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Fix blank screen in Debian 10 when using amd hardware

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Hreniuc Cristian-Alexandru

I recently installed Debian 10 and liquorix(latest kernel) when I booted a blank screen apeared.

Swithing back to the old kernel worked, but the resolution of my monitor was poor. I tried to see what is the issue and ran :


In that output I noticed this line:

drm:amdgpu_pci_probe [amdgpu]] *ERROR* amdgpu requires firmware installed

I searched on google a fix and got to this post.

The fix was simple, I added contrib non-free after main on every line from /etc/apt/sources.list. Then I ran:

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

And then I installed firmware-linux:

apt-get install firmware-linux

And then I rebooted the PC.