CentOS 7 driver(s) for FirePro M6100

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jacqkl
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CentOS 7 driver(s) for FirePro M6100

Post by jacqkl » 2018/07/29 14:32:33

Hello, I am trying to find an alternative to the default driver (radeon ?) for the graphic-board of my laptop (DELL Precision M6800).

I guessed the AMD hardware of my DELL PRECISION M6800 with following command:
$ lspci -nnk | grep -i vga -A3
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Saturn XT [FirePro M6100] [1002:6640]
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:15cd]
Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci
Kernel modules: fglrx, radeon

With CentOS6, instead of the default open-source (radeon ?) drivers, I am using
fglrx-x11-drv-15.1?-?.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
kmod-fglrx-15.1?-?.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
from http://elrepo.rog, for 2 reasons:
1. to be able to lower the (native) display resolution (radeon is unable to d(o rendering correctly)
2. graphics performance (radeon is much slower than fglrx, opengl ?)

But the fglrx rpms for el7 have been removed from elrepo, so which drivers can I use for RHEL7.3. , 7.4 and/or 7.5 ?
(elrepo fglrx rpms for el7.0 to .3 did exist, but they have been removed, could someone provide me a copy ?)

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Re: CentOS 7 driver(s) for FirePro M6100

Post by TrevorH » 2018/07/29 14:44:42

The fglrx drivers won't work with newer CentOS 7 versions as they do not support the X version we ship. That's why they have been removed from ELRepo. The replacement for fglrx is amdgpu but you will need to get that from the AMD website download section.
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