Topic Title: [SOLVED] Do you plan to ever support Mobility 8xxx cards on Linux?
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 08/13/2013 07:02 PM
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zaregis
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Title says it all. I waited for this driver with great hope that my card would finally be supported (shown as [AMD] nee ATI Mars [Radeon HD 8500/8700M Series], I don't know exactly what model it is), but it seems that even the latest beta doesn't support it. Are there any plans to add support for this hardwere, ever?



Edited: 08/17/2013 at 09:01 PM by zaregis
 08/16/2013 04:51 PM
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The 8xxxM Radeon GPUs are supported in the latest Linux Beta (13.8, http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst13-8LINBetaDriver.aspx ). As this is a beta, it is not a certified release, but it should be usable in the supported distributions. Of course, certain hardware restrictions may also factor in if you are unable to get these drivers installed (certain manufacturers like Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Fujitsu, and Toshiba want to be the exclusive source for drivers, so our drivers may not work on those systems).

The web team has been advised to update the Release Notes, but can you get the Device ID for your hardware? The easiest way is to run atigetsysteminfo.sh from the Terminal, and the device ID will be under [fglrx] vendor: 1002 device: DEVICEID (4 hex digits). That will be the easiest way to check if your GPU is included in the driver release or not.



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 08/17/2013 05:59 PM
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Thank you.

This is the output of that script:

# atigetsysteminfo.sh
Configuration Report can be found at: /root/atisysteminfo-report.txt
Starting configuration collection ...
ls: cannot access /proc/ati/*/*: No such file or directory
Created Configuration Report: /root/atisysteminfo-report.txt
Please attach generated Report file to problem reports.

 

atisysteminfo-report.txt: pastebin.

aticonfig --init: "aticonfig: No supported adapters detected"

 08/17/2013 07:03 PM
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Sorry, I ran the script before rebooting... Here's the line:

[   10.154824] <6>[fglrx]   vendor: 1002 device: 6601 count: 1

 

 

 08/17/2013 09:11 PM
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It seems to be working now I've just succesfully booted and started Catalyst for the first time

I added this to xorg.conf

Section "Device"
 Identifier "ATI radeon 8730"
 Driver "fglrx"
 BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

I got the numbers in "PCI:1:0:0", by running:

lspci | grep Radeon

Which gives:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Mars [Radeon HD 8500/8700M Series]

I don't really know if that's how you're supposed to do it or if I just got lucky, so wait for someone who knows better to confirm.

 

Peace out!

 

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