Debian 10.0 works with 3rd generation Ryzen

Nicholas D Steeves nsteeves at
Fri Jun 5 03:44:00 BST 2020


Michel Dänzer <michel at> writes:

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> On 2020-05-31 12:16 a.m., Nicholas D Steeves wrote:
>> Ben Hutchings <ben at> writes:
>>> I believe the latest AMD *GPUs* won't work with Debian 10,
>>> though. They require both new firmware and kernel driver changes
>>> (and possibly user-space driver changes, but I don't know).
>> For AMD Navi, Mesa 19.2 (released sept 2019) is the oldest usable
>> version.  Imho it's time we provide a "hardware enablement"
>> backport of the graphics stack, not only for users, but also to
>> thank AMD for their new phase of GPL-friendly driver development.
>> This will also require a backport of llvm-10-toolchain.
> FWIW, Navi GPUs can work with LLVM 9.

Noted :-)  I didn't realise this, and have two biases: 1) no-change
backports of pkgs are strongly preferred, and Mesa in testing uses LLVM
10.  2) an irony-mode (clang-powered Emacs mode for C, C++, and Obj-C)
user filed an upstream issue requesting clang-10 support in the Debian

>> The only thing I'm not sure about is if additional Xorg components
>> would additionally need to be backported.
> None, but kernel 5.6 or newer is required for Navi 14 (RX 5500).

Thank you for confirming this!

So it looks like the main blocker at this time is #952710
"firmware-amd-graphics: AMD Navi GPU doesn't work".

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