The proprietary graphics drivers for AMD GPUs found at G505S (
integrated HD-8650G and optional discrete HD-8570M or R5-M230 ) - are
all deprecated, not supported by any modern (newer than Kubuntu
14.04.4) Linux distro. If you are using a modern Linux, you can't use
the proprietary drivers for these cards even if you want - so, if
these GPUs are working for you, you can be sure that they are working
thanks to the opensource graphics drivers. I think they are called
Mesa, although can be wrong.
On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 8:55 PM <bruts(a)netc.fr> wrote:
> Hi guys!
> Hope you having all a good summer period. I am testing some with my g505s laptops,
now that I have a little time :-)
> The proprietary graphics drivers for amd on linux are in the non-free repository,
firmware-amd-graphics and firmware-linux-nonfree if i'm not mistaken < obviously we
not want to use the binary files.
> What are the open-source alternatives? using Mesa?
> I try to create a very minimalist build of debian or alpine linux with minimal
xorg+xfce < you guys must have done this before i am sure < how did you implement
the gpu drivers? anything you can share with me?
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