Amdgpu and carrizo R6

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Tue Jan 3 18:43:03 UTC 2017

On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 1:28 PM, Stuart Norman <cyrwyn at> wrote:
> I use pclinuxos. When X 1.18 was released the catalyst driver was removed and
> replaced by amdgpu which does not work with my chipset. AMD isn't supporting
> catalyst past X 1.17. The chipset is an integrated APU/GPU A10 8700p which is
> R6 Volcanic Islands Carrizo.  I can only make it work by using nomodeset in
> the kernel command line and without an Xorg.conf file. It's pretty lousy
> resolution of 800x600. The AMD site doesn't show any Linux support for Carrizo
> R6 graphics except for Windows. I saw a chart on for amdgpu that shows
> support for carrizo. Will amdgpu soon support this chip?
> I assume the ati driver won't work. Should I try the vesa driver or is there
> another way to make fb offer a higher resolution?  Should vga=788 be removed
> from the kernel command line?

All carrizo chips are supported with the amdgpu driver stack and have
been for a while.  If you are having an issue please file a bug
( and attach your xorg log and dmesg


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