**Sorry to be a bit long-winded, but it will help understand why I think this is an important issue which needs to be addressed.
I’ve been using SuSE since 1996. By the early 2000s, as Linux began to be easy enough for ordinary PC users, I began switching the dozens of friends and family which I supported over to using SUSE. By about 2005, I had stopped supporting Windows users entirely and had moved dozens of friends and family over to using SuSE (and then openSUSE) exclusively.
I also upgrade their desktop PCs periodically with new AMD cpus. I’ve started using the new AMD Ryzen cpus and have just bought myself a Ryzen 5 2600X. I’ll be upgrading most of my users to the Ryzen 2200G or 2400G (and 2200U, 2500U, and 2700U mobile notebook) cpus which have a very good integrated AMD VEGA gpu built into the cpu. Quite a few of the users that I support are eagerly looking forward to a “dual upgrade” where they will get a new Ryzen cpu and the new openSUSE Leap 15 in the same upgrade.
Since the Ryzen cpus with built-in VEGA gpus offer the best “bang for the buck” at the entry level end of the cpu market, name brand notebook and desktop PCs are rapidly appearing on the market from HP, Lenovo, Dell, Acer, and other brands. I think we will be seeing many such PCs in the coming years now that the AMD Ryzen cpus are as good or better than Intel’s cpus and AMD’s integrated VEGA graphics are so much better than Intel’s integrated graphics.
Unfortunately, at this time, openSUSE Leap 15, as new as it is, does not yet have the amdgpu driver support for the built-in integrated VEGA gpus. Thus, openSUSE Leap does not set the correct display resolutions and defaults to 1280x1024 or 800x600 on many monitors. If a user has bought a new Ryzen cpu with integrated graphics or a new notebook or laptop PC with a Ryzen mobile cpu with integrated graphics and tries to install openSUSE Leap, they will be likely to come to the false conclusion that Linux is “no good” just because it doesn’t yet have the correct amdgpu driver for their Ryzen cpu.
The later Linux kernel versions 4.16 and specially 4.17 do have the correct amdgpu drivers to work with the Ryzen cpus with the integrated VEGA gpus and the latest versions of openSUSE Tumbleweed do support the Ryzen cpus with integrated VEGA gpus. I installed the 4.17rc7 kernel on a test system with a Ryzen 3 2200G cpu and it seems to be working fine.
So, I would urge the openSUSE developers to backport the kernel 4.17 and amdgpu drivers to openSUSE Leap 15 as soon as they can.
I’d be happy to Beta test the backported drivers as they are developed.**