Mesa-video or AMDGPU ? I'm not sure which is used

Hi !
I’ve a question about GPU driver I used. I have a Radeon RX 460 card and I think AMDGPU is the best driver for it, doesn’t it ? I have installed xf86-video-amdgpu, mesa-libgl and mesa-vdpau. But the graphics drivers installer say that I use video-vesa driver. On other hand, running inxi -Gx cmd return me that I’m on AMDGPU driver…
How be sure to have the best driver ?
Linux kernel: 4.8.9.

Thank’s in advance !

because mhwd is missing polaris PCI-ID and can not detect your card. You could install mhwd-addon-amdgfx-hwe

Thank’s, now I have this:



Do, I need to install this package to get amdgpu working ?

you already have amdgpu working. its just not save to have video-vesa enabled. So it would be better to uninstall this and use amdput-mesa-extras

I’ve just uninstall video-vesa but when I tried to install amdgpu-mesa-extras it does : Error: config ‘video-amdgpu-mesa-extras’ conflicts with config(s): video-amdgpu.

hm is this card new and you already had a amd card before?

sudo rm "/var/lib/mhwd/local/pci/video-amdgpu/MHWDCONFIG"
then it should be save to install

1 Like

It works, thank’s !
No, it is my first card. Before, I used Intel HD Grahics.
For info, could you explain me what is this package amdgpu-mesa-extras ?

it installs amdgpu XOrg-display driver, RadeonSI openGL, Mesa OpenCL, Vulkan radeon driver, vdpau/vaapi video-hardware-acceleration

1 Like

Thank you very much ! My problem is solved !

1 Like

This topic was automatically closed 30 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.

Forum kindly sponsored by Bytemark