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MauryG5

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Re: Linux kernel packages 5.9.6 for Debian buster with 4k page size available
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2021, 03:11:43 pm »
ah I forgot the file to activate or deactivate the graphics server ... I have not touched anything and it comes out like this, if I have not misunderstood it is already deactivated and uses Xorg ...

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Re: Linux kernel packages 5.9.6 for Debian buster with 4k page size available
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2021, 03:20:20 pm »

Your firmware version looks recent enough for RX 5700 but maybe it would work better with this slightly newer package, there is no backport yet

To use Xorg, you need to remove the '#' symbol in front of the line

In this example, Wayland is enabled:

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#EnableWayland=false

and in this example it is disabled and it will use Xorg:


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EnableWayland=false
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Re: Linux kernel packages 5.9.6 for Debian buster with 4k page size available
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2021, 03:38:56 pm »
Perfect thanks I had understood the opposite to disable.  Listen, however, I didn't understand how to update the firmware, on that site I don't understand how to get the updated firmware, can you tell me the procedure directly from Shell?  Thanks

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Re: Linux kernel packages 5.9.6 for Debian buster with 4k page size available
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2021, 03:57:21 pm »

Please try this for the firmware:

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mkdir ~/firmware-20201022

cd ~/firmware-20201022

wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/non-free/f/firmware-nonfree/firmware-amd-graphics_20201022-1_all.deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/non-free/f/firmware-nonfree/firmware-linux_20201022-1_all.deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/non-free/f/firmware-nonfree/firmware-linux-nonfree_20201022-1_all.deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/non-free/f/firmware-nonfree/firmware-misc-nonfree_20201022-1_all.deb

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

After replacing the firmware packages, you need to reboot
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Re: Linux kernel packages 5.9.6 for Debian buster with 4k page size available
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2021, 05:54:59 pm »
So Pocock here we are, I congratulate you because you did it.  With the new firmware and deactivating the Wayland, Debian 10.7 with modified Kernel 5.9, runs on AMD Radeon Navi 10. I am attaching photos of the system information.  Already after I updated the firmware and removed Wayland, the Kernel 5.9 has finally started working regularly, the only thing that made the GPU turn off, the Radeon writing which is normally on, turns off as soon as the operating system is loaded.  In any case it was regular with integrated graphics.  After I put the GPU enable file in the usual path of usr / share / X11 / xorg.conf.de on reboot, changing the video input where I connected the GPU, it finally loaded Debian giving me the Debian boot screen in  4K resolution typical of this Radeon at login.  After a lot of work we succeeded, great work from you good.  At this point I wonder if the Fedora Kernel was really modified with 4K pages, it would start working again ... Listen, can you tell me the procedure for the repositories needed to install Chromium on Debian?  I tried to search the web but what I found doesn't work and the procedure we have here on the forum is not valid for Debian.  Thanks

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Re: Linux kernel packages 5.9.6 for Debian buster with 4k page size available
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2021, 08:32:18 am »
For Fedora, I have now opened a change request to use the 4k kernel by default in Fedora 34.  There is a new thread for that

For Chromium: I'm not currently using Chromium on this platform, I did have a brief look at the issues related to qtwebkit but I have not returned to that yet.

I'm really glad we made progress on this issue.  I'm still trying to get an RX 6800 XT so I can try the same set of packages.
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Re: Linux kernel packages 5.9.6 for Debian buster with 4k page size available
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2021, 03:02:20 pm »
Yes I saw your post on Fedora, I'm trying to install a Kernel with some changes made by me in the options but at the moment of making it readable I can't complete all the operations and that guide you posted to me doesn't work unfortunately. Now I have to try another procedure, we'll see if I can complete it. Chromium can't get it to work and it's very strange because it should be available in the same way as it is for other distros, it seems strange to me ... By the way Firefox is back as a version and in any case the Debian team you have to give a wake up call because they are really too backward, both as a Kernel and as the rest of the system. I can already report a bug in any case regarding the use of Debian with Navi 10. If you let the necessary time pass and you let it go to stand-by, you know that Debian after a set time which by default is set to 5 minutes, it darkens the screen and then you have to move something to make it resume, well if you make it do this with Navi 10, once the screen goes dark, you don't shoot it anymore, it stays black and you have to restart ... it's about 6800 XT, there is too little availability of those cards, it will be hard to get it quickly unfortunately and in any case it still seems very young to work well on our Power systems ...

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Re: Linux kernel packages 5.9.6 for Debian buster with 4k page size available
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2021, 05:43:52 pm »
You can't compare Debian and Fedora. Fedora is close to upstream (which means up to date packages) and Debian is focused on stability (which means they don't use the latest packages).
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Re: Linux kernel packages 5.9.6 for Debian buster with 4k page size available
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2021, 12:57:23 am »
Yes MPC I know that Fedora makes use of recent packages and also serves as a test for Red Hat but it is also true that Debian uses software too but too old ... too old in my opinion ...