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#1 2023-12-25 02:04:27

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Installing Devuan on a PC with RX 7600

Hi. I'm trying to install Devuan Daedalus using netinstall iso on a PC with Radeon RX 7600. After installation, DE (LXQt) does not work due to missing AMD Radeon firmware and outdated kernel (expected from Debian). But even after i switched to Ceres, did update and dist-upgrade and installed linux-6.6.8, firmware-amd-graphics (23.06.25-2) and firmware-linux(and misc)-nonfree, desktop environment still doesn't work and on system loading i'm getting some errors like "firmware: failed to load amdgpu/smu_13_0_7.bin".

Debian (installed using debian-testing-amd64-netinst.iso) doesn't have this problem and after installing linux-6.6.8 and firmware-amd-graphics, desktop environment works fine.

Init is OpenRC

Last edited by Beta Version (2023-12-25 02:27:20)

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#2 2023-12-25 02:36:45

ralph.ronnquist
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Re: Installing Devuan on a PC with RX 7600

The problem you run into is that debian firmware package maintainers have recently decides to install the firmware in a different directory from what the kernel looks in.

It boggles my mind how they could think that that would be a good idea.

You will need some manual hands-on to fix it.

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#3 2023-12-25 08:31:16

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Re: Installing Devuan on a PC with RX 7600

But eventually it will be fixed in Devuan, right?

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#4 2023-12-25 09:27:05

aluma
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Re: Installing Devuan on a PC with RX 7600

I apologize for the offtopic.
This is not the first case of developers not caring about users. As a result, the distribution loses them (users). A commercial organization would have gone bankrupt long ago. Obviously there is no manager limiting the free flight of developers' imaginations and there is no incentive to make the distribution convenient for users.

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#5 2023-12-25 20:34:42

GlennW
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Re: Installing Devuan on a PC with RX 7600

aluma wrote:

I apologize for the offtopic.
This is not the first case of developers not caring about users. As a result, the distribution loses them (users). A commercial organization would have gone bankrupt long ago. Obviously there is no manager limiting the free flight of developers' imaginations and there is no incentive to make the distribution convenient for users.

I agree, seems like the "Quality Control" is up to the user, corporate fascism, it's the fashion!


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#6 2023-12-26 15:22:49

rolfie
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Re: Installing Devuan on a PC with RX 7600

Comment to the firmware directory: you will need to additionally specify "non-free-firmware" in your sources.list. Please add, do an apt update, apt full-upgrade and apt install firmware-amd-graphics, a reboot and check if this fixes the issue.

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#7 2024-01-13 13:57:50

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Re: Installing Devuan on a PC with RX 7600

rolfie wrote:

you will need to additionally specify "non-free-firmware" in your sources.list

It's already specified after Devuan installation.

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