I'm trying to play Fallout 4, but this game using Intel video card. I can run everything i want with DRI_PRIME=1, and it will use AMD. But not Fallout -_-

So I think, that the problem with AMD driver (because it is the first recommendation in every second web-site, to upgrade the video-driver)

My system:

  • Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS
  • Intel core i7 6820HQ
  • AMD Radeon HD 8750M
  • 16GB RAM

I have 2 drivers installed (I think).
Here is the output of sudo lspci -v (The part with AMD)

01:00.0 Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Mars [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8750M] (rev 81)
Subsystem: Dell Mars [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8750M]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 132
Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at ef200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
I/O ports at e000 [size=256]
Expansion ROM at ef240000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [48] Vendor Specific Information: Len=08
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=010
Capabilities: [150] Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities: [270] Secondary PCI Express
Kernel driver in use: radeon
Kernel modules: radeon, amdgpu

Here is the output of inxi -Ga

Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 530 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:191b Device-2: AMD Mars [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8750M] vendor: Dell driver: radeon v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1002:6600 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: none compositor: gnome-shell v: 3.36.4 tty: N/A
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 530 (SKL GT2)
v: 4.6 Mesa 21.0.0-devel (git-0399959 2021-01-06 focal-oibaf-ppa)
direct render: Yes

Kernel driver in use: radeon. So how to switch it to amdgpu?
And why the second command shows driver: none

Ask me, if you need the output of some command.

P.S. I saw the very similar questions, but it didn't help... (https://ask-ubuntu.ru/questions/491091/ya-dumayu-chto-ya-ispolzuyu-radeon-vmesto-amdgpu-kak-ya-mogu-izmenit)

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The tread can be closed. I found an answer.

You just need to update the grub according to your video card.

First step:

There is a two option:

  • First is Sea Island (Southern Islands) (Radeon HD 7000 and 8000 series)
  • And the second is Caribbean Islands (Radeon Rx 300 series)

For more details visit
Sea Islands (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon#Southern_Islands)
Caribbean Islands (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon#Caribbean_Islands)

Second step:

You sould open terminal and type next command:
sudo nano /etc/default/grub

Then edit GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT according to the first step.

For the Sea Island the value of GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT should be radeon.si_support=0 amdgpu.si_support=1

And for the Caribbean Islands it sould be radeon.cik_support=0 amdgpu.cik_support=1

So the final string should looks like:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="radeon.si_support=0 amdgpu.si_support=1"

When you finish editing press ctrl+x and type "y" to accept the editing.

Third step

Use command update-grub or update-grub2 and reboot using reboot command


It didn't worked for me because I had unwanted arguments (don't remember which one, but it started like amd.*)

Wish you luck!

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