Hi. I ordered one of the new HP spectre x360 laptops with the new i7-8705G/Vega M GL chips
I intend to run linux on this device whenever I'm able to. I have heard that amdgpu drivers do not yet work, but there is not much information out there yet. This is really the only report I can find at all:
Quoted for convenience:
wasn't able to get it to use the
amdgpudriver for the AMD card.
lspcisees it as "[AMD/ATI] Polaris 22 [Radeon RX Vega M GL]", but no driver is assigned to it. Adding it to
MODULESin mkinitcpio also makes no difference -- no driver assigned, X still happily running on the Intel card.
I'll try to set up Mesa Git and maybe AMDGPU PRO, but I'm not terribly optimistic, as there's no info at all about this GPU on the internet. AMD driver download page doesn't even list it.
I have not tried myself yet as the laptop has not been shipped yet. I am curious, what is the official state of these drivers? Is the user correct there are no functional drivers yet? Any ETA?
If you are not already watching there too, I would ask this and hope for answer in the support forum for whatever Linux Distribution you plan to run. Typically the distro guys know way more about what is going on that us here do. Most of us here are Windows helpers and none of us are AMD we are just people like you. Some do come through and may answer your question but just so you get an answer as fast as possible. You may even send HP support that question too. They may know something as well.
I recently purchased the NUC HVK and am making this post from the newly minted Ubuntu 18.04 partition. Prior to getting the Ubiquity installer with 18.04 working I tried:
The original plan was to not dual boot, install Arch on the board's fake raid and use the Intel and AMD iommu to do full passthrough to a KVM Dozer 10. But that was all a little bit ambitious, maybe someday.
I am currently under the impression that support for the Vega M isn't coming until the 4.18 kernel drops so regardless of distro we aren't getting anything 'ffishully until September. Right meow I'm in the process of building the 4.17 kernel and see if I can horse around and get Mesa 18.2 built and working but we'll see. If you'd like I can keep this post updated with my progress on the hax until September rolls around.