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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0004549||Kali Linux||[All Projects] General Bug||public||2018-02-20 19:53||2018-09-13 03:06|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0004549: Kali Linux Graphical Installer doesn't work on AMD Ryzen 2500U Mobile|
|Description||Kali Linux Graphical Installer fails to display graphics during the installation on Hp Envy x360 (Model 15M-BQ121DX) with AMD 2500U APU. This is likely due to AMD Firmware Support arriving in the 4.15 Linux Kernel, and lacking the AMD Firmware.|
Firmware for these chips can be found in the standard Linux-firmware repo: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/
The installer works in EFI Mode, however, there are many issues in the OS after installing with EFI. (graphical glitches, crashes, etc.)
|Steps To Reproduce||Boot into a live session on an Ryzen 2500U chip. Select Graphical Install.|
|Additional Information||This will likely be resolved over time as the base kernel/firmware expands??? I'm happy to try fixes/betas.|
Attaching picture of exact graphical issue. The system is responsive, as I can make the static change as I move the mouse/select different options. I just can't see them.
The issue persists even when hooked up to an external display.
|If you install via the cli method, does it then boot up okay?|
The issue also occurs in cli mode as well.
I found that if I modify the boot parameter "vga=" to something invalid, I will be asked to provide a valid video mode. I can then specify the value "3D4" and it will continue to the installer in the selected resolution. However, if I specify a valid video mode parameter, the issue will still occur.
Once Kali is installed, the AMD 2500u Raven Ridge firmware is missing from /usr/lib/firmware/amd.
When I clone the official linux firmware git repo and place it in the /usr/lib/firmware/ directory, and update-initramfs -uk I am able to boot into Kali with full graphics acceleration.
On this specific model of HP Laptop, my wireless driver's are also missing, so I have to install with a hardline, then update, install kernel headers, and compile the wireless drivers.
|2018-02-20 19:53||matrix8967||New Issue|
|2018-02-20 19:53||matrix8967||File Added: KaliBug.jpeg|
|2018-02-21 08:07||rhertzog||Relationship added||has duplicate 0004548|
|2018-05-08 08:03||g0tmi1k||Category||Kali Package Improvement => General Bug|
|2018-09-12 07:35||g0tmi1k||Note Added: 0009694|
|2018-09-13 03:06||matrix8967||File Added: IMG_20180912_2008572.jpg|
|2018-09-13 03:06||matrix8967||Note Added: 0009707|