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MX 17 and AMD R7 260x

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MX 17 and AMD R7 260x

#1 Post by štakor » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:06 am

In mx 16 i used the proprietary driver and compton to get zero screen tearing. Since the support for the proprietary driver has been dropped with the newer kernels and for some reason compton brakes x when i run it, does anybody know how i could get rid of screen tearing. This is my current config

System: Host: desktopmx Kernel: 4.14.0-12.1-liquorix-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: MX-17_x64 Horizon December 15, 2017
Machine: Device: desktop Mobo: ASRock model: FM2A88M Extreme4+ serial: N/A
UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: P2.90 date: 02/05/2016
CPU: Quad core AMD A8-6600K APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
clock speeds: max: 3900 MHz 1: 3900 MHz 2: 3900 MHz 3: 3900 MHz 4: 3000 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Bonaire XTX [Radeon R7 260X/360]
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.2 )
drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz, 1024x768@60.00hz
OpenGL: renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD BONAIRE (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.14.0-12.1-liquorix-amd64, LLVM 3.9.1)
version: 4.3 Mesa 13.0.6
Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Tobago HDMI Audio [Radeon R7 360 / R9 360 OEM]
driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.14.0-12.1-liquorix-amd64
Network: Card: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet driver: alx
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: bc:5f:f4:e9:e4:6c
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1240.3GB (19.9% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: KINGSTON_SV300S3 size: 120.0GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: KINGSTON_SUV400S size: 120.0GB
ID-3: /dev/sdc model: Hitachi_HDS72101 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 102G used: 7.8G (9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: /home size: 110G used: 14G (14%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.88GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 20.1C mobo: N/A gpu: 41.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 192 Uptime: 2:30 Memory: 1082.0/7917.4MB Client: Shell (init) inxi: 2.3.53

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Re: MX 17 and AMD R7 260x

#2 Post by kmathern » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:38 am

MX-17 uses the radeon driver by default for your AMD R7 260X GPU.

You might try enabling the amdgpu driver by creating a /etc/modprobe.d/amdgpu_si_cik.conf file with what's shown below, and then uncomment the last 2 lines.

edit: Reboot to get the changes to take effect.

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#######################################################################
# Uncomment lines below to enable optional amdgpu driver support      #
# for Southern Islands (si) and Sea Islands (cik) GPUs with 4.13      #
# series kernels and higher.                                          #
#                                                                     #
# GCN generation 1 / Southern Islands chipsets:                       #
# CAPE VERDE, PITCAIRN, TAHITI, OLAND, HAINAN                         #
#                                                                     #
# GCN generation 2 / Sea Islands chipsets:                            #
# BONAIRE, HAWAII, TEMASH, KABINI, KAVERI, MULLINS, BEEMA, CARRIZO-L  #
#######################################################################

#options radeon si_support=0 cik_support=0
#options amdgpu si_support=1 cik_support=1

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Re: MX 17 and AMD R7 260x

#3 Post by štakor » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:03 am

Thank you for the info. After loading the amdgpu driver and enabling the tearfree option everything works like butter.
So for those technically impaired like me tear free option is enabled by creating a file "20-amdgpu.conf" in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d with the following content

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "amdgpu"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Option "TearFree" "on"
EndSection

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