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    Need for Driver for AMD Radeon R7 M265 Dedicated VGA

    My laptop is Lenovo ThinkPad e550

    It has dedicated VGA: AMD Radeon R7 M265

    It seem that it is not worked & need driver.

    I get following AMD site:

    http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/linux

    From which there is link to ADD Radeon R7 200 as bellow:

    http://support.amd.com/en-us/downloa...os=RHEL+x86+64

    Last link should be (as I see if I'm not wrong) for R7 200 series include R7 M265, isn't it ?

    Installation note in pdf here:
    http://www2.ati.com/relnotes/amd-cat...ng-systems.pdf
    ------------------------------------

    From installation note the following:

    Installing
    Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
    Distro Specific
    AMD Catalyst™
    Packages

    Steps:

    1. Open a terminal and copy the required .rpm
    file to your system.
    2. If needed, uninstall any previous versions of the
    AMD Catalyst™ Proprietary driver and reboot your system.

    To check if there any legacy drivers present on your system, use the following command:
    $sudo lsmod |grep fglrx
    The command should not return any information. The following figure shows a system with a previously installed driver.

    3. Install your .rpm file using package manager :
    $sudo rpm Uvh fglrx*.rpm
    4. Reboot your system to load the driver modules.
    $sudo reboot
    5. Make sure that the driver modules are loaded and working as expected using the following commands:
    $sudo lsmod | grep fglrx

    ----------------------------------------

    So,

    1) is the above link for correct driver for my AMD R7 M265 ? When say R7 200 does this including R7 M265 ?

    2) if yes it is, is it safe to install it ? I see the following warring in forum:
    http://www.forums.fedoraforum.org/sh...d.php?t=124643

    If it is not safe, so where can I get safe package ?

    Best
    Last edited by User808; 8th September 2016 at 07:31 PM.

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    Re: Need for Diver for AMD Radeon R7 M265 Dedicated VGA

    Which operating system do you use?
    It is the latest version of Fedora, fglxr is incompatible with the current display server (X server). There is an alternate method (https://github.com/Mystro256/amdgpu-pro-rpm) you can try. amdgpu-pro is the successor of fglrx.
    I have similar hardware running on R7 M265DX which should work fine.
    Desktop CPU: AMD Phenom II(tm) X4 Processor 940 AM2+ - Memory: 8GB DDR2-RAM - GPU: Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 560 4GB OC - OS: Fedora 26 Workstation x86-64 and Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Laptop ASUS X550ZE - APU: AMD Quad Core A10 7400P + Dual Radeon R5 230, R7 M265DX - Memory: 16GB DDR3-RAM - OS: Fedora 26 Design Suite x86-64

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    Re: Need for Diver for AMD Radeon R7 M265 Dedicated VGA

    I use Fedora 24 X 64 bit cinnamon DE.

    But link you gave me seem to deal with building package carry risks to make system unusable ! Is there alternative solutions ?

    Can Fedora & new Kernal in feature support my dedicated VGA or it is a matter of only closed source drivers ?

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    Radeon R7 M265 VGA & other hardware deficiency

    Hi.

    I investigated hardware of my laptop with Fedora 26 X64 bit.

    I have many deficiency ! Most important is dedicated VGA (Radeon R7 M265). I know that it is supported by current kernel BUT SUPPORT DISABLED BY DEFAULT.

    Please is there news about enable support by default in kernel for this VGA ? I was informed that it will be enabled at kernel 4.13 Is this still correct or it will be delayed for kernel 4.14 ?

    Also, it seem that there are other hardware need drivers in my laptop ! I know open source Radeon driver: xorg-x11-drv-amdgpu But I do not know drivers needed for other hardware ...

