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    Default Video card help

    Hi,

    I have an nvidia video card.
    I am tired with the problems with nvidia driver. I do not want proprietary stuff no more.
    I am reading from few days.
    Nouveau driver is a little buggy. Nvidia did not help the mantainers at all.
    Wayland is another problem. Nvidia was a big problem with wayland. Maybe in gnome will be solved sometimes but in KDE will not (until nvidia will be offer a patch).
    I never had an AMD (ATI) video card. Only nvidia.

    From what I read there is no big problems with amdgpu, wayland and kde (gnome). It should work.I would like to hear an opinion from a AMD video card owner.
    I really appreciate any help.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Video card help

    Hello,
    Welcome to the openSUSE forums...

    Have you tried just running openSUSE to see how it runs on your hardware?
    Here, next is the location of the LEAP 15 LiveCD images, you can run these from a CD or USB stick instead of installing on your main system disk. You'll notice you can choose between KDE and Gnome.

    https://download.opensuse.org/distri...-Current/live/

    By default, you'll be running the nouveau driver, which should be fine for most Users. If you have a special need to install the proprietary nVidia driver, there are recommended procedures published as SDB

    https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA

    openSUSE is one of the leading distros of choice if you want to run Wayland, for both KDE and Gnome, you simply disable automatic login so that on the screen where you login, you choose the Desktop with or without Wayland.

    If you have further questions or run into an issue, you should post in the regular Technical Help forums instead of this one, since questions in this Forum are generally those that don't fit into those.

    HTH,
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    Default Re: Video card help

    On Thu 31 May 2018 01:26:03 PM CDT, another roadrunner wrote:

    Hi,

    I have an nvidia video card.
    I am tired with the problems with nvidia driver. I do not want
    proprietary stuff no more.
    I am reading from few days.
    Nouveau driver is a little buggy. Nvidia did not help the mantainers at
    all.
    Wayland is another problem. Nvidia was a big problem with wayland. Maybe
    in gnome will be solved sometimes but in KDE will not (until nvidia will
    be offer a patch).
    I never had an AMD (ATI) video card. Only nvidia.

    From what I read there is no big problems with amdgpu, wayland and kde
    (gnome). It should work.I would like to hear an opinion from a AMD video
    card owner.
    I really appreciate any help.

    Thank you.


    Hi
    I have three laptops running amdgpu (for awhile now infact, built my
    own ) they are only Mullins R3, R4 and R5, There are some issues
    with wayland and my touchscreen system (DELL Inspiron 5555) the other
    two are running X11 due to my use of synergy and no wayland support yet
    (but coming soon...).

    So I would check the applications your planning to use and see where
    they are at else stick with what you have and X11?

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    Thanks for your answer.
    I did not have any applications than a standard one (I mean no touchscreen, no synergy etc.). No games.
    My problems: I have a Ryzen CPU. With new kernels that CPU become better. With 4.17 kernel few problems of this CPU are gone. I installed 4.17.rc7 but nvidia driver not works. I suppose that if I will try new kernels I have problems with nvidia proprietary driver. Amdgpu will be not a problem because it is ships with the kernel.
    If I understand well, wayland is the future. But there is a lot of problems with nvidia and wayland - nvidia wants to stick with EGLStreams.
    I tried gnome with wayland, nouveau and kernel 4.17rc7. Works like a charm. Gnome-shell never bigger than 150 Mb.

    I never had an AMD GPU (from 1995). In past there was some problems with AMD GPU and linux. It is a little hard to me to make the switch.
    I only want to know if is there big problems with AMD video card and wayland?

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    On Thu 31 May 2018 05:06:02 PM CDT, another roadrunner wrote:

    Thanks for your answer.
    I did not have any applications than a standard one (I mean no
    touchscreen, no synergy etc.). No games.
    My problems: I have a Ryzen CPU. With new kernels that CPU become
    better. With 4.17 kernel few problems of this CPU are gone. I installed
    4.17.rc7 but nvidia driver not works. I suppose that if I will try new
    kernels I have problems with nvidia proprietary driver. Amdgpu will be
    not a problem because it is ships with the kernel.
    If I understand well, wayland is the future. But there is a lot of
    problems with nvidia and wayland - nvidia wants to stick with
    EGLStreams.
    I tried gnome with wayland, nouveau and kernel 4.17rc7. Works like a
    charm. Gnome-shell never bigger than 150 Mb.

    I never had an AMD GPU (from 1995). In past there was some problems with
    AMD GPU and linux. It is a little hard to me to make the switch.
    I only want to know if is there big problems with AMD video card and
    wayland?


    Hi
    Possibly the newer cards like AMD Vega.... but those should run the
    proprietary driver as well (too much hard work....) If I got a
    standalone card of the AMD flavor it would only be a mid range one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Possibly the newer cards like AMD Vega.... but those should run the
    proprietary driver as well (too much hard work....) If I got a
    standalone card of the AMD flavor it would only be a mid range one.
    Thanks. That's was what I was thinking. A RX 550 or 560 video card.

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    Hi,

    I need a little help, please.
    I change my video card. I have a RX 560.

    Code:
    linux-rnx8:~ # /sbin/lspci -nnk |grep -A3 VGA
    0a:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Baffin [Radeon RX 460/560D / Pro 450/455/460/560] [1002:67ef] (rev e5)
        Subsystem: Sapphire Technology Limited Device [1da2:e348]
        Kernel driver in use: amdgpu
        Kernel modules: amdgpu
    My problem is that screen is flickering. Only bottom of the screen.
    I tried amdgpu.dc=1, amdgpu.dc=0 - nothing.

    Code:
    linux-rnx8:~ # cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-amdgpu.conf
    Section "Device"
       Identifier "AMD Radeon RX 560"
       Driver "amdgpu"
       Option "DRI" "3"
       Option "TearFree" "true"
    EndSection
    Code:
    linux-rnx8:~ # cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-amdgpu.conf
    Section "OutputClass"
        Identifier "AMDgpu"
        MatchDriver "amdgpu"
        Driver "amdgpu"
    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by another_roadrunner View Post
    Hi,

    I need a little help, please.
    I change my video card. I have a RX 560.

    Code:
    linux-rnx8:~ # /sbin/lspci -nnk |grep -A3 VGA
    0a:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Baffin [Radeon RX 460/560D / Pro 450/455/460/560] [1002:67ef] (rev e5)
        Subsystem: Sapphire Technology Limited Device [1da2:e348]
        Kernel driver in use: amdgpu
        Kernel modules: amdgpu
    My problem is that screen is flickering. Only bottom of the screen.
    I tried amdgpu.dc=1, amdgpu.dc=0 - nothing.

    Code:
    linux-rnx8:~ # cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-amdgpu.conf
    Section "Device"
       Identifier "AMD Radeon RX 560"
       Driver "amdgpu"
       Option "DRI" "3"
       Option "TearFree" "true"
    EndSection
    Code:
    linux-rnx8:~ # cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-amdgpu.conf
    Section "OutputClass"
        Identifier "AMDgpu"
        MatchDriver "amdgpu"
        Driver "amdgpu"
    Thank you.
    Hi
    What desktop environment(s) do you see this, are you running wayland or Xorg on the Desktop environment(s) is question?
    Code:
    echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE"
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    Thank you.
    Tumbleweed + Gnome

    Code:
    echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE
    x11
    HDMI output.

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    Default Re: Video card help

    There is the same flickering with wayland.

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