After testing on laptop, tried installing on main pc, but unfortunately every boot results in total freeze about 4 seconds in. There wasn’t time to quickly change the kernel, so the kernel was whichever was downloaded during net install for Mate. I’ve reinstalled Anarchy at this point, but, if more hardware details are helpful, I can post that. Could it be that some extra installs and/or settings, caused one or two issues e.g. about speed, and with recent hardware?
I’m not sure what is causing your freeze. It could be the RX5700XT. I have the Ryzen 7 3800X with Radeon RX590 and no issues. I am wondering what some of your other hardware such as the motherboard? Are you able to post the following?
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Edit: Do you have two separate power supply lines going to the video card?
Hi @ricklinux and thank you for your message Yes, the Ryzen 7 3800X runs very well. I have an RX560 on the laptop which is fine, as you’re saying about your RX590. The laptop install on Endeavour is very good. The RX5700XT is running fine on Anarchy at this point, so it would be great to find the difference.
I’m not sure about the two power supply lines, but it does look as if there are two big ‘caterpillar’ cables running between the GPU and, if that’s a PSU at the top, lol, the PSU.
The PC is from PCSpecialist, a Fusion Extreme. The motherboard is an ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - RGB Ready, with a 1TB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 520 GEN 4 PCIe NVMe (up to 5000MB/R, 4400MB/W) and 850w PSU.
I also have an Asus Tuf board running an Intel 8086k 5.0 Ghz Anninversary processor with Nvidia GTX 1060 no issues. The RX 5700XT is a step up.
I see you need to update the UEFI Bios on your Motherboard. You are running version 1405 dated 2019/11/26. There is a newer version. You want to update to the latest current version which is 2203 dated 2020/06/29. If you are unfamiliar with updating the UEFI Bios please read the instructions. I recommend download the files to a usb and using the manual update process from the UEFI update screen.
When you loaded EndeavourOS did it freeze like right away? Not usable at all. Did you load anything other than the default install?
I am looking at you CPU settings above? Are you overclocking? The Ryzen 7 3800X is 3.9 Ghz base to 4.5 Ghz. Do you have the core settings changed? The reason i ask is because this is mine on default settings.
Thank you for your very helpful posts, and it’s great that your Nvidia doesn’t have any issues.
I’d updated the bios about 6 weeks ago and had some issues. I did it via internet option, I think, and then reverted using the USB method, which, you’re right, is much better. Am a little bit not wanting to change the bios, with things running fine on Anarchy, tbh, but appreciate advice and will give it some thought; hadn’t checked about any new bios’s, and things might be even better via updating, so thanks for drawing attention to that.
Yes, it froze immediately; about 4 seconds in, every time I tried. Nothing useable. I’d used the net install to install Mate and printer support.
And thank you about hardware! The previous main pc keeled over suddenly about 3 months ago, so I decided to go full AMD and buy something that would last a long time. 1st purchase from PCSpecialist and it’s really good. Where did you get your system from, or did you build it?
And I’d never have known the clock was set higher if you’d not noticed, lol. I’d not selected overclocking in the order, and have just seen your additional post. I didn’t know there was game boost either … I should go and check the bios, lol, as I may have turned on something boostie. Thanks for checking about that. Your setting will be good for less wear and tear I’d think.
Eeek, I can’t access Asus’s bios list or download … the message reads ‘ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro for business’, lol. I’ve turned off all blockers and still no-go. Was going to see what the bios update was. Waterfox Classic. Will try non-blockered Current … can access it there.
I’m not sure what settings are on the Asus X-570 but my board is an MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus and it has Game Boost. I turned it on and got almost identical settings so the Asus must have something similar.
On my Tuf Z370 Intel board which is also a gaming Pro i have updated the UEFI Bios to current version which happens to be the same number but most likely different coding as it is an Intel Z-370 not an X-570 AMD.
I just realised, it wasn’t the new main PC I updated the bios on, but the laptop I was using just before it arrived, which I see isn’t supported now by Asus (FX505DY). I don’t actually know how to update the main PC’s bios, with it coming from PCSpecialist, especially if I needed to downgrade if there were issues.
Will take a quick look at bios, to see if boost switched on …
EDIT: it was set to ‘customised’ so I’d toggled something. Of course clicking it set it to ‘normal’ and I can’t remember the customised stuff, lol. So, I took the leap and updated the bios over the internet anyway … nerve-wracking stuff, lol.
It looks more like my default settings now on the X-570 board. Doing the update over ethernet is not so bad. It’s wifi that’s not a good idea. Anyway all i can say is i don’t know why it works okay on Anarchy which is an Arch installer like EndeavourOS. You’d have to look at what’s installed.
Yes, ethernet seems much more stable all-round, definitely. I’ve done installs on this Anarchy install, so the results won’t be clean, but things were running fine on the fresh install, before adding anything.
You’re right. I just double-checked and it’s not installed. The Anarchy installer suggest AMD/ATI as best, installs it’s stuff, and that usually works. I’m looking for a package list for clean Anarchy … have seen a few people saying about freezes with AMD cards, so maybe it’ll be helpful to see.
Good that it worked for you. I can see that Endeavour add e.g. gcc, nvidia, qt, samba, and xfdesktop. Not sure if any of those could have any possibility of being involved in the freezing, but I’m wondering if maybe the nvidia package could be optional in the installer? I was going to ask if lxdm itself could be included as an option … the ‘switcher’ is genius, but it could be cool to have lxdm as an install option.
Thanks for spending so much time on this. Really appreciate.
There’s nothing here that i see is an issue. Both will install the latest kernel. The normal driver for the card is amdgpu which is automatically loaded and mesa. Then you can add other drivers for gaming such as 32 bit for steam etc.
I think now that you have updated the Uefi Bios and set the settings to default you would have to install EndeavourOS again and see. You need to try to get some more information when it’s booting if it fails. I would recommend installing the Xfce desktop.