Xorg and Variable Refresh

Hey all,

Just curious what video-linux does under Garuda Settings Manager > Hardware Configuration.

I had to install manually xf86-video-amdgpu package to get Xorg to work with my Freesync monitor (and create a 20-amdgpu.conf file).

When I go to the hardware configuration and install video-linux, it says it fails. It also fails on my laptop with an AMD GPU.

Would doing this have been a better option to do? Is it broken for anyone else? And does it just add the xf86-video-amdgpu package I needed? Or are there specific tweaks that it also completes?

Any feedback appreciated.

Kernel: 5.19.2-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.1
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=ce0c8e7e-d13d-4cd8-b518-cbae2e8e57c3 rw [email protected]
root=/dev/mapper/luks-8660016a-2edf-437d-8801-38a90288cf8a quiet splash
rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
lsm=landlock,lockdown,yama,integrity,apparmor,bpf audit=1
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: H510M DS2V v: x.x
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: F13
date: 03/25/2022
Info: model: 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11600KF bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Rocket Lake gen: core 11 built: 2021+ process: Intel 14nm family: 6
model-id: 0xA7 (167) stepping: 1 microcode: 0x54
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 480 KiB desc: d-6x48 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 3 MiB desc: 6x512 KiB
L3: 12 MiB desc: 1x12 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 1334 high: 3900 min/max: 800/4900 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 801 2: 801 3: 3900
4: 800 5: 800 6: 801 7: 1012 8: 801 9: 3900 10: 800 11: 800 12: 800
bogomips: 93888
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: retbleed mitigation: Enhanced IBRS
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB
filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: SW sequence
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: AMD Navi 23 [Radeon RX 6600/6600 XT/6600M] vendor: Gigabyte
driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: RDNA-2 code: Navi-2x process: TSMC n7 (7nm)
built: 2020-22 pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 ports: active: DP-2
empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:73ff
class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0
screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: DP-2 mapped: DisplayPort-1 model: MSI G241V E2
serial: <filter> built: 2021 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 93 gamma: 1.2
size: 527x296mm (20.75x11.65") diag: 604mm (23.8") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon RX 6600 (dimgrey_cavefish LLVM 14.0.6 DRM
3.47 5.19.2-zen1-1-zen) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.6 direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-H HD Audio vendor: Gigabyte
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl
bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:43c8 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 03:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab28
class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.19.2-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 2.27 TiB used: 44.22 GiB (1.9%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Kingston model: SNVS500G
size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: S8I40100
temp: 35.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST2000DM008-2FR102
size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: 0001 scheme: GPT
ID-1: / raw-size: 465.46 GiB size: 465.46 GiB (100.00%) used: 9.92 GiB
(2.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-8660016a-2edf-437d-8801-38a90288cf8a
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 752 KiB
(0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 465.46 GiB size: 465.46 GiB (100.00%) used: 9.92
GiB (2.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-8660016a-2edf-437d-8801-38a90288cf8a
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 465.46 GiB size: 465.46 GiB (100.00%) used: 9.92
GiB (2.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-8660016a-2edf-437d-8801-38a90288cf8a
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 465.46 GiB size: 465.46 GiB (100.00%) used: 9.92
GiB (2.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-8660016a-2edf-437d-8801-38a90288cf8a
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.22 GiB used: 512 KiB (0.0%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 34.0 C
mem: 32.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 451
Processes: 312 Uptime: 18m wakeups: 0 Memory: 31.22 GiB used: 3.73 GiB
(12.0%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
Compilers: gcc: 12.1.1 Packages: pacman: 1225 lib: 324 Shell: fish v: 3.5.1
default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.20
Garuda (2.6.6-1):
System install date:     2022-08-20
Last full system update: 2022-08-20 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:            bluetooth-autoconnect.service systemd-vconsole-setup.service

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