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kazran
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Installing Amd Drivers on Mint 19

Post by kazran » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:43 pm

Hello, i have an'old laptop with amd radeon 7650m graphics, i'm trying to install the property drivers, but until now i didn't had success, i'm new o linux mint so can anyone give me some hint? thank you.

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Re: Installing Amd Drivers on Mint 19

Post by catweazel » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:05 pm

kazran wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:43 pm
Hello, i have an'old laptop with amd radeon 7650m graphics, i'm trying to install the property drivers, but until now i didn't had success, i'm new o linux mint so can anyone give me some hint? thank you.
You need to be far more specific. What driver are you trying to install? Please post a link if you downloaded it. What does it mean when you say you didn't have success? Are you getting error messages, if so, what error message?

Please post the output of this terminal command:

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inxi -Fxz
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Re: Installing Amd Drivers on Mint 19

Post by karlchen » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:10 am

Hello, kazran.

In addition to what catweazel advised, let me ask a question / point to some relevant piece if information, please.
You mention the term "proprietary driver", which you want to install for your "amd radeon 7650m graphics card".

Is this proprietary driver by any chance known as "AMD Catalyst (fglrx)"?

Provided this is the case, then there is unpleasant news:
Starting with Mint 18 (Ubuntu 16.04) and the corresponding Xorg 1.18, this "AMD Catalyst (fglrx)" driver software can no longer be used.
AMD Catalyst (fglrx) drivers wrote:The AMD Catalyst (fglrx) drivers are not compatible with Xorg 1.18, which is the version used in Linux Mint 18.

These drivers are proprietary and so their code is not available. AMD indicated they no longer wanted to support them and urged their customers to use open-source drivers instead.

If you are using an ATI GPU in Linux Mint 18, the operating system will either select the Radeon or AMDGPU drivers for you, and these are installed by default.
Please, also do as requested by catweazel and post the output of the terminal command inxi -Fxz

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Re: Installing Amd Drivers on Mint 19

Post by Citizen229 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:19 pm

Also note, the hardware section has a sub-section. I missed this alot when i first started.
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AMDGPU drivers not working...

Post by caotic_one » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:25 pm

I have the same problem here...AMDGPU drivers not working...

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inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: td47 Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64
           bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.6 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: MSI model: A68HM-E33 V2 (MS-7721) v: 9.0 serial: N/A
           UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: V8.4 date: 08/10/2016
CPU:       Dual core AMD A4-6300 APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-MCP-) 
           arch: Piledriver rev.1 cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 14772
           clock speeds: max: 3700 MHz 1: 2173 MHz 2: 2076 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Richland [Radeon HD 8370D]
           bus-ID: 00:01.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: fbdev (unloaded: modesetting,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x1024@77.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 6.0, 128 bits)
           version: 3.3 Mesa 18.0.0-rc5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller
           bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Trinity HDMI Audio Controller
           bus-ID: 00:01.1
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1535.9GB (2.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_HD154UI size: 1500.3GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Cruzer_Blade size: 8.0GB
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdd model: Cruzer_Blade size: 15.6GB
           ID-4: USB /dev/sde model: Cruzer_Blade size: 8.0GB
           ID-5: USB /dev/sdf model: Storage_Device size: 4.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 15G used: 9.4G (70%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdd1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.00GB used: 0.03GB (1%)
           fs: swap dev: /dev/sda8
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 199 Uptime: 58 min Memory: 1597.6/1828.3MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56 

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$ sudo systemctl status systemd-modules-load.service

● systemd-modules-load.service - Load Kernel Modules
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/systemd-modules-load.service; static; ve
   Active: active (exited) since Tue 2018-08-21 14:53:44 -03; 1h 4min ago
     Docs: man:systemd-modules-load.service(8)
           man:modules-load.d(5)
 Main PID: 371 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
    Tasks: 0 (limit: 2120)
   CGroup: /system.slice/systemd-modules-load.service

Aug 21 14:53:43 garfield systemd-modules-load[371]: Inserted module 'lp'
Aug 21 14:53:43 garfield systemd-modules-load[371]: Inserted module 'ppdev'
Aug 21 14:53:44 garfield systemd-modules-load[371]: Inserted module 'parport_pc
Aug 21 14:53:44 garfield systemd[1]: Started Load Kernel Modules.
Warning: Journal has been rotated since unit was started. Log output is incompl

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$ sudo inxi -Gx

Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Richland [Radeon HD 8370D]
           bus-ID: 00:01.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.6
           drivers: fbdev (unloaded: modesetting,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x1024@77.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 6.0, 128 bits)
           version: 3.3 Mesa 18.0.0-rc5 Direct Render: Yes

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 sudo lsmod 
Module                  Size  Used by
nls_utf8               16384  1
isofs                  45056  1
qmi_wwan               32768  0
cdc_wdm                20480  2 qmi_wwan
usbnet                 45056  1 qmi_wwan
option                 53248  2
usb_wwan               20480  1 option
usbserial              45056  6 option,usb_wwan
nls_iso8859_1          16384  2
sch_fq_codel           20480  3
parport_pc             36864  0
ppdev                  20480  0
lp                     20480  0
parport                49152  3 lp,parport_pc,ppdev
ip_tables              28672  0
x_tables               40960  1 ip_tables
autofs4                40960  2
btrfs                1122304  0
xor                    24576  1 btrfs
zstd_compress         163840  1 btrfs
raid6_pq              114688  1 btrfs
dm_mirror              24576  0
dm_region_hash         20480  1 dm_mirror
dm_log                 20480  2 dm_mirror,dm_region_hash
amdgpu               2703360  0
chash                  16384  1 amdgpu
i2c_algo_bit           16384  1 amdgpu
ttm                   106496  1 amdgpu
drm_kms_helper        167936  1 amdgpu
syscopyarea            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
sysfillrect            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
sysimgblt              16384  1 drm_kms_helper
fb_sys_fops            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
drm                   401408  3 amdgpu,ttm,drm_kms_helper
reiserfs              245760  2
uas                    24576  0
hid_generic            16384  0
usb_storage            69632  7 uas
usbhid                 49152  0
hid                   118784  2 hid_generic,usbhid
r8169                  86016  0
psmouse               147456  0
i2c_piix4              24576  0
ahci                   36864  2
libahci                32768  1 ahci
mii                    16384  2 r8169,usbnet
wmi                    24576  0
video                  40960  0

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/etc/default/grub
# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
# For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
#   info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'

GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_TIMEOUT=15
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="radeon.si_support=0 radeon.cik_support=0 amdgpu.si_support=1 amdgpu.cik_support=1"

# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
# This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
# the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)
#GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef"

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
#GRUB_TERMINAL=console

# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
#GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480

# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
#GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true

# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
#GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"

# Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1" 

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  /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
 
 # List of modules that you want to include in your initramfs.
# They will be loaded at boot time in the order below.
#
# Syntax:  module_name [args ...]
#
# You must run update-initramfs(8) to effect this change.
#
# Examples:
#
# raid1
# sd_mod
reiserfs
amdgpu 
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