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    Phoronix: AMD 760G (Radeon 3000) May Be Worrisome On Linux

    For those looking to utilize the Radeon HD 3000 integrated graphics found with the AMD 760G motherboard chipset, the support may be less than stellar when using the modern open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMxMjI

  • #2
    Did you file a bug report?

    *ducks*

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    • #3
      This sounds almost exactly like the problems I have been experiencing:
      http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...-18&highlight=

      Happens both when using the on-board graphics and a Radeon HD 2400 card installed in a MSI 760GM-E51(FX) motherboard. My nice Radeon HD 4870 worked fine, as it still does on my main computer running Arch.

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      • #4
        I have a laptop (Thinkpad X100e) based on a close relative of this card:
        Radeon HD 3200 Mobility (RS780M)
        On Squeeze, Mesa broke during bringing-up for Evergreen. I bisected, filed a bug report, and...it didn't get fixed.
        In the 9.x timeframe, I updated libdrm and everything else that I was supposed to, tried again since the codepath had ended up in libdrm. It's still broken, at least on Squeeze with backports.
        However, I think that's a different issue.

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        • #5
          "AMD Catalyst graphics driver no longer carries support for the pre-HD5000 series hardware"
          But Catalyst legacy driver is a option for these cards
          Personally I'm using the OSS Radeon driver though. My system has a Radeon HD 4650.

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          • #6
            The legacy driver doesn't support new X or kernel.

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            • #7
              I feel for you.

              I have an hp laptop having a dual graphics with amd 6300 ati + amd4200 discrete video. It is not yet one year old when the legacy drivers came out.

              I can't use the updated catalyst drivers because amd4200 is not supported. The legacy drivers last I tried was not usable as well. And with the open source driver- it heats up really bad ranging from 80 to 100 degrees.

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              • #8
                isn't it possible to disable the onboard graphics card on motherboards? I doubt you can do that in laptops

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Fenrin View Post
                  But Catalyst legacy driver is a option for these cards
                  And it works on fairly modern distros at the moment, but eventually, it will become like the Catalyst 9-3 driver (i.e. not worth mentioning).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by vampireJ View Post
                    isn't it possible to disable the onboard graphics card on motherboards?
                    On desktop motherboards, certainly. You can put your own AMD or NVIDIA graphics card in the PCIe x16 slot.

                    I once used Linux to backup documents from a laptop with non-hybrid Radeon HD 3650 (Acer Aspire 5530G) when Windows had a problem there. Cinnamon on my Mint 13 and 14 Live DVDs never caused any issues on this laptop with radeon - in fact the only problem I noted was a slightly higher temperature with open-source drivers.

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                    • #11
                      Speechless.

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                      • #12
                        I recently committed a fix for hangs on rs780/880 chips in certain cases:
                        http://cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mes...d09d4eaeda4888

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                        • #13
                          ahhh.. this sucks. I hope the devs give the 780G/785G/790GX chipset some love. We've got several AMD Quad-Core systems using this chipset still, and were planning on upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04 when it came out, knowing full well, we would lose Catalyst support. We always thought the OSS radeon driver was an option, but it sounds like this might be a problem.

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                          • #14
                            By the way, I do want to add that I built an AMD Dual Core system for my kids using a 790GX motherboard, and with the catalyst driver, it was fast enough for them to play Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and Dawn of War 2 in Wine. So these chipsets are not bad if you stick with slightly older games (2005/2006 timeframe), which my kids enjoy. Its really a shame that AMD catalyst driver no longer supports the latest X.org.

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                            • #15
                              Just to add a datapoint; I have a 790gx northbridge with the 3300 integrated graphics. I use the open radeon driver, and its been stable for me. WoP is playable with 30-50 FPS, and I was able to play the penumbra games. This machine is about 4 years old and only has a dual core 5050e low power cpu. I wouldnt tout it as a gaming rig, but its far from a disaster

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