    Please see following output (I will post them 1 per each post):

    Code:
    $ lspci | grep VGA
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 5500 (rev 09)


    ---------- Post added at 09:01 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:00 PM ----------

    Code:
    xrandr --listproviders
    Providers: number : 2
    Provider 0: id: 0x69 cap: 0xf, Source Output, Sink Output, Source Offload, Sink Offload crtcs: 3 outputs: 5 associated providers: 1 name:modesetting
    Provider 1: id: 0x41 cap: 0xf, Source Output, Sink Output, Source Offload, Sink Offload crtcs: 2 outputs: 0 associated providers: 1 name:OLAND @ pci:0000:05:00.0


    ---------- Post added at 09:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:01 PM ----------

    Code:
    $ lspci -nnk | grep -i vga -A3 | grep 'in use'
    	Kernel driver in use: i915
    Last edited by User808; 11th August 2017 at 10:13 PM.
    Fedora 26 X64 bit Cinnamon edition on Lenovo ThinkPad e550 with Intel core i7 5500 CPU @ 2.40 GH X 2, RAM = 8 GB, HHD = 1 TB, Hybrid VGA (Intel Corporation HD Graphic 5500 + Radeon R7 M265 2GB)

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    Re: Radeon 256M VGA & other hardware deficiency

    Last output, is very long beyond post in this forum directly, so I attached it here as text file. Please look to it, it seem that it show other hardwares (not only dedicated VGA) need drivers .....

    It is output of following command:

    $ lspci -vv
    Attached Files Attached Files
    Fedora 26 X64 bit Cinnamon edition on Lenovo ThinkPad e550 with Intel core i7 5500 CPU @ 2.40 GH X 2, RAM = 8 GB, HHD = 1 TB, Hybrid VGA (Intel Corporation HD Graphic 5500 + Radeon R7 M265 2GB)

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    Re: Radeon 256M VGA & other hardware deficiency

    Please admin/modulators can you correct title of this post ? I already corrected but after end of suitable time, so that title of post still wrong.

    Please just correct modle of dedicated VGA: the correct is Radeon R7 M265 while I dectated it wrongly as Radeon 256M

    This error my cause members not to read post because no such model.

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    Last edited by User808; 13th August 2017 at 01:55 AM.
    Fedora 26 X64 bit Cinnamon edition on Lenovo ThinkPad e550 with Intel core i7 5500 CPU @ 2.40 GH X 2, RAM = 8 GB, HHD = 1 TB, Hybrid VGA (Intel Corporation HD Graphic 5500 + Radeon R7 M265 2GB)

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    Re: Radeon R7 M256 VGA & other hardware deficiency

    Hi.

    I discovered this link in Internet:

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/linux...s-516784.shtml

    It say:

    Prominent features of the Linux 4.12 kernel include initial support for AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics cards

    I understood from above that: finally Linux kernel support for my AMD Radeon R7 M265 now is enabled by default, isn't it ?

    Please your kind help about this !
    Fedora 26 X64 bit Cinnamon edition on Lenovo ThinkPad e550 with Intel core i7 5500 CPU @ 2.40 GH X 2, RAM = 8 GB, HHD = 1 TB, Hybrid VGA (Intel Corporation HD Graphic 5500 + Radeon R7 M265 2GB)

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    Re: Radeon R7 M256 VGA & other hardware deficiency

    No, AMD RX Vega are an entirely different generation and are specifically high-end desktop hardware. Don't assume because RX Vega is supported that your card will now suddenly work any better.

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    Re: Radeon R7 M256 VGA & other hardware deficiency

    Quote Originally Posted by antikythera
    No, AMD RX Vega are an entirely different generation and are specifically high-end desktop hardware. Don't assume because RX Vega is supported that your card will now suddenly work any better.
    Do you know any thing new about my Radeon ? Is it still planed for 4.13.x or delayed to 4.14.x kernel version ?
    Fedora 26 X64 bit Cinnamon edition on Lenovo ThinkPad e550 with Intel core i7 5500 CPU @ 2.40 GH X 2, RAM = 8 GB, HHD = 1 TB, Hybrid VGA (Intel Corporation HD Graphic 5500 + Radeon R7 M265 2GB)

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    Re: Radeon R7 M256 VGA & other hardware deficiency

    I don't work for AMD and am not involved in upstream kernel development, I also don't sell or support Lenovo ThinkPad E Series notebooks. All the ThinkPads I've ever dealt with have been T Series and not contained a switchable AMD GPU

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    Re: Radeon R7 M256 VGA & other hardware deficiency

    Quote Originally Posted by User808
    Hi.

