(Solved) Mint 19.2 and AMD driver issues

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(Solved) Mint 19.2 and AMD driver issues

Post by iamphil » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:36 pm

Just did a clean install of mint 19.2 Cinnamon on and upgraded pc. It has an AMD R9 380 video card but driver manager shows no drivers. I've run the install after downloading the recommended drivers, but still nothing shows. Reran the install. It says the driver is installed, but still nothing in driver manager. Tried with an R7 370 card with the same results so switched back.

Any ideas on how to get these drivers loaded. I run Folding@Home on this pc, so kinda need to get this going.

Thanks for any help.
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Re: Mint 19.2 and AMD driver issues

Post by coffee412 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:58 pm

Are you having some type of problem?

The drivers are built into (or modules) the kernel. From what I have read so far you do not need a driver.
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Re: Mint 19.2 and AMD driver issues

Post by iamphil » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:49 pm

The drivers are not showing in the driver manager, and folding@home will not run. Showing no gpu in the folding app.

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Re: Mint 19.2 and AMD driver issues

Post by coffee412 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:09 am

Im sorry I do not know enough about folding @home. Although I have heard of it briefly, Perhaps someone more familiar can help. I will follow this thread though in case I can help later.

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Re: Mint 19.2 and AMD driver issues

Post by iamphil » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:15 pm

Tried to fix this issue by switching to an nvidia card. Just made another mess of things. Any driver I try to load gives me this error. Even the normal xserver-xorg nouveau driver.

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Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems.
Furthermore run the following command in a Terminal: apt-get install -f
Nothing I try seems to help. NOW WHAT??? :?

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Re: Mint 19.2 and AMD driver issues

Post by Minux1 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:24 pm

No driver issues with Acer AOA150 or AO532h netbooks or IBM G40 laptop.
All running fine with WiFi, touchpad, sound, graphics, screen resolution in all cases as good or better than they were with the incumbent XP O/S that were replaced by LM v19.2 XFCE .
Not having to ´reach out´ for 3rd party drivers and AV software is great. :mrgreen:
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Re: Mint 19.2 and AMD driver issues

Post by iamphil » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:27 pm

Nice for you. Any input into the problem?

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Re: Mint 19.2 and AMD driver issues

Post by karlchen » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:40 pm

Hello, iamphil.

A bit amazing that so far no-one has asked you to provide us our favourite reading: a complete inxi -Fxz report.
Reason for requesting it: a very concise overview of your hardware and of the drivers in use.
This will us also give some first hint on what the problem with your AMD graphics card may be.

Here is how to generate the report and post it:
  • Open a terminal window. Make it fullscreen to avoid unneeded linebreaks or chopped lines.
  • Execute the command

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    inxi -Fxz
    exactly as it has been typed here.
  • Mark the complete text output which inxi -Fxz will display with your mouse.
  • Press the keyboard shortcut <Shift><Ctrl>C to copy the marked text into the clipboard.
  • Paste it into your next reply.
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Re: Mint 19.2 and AMD driver issues

Post by iamphil » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:06 pm

Here it is.

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inxi -Fxz
System:
  Host: upstairs Kernel: 4.15.0-58-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.3 Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina 
  base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: B450M DS3H v: N/A serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Gigabyte model: B450M DS3H-CF v: x.x serial: <filter> 
  UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: F3 date: 12/24/2018 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G with Radeon Vega Graphics 
  bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Zen L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 
  bogomips: 27947 
  Speed: 1593 MHz min/max: 1600/3500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1445 2: 1423 
  3: 1445 4: 1495 
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GK106 [GeForce GTX 650 Ti] driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: fbdev,nouveau 
  unloaded: modesetting,vesa resolution: 1024x768~76Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 9.0 128 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 19.2.0-devel 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GK106 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 01:00.1 
  Device-2: AMD vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 07:00.6 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-58-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus ID: 05:00.0 
  IF: enp5s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter type: USB 
  driver: r8188eu bus ID: 1-5:3 
  IF: wlx00e04c1a384b state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 680.02 GiB used: 10.64 GiB (1.6%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37480G size: 447.13 GiB 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Mushkin model: MKNSSDSR250GB size: 232.89 GiB 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 439.11 GiB used: 10.64 GiB (2.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 40.8 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 193 Uptime: 1h 27m Memory: 7.80 GiB used: 912.6 MiB (11.4%) 
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20 
  inxi: 3.0.32
As I stated, I've switched to an nvidia card with new problems.

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Re: Mint 19.2 and AMD driver issues

Post by coffee412 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:46 pm

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Device-1: NVIDIA GK106 [GeForce GTX 650 Ti] driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0
Your card is now using the nouveau driver. So, If you go into the drivers area of the control center it should give you the option of installing the nvidia driver. See if that works. Then just do a reboot.

I have noticed that when I did install it seemed to hang. I let it sit for a while and then just rebooted.
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Re: Mint 19.2 and AMD driver issues

Post by trytip » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:50 pm

As I stated, I've switched to an nvidia card with new problems.
if at first you don't succeed, make it worse :mrgreen:

ADM/RADEON drivers are not in driver manager only nvidia and some wifi, for amd users the driver manager is just a wast of space. with nvidia you should have a driver waiting for you in driver manager, BUT you'll need to undo the mess you made trying to fix your amd graphics.

trust me there is no clear answer to amd/radeon graphics and what to use and what not to mix. proprietary drivers seem to work ok if you can find them

at this point you need to decide what path you want to take. do you want your amd or nvidia ?
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Re: Mint 19.2 and AMD driver issues

Post by iamphil » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:07 am

I have decided what I want to do. I switched out the AMD card for an Nvidia card. It's a GeForce 650Ti card. It loaded the nouveau driver by default. I need to use a proprietary driver to run Folding@Home, but when I switch to one of the ones in driver manager I get the error

Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems.
Furthermore run the following command in a Terminal: apt-get install -f

If I can figure out how to correct this, I should be able to load a good driver.I've gone into Software Sources and disabled and additional repositories, but still get the error. Apt-get update doesn't help. So now at a loss on how to as to what to do to correct this problem.

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Re: Mint 19.2 and AMD driver issues

Post by trytip » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:57 am

start again fresh
apt purge nvidia-* then dpkg -l nvidia* will tell you if anything is installed. reboot and show dkms status then apt-update and open the Driver Manager but can't tell you which driver the GeForce 650Ti is best with

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Re: Mint 19.2 and AMD driver issues

Post by iamphil » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:23 pm

Tried those steps. On dkms status I get

dkms status
amdgpu, 19.30-855429, 4.15.0-54-generic, amd64: installed (original_module exists)
amdgpu, 19.30-855429, 4.15.0-58-generic, amd64: installed (original_module exists)

When trying to load a driver from driver manager I get

The package system is broken

Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems.
Furthermore run the following command in a Terminal: apt-get install -f

Plus, I am now stuck at 640x480 resolution.

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Re: Mint 19.2 and AMD driver issues

Post by iamphil » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:12 pm

Lets mark this solved. I went into package manager>status and removed all things AMDGPU. I rebooted and opened driver manager. Set it to the nvidia recommended driver (430.x) and rebooted again. I now have the card working and running the Folding@home app. All is good!!

My thanks to everyone for their help on this. :)

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Re: (Solved) Mint 19.2 and AMD driver issues

Post by trytip » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:29 pm

you can remove/purge your 4.15.0-54-generic kernel, no sense in having the older one. in case you want another kernel as backup install the latest version 5 NOT 5.2
in update manager > tools > linux kernels >

dkms status should now have your nvidia.
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