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    Default Tumbleweed and AMD graphics driver

    Just installed Tumbleweed and discovered AMD have stopped releasing drivers for their cards (been a while since I upgraded my OS so hadn't heard about this)

    Are we stuck with the radeon opensource driver for the moment or is there something else available?

    My card is an R9 280x so the amdgpu-pro driver does support it but opensuse SDB says that driver doesn't work with Tumbleweed, don't know how up to date that article is tho so I'm wondering if maybe it will work on Tumbleweed now?


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    VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Tahiti XT [Radeon HD 7970/8970 OEM / R9 280X] [1002:6798]

    Hope I'm not duplicating a thread here but I couldn't find anything recent where someone had already asked this

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    Default Re: Tumbleweed and AMD graphics driver

    The AMDGPU driver (not pro) is built into the kernel and I believe it should work with that card

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    Didn't know that mate, thanks for the info

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    Default Re: Tumbleweed and AMD graphics driver

    Quote Originally Posted by Ecky View Post
    Didn't know that mate, thanks for the info
    You can examine the drivers that were loaded/unloaded when X starts...
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    egrep "LoadModule|UnloadModule" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    *or perhaps ~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log if running Gnome

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    Default Re: Tumbleweed and AMD graphics driver

    On Wed 16 Aug 2017 08:46:01 PM CDT, deano ferrari wrote:

    Ecky;2834412 Wrote:
    > Didn't know that mate, thanks for the info


    You can examine the drivers that were loaded/unloaded when X starts...

    Code:
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    egrep "LoadModule|UnloadModule" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
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    *or perhaps ~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log if running Gnome


    Hi
    Easier with lspci to see if both load...
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk |grep -A3 VGA
    
    00:01.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon R4/R5 Graphics] [1002:9851]
    Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:80cb]
    Kernel driver in use: amdgpu
    Kernel modules: radeon, amdgpu
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    Default Re: Tumbleweed and AMD graphics driver

    From experience, that doesn't always tell the truth with respect to graphics drivers unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    From experience, that doesn't always tell the truth with respect to graphics drivers unfortunately.
    Hi
    It's not the loading in this case (since xf86-video-amdgpu may not be installed), it's whether the kernel amdgpu driver will be recognized, I'm not sure if Southern Island support is there yet since it's a GCN 1.0 card?

    For mine I have to build my own kmp for Leap 42.2 and 42.3 to enable support (Mullins GCN 1.1), but works OTB for Tumbleweed.
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    Well that's what needs to be determined. For TW kernel, I'd be surprised if the support wasn't there though. AFAIU experimental support for Southern Island chipsets has been implemented since kernel 4.9, but the radeon driver needs to be blacklisted as well.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...u-rad-49&num=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Well that's what needs to be determined. For TW kernel, I'd be surprised if the support wasn't there though. AFAIU experimental support for Southern Island chipsets has been implemented since kernel 4.9, but the radeon driver needs to be blacklisted as well.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...u-rad-49&num=1
    Hi
    Ahh, I see Tahiti in the amdgpu kernel driver... so should be good to go, you need to install xf86-video-amdgpu (not installed by default AFAIK) as this will add a blacklist for radeon.
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    Thanks for the replies guys

    The system is using the radeon driver so I'll try installing amdgpu, system's in the middle of updates at the minute so I'll give it a shot when that's finished

    Cheers

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