Topic Title: AMD GPUs and Linux OSs issues
Topic Summary: Why is there so many issues with AMD GPUs and Linux OSs ? Is a solution being developed ? How long should it take ?
Created On: 01/24/2014 06:49 PM
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 01/24/2014 06:49 PM
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MGelbana
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Why wouldn't installing the Catalyist driver be easy without issues and act as a final issues to all common and uncommon issues ?

I subscribed to the AMD Catalyst driver newsletter but I don't think this is enough to satisfy my search for information about the development progress of the driver.

I need to know how is it progressing, what difficulties is it facing (linux distro specific\kernel limitations..etc).

Now I'm just waiting without any ability to anticipate the next release date for an improvement, fixes, improvements..etc

I hope I was clear enough.



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 01/26/2014 06:46 AM
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Eydee
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The installation is easy and hassle free both for the binary package and repo install. Your problem lies elsewhere, you're using a laptop. Laptop support is done by the manufacturer, and usually is zero support for linux. That means you're trying to DIY a config out of unsupported, untested components. I wonder why it doesn't work...

For supported cards the install process is the same as under windows, run the installer, click next a few times, reboot, done. Or install drivers from a repo and you don't even have to worry about kernel/xorg updates.

On the other hand, installing nvidia drivers is what I call a hassle. You need to blacklist open source drivers manually, reboot to a low runlevel, run the installer from a terminal and if you're very lucky, it won't find anything to complain about... Installing from a repo is the same easy thing though.



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