[clug] Ryzen processors and CentOS - and a for sale kernel

George at Clug Clug at goproject.info
Sun Oct 22 04:50:26 UTC 2017


Sounds very nice.

Is that a Ryzen 5, 7, or Threadripper ?

How may cores/threads ?

Kernel version 4.10, you say ... a bit sad for standard Debian
It is the current stable distribution, released 2017-06-17.
kernel : Linux 4.9

Please let us know what you are using it for, and how it performs for


On Sunday, 22-10-2017 at 10:13 Paul Wayper via linux wrote:

Hi all,

I bought a new AMD Ryzen processor and matching motherboard for my
home server
recently, and if you do the same you'll need to know two things:

1) You'll need to update to at least a 4.10 kernel, which in CentOS
can be
done by enabling the El Repo repository and updating to the
'kernel-mt' package:


2) The Ryzen processor doesn't have any GPU on board, which means that
even if
your motherboard has video outputs (e.g. HDMI or DisplayPort) you
actually get any video.  You'll need to have, or buy, a graphics
card.  This
is different from Ryzen-compatible AMD A-class CPUs, which has both
GPU and
CPU in the package.

Learning experiences all round :-)

On a related note, I have an Asus M2N-MX Micro-ATX motherboard with
CPU, heatsink and 8GB of RAM to sell.  It's working perfectly,
except I
managed many years ago to rip off one of the on-board SATA ports, so
it only
has three remaining.  It's good for a small home server or desktop

$50 or nearest offer.

Have fun,


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