AMD Vega 10 on Linux in 2023

2023-07-18 #hardware

Fixing corrupted display on amdgpu

Booting Manjaro or Arch on a Lenovo E595 with an AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 GPU on the latest amdgpu drivers gives a beautiful corrupted display:


The only solution I found for recent kernel/firmware/drivers combinations is to set


as a kernel flag. See this blog post for the implications.

Fortunately, the latest drivers do not seem to suffer anymore from infamous Waiting for fences timed out crashes (see this issue) that happen on earlier linux-firmware versions.