Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19 (so far!)

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Re: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19 (so far!)

Post by silvatech » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:49 pm

kissinger wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:42 pm
Byke wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:24 pm
I think we have to look at these problems the other way around. Instead of saying Linux (or any way you wanna call it) doesn't support this or that piece of hardware, we have to be impressed such mainly community-driven project is able to support about 20 years of hardware and software from various sources.

Yes, Linux Mint 19 doesn't support Raven Ridge processors by default, but think about how many other parts it has offered continued support for long-term users. As I don't see any profit intents within the development of LM19, I see no real drive to always offer "competitive" features.

Besides, two things are derived from that thought.
1 - a subgroup of users who want to make a "bleeding edge LM" are able to do so, by branching into another community-driven project
2 - the many degrees of freedom provided by FOSS aid users get their own flavored Linux Mint based systems, even if official support is unavailable.

That said, I'm on kernel 4.18.14, easily updated via Ubuntu Kernel Update Utility. Kernels 12 through 14 have had small mentions of AMDGPU/Raven Ridge improvements ("hang fixes"). Knowing that someone out there is making my life better with no direct interaction makes me extremely grateful for the system build I have at the moment.
Don't get me wrong. I'm grateful for what the community has done and is doing for Linux. In the past I would have been up to the challenge but these days I have other kind of technical projects that I need to spend my time on. Windows isn't and option. It's a shame, for my needs the 2400G would have been perfect. I don't need high end graphics and don't play games, but do some graphics intensive work inwhich the APU would have been perfect.

Can anyone suggest a Ryzen 5 and sub $100 GPU combination that will just work? My old Phenom II X4 955 is starting to experience some hardware problems. Other than bad SATA ports on my motherboard still does the job.
ryzen 5 2600 is a really nice processor for the price. If you can up your budget to 130 bucks you can get an nvidia 1050. Which is a nice card. It does out perform the GPU that comes with the 2400g. Although 2400g is amazing bang for your buck for what you get. Could save some money with near same performance by getting one of the sells on the ryzen 5 1600 to.

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Re: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19 (so far!)

Post by mattlach » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:59 pm

I disabled IOMMU and SRIOV in BIOS, and this has made a huge difference.

I no longer have to retry several times to get the system to boot, and it hasn't frozen yet.

This far the only thing I did was to update the kernel to 4.18.0-8. I'm still on the shipping version of Mesa.

Ubuntu 18.10 is right around the corner, and with it, we should have Mint 19.1 fairly soon. Hopefully the newer MESA versions (18.2 was it?) will be included there.
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Re: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19 (so far!)

Post by fungus » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:36 pm

Support for Raven Ridge is rapidly improving, apparently the 4.19 kernel will have solved most of the issues. 4.19 is at rc8 stage now, hopefully it will be released as stable very soon (maybe Monday, Oct 22nd?). If ppl cannot wait, they could opt for Manjaro which supports latest rc kernels - but IMHO Manjaro ships with too many other bugs due to it's "cutting edge above stable" approach :)
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Re: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19 (so far!)

Post by Byke » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:51 pm

Thanks for the information! These improvements sound very promising.

Kernel 4.19.0-rc8 can also be found on Ukuu if you toggle the "Hide unstable releases" button. I look forward to testing a stable release.

4.18.15 didn't bring anything exciting for the matter, if anyone's curious.

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