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Freesync doesn't work on Ubuntu, RX 580

Question asked by vladiator on Apr 18, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 20, 2018 by pokester

Hello,

 

I have several problems with my fresh Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS install. MSI AMD Radeon RX 580 / AOC Gaming G2460PF 24" / AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, Amdgpu-pro drivers.

FreeSync doesn't work, the first command shows nothing about FreeSync:

$ DISPLAY=:0 xrandr --prop
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384
DisplayPort-0 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 531mm x 299mm
EDID: 
00ffffffffffff0005e36a24c7c60000
011c0104a5351e783b6435a5544f9e27
125054bfef00d1c081803168317c4568
457c6168617c023a801871382d40582c
4500132b2100001efc7e808870381240
18203500132b2100001e000000fd0023
92a0a021010a202020202020000000fc
003234363047340a20202020202001be
02031ef14b0103051404131f12021190
230907078301000065030c001000fe5b
80a07038354030203500132b2100001e
866f80a07038404030203500132b2100
001e011d007251d01e206e285500132b
2100001eab22a0a050841a3030203600
132b2100001a7c2e90a0601a1e403020
3600132b2100001a000000000000004e
TearFree: on 
supported: off, on, auto
dither: off 
supported: off, on
audio: auto 
supported: off, on, auto
scaling mode: None 
supported: None, Full, Center, Full aspect
underscan vborder: 0 
range: (0, 128)
underscan hborder: 0 
range: (0, 128)
underscan: off 
supported: off, on, auto
coherent: 1 
range: (0, 1)
link-status: Good 
supported: Good, Bad
   1920x1080     60.00*+ 144.00   119.98    99.93    50.00    59.94  
   1920x1080i    60.00    50.00    59.94  
   1680x1050     59.88  
   1280x1024     75.02    60.02  
   1440x900      59.90  
   1280x720      60.00    50.00    59.94  
   1024x768     119.93    99.99    75.03    70.07    60.00  
   832x624       74.55  
   800x600      119.93    99.86    72.19    75.00    60.32    56.25  
   720x576       50.00  
   720x480       60.00    59.94  
   640x480      119.80    99.83    75.00    72.81    66.67    60.00    59.94  
   720x400       70.08  
DisplayPort-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
TearFree: on 
supported: off, on, auto
dither: off 
supported: off, on
audio: auto 
supported: off, on, auto
scaling mode: None 
supported: None, Full, Center, Full aspect
underscan vborder: 0 
range: (0, 128)
underscan hborder: 0 
range: (0, 128)
underscan: off 
supported: off, on, auto
coherent: 1 
range: (0, 1)
link-status: Good 
supported: Good, Bad
$ dpkg -l amdgpu-pro
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                    Version          Architecture     Description
+++-=======================-================-================-===================================================
ii  amdgpu-pro              17.40-492261     amd64            Meta package to install amdgpu Pro components.
$ uname -a
Linux vlados 4.13.0-38-generic #43~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Mar 14 17:48:43 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Also there is a strong tearing, especially in Chrome when scrolling. This problem has higher priority, but I've also tried this on Kubuntu 18.04 beta, and scrolling in Chrome is much better there comparing with 16.04 so I can use the beta LTS version of Ubuntu, but still some problems exist (e.g. scrolling the askubuntu.com background makes eyes cry), FreeSync doesn't work there either and DOTA2 cannot use the Vulkan driver.

There are many lines of "Fail to enable freesync mode." in the /var/log/Xorg.0.log.

What can I do? The hardware is supported (I use a FreeSync compatible monitor via DP with the RX 580 videocard), the operating system is also old and stable. Thank you!

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