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Discussion in 'Linux Hardware' started by GNU Linux, Sep 14, 2018.
Compatibility issues with AMD Ryzen.
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What is YOUR specific problem? Please give details.
There some faults with Ryzen/GCC that causes some problem ....I also found a test that Ryzen fails to execute: https://github.com/suaefar/ryzen-test
Hi @GNU Linux, and welcome! Did you read your link? That script was frozen about a year ago when the dev/author received a new AMD chip without defect. He also says that the test should only be used on an non-updated Ubuntu 17.04, but that version of Ubuntu has now reached end-of-life (in January 2018). I don't think this issue is something you need to be worried about.
If Ubuntu 18.04 works....will other distros like Fedora, Arch and Solus work?
I have a habit of installing a lot of distros ^_^
I'm pretty sure it will, it has more to do with the kernel than which distribution you're using.
I have several Intel processors and fortunately I paid very little for them.
I use to like Intel although once the news about Meltdown / Spectre vulnerability and how Intel knew of this and still kept pushing their processors out the door I am no longer an Intel fan.
I will keep using the Intel processors I have as I know it ain't the end of the world although I'm all for a good old fashion hanging from a scrub oak tree for all Intel CEOs who allowed this to keep going on.
Intel Sucks and I will never invest in any Intel products since they can't be trusted and how they failed to take care of their customers.
I've always been and AMD fan although anymore I'm really becoming not a fan of anyone or anything just can't trust anyone or anything these days.
This is what Intel CEOs should do after screwing it's customers.
No, they only want money...they don't care about customers!
I found other bugs as well but they are only seen on 1-gen Ryzen...............hope they are fixed now!
The whole purpose of testing many distros is to find what works well with your hardware, and what doesn't.... and also to determine which ones have the most visual appeal (the Desktop Environment) for the ones that do work well. Most distros will work fine, or you can find solutions if something doesn't work, so the visual appeal becomes a guiding factor for choosing which to be your daily distro.
But it's always fun or interesting to try new ones in VirtualBox or on a live USB.
Yep pretty much the way it works from my experience.
I've found Debian or anything built ontop of Debian works well on my old junk desktops or Ubuntu and Ubuntu built distros are next in line and can't go wrong either way.
I don't really care about eye candy as long as the GUI / user interface is functional.
I mean I use Lubuntu 18.04 and it don't get no more boring and simple than that.
[email protected]:~$ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: Compaq-Presario Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
Desktop: LXDE (Openbox 3.6.1) Distro: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
Machine: Device: desktop System: Compaq-Presario product: BM411AA-ABA CQ5600F serial: N/A
Mobo: PEGATRON model: NARRA5 v: 5.00 serial: N/A BIOS: Phoenix v: 5.59 date: 05/20/2010
CPU: Dual core AMD Athlon II X2 B24 (-MCP-) arch: K10 rev.2 cache: 2048 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm) bmips: 12055
clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 2300 MHz 2: 3000 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] bus-ID: 00:0d.0
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: [email protected]
OpenGL: renderer: NV4C version: 2.1 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio: Card NVIDIA MCP61 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:05.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-36-generic
Network: Card: NVIDIA MCP61 Ethernet driver: forcedeth port: fc00 bus-ID: 00:07.0
IF: enp0s7 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (5.0% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS54321 size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 146G used: 7.5G (6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 139 Uptime: 8:52 Memory: 592.3/3692.4MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56
I like it and it works which is what I want and need.
I've decided to play it safe and get a Intel Core i7 X-series in January....
I'm going to play it even safer than that as long as Linux runs on my old junk computers I'm not buying anything new.
$ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: antix1 Kernel: 4.9.126-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 6.3.0
Desktop: IceWM 1.4.2 Distro: antiX-17.2_x64-base Helen Keller 4 October 2018
base: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)
Machine: Type: Desktop System: MDGs product: N/A v: N/A serial: <filter>
Mobo: Intel model: DG33BU v: AAD79951-407 serial: <filter> BIOS: Intel
v: DPP3510J.86A.0572.2009.0715.2346 date: 07/15/2009
CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Pentium Dual E2220 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Core Merom rev: D
L2 cache: 1024 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 bogomips: 9602
Speed: 1600 MHz min/max: 1200/2400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1600 2: 1200
Graphics: Device-1: Intel 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
Display: server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: intel resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel G33 v: 2.1 Mesa 13.0.6 direct render: Yes
Audio: Device-1: Intel 82801I HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.9.126-antix.1-amd64-smp
Network: Device-1: Intel 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 20e0 bus ID: 00:19.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: Local Storage: total: 74.53 GiB used: 4.15 GiB (5.6%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD800AAJS-60M0A0 size: 74.53 GiB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 70.86 GiB used: 4.15 GiB (5.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info: Processes: 152 Uptime: 10h 21m Memory: 3.79 GiB used: 567.4 MiB (14.6%) Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5
Compilers: gcc: 6.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.12 inxi: 3.0.25
You buy new electronics and if it does last longer than a year than you find out it's been compromised by design "meltdown / spectre" or some other design flaw that was known by manufacturer.
I just keep using the hand me downs from others who seem to think that a 10 year old computer is incapable of cutting the mustard of today's world and I guess that is true if the user is running Windows OS.
My computer needs are not much so I don't need much horsepower for what I'm using my computers for and besides I'm a cheap bastard.