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#1 2021-11-04 16:09:19

nobodyuknow
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[SOLVED] in-between releases

My laptop is not only new, it's a gray-market one from Newegg (though Newegg does not list it as such, listing it as refurbished). I've run into strange driver problems with both Devuan and LMDE. I suspect the drivers I need are not yet in the kernel. My question is, is the daily / weekly / beta / whatever directory of in-between releases available to the unwashed? Consider me part of the test team.

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#2 2021-11-04 17:04:08

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Re: [SOLVED] in-between releases

You can try the testing/unstable repositories but breakage is to be expected.

What graphics card does the laptop have?

lspci -knn | grep -iA2 'vga\|3d\|display'

^ That should show the identity of the card (the vendor ID and product ID) and also whether a kernel driver is assigned.

You should probably also read the "Firmware" page on the Debian wiki because some drivers won't work without proprietary firmware.


antifa ftw!

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#3 2021-11-04 18:05:06

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Re: [SOLVED] in-between releases

And remember to use "daedalus" the release name for Devuan's current testing not "testing" in your sources.list.  wink

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#4 2021-11-04 22:05:16

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Re: [SOLVED] in-between releases

@golinux

Actually I'm having problems with the syntax of sources.list (see my other post). My Realtek wireless does not appear to be supported yet in Debian/Devuan.


@Head_on_a_Stick

Keep in mind that I have no Internet connectivity on the new laptop. That line returned nothing, but maybe I typed it in wrong. lspci returns:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Root Complex
00:00.2 IOMMU: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 IOMMU
00:01.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-1fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
00:01.2 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 PCIe GPP Bridge [6:0]
00:01.6 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 PCIe GPP Bridge [6:0]
00:01.7 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 PCIe GPP Bridge [6:0]
00:08.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-1fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
00:08.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Internal PCIe GPP Bridge 0 to Bus A
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller (rev 61)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge (rev 51)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Device 24: Function 0
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Device 24: Function 1
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Device 24: Function 2
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Device 24: Function 3
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Device 24: Function 4
00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Device 24: Function 5
00:18.6 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Device 24: Function 6
00:18.7 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2 Device 24: Function 7
01:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd NVMe SSD Controller SM981/PM981
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 15)
03:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Picasso (rev c2)
04:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Raven/Raven2/Fenghuang HDMI/DP Audio Controller
04:00.2 Encryption controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 10h-1fh) Platform Security Processor
04:00.3 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven USB 3.1
04:00.4 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven USB 3.1
04:00.5 Multimedia controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor
04:00.6 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 10h-1fh) HD Audio Controller

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#5 2021-11-04 22:59:36

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Re: [SOLVED] in-between releases

This from https://www.devuan.org/os/packages :

Note that all software shipped with Devuan in the main component is free software. But if needed, non-free software is also available. Just add the non-free and contrib components to the appropriate line(s) in /etc/apt/sources.list like this:

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera main non-free contrib

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#6 2021-11-05 05:35:34

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Re: [SOLVED] in-between releases

Your graphics card is AMD Picasso: https://linux-hardware.org/?id=pci%3A10 … -1002-15d8

It should work with beowulf if you install the firmware-amd-graphics (non-free) package and the kernel, both from backports. The kernel & firmware in chimaera would also work if you want to run that instead.

For the wireless card MX have a DKMS .deb package, see http://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=4611 but be sure to download the .deb from my link (which points to the repositories themselves) rather than the sharing link posted by the OP.

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2021-11-05 06:06:34)


antifa ftw!

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#7 2021-11-05 19:29:33

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Re: [SOLVED] in-between releases

I finally bought a small pack of DVD-R discs and burned Devuan 4.0 on it. I was able to install the prerequisites for the Realtek driver, the Realtek driver, firmware-amd-graphics, and then the usual updates. Thanks to everyone for saving me from installing Windows.

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