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Would this work on AMD graphics cards without issues?

justy123 - about 1 year ago -

Would this distro work without any issues for AMD graphics cards? Mine is somewhat recent graphics card.


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Would this work on AMD graphics cards without issues? - bill-auger - about 1 year ago -

almost every computer can run parabola without problems - if
anything does not work, it is most typically the wifi radio, or
hardware graphics acceleration; but the operating system and
all software will almost surely be fully usable - if you
absolutely need wifi or graphics acceleration, those can
usually be replaced

the easiest way to find out, is to try one of the LXDE or MATE
ISOs

you could look up the model number of the graphics card on the
h-node website - if there is an entry for it, it will indicate
whether or not it is known to work with libre distros - the
most common entry for the newest graphics cards is: "working,
but without hardware acceleration" - if it is not listed, then
you would need to try it for yourself, ideally, adding your
result to h-node for the benefit of others

https://h-node.org/hardware/catalogue/en

RE: Would this work on AMD graphics cards without issues? - PublicLewdness - 10 months ago -

I have not found an AMD GPU yet that works with any FSF approved distro that prohibits closed source firmware or Microcode. I have tried the R9 270; RX 580 and RX 5700 XT. Not to mention every AMD GPU I have seen on H-Node says "works but without 3D acceleration". You get an image on the screen but can't change the resolution or do much else. The best bets for GPUs on libre operating systems are Intel or an Nvidia card that is of the 7xx series or older. Hopefully one day this will chnage but the ball is in AMD's court.

RE: Would this work on AMD graphics cards without issues? - justy123 - 9 months ago -

Interesting, how old is this card?

    (1-5/5)