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#1 2021-06-20 19:28:05

sexynsmartjenny
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AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

Hi,

I remember when I used to use crunchbang, I had to download the graphic card driver for my graphic card

Does anyone know where can I download the driver for bunsenlabs?

Thanx in advance!

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#2 2021-06-20 20:05:20

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

sexynsmartjenny wrote:

I remember when I used to use crunchbang, I had to download the graphic card driver for my graphic card

Does anyone know where can I download the driver for bunsenlabs?

I copied your subjectline and made an internet search. First ansvar was https://www.amd.com/en/support. I do not know if they have drivers for debian.
You have to look up your card.
I have quit using AMD's proprietary drivers.

Bunsenlabs is built on Debian. Bunsenlabs team do not package any hardware drivers.
Search in Debian package database: https://www.debian.org/distrib/packages#search_packages

Last edited by rbh (2021-06-20 22:10:12)


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#3 2021-06-21 01:55:44

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

rbh wrote:
sexynsmartjenny wrote:

I remember when I used to use crunchbang, I had to download the graphic card driver for my graphic card

Does anyone know where can I download the driver for bunsenlabs?

I copied your subjectline and made an internet search. First ansvar was https://www.amd.com/en/support. I do not know if they have drivers for debian.
You have to look up your card.
I have quit using AMD's proprietary drivers.

Bunsenlabs is built on Debian. Bunsenlabs team do not package any hardware drivers.
Search in Debian package database: https://www.debian.org/distrib/packages#search_packages


Do you know why my laptop is very slow without the driver? I had a problem back then, and I was able to resolve it using the link provided, but now it's bunsenlab and I'm at a loss of what to do

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=2398

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#4 2021-06-21 02:10:04

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

and if there is no driver, how do you make your pc run faster???

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#5 2021-06-21 03:49:40

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

Graphic card info would be nice. Otherwise, the usual links...

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/AMDGPU

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Xorg#AMD

https://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo

Yes, sadly Debian's Wiki comes in third.

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#6 2021-06-21 09:02:50

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

sexynsmartjenny wrote:

Do you know why my laptop is very slow without the driver? I had a problem back then, and I was able to resolve it using the link provided, but now it's bunsenlab and I'm at a loss of what to do

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=2398

I'm not psychic, hard to remote wiev. But, you can givemore information to castlight in the shadows.

You have drivers for your graphic card, else the computer would not start X! But, maybe no good drivers...

You gave an 6 year old link above. Back then you intended to upgrade the kernel and report back. You never did. Did that fix your problem? Has the computer behaved good after that until now? Is it only under hard work it is sluggish or is it allways sluggish? Is it sluggish if you open a terminal and give command ls?
Have you run "htop" when idle and when working?
Do yoy have a conky measuring temperature of pc parts cpu, motherboard and harddisk? Does it  goes very hot? Does the cpu-fan still spin or has it burned to halt? Have you ever since last cleaned the laptop from dust inside?

In the above thread, wrote your videocard was "AMD E1-2100 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics"
The AMD APU, combines both cpu and gpu in one unit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_Accel … ssing_Unit

This AMD APU was introduced in 2013, on low end subnotebooks and netbooks
The cpu is a 2-core running in 1 GHz. The GPU is Radeon HD 8210 with core clock running in
300 MHz. "For simple office and multimedia tasks, the E1-2100 has sufficient power".
https://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-E-Ser … 894.0.html

On page https://www.amd.com/en/support/previous … on-hd-8210, there is only windowsdrivers available.

Debian package fglrx-driver ((x11): non-free ATI/AMD RadeonHD display driver), is only available in jessie (oldoldstable)

On https://linux-hardware.org/?id=cpu:amd- … d-graphics, there is listed 125 systems with AMD E1-2100 APU. So, it seems it is possibleto get working drivers. but, according to https://wiki.debian.org/AMDGPUDriverOnStretchAndBuster2, quite some work...

Command "inxi -G", will list your graphich card and currently loaded drivers.

Last edited by rbh (2021-06-21 10:02:20)


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#7 2021-06-21 10:16:10

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

@sexynsmartjenny it seems that debian package "firmware-amd-graphics" supports "Radeon HD 8100/8200/8300/8400 series". Do you have that installed?

Buster backports and Debian testing (bullseye), have version 20210315-2.If you have version 20190114-2, from Buster stable, you can try to upgrade version and at same time update Kernel.


