Is it possible to change the settings of the radeon open source drivers and Mesa 3D graphics library? I am thinking of something similar to Catalyst Control Center that would allow me to control settings such as:

  • toggling VSYNC
  • toggling framebuffering
  • changing 3D acceleration
  • changing aspect ratio / stretching to fit the screen
  • changing power settings

FWIW, my graphics card is a Radeon HD 4350 (RV710) and I am running Ubuntu 14.04.

  • see here
    – user224082
    May 7 '14 at 14:32
  • @DuminduMahawela Thanks, but none of these packages include a general purpose configuration utility for different graphical settings. I think I stumbled on a GUI for MESA at one point but I don't remember the name nor do I know if it's still available on 14.04. May 8 '14 at 11:41
  • What you are asking for does not exist.
    – mmstick
    May 11 '14 at 9:57

There are a few GUI tools available to control and monitor AMD open-source graphics under Linux but none of them are as easy to use or install as AMD's CCC:

  1. DriConf - GUI for controlling the direct rendering settings (OpenGL) of all open-source drivers. Pretty hard to use and hasn't been updated since 2006. Phoronix has an overview and comparison to AMD's CCC.

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    DriConf can be found in the 'universe' repository of Ubuntu and can be downloaded from the Software Center:

    Install via the software center

  2. radeon-profile - control power and clock settings on recent kernels (relies on new radeon dynamic power management). Documentation and support may be found in this Phoronix thread

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    Unfortunately there aren't packages/PPAs available for radeon-profile. You will have to compile it manually.

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    DriConf is a very good suggestion. Actually it can be downloaded from the s/w center itself since it is in the 'universe' repository.
    – VenkiPhy6
    May 9 '14 at 11:23
  • Thank you for this answer. CCC only works with the proprietary drivers (FGLRX). Please nore that this answer is about the open source graphics drivers for AMD cards (radeon/mesa). Driconf looks promising, though. Would you care to expand on what settings you can configure with Driconf? I think it would be important to know if the settings asked for in the question can be modified with this tool. May 10 '14 at 15:11
  • @Glutanimate I just downloaded DRIConf but I simply couldn't understand the options available in it!(I must confess i am not an expert in these kinda things.) So if you want i will post some screen shots and maybe you can understand it better.
    – VenkiPhy6
    May 12 '14 at 15:03
  • @Venki No, it's fine. I mean, if you want to improve the answer, sure go ahead, but I was mainly addressing pgr with my last comment. I thought they might be familiar with driconf seeing how they suggested it. May 12 '14 at 18:21
  • @Glutanimate Right
    – VenkiPhy6
    May 13 '14 at 13:45

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