What is the difference between these two drivers ?

Michel Dänzer michel at daenzer.net
Tue May 12 07:36:51 UTC 2020

On 2020-05-11 9:39 p.m., Sreyan Chakravarty wrote:
> On 5/12/20 1:05 AM, Alex Deucher wrote:
>> They support different hardware generations.  -ati supports the
>> original r1xx radeons through Sea Islands asics.  -amdgpu supports
>> everything newer.
> I have an AMD Radeon R5 M330. Xorg has autoselected the xorg-x11-drv-ati
> driver.
> Is that ok, or should I change to xorg-x11-drv-amdgpu ?

-amdgpu only works with the amdgpu kernel driver, -ati only with the
radeon one. Trying to force the other driver in xorg.conf can only
result in Xorg failing to start up.

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