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  • AMD Releases BIOS Fix To Motherboard Partners For Booting Newer Linux Distributions

    AMD has just alerted us that they have released a BIOS fix to their motherboard partners that takes care of the issue around booting newer Linux distributions on the new Zen 2 processors.

    Earlier this week I mentioned AMD would be working on a BIOS fix to address the fundamental problem with booting newer systemd-using Linux distributions on their new Ryzen 3000 series processors. However, I hadn't expected the fix to make it to motherboard vendors in less than one week!

  • AMD: Patch On The Way For Ryzen 3000 Customers Affected By 'Destiny 2' And Linux Boot Problems

    AMD says it was able to root cause and resolve both issues fairly quickly in its BIOS code with a patch, and the company expects motherboard vendors to distribute the patch (potentially in beta BIOS form) by next week.

    Earlier this week a growing number of complaints amassed from Windows gamers concerning the inability to launch Activision's Destiny 2 with various Ryzen 3000 CPUs. On the Linux side of the fence, a fairly critical bug emerged that straight up prevented a system from booting with 5.0 or newer Linux kernels.

    It's nice to have these both addressed and resolved within the first week of launch, and hopefully the motherboard vendors will act quickly to seed this patch to their users. Keep an eye on those BIOS updates!

AMD Linux Problems

  • AMD Ryzen 3000 systems need a BIOS fix for Linux, 'Destiny 2' issues

    Last week AMD officially released its new Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs and Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards, but there's a small problem with the CPUs.

  • AMD Ryzen 3000 causes boot problems for some newer Linux distros

    Just last week AMD launched its latest Ryzen 3000 series of CPUs. The third-generation Ryzen chips are the first to be based on 7nm technology, but there is a problem for users of some Linux-based systems.

    For distributions based on newer versions of the Linux kernel, an issue renders systems unable to boot. Some users have managed to patch the systemd component with an older version to allow successful booting, but a BIOS update from AMD is what's needed.

New articles about AMD tackling Linux issues

  • AMD Ryzen 3000 Systems To Get BIOS Update To Fix Linux And Destiny 2 Issues

    Linux users did find a workaround by either taking the systemd component to an older version or running a newer patched edition. Windows gamers complained that Destiney 2 wouldn’t launch on systems with AMD Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs.
    AMD has confirmed to Phoronix in a statement hat a BIOS fix has been implemented for the cause of these issues and that it has been distributed to motherboard manufacturers. “AMD has identified the root cause and implemented a BIOS fix for an issue impacting the ability to run certain Linux distributions and Destiny 2 on Ryzen 3000 processors,” it said.

  • AMD Ryzen 3000 causes boot problems for a few Linux Distros, and issues with Destiny 2

    Some users did manage to get around this glitch either by taking the systemd component back to an old version or a newer patched edition. However, now there are complaints being raised by gamers on Windows since they are having issues with Destiny 2 on the new CPUs. As reported to Bungie, over the last couple of days, some users complained that the game refuses to launch when used on PCs with the new chips.

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