Debian Hardware :: Switchable Graphics And Open Source Drivers

Sep 10, 2014

My questions is about switching graphics card on a Intel/AMD hybrid system using open source drivers (Envy 15 with HD4000 and AMD 7690M). I was waiting for an proprietary driver from AMD but apparently it will not be released in the near future and I need to use AMD chip for my 3D intense applications.

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Debian Installation :: Jessie Install With Switchable Graphics

Jul 20, 2015

Somehow got it partly to work. I have a new installation and I am using the 4.1 kernel now. I can switch on the Radeon chip which is great, but still have some trouble when trying to turn it completely off.

I have an Acer Aspire 4820TG Laptop with:
Core: i7-640M
integrated graphics: Intel
discrete graphics: Radeon Mobility 5650HD

I have installed Debian Jessie. After installing the non-free firmware for my ATI chip (following [URL] .....) so I could use vgaswitcheroo, the system broke.

The problem looks as follows: When I start the system the graphical login screen gets stuck and the console tells me first:

Code: Select allradeon 0000:01:00.0: Userspace still has active objects!

then a lot of numbers, then

Code: Select allradeon 0000:01:00.0: ring 5 stalled for more than 10000 msec
[drm:uvd_v1_0_ib_test] *ERROR* radeon: fence wait failed (-35).
[drm:radeon_ib_ring_tests] *ERROR* radeon: failed testing IB on ring 5 (-35).

and this repeats once (or twice?) until several new messages arrive.

Those pause at

Code: Select allFixing recursive faul but reboot is needed !

Then again lots of more error messages until the everything freezes, with the last message

Code: Select all---[ end trace 13dfd971ff8e0aed]---

(Might contain typos. I don't know how to get the whole messages since the system dies a minute after booting and I only have a few seconds after the error messages start)

Even when I prevented the xserver from starting at boot I still got the same problems.

I would very much like to be able to switch between my chips, because I can only use external monitors when the ATI chip is active, but I would also like to be able to use the battery saving internal chip option.

I also tried to install the proprietary driver (though I would prefer if I didn't have to do that), but I couldn't get the xserver to work while it was installed.

lscpi output:
Code: Select all00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 18)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express x16 Root Port (rev 18)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 18)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)

[Code] ....

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Mar 1, 2016

I just set up a computer with debian (im no linux expert) and now i have trouble with getting the packages for my graphics card (its an RV635)

Im tried to do it like this page says: [URL]....

However when i try to Code: Select allapt-get update he throws an error:

W: Fehlschlag beim Holen von http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/Release Erwarteter Eintrag Ā»nonfree/binary-amd64/PackagesĀ« konnte in Release-Datei nicht gefunden werden (falscher Eintrag in sources.list oder missgebildete Datei)

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Debian Hardware :: ATI R7 Graphics Card - Open Source Radeon Or Fglrx Catalyst?

Jul 11, 2014

I've set up this new PC, the graphic card I picked is the ATI R7 260X, pretty good card with lots of core processors, high clock and 2GB memory. I'm now currently using the 14.4 catalyst drive, it works actually alright, though, there are some mishaps with this driver:

First my hdmi screen had scale down, leaving black borders around, even though the catalyst control said the correct native resolution, this turned out to be a underscan that fglrx does and I've finally managed to fix it. Other caveat is that the screen simply won't suspend or turn off( via software), DPMS actually works, forcing it turns the screen blank for some seconds but something does not allow the screen to sleep.

Performance wise it seems pretty good though, everything is pretty smooth, being able to play games maxed out on resolution and ultra settings, though, I still haven't tested out that many games.

The open-source radeon on the other hand, well its open-source, fully xorg and linux compatible, which is a major plus point. It seem it has come a long way, supporting lot of features and providing better performance in some cases.

Before installing Catalyst I had issues with mesa and steam, steam would complain about not finding the 32bit libraries, this is however a steam runtime issue, maybe it could already be fixed.

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Feb 21, 2010

I'm running a Squeeze system on a PC with an ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics card. Until recently I had been using the fglrx drivers without difficulty, but a recent upgrade removed fglrx - apparently this is because ATI has yet to release drivers for Xorg 1.7. So I've switched to the open source driver (radeon), but am not getting any 3D acceleration - hence can't run desktop effects in either kwin or compiz. When I run "glxinfo | grep OpenGL" I get the following:

OpenGL vendor string: Mesa Project
OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 7.6.1
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20
OpenGL extensions:

It's the software rasterizer that is the problem, I gather. After Googling for similar problems encountered by others, I've installed firmware-linux and firmware-linux-nonfree, but to no effect. All fglrx-* packages are purged. Does anyone have any other thoughts? (I don't currently have an xorg.conf file in use.)

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Debian Hardware :: 8.0 Crashed After Installing ATI Open Source Drivers

Sep 11, 2015

The ATI/AMD graphics hardware is:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Oland [Radeon HD 8570 / R7 240 OEM]

I installed "AMD/ATI Open Source Drivers" according to: "[URL] ....":

Reboot after "apt-get install firmware-linux-nonfree", the system automaticly reboot after grub, then went black screen forever (no tty1,tty2.., seems cannot booting). I reinstalled serveral times but same problem (having tried both cd/live dvd, debian8.1/8.2).

