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#1 2019-11-16 16:55:00

kapqa
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amdgpu-pro + ascii on kernel 4.19 bpo ?

Hello ,

i just tried this guide here for installing the amdgpu-pro driver on devuan ascii.

https://wiki.debian.org/AMDGPUDriverOnS … all&rev=36


but it would not succeed.

i did install the kernel 4.19.0.0.bpo.5-amd64 + the linux-headers.


could it be that the author used another backported kernel in stretch or where could the error lie?



Thank you.

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#2 2019-11-16 19:30:31

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Re: amdgpu-pro + ascii on kernel 4.19 bpo ?

Don't follow that guide, I broke a Debian system trying that.

Why do you think you need the proprietary amdgpu drivers? The Phoronix benchmarks show consistently better performance from the open-source version for gaming and suchlike.


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#3 2019-11-16 20:35:22

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Re: amdgpu-pro + ascii on kernel 4.19 bpo ?

Got myself a R570 card on a Ryzen system with ASCII and backports kernel. Works fine with just the amgpu firmware.

There is a later kernel thatn bpo.5, try to upgrade.

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#4 2019-11-18 11:08:59

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Re: amdgpu-pro + ascii on kernel 4.19 bpo ?

There is no wonder it doesn't work. AMDGPU-PRO support only Ubuntu 16.04 and RHEL 7.2/6.8

You have to use at least the same kernel as in Ubuntu 16.04. Or you can try to install userspace libraries manually... but I don't see and point to use AMDGPU-Pro. Mesa has great OpenGL support and AMDVLK can be installed separately. May be proprietary OpenCL implementation... But ROCm is already better for Polaris and newer GPUs.

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#5 2019-11-18 14:26:57

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Re: amdgpu-pro + ascii on kernel 4.19 bpo ?

well, i just wanted to use AMD VCE for video encoding in HandBrake and it does require the AMDGPU-PRO driver.
i have seen that the opensource has good benchmark but some features seem only available with the amd drivers, hence my timid try to install them.

thanks rolfie, i tried also with bpo.6, it did not make a difference (for now). maybe i just it wrong.

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#6 2019-11-19 07:38:11

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Re: amdgpu-pro + ascii on kernel 4.19 bpo ?

kapqa wrote:

well, i just wanted to use AMD VCE for video encoding in HandBrake and it does require the AMDGPU-PRO driver.
i have seen that the opensource has good benchmark but some features seem only available with the amd drivers, hence my timid try to install them.

thanks rolfie, i tried also with bpo.6, it did not make a difference (for now). maybe i just it wrong.


According to official info it's based on ffmpeg: https://github.com/HandBrake/HandBrake/ … S.markdown

You don't need AMDGPU-PRO driver. You can try vdpau or vaapi with amdgpu driver.

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#7 2019-11-19 14:26:03

kapqa
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Re: amdgpu-pro + ascii on kernel 4.19 bpo ?

ToxicExMachina wrote:
kapqa wrote:

well, i just wanted to use AMD VCE for video encoding in HandBrake and it does require the AMDGPU-PRO driver.
i have seen that the opensource has good benchmark but some features seem only available with the amd drivers, hence my timid try to install them.

thanks rolfie, i tried also with bpo.6, it did not make a difference (for now). maybe i just it wrong.


According to official info it's based on ffmpeg: https://github.com/HandBrake/HandBrake/ … S.markdown

You don't need AMDGPU-PRO driver. You can try vdpau or vaapi with amdgpu driver.


I did use this guide here, and with Ubuntu 18.04 could get it to activate, however, it would also need some vulkan kit

https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/latest/tec … o-vce.html

according to AMD release notes for AMDGPU_Pro Driver (19.30)

To use the Vulkan driver in this stack, Vulkan SDK version v1.1.109.0 needs to be installed. The SDK can be downloaded from: https://vulkan.lunarg.com/sdk/home

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#8 2019-11-20 04:50:08

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Re: amdgpu-pro + ascii on kernel 4.19 bpo ?

kapqa wrote:
ToxicExMachina wrote:
kapqa wrote:

well, i just wanted to use AMD VCE for video encoding in HandBrake and it does require the AMDGPU-PRO driver.
i have seen that the opensource has good benchmark but some features seem only available with the amd drivers, hence my timid try to install them.

thanks rolfie, i tried also with bpo.6, it did not make a difference (for now). maybe i just it wrong.


According to official info it's based on ffmpeg: https://github.com/HandBrake/HandBrake/ … S.markdown

You don't need AMDGPU-PRO driver. You can try vdpau or vaapi with amdgpu driver.


I did use this guide here, and with Ubuntu 18.04 could get it to activate, however, it would also need some vulkan kit

https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/latest/tec … o-vce.html

according to AMD release notes for AMDGPU_Pro Driver (19.30)

To use the Vulkan driver in this stack, Vulkan SDK version v1.1.109.0 needs to be installed. The SDK can be downloaded from: https://vulkan.lunarg.com/sdk/home

Vulkan and VCE are available via libre driver: https://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature/#index1h2

You don't need AMDGPU-PRO for that.

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#9 2019-11-21 20:40:34

kapqa
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Re: amdgpu-pro + ascii on kernel 4.19 bpo ?

ToxicExMachina wrote:

Vulkan and VCE are available via libre driver: https://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature/#index1h2

You don't need AMDGPU-PRO for that.


Hello thank you very much for your help; how can i check if i have those Vulkan and VCE enabled and libre driver installed?

The system is a Ascii with LXDE+KDE (sort of Hybrid atm).

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