[CALUG] Looking for advice
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Tue Feb 12 23:15:33 EST 2019
Well, the kernel only provides the memory mapping for the user mode,in
addition to the optional framebuffer -- if not using generic EFI FB, or in
the case of legacy CSB, BIOS Int10h services and legacy framebuffer. But
yes, it's nice to be see AMD commit the required, newer GPU architecture
memory mapping code so the user space can function.
AMD has been developing mainly open source code and support, and their
proprietary AMDGPU-PRO userspace release itself is using a lot of open
source code anyway.
Its not like nVidia where they are shipping a lot of the same binary object
code for both kernel and userspace.
On Tue, Feb 12, 2019, 15:44 Ainsley <ainsley.gibson at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi Wes,
> The latest Linux kernel has builtin support for the AMD GPUs without any
> special firmware downloads. I’m not sure if Nvidia silk requires that you
> download drivers from their site. I know historically they did not play
> well with Linux?
> Several of the more modern GPUs will support 2, 3 or 4 monitors.
> > On Feb 12, 2019, at 13:45, Wes Westhaver <wes at westhaver.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I would like to purchase a desktop computer, install Linux (Ubuntu or
> > Mint?), and attach two (possibly three) monitors to it. Can anyone here
> > provide guidance on what desktop systems and video cards are well
> > by Linux?
> > I'm probably going to purchase some refurbished equipment from
> > PCLiquidations (https://www.pcliquidations.com/) since I'm on a tight
> > budget.
> > Until now, I've only had experience with using Linux as a server (mostly
> > headless). But I want to get away from MS-Windows and go completely
> > Any advice would be very much appreciated.
> > -Wes
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