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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 5:54 pm on June 10, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , drivers, gaming, gaming laptops, , , Jensen Huang, , , , Lisa Su, ,   

    Linux Nerds: Don’t Buy An AMD/NVIDIA Laptop 

    Do you love Linux?
    I love Linux.

    But Linux has a problem. Well, there are 2 problems.
    One, you cannot access the NVIDIA X Server Settings.
    And two, the laptop reboots with the screen at maximum brightness.
    Supposedly this has something to do with Linus Torvald’s new screen brightness scheme. But I’m blaming this on AMD. Well, the error itself blames AMD.

    Since NVIDIA doesn’t want to make it’s Linux drivers open source, my NVIDIA graphics card is essentially useless.

    I’ve waited for months for someone from these companies to fix these issues. But it’s all been crickets.

    Instead of patching their drivers and ensuring their chips provide a wonderful user experience, both AMD and NVIDIA have been pumping out chips with insane performance digits.
    Now what the fuck am I, as a user, supposed to do with these digits, if the chips are shitting bricks on Linux?

    My AMD chip is stuck at the base frequency on Linux. There is no option for boost. It is not supported.

    LibreKrsnah Desktop OS currently runs slower than Windows 10.
    It lags on boot times, it lags when opening applications, it lags when loading media, it lags in everything.
    And the issue here, isn’t the OS. I have fine tuned this OS to the point where it could boot within microseconds on an Intel chip.

    I have tested so many Linux distros on this laptop, and all of them have been slower than LibreKrsnah Desktop OS.

    At this point, I’ve given up hope that either NVIDIA or AMD will fix their problems. Both companies are only concerned with pumping out more chips and making big bucks. But at what cost?

    I’m never buying an AMD/NVIDIA laptop again. Ever.
    In fact, by the time I buy my next laptop, I’m pretty sure Intel will have perfected both their CPUs and discrete GPUs.
    Am I an Intel fanboy? Nope!
    But I was caught up in the AMD hype and forgot to research on just how terrible Linux runs on their chips.

    Now one may argue that this may just be an issue with my device.
    A quick duckduckgo search reveals all gaming nerds who bought an AMD/NVIDIA laptop, have faced similar issues when running Linux.
    And if there’s any who haven’t experienced any problems, feel free to donate your laptops to me. Thank you very much.

    I said I was going to write an article every month until these issues were resolved.
    But I’ve got something better in mind. Or worse, if you’re AMD or NVIDIA.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 6:57 pm on March 2, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , drivers, , , , kernel, , Linus, Linus Torvalds, , linux drivers, nouveau, , nvidia drivers, NVIDIA X SERVER, , , screen brightness, ,   

    AMD & NVIDIA: The Enemies Of Linux 

    I just can’t get a break from these dumbass computer hardware manufacturers and their stupid fuckups.

    One of the reasons I wanted a new laptop was to be able to run almost any Linux distro without any issues.
    But that doesn’t seem to be the case, does it?

    I’ve been waiting for several weeks for AMD to fix a backlight issue problem where the screen brightness is 100% on every boot.

    Here’s an example of the error:

    systemd-backlight@backlight:amdgpu_bl0.service – Load/Save Screen Backlight Brightness of backlight:amdgpu_bl0
    Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/systemd-backlight@.service; static)
    Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2021-03-02 05:41:00 EEST; 5min ago
    Docs: man:systemd-backlight@.service(8)
    Process: 331 ExecStart=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd-backlight load backlight:amdgpu_bl0 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
    Main PID: 331 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

    Now this problem has been mentioned on several sites – on the kernel site, on AMD’s site, on systemd’s site, and on several distro forums.
    Nobody seems to be doing anything to fix this big fucking problem.

    So my question is, how long will I have to wait for some googley-eyed nerd to sort out whatever’s causing the problem?

    I don’t wanna be blinded by my screen when I turn the laptop on every dawn.
    Every week I checked the site for any updates, and all I see are more users having similar problems.

    So this is my understanding on the issue: Nobody is doing anything to fix a simple backlight issue. Several users have come up with their own hacks but I’m not looking for hacks. I want a perfectly running Linux OS when I do my upgrades.

    I’m not a patient man. Never was.

    Here’s my advice to anyone looking to purchase a laptop and run Linux on it – go for an Intel chip. Fuck it. But a laptop cooler or a mini fridge to put your laptop in, while you’re using it. At least you won’t be blinded by the fucking screen every time you boot or wake the damn thing up.
    Since both AMD and NVIDIA want to fuck around with the Linux users, fuck them both! Intel’s dropping their own GPUs soon. So wait for them and get an Intel CPU with an Intel GPU! How about that, eh?

    I want all the nerds from all sides to get together – have a meeting, and figure out what’s causing this fucking problem and fix it.

    Imagine my horror when I’d just got a brand new fucking laptop, installed my OS in it, upgraded the kernel and wallah! Blinding screen on every boot.

    This problem will have to be fixed. I’m stuck with this machine for the rest of the decade. I don’t want to endure a stupid fucking backlight brightness problem for 10 years.

    I’m raising awareness here.
    This is me, calling out all the nerds and stating the problem.
    This isn’t me, coming out, guns blazing, blowing craters up your asses.
    But my next article, will be a volcanic eruption. Linus Torvalds – that’s your cue.

    While I’m at it, here’s another problem: Why am I not seeing higher boost clock speeds on Linux? Is it AMD’s fault or the Linux kernel’s?
    I haven’t looked into it yet. But before I get down to it, I suggest ya’ll look into it first.

    Now, onto NVIDIA.

    Everyone says AMD GPUs just work on Linux.
    So why don’t NVIDIA’s?
    Why doesn’t the NVIDIA X SERVER Settings work?
    Now my laptop has a dedicated GPU that does fuck-all when running Linux.

    The nouveau nerds are saying NVIDIA has closed sourced their graphics cards. That’s why I’m unable to make use of them.

    Here’s my message to NVIDIA: NVIDIA you chinga a tu madre fuck you motherfuckers hija de su pinche, perra, aguanga, desgraciada madre!
    Open source your goddamn drivers and make sure they’re working like a charm on every goddamn Linux distro on this planet.
    Until that happens, I’m going to be writing an article every month, reminding the entire world just how much NVIDIA SUCKS.

    Linus, are you taking notes?

    AMD, lower your goddamn prices. Just because you’re making better chips than Intel doesn’t mean you should start raping your customers’ wallets.
    If AMD’s 6000 series chips aren’t priced appropriately, I’ll be posting a dozen articles discussing why AMD’s chips aren’t worth the prices, but not without a detailed description of Lisa Su’s adventures with a chimpanzee.

    Linus, the backlight.

     
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