MATE

Ubuntu 17.04+ – Enable AMDGPU(CIK&SI) and enable Vulkan(RADV)

admubuntu



A quick video on blacklisting radeon and allowing AMDGPU to take over(GCN 1.0 Southern Islands and GCN 1.1 Sea Islands).
The latest Ubuntu kernel has AMDGPU support enabled by default, we just need to blacklist radeon.

[ sudo nano /etc/default/grub ]
Go to the end of the first CMD line. After [ splash ] type blacklist=radeon and press control+x, then press Y & Enter to save and exit.
Now update grub.
[ sudo update-grub2 ]
Then just reboot. If your hardware is supported you should be using the new Open Source AMD driver, AMDGPU.

[ lsmod ] will show the modules currently used, you should see amdgpu on the list.

Hardware Info: executing [ sudo lspci ] and/or [ sudo lshw ] will show which hardware is in your machine. Just scroll up to your GPU.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_accelerated_processing_unit_microprocessors#Feature_overview
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_Core_Next#Graphics_Core_Next_.28Southern_Islands.29
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_graphics_processing_units
https://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature/#index5h2
https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/AMDGPU#Feature_support

Information from AMDGPU Gentoo:
CAPE VERDE, PITCAIRN, TAHITI, OLAND, HAINAN
HD7750-HD7970, R9 270, R9 280, R9 370X, R7 240, R7 250
BONAIRE, KABINI, KAVERI, HAWAII, MULLINS
HD7790, R7 260, R9 290, R7 360, R9 390

You can install the Open Source Radeon RADV Vulkan drivers.
[ sudo apt-get install mesa-vulkan-drivers ]
[ sudo apt-get install vulkaninfo ]

AMD APU A8-7410 + R5 (Mullins) Graphics in video.

If AMDGPU-Pro is updated to support my laptop’s hardware, I’ll likely do an AMDGPU-Pro install video as well.

Please Like this video.

source



Tags:
Back to top