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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0006056Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2020-12-01 10:50
ReporterTroy8203 Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version2020.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0006056: graphic error
DescriptionGraphical glitches using Ryzen APUs
Additional InformationIt happens after starting the operating system for the second time, the features of my laptop: amd ryzen 3 2200g


has duplicate 0006236 closeddaniruiz Graphical Glitch 
has duplicate 0006272 closeddaniruiz Kali 2020.1 Graphical Interface Glitch 
has duplicate 0006616 closeddaniruiz Graphics are really glitchy 



2020-02-02 04:36


Stygian Blue

2020-03-11 23:41

reporter   ~0012407

I am having the same problem. This is occurring on a new install on a new ASUS laptop with an integrated Radeon GPU. Specs of the laptop:
-ASUS VivoBook 15 F512DA
-Ryzen R5-3500U Processor
-AMD Radeon Vega 8 Integrated GPU
-256GB SSD

The pixelation or graphic artifacts occur any time something on the screen changes, even typing text in the terminal. It makes the computer nearly unusable. I have attached two images: the first shows what happens when doing a simple search in APT-CACHE: the results are completely obscured by the artifacts. Waiting about 3-5 seconds for a full screen refresh causes the screen to then be correct (second image).

The same graphic errors also appear when booting from a Kali Live USB.

01 Graphic Artifacts.jpg (467,577 bytes)
02 After Full Refresh.jpg (391,070 bytes)

Stygian Blue

2020-03-11 23:51

reporter   ~0012408

I have also tried the following methods to "ignore" the integrated GPU:
-Added "radeon.modeset=0" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT. This had NO EFFECT.
-Added "nomodeset" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT. This caused the machine to fail boot. I had to boot into recovery mode, and the graphical bugs still existed.

Until this bug is fixed, is there a way to force Kali to boot into an SVGA mode or to ignore the integrated GPU?


2020-03-12 01:48

reporter   ~0012409

Hello guys, I have a similar problem. When I open certain programs, the window is not displayed correctly, the text next to the icons is not visible and only appears when I click on it and some parts of the window are blank. I tried to change the graphical interface, so I tested it on Xfce, Gnome and Kde, even so the problem persists.

Acer Aspire ES1-572
i3-6100U CPU @ 2.30GHz × 4
Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2)


2020-03-14 10:28

reporter   ~0012414

I have the same issue.showing error amdgpu requires firmware.
Ryzen 5 3400g
Gigabyte b450m ds3h
8gb ram (647,430 bytes)

Stygian Blue

2020-03-14 11:36

reporter   ~0012415

I loaded Windows 10 just to update MoBo, CPU, and BIOS firmware. No change after the updates.


2020-07-22 10:27

developer   ~0013107

For @abimaelsb:
That issue has been fixed
Just update to the latest release and make sure you remove ~/.config/gtk-2.0 and ~/.config/gtk-3.0

Now about the main issue with Ryzen APUs:
> Workaround 1:
> Disable IOMMU in BIOS.
> Workaround 2:
> Add iommu=pt to command line in /etc/default/grub following the steps below.
> Run
> sudo nano /etc/default/grub
> Make the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line look like this
> GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash iommu=pt"
> Update grub by
> sudo update-grub
> Reboot with
> sudo reboot

Please tell me if this workaround fixes the issue, as I don't have the hardware to test it

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-02-02 04:36 Troy8203 New Issue
2020-02-02 04:36 Troy8203 File Added: 83910300_487868245438559_4948881018913292288_n.jpg
2020-02-02 04:36 Troy8203 File Added: 83965459_3085164261502669_7958053596048654336_n.jpg
2020-03-11 23:41 Stygian Blue File Added: 01 Graphic Artifacts.jpg
2020-03-11 23:41 Stygian Blue File Added: 02 After Full Refresh.jpg
2020-03-11 23:41 Stygian Blue Note Added: 0012407
2020-03-11 23:51 Stygian Blue Note Added: 0012408
2020-03-12 01:48 abimaelsb File Added: Captura de tela de 2020-03-11 22-39-12.png
2020-03-12 01:48 abimaelsb File Added: Captura de tela de 2020-03-11 22-40-55.png
2020-03-12 01:48 abimaelsb Note Added: 0012409
2020-03-14 10:28 Rithib File Added:
2020-03-14 10:28 Rithib Note Added: 0012414
2020-03-14 11:36 Stygian Blue Note Added: 0012415
2020-07-22 10:17 daniruiz Relationship added has duplicate 0006236
2020-07-22 10:27 daniruiz Note Added: 0013107
2020-07-24 12:31 daniruiz Relationship added has duplicate 0006272
2020-09-02 12:53 daniruiz Relationship added has duplicate 0006616
2020-09-03 13:50 daniruiz Description Updated View Revisions
2020-12-01 10:48 g0tmi1k Priority urgent => normal
2020-12-01 10:50 g0tmi1k Severity major => minor