Migrating from NVIDIA to AMD

I finally gave in and decided to switch my RTX 2070 for a 5700 XT due to issues with the NVIDIA drivers and the games I play. I have some concerns about bricking my XFCE set up. I have been using the nvidia-settings application to configure my displays and saving the xorg configuration file. This means there are some NVIDIA related values in my xorg.conf. Should I edit/overwrite this file or the graphical will still work? If I do need to, how do I proceed? What is your favourite software to edit display configuration on AMD?

I also want to use mesa-git for the latest most updated drivers. If you have or use these drivers, I would like to hear from your personal experience comapred to the standard mesa.

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Make a backup.

Switch the cards and boot up, keeping your fingers crossed. :crossed_fingers:

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a terminal ? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: :rofl:
I would put all xorg configs out of the way and also check that nvidiasettings are moved and notautostart on login…
there are GUI apps for monitoring and overclocking:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AMDGPU#GUI
wattman
But the AMDGPU (Open-Source) Driver do not have a Settings-GUI afaik.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AMDGPU

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Thank you, I’ll remove the xorg config and remove all those nvidia packages before booting off and doing the swap. I’ll try out some tools and figure out which one I like best.

I got the card today, deleted the xorg configs, removed all nvidia related packages and installed mesa-git. I had an issue loading the graphical because I had some mhwd leftover in my /etc/x11/xorg.d/ . I then configured the displays using the xfce display settings. I went away for some time and came back to my game being on a different monitor and my primary one reverting from 144hz to 60hz instead of going into sleep mode. So smooth sailing for the most part, I just need to figure out that one issue.