Re: Running Debian on an AMD Ryzen system
- Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:11:23 -0500
- From: Dan Ritter <dsr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Running Debian on an AMD Ryzen system
Sam Varghese wrote:
> On Fri, February 22, 2019 7:46 am, Dan Ritter wrote:
> > What are you concerned about?
> Thanks for your response, Dan.
> I have seen some older reports about kernel issues and crashes. Hence my
I haven't seen any while running Stretch or later.
> I presume that the built-in graphics system can be disabled from the BIOS
> (or UEFI) and a stock standard graphics card used instead. Would I be
> correct in assuming that?
For desktops, yes. My son is using a Ryzen 2300U laptop, and the
stretch-backports amdgpu X11 system works well for him. His last
remaining issue is that the touchscreen isn't working, which is
not a Ryzen issue.
Ryzen (and ThreadRipper)_chips without a G or U suffix have no
built-in graphics anyway, so it's not an issue unless you're
buying one of those.