Bug 1573354 - Distro installer should include xorg-x11-drv-amdgpu as part of base system
Summary: Distro installer should include xorg-x11-drv-amdgpu as part of base system
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: LiveCD - Xfce
Version: 28
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kevin Fenzi
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Reported: 2018-05-01 01:49 UTC by Oyvind Saether
Modified: 2019-05-28 19:58 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-05-28 19:58:59 UTC
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Description Oyvind Saether 2018-05-01 01:49:34 UTC
amdgpu is now the default driver loaded for AMD GPUs, for Vega's it's the only choice.

Fedora ("Fedora Xfce Live x86_64 28_Beta" torrent) installs xorg-x11-drv-ati and xorg-x11-drv-nouveau and xorg-x11-drv-intel and lots of other things but NOT xorg-x11-drv-amdgpu for some reason. This makes Xorg work badly using the ati driver instead of amdgpu. This causes problems. Some are very bad such as your monitor goes into suspend and X crashes and now you're doomed.

I'm not a linux scientist so it took me a while to realize the cause of pain was no xorg-x11-drv-amdgpu because I blindly assumed it had been installed automagically.

Please make sure the Fedora installer grabs xorg-x11-drv-amdgpu of xorg is installed (or I can just leave it in a script I personally run first thing after a fresh install anyway and everyone else gets bad bugs).

Thank you for reading all of this.

Comment 1 Kevin Fenzi 2018-05-01 02:31:03 UTC
Adding xgl-maint for comment...

Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2019-05-02 21:53:29 UTC
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Comment 3 Ben Cotton 2019-05-28 19:58:59 UTC
Fedora 28 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2019-05-28. Fedora 28 is
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