Odd laptop boot up behaviour using amdgpu-pro

Hi, this is really a minor problem, or could it have a serious underlying cause?

I recently had to install amdgpu-pro drivers on my laptop to solve my problem with HDMI audio transfer I asked in this thread: https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/536599-No-sound-output-through-HDMI

After the installation everything works fine except during the boot up instead of the normal loading OpenSuse screen I would get something like:https://ibb.co/yd52mfX
Why it happened? Could it be a serious issue with the driver misconfiguration?
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No issues here with OSS amdgpu with GNOME DE and HDMI sound output (5.1, 7.1 etc) (on Tumbleweed 5.2.14 kernel - HP 15" Pavilion Notebook and SLED 15 SP1 4.12.14 kernel - HP 14" NotebooK), I would surmise that’s since you installed the driver it’s played around with plymouth… I normally remove all the plymouth stuff and rebuild initrd.

Installing the driver was my last resort, at least it made the things work. I don’t get why my PC didn’t work without it either.

I wonder why the driver influenced plymouth.

Any followup or manuals on how to handle plymouth?

As root user try running;


What is your gpu?

/sbin/lspci -nnk | egrep -A3 "VGA|Display|3D"

Here is the output: https://pastebin.com/4kK25rSk

(base) aleksandr@aleksandr-pc:~> /sbin/lspci -nnk | egrep -A3 "VGA|Display|3D"
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Carrizo [1002:9874] (rev c8)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:8332]
        Kernel driver in use: amdgpu
        Kernel modules: amdgpu

So did the startup screen change, or still the same? Not sure if your even using the amdgpu-pro driver…

Can you post the output from;

/sbin/modinfo amdgpu |grep filename:

  1. Name your hardware.
    If you ask for help then provide needed info.

This code can help:

inxi -Cxxx

  1. Where did you get your driver?

APU Carrizo - I take “6th Gen A10-8700P APU” for example from this list.
There is no drivers for a openSUSE Leap.
“Release Date: 18/12/2015” - too old for a Leap.

Install Mesa drivers and end with it.

Yes! Now it looks as it used to be, plus my grub has been cleared out of unnecessary entries. Thanks!

Me neither. Yet I remember installing amdgpu-pro driver following the opensuse guidelines amdgpu-pro.

(base) aleksandr@aleksandr-pc:~> /sbin/modinfo amdgpu |grep filename:
filename:       /lib/modules/4.12.14-lp150.12.64-default/updates/amdgpu.ko

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I don’t have inxi intalled on my computer and I couldn’t download it today as opensuse repositories seem to be down for me all of the sudden. I’ll try again tomorrow.

I had to install the driver to make my HDMI sound output work. This was discussed in a separate thread. I got an advice there to install it: http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/536599-No-sound-output-through-HDMI?p=2907881#post2907881

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OK, good news then :slight_smile: It looks like you are using the amdgpu-pro driver (since it’s in the updates directory), hopefully all should be good now going forward.