amdgpu - Debian Testing [SOLVED]

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amdgpu - Debian Testing [SOLVED]

#1 Post by questlinq »

Hello,

I'm trying to install amdgpu drivers for amd a10-7800 CPU on Debian Testing ..

I've installed "xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-amdgpu" and graphics/X still fails due to missing drivers.

On last stable Debian I only had to do "apt install firmware-linux" for the same CPU/graphics.

But, now when I try with "apt install firmware-linux" it fails.

I'm asking for your suggestions, thank you.
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Re: amdgpu - Debian Testing

#2 Post by Head_on_a_Stick »

questlinq wrote:I'm trying to install amdgpu drivers
The amdgpu drivers are already included in the kernel, no need to install anything.

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lspci -k | grep -iA3 'vga\|display\|3d'
questlinq wrote:I've installed "xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-amdgpu"
You don't need xserver-xorg-video-ati but xserver-xorg-video-amdgpu will provide the amdgpu DDX drivers. They're not actually needed though, your card should also be able to use the modesetting DDX drivers built into the X server itself.
questlinq wrote:graphics/X still fails due to missing drivers
You should post (a link to) the X.Org logs for the failed session.
questlinq wrote:On last stable Debian I only had to do "apt install firmware-linux" for the same CPU/graphics.
That should work, did it pull in firmware-amd-graphics?

If you have a very new card then you may need newer firmware than Debian are currently providing, you can try MX Linux's firmware package instead (ported from Ubuntu):

http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/ahs/l/li ... +1_all.deb
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Re: amdgpu - Debian Testing [SOLVED]

#3 Post by questlinq »

@ Head_on_a_Stick

Thanks for your fast reply.

Found a mistake in my /etc/apt/sources-list.

I had to add "contrib non-free" - after that I was able to install drivers by runing "apt install firmware-linux".

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Re: amdgpu - Debian Testing [SOLVED]

#4 Post by stevepusser »

And another kitten died when you called firmware "drivers". :(
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