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#8 2021-06-21 10:30:21

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

Instead of running htop (or top), you can run "radeontop" to se the burden on your graphic card. (package "radeontop" if not installed)


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#9 2021-06-26 12:54:36

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

hhh wrote:

Graphic card info would be nice. Otherwise, the usual links...

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/AMDGPU

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Xorg#AMD

https://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo

Yes, sadly Debian's Wiki comes in third.

Hi, so I followed your procedure on the first link and now my laptop is frozen sad

please help :’(

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#10 2021-06-26 13:03:25

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

Sorry I meant the third link. I followed the instructions on the third link regarding ati driver and now my pc is frozen and can’t be started

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#11 2021-06-26 13:46:37

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

PS I’m trying to enter bunsenlab tty but for some reason it keeps on saying my password is incorrect. :,(

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#12 2021-06-26 14:41:26

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

Is there anyway I can find out what’s my diag login name through tty? I know my password I just don’t remember what username I had

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#13 2021-06-26 18:01:04

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

sexynsmartjenny wrote:

Is there anyway I can find out what’s my diag login name through tty? I know my password I just don’t remember what username I had

I guess "diag login name" is written by misstake and you want your username.

Your username is the same as the name of your home directory.
You can boot BunsenLabs iso, mount the partition that holds your home directory and take a look.


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#14 2021-06-26 19:05:05

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

rbh wrote:
sexynsmartjenny wrote:

Is there anyway I can find out what’s my diag login name through tty? I know my password I just don’t remember what username I had

I guess "diag login name" is written by misstake and you want your username.

Your username is the same as the name of your home directory.
You can boot BunsenLabs iso, mount the partition that holds your home directory and take a look.

How do I mount the partition?. Could you please give me step by step instruction? :’(

I haven’t really touched the technical aspect of Linux in the last 3?years.

edit1 :
I am now in grub. What commands do I need to enter to see the name of my partition sad

edit 2:

if Im in grub, i think i might not see the partition name b/c i have to go through passphrase, but after I go through passphrase, it goes directly to "diag login"? how I do see my partition? Please?

edit3: yes, i think my "diag login" js my username, and i dont think I remember! my username is different from my login name and the name when i enter codes in the terminal! yikes

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#15 2021-06-26 22:05:41

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

sexynsmartjenny wrote:

How do I mount the partition?. Could you please give me step by step instruction?

* Boot from the BL iso (written to DVD or usb drive) (You might need to change boot order. You will get a wellcome message, so you know you booted the live session.
* Open a terminal.
* Become root with command "sudo su --login"
* list all disks with command "inxi -D". The output will tell which device is your harddisk or harddisks.
* list all partitions with command "parted /dev/sdx print". Replace sdx with the device-name of your disk.
Probable, you only have one rot partition and one swap partition. Maybe /dev/sda1
* create mount point: "mkdir -p /mnt/sda1"
* Mount the partition above "mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1". You do not need to add what type of file system you mount, it will be recognized.

You might try to chroot into your system from the live session. See Chroot help-script and https://wiki.debian.org/chroot.

sexynsmartjenny wrote:

edit1 :
I am now in grub. What commands do I need to enter to see the name of my partition sad

"ls", list disk and partitions. See https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/rep … ub-rescue/, for more about grub-rescue. I do not recomend you to work in grub.


sexynsmartjenny wrote:

edit 2:
if Im in grub, i think i might not see the partition name b/c i have to go through passphrase, but after I go through passphrase, it goes directly to "diag login"? how I do see my partition? Please?

No, when in grubb, you do not need to give password if you not have set an password on grub also. Use thel BL live session from BL iso.


// Regards rbh

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#16 2021-06-26 22:30:38

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

@rbh

I followed your instruction and is able to see my username.

However, I was not able to complete "Mount the partition above "mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1"

But since I have my username now, I am able to get into TTY. Could you please instruct me further on how to get rid of the ati driver that installed and get me back into my original state of the system?

What I did was I followed the procedure here https://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo#Installation and did

"apt-get install firmware-amd-graphics libgl1-mesa-dri libglx-mesa0 mesa-vulkan-drivers xserver-xorg-video-all"

I think I should probably just do "sudo apt-get purge something"

the something being "firmware ... "

but I just want to make sure I'm doing the right thing! yikes

Thank you so much for all the help! My day was almost ruined! smile




edit1: okay so once I got into TTY I entered the following command

"apt-get purge firmware-amd-graphics libgl1-mesa-dri libglx-mesa0 mesa-vulkan-drivers xserver-xorg-video-all"

but my screen is still frozen! sad

what if I just reformat my pc and upgrade to lithium bensenlab, the newest version? -\_(-_-)_/

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#17 2021-06-27 06:25:01

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

sexynsmartjenny wrote:

I was not able to complete "Mount the partition above "mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1"

Did you list your disk and partitions as I wrote in previous post? Was sda1 yor root partition? You should have gotten some error message. That would lead you to  find a solution to mount...

