So, I continued the chat, questioning the previous recommended command:
Will the following command remove any drivers for the AMD CPU?
sudo dnf remove "*amd*"
sudo dnf remove "*amd*" will remove any package with “amd” in its name, which could potentially include drivers for the AMD CPU if they are installed as a separate package. However, it is unlikely that you will have any AMD CPU-specific drivers installed on your system that are named in such a way that they would be removed by this command.
It’s important to note that removing CPU drivers can cause stability or performance issues, and it’s generally not recommended to remove them unless you’re experiencing problems and are sure that the drivers are the cause. If you’re unsure about which drivers to remove or keep, it’s a good idea to consult with the AMD documentation or support team before proceeding.
And then I asked:
Does a default installation of Fedora install any drivers for an AMD CPU?
Yes, a default installation of Fedora will install the necessary drivers for an AMD CPU to function properly. These drivers are included in the Linux kernel, which is part of the Fedora operating system.
The Linux kernel is an open-source project that provides the core functionality of the operating system, including device drivers for various hardware components such as the CPU, GPU, and other peripherals. The kernel includes support for both Intel and AMD CPUs, and it should automatically detect and use the appropriate driver for your specific AMD CPU during installation.
In general, you do not need to manually install or update drivers for an AMD CPU on Fedora, as the system should automatically handle this for you. However, if you encounter any issues or need to update drivers for specific components, you can use the package manager (dnf) to install or update the necessary packages.
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So, I would first check to see what modules are installed with
lsmod | grep -i amd and then attempt to remove only the AMD GPU drivers with
dnf. I’d stay away from the suggested removal utilizing the wildcard