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#1 2022-09-09 04:05:13

brocashelm
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Upgrading Firmware-AMD-Graphics on Devuan Ceres

Even some packages from Devuan Ceres are quite old, namely the likes of firmware-amd-graphics still using binaries from last year (August 2021). Downloading the latest snapshot and copying the binaries from the amdgpu, r128, and radeon folders to /lib/firmware/ folders (overwrite the existing files) should do the trick. This will not remove firmware-amd-graphics, but add to the existing files.

As of the date of this post, we'll download linux-firmware-20220815 as the latest snapshot, extract it, and copy the folders to their respective directories:

wget https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/snapshot/linux-firmware-20220815.tar.gz
tar -xf linux-firmware-20220815.tar.gz && cd linux-firmware-20220815
sudo cp amdgpu /lib/firmware/
sudo cp r128 /lib/firmware/
sudo cp radeon /lib/firmware/

Reboot your system afterwards for the changes to take full effect.


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#2 2022-09-09 05:47:30

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: Upgrading Firmware-AMD-Graphics on Devuan Ceres

It is possible to clone the entire firmware git repository straight into /lib/firmware/ so that it can be updated later with cd /lib/firmware && git pull.

See https://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php … 18#p755418 for the method.

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#3 2022-09-09 10:23:37

rolfie
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Re: Upgrading Firmware-AMD-Graphics on Devuan Ceres

At least for encrypted system, you need to rebuild the initramfs to include the new firmware:

# update-initramfs -c -t -k all

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#4 2022-09-09 16:39:44

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: Upgrading Firmware-AMD-Graphics on Devuan Ceres

Ubuntu have a linux-firmware package from 2022-08-31:

https://packages.ubuntu.com/kinetic/all … e/download

The .deb should be safe to install directly in Devuan. It has no dependencies. The package's postinst script runs update-initramfs automatically.

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