I’m running Arch and everything is working fine in normal use cases which is great. I do have two display related issues though.
Sometimes when I plug in or unplug an extra monitor the screen starts flickering white or going completely white. I’m currently using KDE Plasma x11, but also had the issue in the Wayland version.
If I’m trying to power two external monitors sometimes that works but most of the time I can only get the one plugged directly into the computer over the HDMI port to work. The other I’ve plugged in though a thunderbolt docker which also has my keyboard/mouse on it and those work but the display never shows up. I have also tried a seperate USBC->HMDI dongle and that doesn’t work either. Sometimes though if you unplug and plug in again enough it shows up. Do I just need to get a second HDMI/DP port on my computer, if so that’s fine.
I’m willing to try Fedora and a different DE to see if that fixes it but was curious if anyone else had this issue or has suggestions.
Would be interested in this as a comparable. GNOME preferable as that is what we test against at this time. I know, I know it should not matter - I’ve found historically, it can matter. There are differences.
Tested on Gnome in Fedora in a live ISO and everything worked fine right away off a single thunderbolt cable into a dock. Now I reboot back into Arch and it seems to be working too. There were some updates in Arch today maybe those fixed them or maybe it’s a fluke. Going to see if the flickering or white screen issue is fixed too, hasn’t happened yet.
Appreciate the update. Docks are the bane of my existence as 99.99% of the time it relates to the symptoms you’ve described. More often than not, I see docks not playing nicely, but not consistently bad. Brand name docks “should” be fine, but I have seen experiences where it can go sideways. Worth watching and noting the logs for hints that the dock contributes to any issues.
Myself, I always, always recommend video using expansion cards (HDMI and DP) with docks sticking to USB-A/C duties exclusively. But I know it’s not ideal. For my USB related needs, Anker has always been good to me.
Got my AMD 13 an hour or so ago. I installed Mint 21.2 Edge and so far it’s worked great out of the box.
Will keep playing around and post if/when I see any major issues come up.
The fingerprint reader does not work out of the box, which seems to be a known issue. The firmware out of the box does not support it and fwupd fails to even start. It’s running version 1.7.9.
Change the kernal 6.1.0-1023-oem as recommended. This does seem to make the system feel a bit more snapy. Ran geekbench for a baseline. Link below. But the numbers look great from what I see.
Also I was able to get fwupd running now as well. Will see if I can get the finger print reader working next when I get some time.
Got the fingerprint read to work after a few steps. Looks like it is a new firmware for the fingerprint sensor itself. First needed to follow “If the devices is not detected” part of this framework guide.
Then I installed libpam with: sudo apt install libpam-fprintd
I could then run fprintd-enroll to get my right finger added.
Finished up by running sudo pam-auth-update
Did a reboot and could now log in using my fingerprint.
Right now, the AMD target kernel we want folks on is 6.1.0-1023-oem - but this may evolve in the future. 6.1.0-102x-oem in the future. We use a Zenity alert tool on Ubuntu for this. You will need to do this manually or customize it yourself.
Again, this mini-unofficial guide is for Linux Mint, not other distros.
I can not get external displays to work. I have tried Fedora 39 and Arch. I have tried both displayport and hdmi to different monitors from the back ports. Has anyone had any luck with external displays?
I have been able to get the HDMI port to work without any issue. Also tried a couple of different docks with mixed results.
On one HP dock, I could extend to one display and only mirror to the second (total of three displays counting the laptop). Did not spend much time troubleshooting yet before moving on to the next hub.
On a random amazon hub I was able to extend my display across all three screens without an issue.
I’m putzing on fedora 39. So far the problems seem to be suspend not coming back. fwupdmgr and tools locks up with no apparent warning or error. If you immediately reboot, it hangs on fwupd service for 6 minutes. When resuming from suspend, the monitor doesn’t come back sometimes, other times the keyboard doesn’t come back. The whole X is your only choice on initial boot is annoying, though the workaround of logging out and back in gets you wayland works for me.
New thing after writing this, firefox youtube experience is bad. Tried with hardware decoding enabled/disabled. Just glitchy and lots of amdgpu errors in journal.
Do we have a list of bugs for Fedora that we can track/contribute to?
Not in today, however, I need to address some stuff before this becomes a huge thread. Only reason I’m touching this today is I rather not see this blow up over the weekend.
Outside of the fingerprint reader and the linked doc how to update it in the guide, firmware updates should be held off on.
Meaning at this time, I’m unaware of anything outside of drivers (Linux or Windows) being updated.
Monday I’ll look into fwupd on F39. If it can be duplicated, I’ll file the bug report personally.
Regarding suspend, on both of my AMD laptops, suspend resumes flawlessly. Mind you, this is only connected to ac power.
Which BIOS is installed (even though it should be what I have, I must ask) and what is attached when you’re resuming? This is fully updated (dnf) F39?
In Fedora fwupd was stuck in waiting and dmesg was showing some amdgup timeout errors.
I managed to run fwupd using another distro using X11 to avoid the amdgpu errors and it worked like a charm. After the update I moved back to fedora and the fingerprint reader worked.