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Can an AMD graphic driver, or opensource, that worked in Fedora 22 be installed in Fedora 27?

asked 2017-12-16 16:32:02 -0600

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updated 2017-12-18 15:17:04 -0600

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I recently updated from Fedora 22 to Fedora 27. Despite a few hurdles I got everything working. There is only one hiccup. The graphics appear elongated. I have an older AMD chip built in to my mother board which was working fine with Fedora 22. Is there a way to install an older driver on 27?

Here is the current driver on Fedora 27 and the AMD devices on my system. I do not know what driver was with Fedora 22.

xorg-x11-drv-geode.i686 : Xorg X11 AMD Geode video driver

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2)
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [IDE mode]
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3c)
00:14.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 IDE Controller
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:14.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 0
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 1
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 2
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 3
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 4
00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 5
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS780L [Radeon 3000]
01:05.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS780 HDMI Audio [Radeon 3000/3100 / HD 3200/3300]
02:00.0 USB controller: VIA ...
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mmm; New versions of Fedora is not friendly for old hardware... I am using Debian (stretch) with XFCE with my old IBM thinkpad t43; working fine...

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2017-12-18 19:07:32 -0600 )edit

and the question was ... if he can use it's old gfx driver.

Answere: in priciple yes. But you need to get the source package you old driver was compiled from and recompile for the actual environment.

As you have bigger problems, you should reinstall Fedora with 64 bit first, as 32 bit is dead more or less. Try the actual amd drivers and see what happens. You could try this on an external disk and copy it later.

rdtcustomercare gravatar imagerdtcustomercare ( 2019-03-12 13:24:42 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-12-18 15:27:33 -0600

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I'm very sure you aren't using the Geode driver even though the package might be installed.

My guess is that Wayland is having some trouble with the graphics chipset. When you login, click on your name, then before you enter the password, click on the little gear icon and select the Gnome on Xorg session option. See if that works better.

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