The AMD 13" is my first Linux laptop (Ubuntu 22.04 LTS) since 2008 and I got a couple of questions…
First off, I followed the official installation guide, I’m on the OEM kernel (6.1.0-1024-oem) and BIOS 3.03 as of yesterday. Oh and I’m on X11 and not Wayland (not even sure how I could change that).
So, here’s my questions:
- In this guide it is stated that I should use power-profiles-daemon. Okay, fine. I am on verison 0.10.1-3 of that, which seems to be the most recent. Is there anything else I should or could do? There are three profiles in my Ubuntu settings: Power Saver, Balanced and Performance.
- Coming back to power, I have issues trying to put the laptop to sleep. I am very unfamiliar with all the sleep states that are available nowadays and honestly I really don’t want to know too much. I only want the laptop to go to sleep when I shut the lid and wake up when I open it again. In the meantime it should draw the absolute minimum power necessary. But in my case, when I close it, the screen stays on and it keeps running. Shoosing “Suspend” in the top right menu appears to send the laptop to sleep, but opening the lid again only makes the keyboard backlight and power button LED wake up, nothing on the screen. I have to press power a couple of seconds to reboot the laptop. Not something I call ideal. Any ideas what I could do here?
- Since the AMD 7840 is an APU it has Radeon grpahics included. In my Ubuntu settings though, the “Graphics” shows “llvmpipe” which is the software renderer. I get this when checking in a terminal:
$ sudo lshw -c video *-display UNCLAIMED description: VGA compatible controller product: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:c1:00.0 version: c4 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm pciexpress msi msix vga_controller bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: iomemory:800-7ff memory:8000000000-800fffffff memory:90000000-901fffff ioport:1000(size=256) memory:90500000-9057ffff *-graphics product: EFI VGA physical id: 3 logical name: /dev/fb0 capabilities: fb configuration: depth=32 resolution=2256,1504
I tried installing the official Radeon drivers for Ubuntu following the installation guide and using the Vulkan option (amdgpu-install --vulkan=amdvlk), but that failed during amdgpu-dkms. Crash log excerpt here:
make: *** [scripts/Makefile.build:258: /var/lib/dkms/amdgpu/6.2.4-1646729.22.04/build/amd/amdgpu/../display/amdgpu_dm/amdgpu_dm.o] Er> make: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs.... make: *** [scripts/Makefile.build:508: /var/lib/dkms/amdgpu/6.2.4-1646729.22.04/build/amd/amdgpu] Error 2 make: *** [Makefile:2016: /var/lib/dkms/amdgpu/6.2.4-1646729.22.04/build] Error 2 make: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-6.1.0-1024-oem' DKMSKernelVersion: 6.1.0-1024-oem Date: Tue Oct 24 21:50:56 2023 DuplicateSignature: dkms:amdgpu-dkms:1:184.108.40.206700-1646729.22.04:/var/lib/dkms/amdgpu/6.2.4-1646729.22.04/build/amd/amdgpu/../display/amd> Package: amdgpu-dkms 1:220.127.116.11700-1646729.22.04 PackageVersion: 1:18.104.22.168700-1646729.22.04 SourcePackage: amdgpu-dkms Title: amdgpu-dkms 1:22.214.171.124700-1646729.22.04: amdgpu kernel module failed to build
I am really not an expert user, but it appears the Radeon drivers have some issues with the OEM kernel? Anyone able to shed some light on this and how I can get that GPU to really be utilized?
- The above issue leads me to my final question: anyone here have experience with Davinci Resolve Studio on Linux for editing videos? I have bought it years ago for Windows and want to use it on my Framework AMD 13". But so far I was not able to get it running, mainly because it refuses to recognize a GPU (see above). Any guide I found so far requires installing the Radeon drivers for Resolve to work, so I am stuck now. I know that kdenlive exists, but I would really prefer sticking to my familiar workflow and would like to share projects between machines.
- During the installation, I had to do some troubleshooting to get the fingerprint sensor running. For this I had to do some manual fwupdtool commands and realized it was on 1.7.9 while the most recent version of fwupd is 1.9.6 already. How can I update this? Because doing the usual sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade does not do it. Do I even need to update it? The output tells me I should…
sudo fwupdtool get-updates Loading… [- ]08:02:22:0007 FuEngine failed to get releases for UEFI dbx: No releases found: Not compatible with org.freedesktop.fwupd version 1.7.9, requires >= 1.9.1 08:02:22:0009 FuEngine failed to get releases for UEFI dbx: No releases found: Not compatible with org.freedesktop.fwupd version 1.7.9, requires >= 1.9.1 Loading… [***************************************] Devices with no available firmware updates: • System Firmware • WD BLACK SN850X 1000GB • Fingerprint Sensor • UEFI dbx No updates available for remaining devices
Yeah… lots of questions as you can see. Thanks for your time, I hope somebody can point me into the right direction for them.