[SOLVED] Mint 19 no proprietary drivers

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[SOLVED] Mint 19 no proprietary drivers

Post by deepakdeshp » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:16 pm

Driver manager indicates no proprietary drivers are in use. Can anything be done to improve system performance and stability?

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inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: mint-18-uma Kernel: 4.18.5-041805-generic x86_64
           bits: 64 gcc: 8.2.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Notebook v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: N/A
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 80CC v: 99.52 serial: N/A
           UEFI: Insyde v: F.25 date: 05/04/2018
Battery    BAT1: charge: 28.4 Wh 93.8% condition: 30.2/30.2 Wh (100%)
           model: 131-42-6E HS04041 status: N/A
CPU:       Quad core AMD A8-7410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics (-MCP-) 
           arch: Puma rev.1 cache: 2048 KB
           
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 17566
           clock speeds: max: 2200 MHz 1: 1310 MHz 2: 1148 MHz 3: 1544 MHz
           4: 1354 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon R4/R5 Graphics]
           bus-ID: 00:01.0
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M / R5 M330 / M430]
           bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.02hz
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD MULLINS (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.18.5-041805-generic, LLVM 6.0.0)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.18.5-041805-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: rtl8723be port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCIE Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (40.8% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS545050A7 size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 146G used: 73G (53%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 5.35GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
           fs: swap dev: /dev/sda8
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0C mobo: 20.0C gpu: 46.0,48.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 270 Uptime: 21 min Memory: 2046.8/6914.2MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 8.0.1
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56 
uma@mint-18-uma ~ $ 
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Re: Mint 19 no proprietary d

Post by Pjotr » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:20 pm

No proprietary drivers needed for that hardware. Just enjoy the fine default open source drivers! :)
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Re: Mint 19 no proprietary d

Post by deepakdeshp » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:26 pm

Pjotr wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:20 pm
No proprietary drivers needed for that hardware. Just enjoy the fine default open source drivers! :)
Thank you!
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Re: [SOLVED] Mint 19 no proprietary drivers

Post by MintyBaby » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:22 pm

I have the same wifi card, but it's not working. How did you get yours working?

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Re: [SOLVED] Mint 19 no proprietary drivers

Post by Pjotr » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:02 am

MintyBaby wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:22 pm
I have the same wifi card, but it's not working. How did you get yours working?
Better start your own thread for that.
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Re: [SOLVED] Mint 19 no proprietary drivers

Post by thx-1138 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:11 pm

deepakdeshp wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:16 pm
Driver manager indicates no proprietary drivers are in use. Can anything be done to improve system performance and stability?

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...............................
System:    Host: mint-18-uma Kernel: 4.18.5-041805-generic x86_64
Graphics:  Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon R4/R5 Graphics]
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M / R5 M330 / M430]
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD MULLINS (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.18.5-041805-generic, LLVM 6.0.0)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Render: Yes
...............................    
...as Pjotr said, no need for proprietary drivers for this system.
The second card of them i actually use myself, the R5 M330 one...

...since kernel 4.13, you can alternatively try out the 'amdgpu' driver on such instead of the previous 'radeon' one.
For such to take effect, as the article above describes, you need to pass radeon.si_support=0 radeon.cik_support=0 amdgpu.si_support=1 amdgpu.cik_support=1 to grub's command line.
See here as well. You should then see 'amdgpu' under inxi's drivers section...

...not only it works pretty great for me with kernel 4.15 & the R5 M330, but compared to the older radeon,
it also appears to also have solved for me some long-standing annoyances with DRI_Prime=1 not working previously as it should...
Your mileage with such may vary of course:
if you find that amdgpu performs worse than the older radeon driver, just remove the parameter & update-grub back to what it was...

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