    I investigated hardware of my laptop with Fedora 26 X64 bit.

    I have many deficiency ! Most important is dedicated VGA (Radeon R7 M256)/. I know that it is supported by current kernel BUT SUPPORT DISABLED BY DEFAULT.
    Do you mean Radeon R7 M265?
    In that case, your card is a South Island model i.e. GCN 1.0 according to your provided hardware info.
    You can use mystro256 amd-staging-kernel COPR repository. On boot parameter, add amdgpu.si_support=1 radeon.si_support=0.
    A stable version is on amd-mainline-kernel as well (currently based on kernel 4.11.x by the time of writing). Be in mind South Island cards support is experimental.
    Bug reports can be filed at https://bugs.freedesktop.org/. Product is DRI, component DRI/AMDgpu and version DRI-git.
    Last edited by Finalzone; 19th August 2017 at 05:20 PM. Reason: Additional information
    Desktop CPU: AMD Phenom II(tm) X4 Processor 940 AM2+ - Memory: 8GB DDR2-RAM - GPU: Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 560 4GB OC - OS: Fedora 26 Workstation x86-64 and Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Laptop ASUS X550ZE - APU: AMD Quad Core A10 7400P + Dual Radeon R5 230, R7 M265DX - Memory: 16GB DDR3-RAM - OS: Fedora 26 Design Suite x86-64

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    Re: Radeon R7 M265 VGA & other hardware deficiency

    yes, he keeps transposing the numbers, see post #3. I've amended the thread title.

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    Re: Radeon R7 M265 VGA & other hardware deficiency

    Got it. I'll edit the previous comment.
    Desktop CPU: AMD Phenom II(tm) X4 Processor 940 AM2+ - Memory: 8GB DDR2-RAM - GPU: Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 560 4GB OC - OS: Fedora 26 Workstation x86-64 and Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Laptop ASUS X550ZE - APU: AMD Quad Core A10 7400P + Dual Radeon R5 230, R7 M265DX - Memory: 16GB DDR3-RAM - OS: Fedora 26 Design Suite x86-64

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    Re: Radeon R7 M265 VGA & other hardware deficiency

    Quote Originally Posted by Finalzone
    Got it. I'll edit the previous comment.
    Sorry for my errors !

    Just I like to know for how long support will end experiental stage & become enabled by default ?

    I read that it will be at version 4.13.x But I then read that it MAY delayed till 4.14.x

    Any one know more about possible kernel version ? I do not prefer use of modifed experimental kernel.

    I like to play many Winows games on my Linux via Wine & certain of them need high VGA power.

    Best.
    Fedora 26 X64 bit Cinnamon edition on Lenovo ThinkPad e550 with Intel core i7 5500 CPU @ 2.40 GH X 2, RAM = 8 GB, HHD = 1 TB, Hybrid VGA (Intel Corporation HD Graphic 5500 + Radeon R7 M265 2GB)

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    Re: Radeon R7 M265 VGA & other hardware deficiency

    Quote Originally Posted by User808
    Sorry for my errors !

    Just I like to know for how long support will end experiental stage & become enabled by default ?
    I read that it will be at version 4.13.x But I then read that it MAY delayed till 4.14.x
    Any one know more about possible kernel version ? I do not prefer use of modifed experimental kernel.
    It is hard to know because of migration from the current radeon to amdgpu module for South Island graphic cards dealing with possible regression. See https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=194761
    What you can do is installing one of those kernel for testing purpose and providing feedback to help developers improving support for South Island card.
    Desktop CPU: AMD Phenom II(tm) X4 Processor 940 AM2+ - Memory: 8GB DDR2-RAM - GPU: Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 560 4GB OC - OS: Fedora 26 Workstation x86-64 and Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Laptop ASUS X550ZE - APU: AMD Quad Core A10 7400P + Dual Radeon R5 230, R7 M265DX - Memory: 16GB DDR3-RAM - OS: Fedora 26 Design Suite x86-64

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