Radeon HD4225 / HD 5650, Cinnamon, no graphic boot

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HCP-DK
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Radeon HD4225 / HD 5650, Cinnamon, no graphic boot

Post by HCP-DK » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:10 am

Graphic card:

katharina@SLEDKatharina:~$ /sbin/lspci -nnk | egrep -A3 "VGA|3D"
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS880M [Mobility Radeon HD 4225/4250] [1002:9712]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:147b]
Kernel driver in use: radeon
Kernel modules: radeon
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Madison [Mobility Radeon HD 5650/5750 / 6530M/6550M] [1002:68c1]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Mobility Radeon HD 5650 [103c:147b]
Kernel driver in use: radeon
Kernel modules: radeon
katharina@SLEDKatharina:~$

Systems and function

The system has 3 Linux versions. My daughter prefer Mint why we have a problem:
Ubuntu: runs fine out of the box
SUSE SLE: after few tweek lines it runs fine
-------- Tweek ------
vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-radeon.conf

Section "Device"
Identifier "Radeon"
Driver "radeon"
Option "TearFree" "on"
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Status
After boot, the screen freeze. Sometimes grey, sometimes in Desktop and the touchpad/mouse freez as well.
Keyboard - no reaction.
Reboot is only possible by hard reset.

Question
Can I use the SUSE Tweek as well or what can be done?

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Re: Radeon HD4225 / HD 5650, Cinnamon, no graphic boot

Post by deepakdeshp » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:36 pm

. Question
Can I use the SUSE Tweek as well or what can be done?
No harm in trying out. If it doesn't work, undo the changes. And copy paste output of

Code: Select all

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I am using Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: Radeon HD4225 / HD 5650, Cinnamon, no graphic boot

Post by HCP-DK » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:49 pm

The SUSE tweak doesn't work. SUSE uses different driver.

But this works:
viewtopic.php?t=258145
Installing AMDGPU-PRO in 18.3 breaks graphics

sudo lshw -C video this code shows the used driver. It was radeon.
I deleted the amg driver, but not the libs. (This would cause too much trouble) - server-xorg-video-amdgpu

Since it works proper. Let's see how long?

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Re: Radeon HD4225 / HD 5650, Cinnamon, no graphic boot

Post by Hoser Rob » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:06 am

HCP-DK wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:49 pm
The SUSE tweak doesn't work. SUSE uses different driver.
I can't find a link but that code mentioned is something common with Intel cards, not AMD. And SUSE can't use a different driver for that card than Mint in any currently supported version. The open source radeon driver is the only AMD driver available for a card that old.
Installing AMDGPU-PRO in 18.3 breaks graphics ...
Well, it does if it's not on the list of supported cards for sure.

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