How to check whether my driver is open source, and how to change it?

Hi. I’ve been having some issues that I think would be solved by using an open source graphics driver. I have an AMD GPU (Vega 8).

However, the tutorial explains how to replace the fglrx one, which seems to be deprecated. From the installed packages in zypper, it seems as if I must be using either AMDGPU or the Radeon one, but from an instruction in the tutorial (i.e. running

lsmod | grep radeon

), it seem that it’s not Radeon.

How could I check? And if I’m using AMDGPU, how do I replace it with Radeon?

I tried following the tutorial’s instructions, replacing fglrx with amdgpu (in Tumbleweed), but no such luck, since I ended up unable to boot to plasma - but rather, the command line.

It’s unlikely with Vega that radeon would work better than amdgpu.

Check which X video drivers are installed:

rpm -qa | grep xf86-video

Check which X video driver is in in use and which alternates are available (you might need to install inxi first; the inxi package, which contains only a script, from Tumbleweed is newer, more informative, and can be installed using ‘rpm -Uvh’ once downloaded):

inxi -Gxx

or

egrep -i 'radeon\(0\)|amdgpu\(0\)|modeset\(0\)|fglrx\(0\)' /var/log/Xorg.0.log

You can specify which installed FOSS X driver to use via /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-device.conf. Alternatively, if you wish to use the modesetting driver, simply uninstall the others.

On Fri 30 Nov 2018 07:16:03 AM CST, CodingEagle02 wrote:

Hi. I’ve been having some issues that I think would be solved by using
an open source graphics driver. I have an AMD GPU (Vega 8).

However, the ‘tutorial’ (SDB:Radeon - openSUSE Wiki) explains
how to replace the fglrx one, which seems to be deprecated. From the
installed packages in zypper, it seems as if I must be using either
AMDGPU or the Radeon one, but from an instruction in the tutorial (i.e.
running
Code:

lsmod | grep radeon

), it seem that it’s not Radeon.

How could I check? And if I’m using AMDGPU, how do I replace it with
Radeon?

I tried following the tutorial’s instructions, replacing fglrx with
amdgpu (in Tumbleweed), but no such luck, since I ended up unable to
boot to plasma - but rather, the command line.

Hi
The amdgpu driver (kernel module) and xf86-video-amdgpu is the open
source driver and part of the release, the closed source driver (well
it’s still the amdgpu diriver) is called amdgpu-pro.


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