On Sat, 2018-11-24 at 21:51 +0100, Adam Borowski wrote: > On Sat, Nov 24, 2018 at 06:06:16PM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote: > > On Sat, 2018-11-24 at 15:21 +0000, Simon McVittie wrote: > > [...] > > > Recent AMD GPUs use the "amdgpu" kernel driver and its accompanying Mesa > > > user-space driver, which is an open source stack if you don't count the > > > GPU firmware. It should be comparable to the situation on Intel integrated > > > GPUs (but a lot faster and more featureful, and probably with more bugs, > > > because the hardware is faster and more featureful). Expect to need a > > > recent (buster/sid) kernel, particularly for newer hardware. > > > > I installed an AMD RX550 based card last year. It required updates to > > the kernel, firmware, X driver, and Mesa, which are all available in > > stretch-backports. > > Oooh, sounds like you have at least some clue here -- _and_ there are > non-trivial things one should know. As you can tell from my vitriol, > there's no way I'm going to use anything from nVidia -- yet I need to > replace most of my main home box quite badly. > > Thus, are there any particular setups you'd recommend for someone running > unstable and Linus' current kernels? [...] That machine usually runs stretch + backports, so I don't have anything to say about unstable. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Lowery's Law: If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
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