It seems that "firmware-linux-nonfree" is the cause, since debian crashed once firmware-linux-nonfree installed.

The problem went away by installing ATIProprietary driver("[URL] ....").

PC is dell 9020, i7

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We all know we can install a linux system such as Fedora 10 and use it. Being linux, one should in principle get the source codes for everything that has been precompiled (except the proprietary drivers such as nvidia) in the installation DVDs/CDs. Where are the source codes ? Is there a place I can download them ?
To avoid confusion, I am not referring to the kernel source that can be compiled to give a linux kernel, but that does not include the drivers, such as intel_drv.so.

To be more specific, the intel graphic i810 driver has been built into any linux system, but where is the exact source? One answer may be that primary source intellinuxgraphics.com. However, if anyone tries to download the every changing (i.e., keep updated almost every single day) driver source codes from freedesktop.org, it is almost certain that the source codes will not be the same as the one that is finalized in Fedora 10.

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Aug 31, 2010

I just got an HP dv7t Select Edition. I dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. On Windows, I'm able to do a lot to customize graphics settings and switch from a mobility 5650 and the integrated Intel graphics to save battery life. how do I correctly install the proprietary ATI drivers for Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit? I tried installing using the "restricted driver" pop up after first installing, but that caused my screen to go blank after rebooting.

Furthermore, is there a way to switch graphics what graphics card I'm using? When I'm at home I like being able to use the dedicated card, but when I'm away and need to save power, I would like to be able to switch to the integrated card. I don't mind having some sort of option of selecting what card to use in the BIOS or something, although being able to switch on the fly would be nice. Finally, if I make any changes, how do I undo them without having to reinstall?

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Jan 5, 2011

Flgrx won't work w/switchable graphics using non-AMD chipset. I use core i5 with ati mobility radeon 5470 (so it doesn't have amd chipset). This is the X output when graphics mode in BIOS is set to switchable.

[22.909] X.Org X Server 1.9.0 Release Date: 2010-08-20
[22.909] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[22.909] Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-27-server i686 Ubuntu
[22.909] Current Operating System: Linux xmonki-laptop 2.6.35-24-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Thu Dec 2 01:41:57 UTC 2010 i686
[22.909] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-24-generic root=UUID=ec81127a-4c19-4930-aff6-f2704d368f34 ro quiet splash
[22.909] Build Date: 16 September 2010 05:39:22PM .....

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May 9, 2010

I have an Acer 3280TG which has ATI Switable Graphics, intel integrated graphics card and ATI HD5650. I would like to -always- use intel integrated on linux and apparently I'm using the HD5650 because my battery is taking a major hit, only lasting 2h10 instead of 4h on windows. Plus, even though the brightness key commands work, there is no difference in the screen real brightness. I can set brightness to the minimum and it will be at the maximum. By the way, after installing the ATI proprietary drivers I get a black screen after the splash screen of ubuntu, to get ubuntu back I have to delete the X11 conf file.

bernardo@bernardo:~$ lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 12)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0364
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
Kernel modules: intel-agp .....

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Ubuntu :: Restore ATI Open Source Drivers?

Apr 22, 2010

I have been testing with the ATI Catalyst drivers. I have made a package from the 9.12. I have found that they were not working the way I want, so i tried to switch back via synaptic. I have removed everything which had to do to "fglrx"

now when I restart, here is the message i get

Quote:

UBUNTU is running in low graphic mode The following error was encountered. You may need to update your configuration to solve this. (EE) failed to load module "fglrx" (module does not exist, 0)

For information, it does start in low graphic mode. I have reinstalled the "fglrx" module, but the problem is still the same. If I reinstall the fglrx drivers from synaptic or terminal, I am back with the newer catalyst driver. I cannot switch back to the ubuntu repository one it seem.

I have done the following to try to get the open source back

Quote:

sudo /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh # (if it exists)
sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx*
sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-radeon
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-ati
sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-core
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

I still have the same problem. Now I do not have any package installed with "fglrx" I have reconfigured xserver-xorg and it will only start in low graphic mode.

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Sep 9, 2010

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I get a perfect picture through HDMI but no sound. The ATI HDMI option is not muted and is enabled. I dont know what else to do. I opened a terminal and did "aplay -l" and I can see the device in there. I DO get sound using the proprietary drivers supplied by ATI, but I get screen tearing and makes the picture look horrible.. So for now its Sound vs Picture quality... Why cant I have both :/

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I have an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series (I believe 5470, but I forget). I installed the open source ATI drivers using instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver. Wonderfully, this gives me triple monitor support (LVDS, VGA, and HDMI at the same time), which the proprietary drivers couldn't do for me. But now I don't have 3D support (and XBMC crawls horribly as a result.) glxinfo shows me I have software rendering:

Code:
$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa Project
OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 7.9-devel
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20
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Now, when I boot, I get the error, "unable to load module 'fglrx'," and my only option is to run Ubuntu in Safe Graphics Mode. This tells me that the computer is still trying to load FGLRX, and there's something that needs to be altered down at the boot level.

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Code:
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Code:
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