But since I have my username now, I am able to get into TTY. Could you please instruct me further on how to get rid of the ati driver that installed and get me back into my original state of the system?

Most you do on the computer is logged. Installing and uninstalling is logged in /var/log/apt/history and -term.

What I did was I followed the procedure here https://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo#Installation and did

"apt-get install firmware-amd-graphics libgl1-mesa-dri libglx-mesa0 mesa-vulkan-drivers xserver-xorg-video-all"

I think I should probably just do "sudo apt-get purge something"

the something being "firmware ... "

Did you check before change, what drivers you had installed? I think you will ned firmware-amd-graphics...

what if I just reformat my pc and upgrade to lithium bensenlab, the newest version?

It might bee easiest to reinstall. The Debian installer will provide the choise to reformat target, you don't need to do that on beforehand. "upgrade"...? Did you not have Lithium/Buster? It is recomended to use Debian stable. When Debian stable goes oldstable, is it time to upgrade.


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#18 2021-06-27 11:28:29

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

@rbh
"Did you list your disk and partitions as I wrote in previous post? Was sda1 yor root partition? You should have gotten some error message. That would lead you to  find a solution to mount..."

yes i did,  but it did not give me an error message, but since I'm able to log into TTY, I spent the last entire day backing up my files and I will install lithium now.

edit:

I am trying to install it but when because I downloaded it on a usb flash drive, when I get to the installation part where it says "mount CD rom, it keeps on giving me an error."

Is there a way to bypass that?

Last edited by sexynsmartjenny (2021-06-27 11:47:03)

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#19 2021-06-27 18:39:51

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

sexynsmartjenny wrote:

I am trying to install it but when because I downloaded it on a usb flash drive, when I get to the installation part where it says "mount CD rom, it keeps on giving me an error."

Is there a way to bypass that?

You are supposed to write the Bunsenlab iso to USB flash-disk or CD/DVD.

From https://www.bunsenlabs.org/installation … dvdusb-key:

Bunsenlab.org wrote:

You first download a so-called hybrid ISO image which, depending on size, is suitable for writing to a CD/DVD medium or a USB key drive.

How to write a CD/DVD/BD image to a USB flash drive?

This is a link to the Debian site.
Under the heading "How do I write a CD/DVD/BD image to a USB flash drive?" is the process of using commands "cp" and "dd", fully explained.


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#20 2021-06-28 01:19:28

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

@rbh

I have succesfully installed and upgraded to lithium busenlab. Now, I am back to square one, I suppose? Should I try to update my drivers for graphic card? I'm really scared to try to install any driver related to graphic card now.

The same thing happened back when I was still using crunchbang as well sad

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#21 2021-06-29 01:14:38

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

@rbh

Thank you for all the help and patience. So after I re-installed and updated my os to lithium bunsenlabs, I ran the command "inxi -G" and this is the output

jenny@jenny:~$ inxi -G
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Kabini [Radeon HD 8210] driver: radeon v: kernel 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: ati,radeon 
  unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1024x768~60Hz, 1024x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD KABINI (DRM 2.50.0 4.19.0-17-amd64 LLVM 7.0.1) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 18.3.6 

Should I update any drivers?

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#22 2021-06-29 09:22:08

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

sexynsmartjenny wrote:

@rbh
after I re-installed and updated my os to lithium bunsenlabs, I ran the command "inxi -G" and this is the output

jenny@jenny:~$ inxi -G
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Kabini [Radeon HD 8210] driver: radeon v: kernel 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: ati,radeon 
  unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1024x768~60Hz, 1024x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD KABINI (DRM 2.50.0 4.19.0-17-amd64 LLVM 7.0.1) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 18.3.6 

Should I update any drivers?

Is it behaving or is it still lagging? You can always as I wrote before upgrade firmware-amd-graphics and kernel from backports. Rmember, your cpu is no workhorse but "For simple office and multimedia tasks, the E1-2100 has sufficient power".


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#23 2021-06-29 12:18:55

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Re: AMD/ATI Proprietary Driver

@rbh,

it's now acceptable, but it feels abit slower compared to my windows pc that I use at office.

I used to remember crunchbang was extremely fast n' sleek after I upgraded my drivers, that was, oh my gosh, almost ten years ago?

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