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Old 08-11-2017, 12:32 PM   #1
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Which driver would support 10-bit depth monitor for Firepro V5900


Hi everyone,

I am considering replacing the NVIDIA card with a used Firepro V5900 because I wish to make use of the 10-bit color depth of a monitor (which my old GT8600 GT can't handle).

I wonder if the generic drivers would handle the 10-bit color LUT or do I need to install AMD Catalyst.

I am still at Slackware 14.1 but with the 14.2 glibc and gcc.

Thanks

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Old 08-11-2017, 08:20 PM   #2
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According to TechPro website, you can download the driver from them. See the "Linux" item on the left side of the screen.

Apparently, this card has been around for a while. There's a chance its already supported in the kernel. This link says that it is, but I'm not familiar with the site.
 
Old 08-11-2017, 08:51 PM   #3
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Hi:

I'm not sure if the generic driver would accommodate the FirePro V5900 or not.
Like frankbell already said it may already be support in the kernel.

Here's a few links that might help you and others that help you.

http://www.amd.com/en-gb/products/gr...repro-3d/5900#
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=search&q=FirePro
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ro_v5900&num=1
https://hashcat.net/forum/archive/in...read-2357.html
http://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/DRM_RADEON.html


Any AMD Catalyst that I've installed in the past on my Linux boxes were buggy.
http://support.amd.com/en-us/downloa...401#pro-driver

Maybe try the fglrx driver and compile against the kernel?
https://unix.stackexchange.com/quest...6450-on-opengl

I think the driver is already included. Run this to see:
Code:
ls /var/log/packages/xf86-video-amdgpu*
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...rs-4175594309/

Hope that helps.
 
Old 08-12-2017, 06:01 AM   #4
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Apparently, this card has been around for a while. There's a chance its already supported in the kernel. ...
Hi Frank. Thanks for the pointers. It seems the card is supported. I just reconfigured my kernel and compiled with the Radeon drivers included so I will be ready to test the card when I get it.
 
Old 08-12-2017, 06:09 AM   #5
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Hi:

...

Any AMD Catalyst that I've installed in the past on my Linux boxes were buggy. ...

Maybe try the fglrx driver and compile against the kernel? ...

I think the driver is already included. ...
Hope that helps.
Thanks so much for the detailed info and the insights. I will try the gflrx driver first then. I am still at 14.1 and that driver is not part of my installation, but I have a partition with "current" ready to go and fglrx is already installed in that "current" partition. I didn't swith to "current" yet because I couldn't compile the NVIDIA driver against "current" for the old 8600GT I currently have. Upgrading the video card will solve that issue as well.

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Thanks so much for the detailed info and the insights. I will try the gflrx driver first then. I am still at 14.1 and that driver is not part of my installation, but I have a partition with "current" ready to go and fglrx is already installed in that "current" partition. I didn't swith to "current" yet because I couldn't compile the NVIDIA driver against "current" for the old 8600GT I currently have. Upgrading the video card will solve that issue as well.
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