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    AMD Ryzen + AMD Hawaii + Old kernel = Bad experience

    Hello experts,

    I'm using MSi X370 Krait mobo with AMD ryzen 1700x, AMD 390x and have just purchased 3YRs support for SLED 12 SP2.

    I installed the OS on that system and realised that SLED 12 still use very old kernel 3.19 and doesn't support AMD ryzen cpu as well as AMD 390x.

    I cannot ultilize full capability of my CPU and the driver for AMD GPU is very bad.

    Is there any repo for the latest kernel 4.12? I accept that I have to use opensource driver for my GPU, at least the latest version funtions normally.

    Please help to assist.

    Thanks.

  2. Re: AMD Ryzen + AMD Hawaii + Old kernel = Bad experience

    Hi and welcome to the forum
    Install SLED 12 SP2, current kernel is 4.4.59?

    It's not just the kernel but also the X stack.... SP3 which is still in testing has 4.4.75 and the later xf86-video-amdgpu driver, but imagine the proprietary one should work since SLED 12 Sp2 is supported by AMD pro driver....

    You can install the 4.12 kernel by adding the OBS kernel:stable repo, but not officially supported...

    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...able/standard/
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
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    Re: AMD Ryzen + AMD Hawaii + Old kernel = Bad experience

    Thanks malcolmlewis for your quick response
    I read the released notes of SP2, it comes with 4.4.59 kernel but when I install it just only provide 3.19. I don't know why.

    Btw, thanks for the repo; I will give it a try.

  4. Re: AMD Ryzen + AMD Hawaii + Old kernel = Bad experience

    On Thu 13 Jul 2017 04:26:03 AM CDT, quantodh wrote:

    Thanks malcolmlewis for your quick response
    I read the released notes of SP2, it comes with 4.4.59 kernel but when I
    install it just only provide 3.19. I don't know why.

    Btw, thanks for the repo; I will give it a try.


    Hi
    Sounds like you downloaded/installed an older release. Which if so
    would impact you setup for sure.

    Check with either;
    Code:
    cat /etc/SuSE-release
    cat /etc/os-release

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    Re: AMD Ryzen + AMD Hawaii + Old kernel = Bad experience

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Sounds like you downloaded/installed an older release. Which if so
    would impact you setup for sure.

    Check with either;
    Code:
    cat /etc/SuSE-release
    cat /etc/os-release

    --
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
    openSUSE Leap 42.2|GNOME 3.20.2|4.4.74-18.20-default
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    After upgrading kernel I've been given a black screen , may be Xorg's broken, I will download the new ISO and try it later.

    Thanks Malcolm

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