v5

Do you have any issues with your system or does the missing module cause problems?
by fungus
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: AMD Ryzen APU Graphics problems, Oibaf drivers, Kernel v5
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: AMD Ryzen APU Graphics problems, Oibaf drivers, Kernel v5

oh and about updating firmware? what does that mean, please don't confuse users if you do not have this hardware. I have a Ryzen 2400G on a B320M motherboard and I have had my fair share of lockups until I got the firmware updated to V18.50 using the method described in the thread I linked to. Firm...
by fungus
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: AMD Ryzen APU Graphics problems, Oibaf drivers, Kernel v5
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: AMD Ryzen APU Graphics problems, Oibaf drivers, Kernel v5

You need to upgrade your firmware, raven ridge requires version 18.50 or newer to work properly. Look at this post.
by fungus
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ryzen 2200g still making trouble
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: Ryzen 2200g still making trouble

Linux Mint 19.x is not stable with 2200G/2400G as is. You need at least kernel 4.19 or even better 4.20 and firmware version 18.50 or newer for raven ridge. Also see this post on how-to. Your issue may also be related to conflicting graphics adapters, try to disable iGPU in BIOS.
by fungus
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Seagate Ex. HD model: ST2000DM006-2DM164
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Seagate Ex. HD model: ST2000DM006-2DM164

So, you did not install any system on it and thereby whiping all its data. Please try to run the command: "sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda" and see if any file systems are detected on the drive.
by fungus
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Seagate Ex. HD model: ST2000DM006-2DM164
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Seagate Ex. HD model: ST2000DM006-2DM164

You need to provide more info, 3 drives are connected, one 2GB, one 250GB and one 150GB. What comes out if you run the command "lsblk"? TOP TIP: When you install a system, you ONLY connect the drive on which you want to install that system - all data drives are to be disconnected until the system in...
by fungus
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ryzen 2400G MSI B450 Freeze
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Ryzen 2400G MSI B450 Freeze

Normal on a stock install, read this: viewtopic.php?f=49&t=287070&sid=fc91c53 ... 913149824d
by fungus
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SD card after dd commands shows 4GB capacity instead of 16 GB
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: SD card after dd commands shows 4GB capacity instead of 16 GB

When you dd a raspbian image onto a SD card, everything on that card is whiped, no way back from that. The reason why it only shows up as 4GB is because that is the size of the system partition and file system in the image. Whenever raspbian is actually run from the SD card, the file system will be ...
by fungus
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ryzen 2400 and Mint 19.x build - not stable
Replies: 16
Views: 1988

Re: Ryzen 2400 and Mint 19.x build - not stable

You can check the latest firmware here: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/log/ Latest Raven Ridge firmware is 18.50, dunno how to check how that version relates to Ubuntu versions. 1.173.3 is the newest for Bionic, but not the newest for Ubuntu in general: h...
by fungus
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ryzen 2400 and Mint 19.x build - not stable
Replies: 16
Views: 1988

Re: Ryzen 2400 and Mint 19.x build - not stable

Use your package manager and search for a package named "linux-firmware", that should allow you to figure out the version of it :)
by fungus
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ryzen 2400 and Mint 19.x build - not stable
Replies: 16
Views: 1988

Re: Ryzen 2400 and Mint 19.x build - not stable

The firmware is much more crucial to Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2*00G) than Mesa. The firmware is the layer between the hardware and the kernel (drivers, in Windows language), Mesa is "just" the rendering tools used to draw stuff to the screen (like DirectX on Windows). The stock firmware in Mint 19 is rath...
by fungus
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ryzen 2400 and Mint 19.x build - not stable
Replies: 16
Views: 1988

Re: Ryzen 2400 and Mint 19.x build - not stable

If your firmware and MESA are Mint 19.1 stock versions, try to upgrade those to a newer version (especially the firmware). Also look at this post: viewtopic.php?f=49&t=285887

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