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#1 2020-12-20 03:38:26

rmrichesjr
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What AMD graphics card (< US$250) works on Beowulf?

What AMD graphics card (up to US$250 price) will work with Beowulf?

I'm preparing to build a new system with an Asus Pro WS X570-ACE motherboard and either a 9 5900X or a 7 5800X CPU, with Devuan Beowulf as its first OS.  I plan to use open-source drivers, so I'm avoiding the 'PRO' cards.  After considerable searching, I have yet to find a cross-reference that says what AMD GPUs work with what version of kernel, xorg, etc.  Any pointers or suggestions?

Thanks,

Robert

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#2 2020-12-20 10:10:57

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: What AMD graphics card (< US$250) works on Beowulf?

I don't think beowulf's stock kernel will work very well with those processors. The backported kernel should be fine but all of the new AMD cards need a newer Mesa version that isn't available from beowulf-backports: https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=3913

EDIT: see the firmware-amd-graphics package information page for a list of supported cards:

https://pkginfo.devuan.org/cgi-bin/poli … d-graphics

v20200918 is in the beowulf-backports repository.

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#3 2020-12-20 10:35:28

rolfie
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Re: What AMD graphics card (< US$250) works on Beowulf?

I am running a 5500XT with Beowulf on 2 X570 mainboards with Ryzen 3700X, latest backports kernel and firmware, Mate Desktop. For Gnome/Cinnamon you need the MX Mesa package upgrade. Read the linked post and all its branches.

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