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Disable radeon driver

asked 2016-06-14 03:53:00 -0500

Bart Friederichs gravatar image

I am having trouble with my built-in radeon HD8790M card and want to disable it completely. I tried to blacklist it, but that makes no difference whatsoever.

Any way to completely disable the driver and boot with VESA for all I care.

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answered 2016-06-16 07:20:44 -0500

snowolfe gravatar image

Although this applies to the nouveau driver, the process should be the same to disable the radeon driver - adjust the driver name as necessary.

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answered 2016-06-14 17:24:42 -0500

ssieb gravatar image

Have you filed a bug report?

Add nomodeset to the kernel command line in grub. Then create /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/vesa.conf with the following contents:

Section "Device"
    Identifier "Card1"
    Driver "vesa"
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