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Manjaro and AMD drivers... I'm stuck...


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#1 Davezor

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 08:37 AM

Hello there!

 

I recently installed Manjaro (the lastest version) and I'm having problems with my drivers.

 

I have a HP ProBook 470 G3 with hybrid graphics. This is my inxi -Fxz output:

 

[david@laptop ~]$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: laptop Kernel: 4.4.13-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.1.1) Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.30)
           Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine:   System: HP (portable) product: HP ProBook 470 G3
           Mobo: HP model: 8102 v: KBC Version 16.20 Bios: HP v: N78 Ver. 01.06 date: 12/18/2015
Battery    BAT0: charge: 17.7 Wh 63.3% condition: 27.9/27.9 Wh (100%)
           model: Hewlett-Packard Primary status: Charging
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-6200U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9603
           clock speeds: max: 2800 MHz 1: 499 MHz 2: 499 MHz 3: 499 MHz 4: 499 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Skylake Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Topaz XT [Radeon R7 M260/M265 / M340/M360] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.17.4 driver: intel Resolution: 1600x900@60.07hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.2 Direct Rendering: Yes

Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.13-1-MANJARO
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8168 v: 8.040.00-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (1.3% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM024_HN size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 909G used: 5.1G (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-2: /boot size: 248M used: 43M (19%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.27GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda4
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0C mobo: 46.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 173 Uptime: 15 min Memory: 726.4/7412.0MB Init: systemd Gcc sys: 6.1.1
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.421) inxi: 2.3.0
 

 

The thing is, I can only use Intel graphics... My AMD card won't and won't work... Does anyone know a solution to this?



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 08:44 AM

Have you downloaded and installed the latest version of AMD drivers from their site?


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 09:03 AM

When I go to their official website and search for drivers, there's no option for Linux drivers available for my card unlike others...



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 09:23 AM

What card do you have?


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 09:26 AM

What card do you have?

 

I have a R7 M340. 



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 09:58 AM

I hate to be the bearer of bad news.... but I can't find anything on installing Linux drivers for that card. AMD has them for the R7 2xx series just not the 3xx. So for now you may just have to use the integrated card. I would think they will have support for it eventually... but who knows when that will be.


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 10:13 AM

I hate to be the bearer of bad news.... but I can't find anything on installing Linux drivers for that card. AMD has them for the R7 2xx series just not the 3xx. So for now you may just have to use the integrated card. I would think they will have support for it eventually... but who knows when that will be.

 

And this goes for any distro, right? Because once I had Ubuntu installed, I had 3 other drivers available to me, which are not listed in my current hardware detector.



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 10:41 AM

Well you may be indeed stuck with the intel GPU, AMD is a bit of a mess right now (though blame this on AMD not linux)

 

Does at the very least the intel graphics work?

Sure skylake GPU's are still a work in progress in linux but they can work unlike AMD


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 10:58 AM

 

And this goes for any distro, right? Because once I had Ubuntu installed, I had 3 other drivers available to me, which are not listed in my current hardware detector.

 

Yes it would. If there was some listed under Ubuntu they could have been a 3rd party driver of some kind (been a little while since I ran AMD so not sure who it would have been from). You could install Ubuntu 14.04 and see what pops up and try installing it. Though I am leaning towards it not working. Your best bet is to wait for AMD to get their stuff together and support that chip.


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 11:09 AM

I went and looked at the Manjaro Releases, unfortunately I don't understand them.  If your not stuck on Manjaro I've had good luck with Mint 17 or 17.1.  Don't go with 17.2 or higher!  

https://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=23

 

They are using the 3.13.0 Kernel and should still support most AMD Drivers, even mine.  Read this page below for Kernel Versions.  And there is no need to Upgrade either as that might cause you problems.

 

"So if kernel 3.19 or the new Xorg/Mesa don't agree with your hardware and you find yourself unable to install Linux Mint 17.3, just download 17.1 or 17.2 instead and upgrade from there. You'll find yourself running 17.3 in no time, enjoying the latest features with the same hardware support as in the release you installed."

 

https://linuxmint.com/rel_rosa_cinnamon.php

 

If you want to go with Ubuntu Flavor, stick with 14.04.1 which is using the 3.13 Kernel also.


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 11:26 AM

Thanks to both of you. :) I will first try to downgrade kernels on my Manjaro and if it won't fix the issue, I'll try Mint and Ubuntu again. I'll report back.



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 11:31 AM

Not to be pessimistic, but I don't see even downgrading the kernel to be of any help. If AMD itself has literally zero support for the M3xx series cards, I doubt you'll find it anywhere else. That is unfortunately the sad truth.

 

Good luck though! I do hope you get it working. If it not, just hang in there, I'm sure AMD will have support sooner rather than later!


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 01:15 PM

Damn, why always me, haha. :P Anyways, I'll stick with Manjaro since I like it and pick up some browser game or something to kill time, haha. I hope AMD will get a working driver for my card soon. 

 

Thanks for support!



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 01:37 PM

You should be able to play a decent amount of games with the integrated skylake chip. Do you know which one it specifically is?

 

I'm guessing the HD 520? Possibly... if you have the counter strike games on steam it should play those. Nexiuz is a pretty fun game it would probably play as well.


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 04:46 PM

Yes, it is a HD 520. I will check out my options. :)




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