Is EndeavourOS detecting my AMD graphics cards?

You may find a difference if it’s running with on amdgpu. Don’t really know.

As I found in the document I am supposed to /etc/mkinitcpio.conf and add MODULES=(amdgpu radeon) and run sudo mkinitcpio -p linux which I have now done.

I am now supposed to sudo vim into this file /etc/modprobe.d/amdgpu.conf and it says this:

For Southern Islands (SI) use option si_support=1 , for Sea Islands (CIK) use option cik_support=1 , e.g.:

I don’t know what my graphics card is, if it is Sea Islands or Southern Islands (no idea what that even means).

I did run the command lspci | grep VGA and this is the output:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Hawaii XT / Grenada XT [Radeon R9 290X/390X].

Which card is it?

According to the box packaging the label is RADEON R9 290X DirectCU ll

Sea Islands i think.

Ok will give it a try thanks :slight_smile:

Hope it works.

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Ok so I sudo vim into /etc/modprobe.d/amdgpu.conf and just added this one line

options amdgpu cik_support=1

Then I sudo vim into /etc/modprobe.d/radeon.conf and added this:

options radeon cik_support=0

After running sudo mkinitcpio -p linux and rebooting the system. It seems to detect amdgpu and after running a benchmark test it is performing better and there is no glitchy related issues with Blender. However it seems to still fail when I run inxi -Gxxxz

Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Hawaii XT / Grenada XT [Radeon R9 290X/390X] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: amdgpu 
           v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1002:67b0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: amdgpu FAILED: ati 
           unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz s-dpi: 96 
           OpenGL: 
           renderer: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series (HAWAII DRM 3.37.0 5.7.9-xanmod1-1-xanmod LLVM 10.0.0) 
           v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.3 direct render: Yes

Not too sure why?

Edit: I just also ran sudo mkinitcpio -p linux-xanmod and rebooted the system. Still the same failed state after running inxi -Gxxxz (after reboot)

Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Hawaii XT / Grenada XT [Radeon R9 290X/390X] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: amdgpu 
           v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1002:67b0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: amdgpu FAILED: ati 
           unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz s-dpi: 96 
           OpenGL: 
           renderer: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series (HAWAII DRM 3.37.0 5.7.9-xanmod1-1-xanmod LLVM 10.0.0) 
           v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.3 direct render: Yes

I think it means failed ati. It’s running amdgpu

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How do you figure it’s failing when you run inxi? It shows the amdgpu driver as the loaded driver, and because it loaded amdgpu, it prevented the (significantly older) ATI driver from loading, thus ATI is showing as failed.

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Oh ok that’s good to know :slight_smile:

Did you look at the kernel parameters also?

Edit: You may not need any but just a point of reference.

I get it now, thanks for your help guys :slight_smile:

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Is it in this file /etc/mkinitcpio.conf?

No on the boot. You have to add them to grub.

Edit: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Kernel_parameters

I thought this sudo mkinitcpio -p linux-xanmod adds it to boot though since I did end up booting with AMDGPU drivers? How do I check grub’s file?

edit: Let me check this file /etc/modprobe.d/

Does it work better on amdgpu?

I ran an ls -A command in /etc/modprobe.d/ and here is the list of directories

amdgpu.conf  radeon.conf

Edit: so I am not too sure where to find the boot grub files?

yes much better, the benchmark performance was better and no glitchy related issues anymore with Blender.

Okay… you may not need any parameters for booting as it’s working but just passing on info for you to look at in case. Have to hit the road now. Early day tomorrow.

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Thanks mate. So I did find the file at /boot/grub/grub.cfg

I ran sudo cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg but I wouldn’t have a clue as to what the stuff inside the file means.

Have a nice night :slight_smile:

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