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FS#52227 - [linux] amdgpu_init / hw_init of IP block <gfx_v8_0> failed → black screen

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Luca Steinke (phre4k) - Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 10:12 GMT
Last edited by Laurent Carlier (lordheavy) - Monday, 21 May 2018, 06:44 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Kernel
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Laurent Carlier (lordheavy)
Architecture x86_64
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Boot fails with kernel errors related to amdgpu. Hardware: Powercolor Radeon RX480 Red Devil.

Additional info:
* linux 4.8-13-1-ARCH

journalctl -b | grep kernel attached. Maybe relevant line:
[drm:amdgpu_device_init [amdgpu]] *ERROR* hw_init of IP block <gfx_v8_0> failed -22

Steps to reproduce: Have a Powercolor RX480 and a recent kernel, I guess? Can't test with other hardware :/
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Closed by  Laurent Carlier (lordheavy)
Monday, 21 May 2018, 06:44 GMT
Reason for closing:  No response
Comment by Laurent Carlier (lordheavy) - Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 19:08 GMT
Your card fail to report the amount of VRAM available. Is it the original BIOS or have you flashed your card with an alternative one?
Comment by Luca Steinke (phre4k) - Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 22:36 GMT
It's the original "silent" BIOS. When I noticed the error, I updated to the newest BIOS via AtiWinFlash successfully, but nothing changed.
Comment by Luca Steinke (phre4k) - Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 22:39 GMT
Logs for Kernel 4.7.6, which is working fine, attached.
Comment by Waoi Chun (parcho) - Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 15:30 GMT
I am seeing the same problem with kernel version 4.9.5 when running under KVM virtualization. I can run the same kernel from within the VM and from without the VM. This feature (using the card with VFIO) used to work.
Comment by Laurent Carlier (lordheavy) - Saturday, 21 October 2017, 04:33 GMT
Is it still an issue?