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 email@example.com wrote:
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?