solydxk and fglrx?

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LizziAS
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solydxk and fglrx?

Postby LizziAS » 19 Jun 2017 11:57

so debian 9 is out and it's not working with fglrx as far as i can tell... anyone have a good idea wat's to do?

here's some inxi from my manjaro install. it's a gigabyte brix with an a8 apu and 8550g amd graphics. bought recently because it was what i could get, just barley
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Machine:   Device: laptop Mobo: GIGABYTE model: M1M3XCP-00 v: 1.x BIOS: American Megatrends v: F3 date: 10/30/2015
CPU:       Quad core AMD A8-5557M APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 16774
           clock speeds: max: 2100 MHz 1: 1400 MHz 2: 1400 MHz 3: 2100 MHz 4: 1400 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Richland [Radeon HD 8550G] bus-ID: 00:01.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.17.4) driver: fglrx Resolution: 1600x900@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: AMD Radeon HD 8550G GLX Version: 4.5.13399 15.201.1151 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Trinity HDMI Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.11.6-1-MANJARO
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8168 v: 8.044.02-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 05:00.0
           IF: enp5s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 06:00.0
           IF: wlp6s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 626.4GB (7.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MK5075GS size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Ultra_Fit size: 124.2GB

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Re: solydxk and fglrx?

Postby LizziAS » 19 Jun 2017 12:12

here's from the live usb as i am installing now....

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inxi -Fzx
System:    Host: solydxk Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.4) Desktop: N/A Distro: SolydXK 8 solydxk
Machine:   Mobo: GIGABYTE model: M1M3XCP-00 v: 1.x Bios: American Megatrends v: F3 date: 10/30/2015
CPU:       Quad core AMD A8-5557M APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 16770
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1400 MHz 2: 1700 MHz 3: 1400 MHz 4: 1400 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Richland [Radeon HD 8550G] bus-ID: 00:01.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1600x900@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD ARUBA GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Trinity HDMI Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.16.0-4-amd64
Network:   Card-1: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi v: in-tree: bus-ID: 06:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 05:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: NA (-) ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MK5075GS size: 500.1GB temp: 30C
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Transcend_2GB size: 2.1GB temp: 0C
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: Ultra_Fit size: 124.2GB temp: 0C
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 51.8C mobo: N/A gpu: 51.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 198 Uptime: 10 min Memory: 888.2/11167.0MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.9.2
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301) inxi: 2.1.28

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Re: solydxk and fglrx?

Postby LizziAS » 19 Jun 2017 12:16

so while i am installing on this machine, i will be transferring the hdd to my a6 apu laptop thingy after install. Basically i am trying to install something other than manjaro for the a6 since the bluetooth doesn't work with their kernel. otherwise, i'll be keeping my brix with manjaro as it works with that and fglrx. the laptop is used as a media device connected to the tv which is old and has overscan issues so i need fglrx to work as xrandr doesn't do the job i need it to.

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ilu
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Re: solydxk and fglrx?

Postby ilu » 19 Jun 2017 17:21

Here's a longer discussion about the AMD changes in stretch: https://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=79&t=6780. Sadly the Device Driver Manager does not handle this at the moment.

Your postings leave me confused over what is what with brix, a6 and laptop ... Anyway: there is NO FGLRX in Debian9. So if you need fglrx don't upgrade.

Also you should do your installs on the machine they will be used upon - do not exchange harddisks after install unless both machines are identical.

Oh, and please put terminal output into "<code>...</code>" tags. That's how I edited your postings for better readability.

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Re: solydxk and fglrx?

Postby kurotsugi » 20 Jun 2017 03:00

since you're using X, it would be easier if you're installing a vanilla debian. it's sad to say that but it's the truth. solydxk will eventually updated into debian 9 so if you're an XFCE user it should be better to use vanilla debian 9. after that you can solydx-ing your system by adding the solydxk repo and install the solydxk tools.

as for fglrx, it will be gone in debian 9. debian will be using the new driver architecture. there's no proper documentation yet but it supposed to be easier to use AMD chip on stretch.

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Re: solydxk and fglrx?

Postby ilu » 20 Jun 2017 19:09

kurotsugi wrote:since you're using X, it would be easier if you're installing a vanilla debian. it's sad to say that but it's the truth. solydxk will eventually updated into debian 9 so if you're an XFCE user it should be better to use vanilla debian 9. after that you can solydx-ing your system by adding the solydxk repo and install the solydxk tools.

Huh? There where no problems with SolydXEE latest image as far as I remember. Only problem we had were with SolydKEE.

Using vanilla debian will help you nothing if you really need fglrx. From the inxi s/he posted the gpu in the richland chipset is northern islands technology, that means no proprietary driver from AMD in debian 9. The open driver might work - or not. So s/he should better stick with SolydX 8.

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Re: solydxk and fglrx?

Postby kurotsugi » 21 Jun 2017 00:20

the latest solydx-EE is late several weeks compared with the debian. regardless the case if he want to use solydxk he'll eventually ended with stretch. solydxk-8 isn't supported by the team.

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Re: solydxk and fglrx?

Postby ilu » 21 Jun 2017 01:00

kurotsugi wrote:solydxk-8 isn't supported by the team.

It*s far to early to say this, our version 9 isn't even out yet. Solyxk8 is Debian Jessie and as such has support for another year. And with older (AMD graphics) hardware you might not be able upgrade to stretch.

But let's stop this discussion, it is not helping the OP.

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Re: solydxk and fglrx?

Postby dwaynejohnson » 04 Jul 2017 08:59

If I was you I would try installing a vanilal debian.


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