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Old 02-12-2017, 04:48 PM   #1
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Debian 8 GPU Drivers (R9 200)


I'm new to Debian, so I'm barely sure what to do. I'm looking at the Debian Wiki on AtiHowTo (https://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo). It says that I need to "Add contrib and nonfree components", what does this mean?

Under it, is shows, "deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free", but upon typing that in the terminal, it returns with command not found.

I'm confused as to how I install AMD graphics drivers.
 
Old 02-12-2017, 07:17 PM   #2
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18yu9wdef,

This link gives an explanation of what you need to do:
http://www.debianuserforums.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=388

You need to use a text editor such as nano to modify this file:

Code:
/etc/apt/sources.list
If you are unfamiliar with nano:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/42980...e-text-editor/

nano:

Use the Arrow keys to move the cursor within the file.

^ means Ctrl key.

^O…..Save (“Write Out”) ..........Ctrl + O (then press Enter)

^X…..Exit................................…Ctrl + X

To install nano (if it is not installed already), open a Terminal and give the following commands:

Code:
sudo apt-get update
Press Enter and give your user password (not root password) when prompted (not displayed for security). Press Enter again.

Code:
sudo apt-get install nano
Press Enter.

Open file:

Code:
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
Your modified file will look something like this after you have added the text in bold type:

Code:
deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie main contrib non-free

deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie-updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie-updates main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free
Save the modified file (Write out) using Ctrl and O. Press Enter.
Then Exit (press Ctrl and X).

In Terminal:

Code:
sudo apt-get update
Add the R9 200 drivers:

Code:
sudo apt-get install firmware-linux-nonfree libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-video-ati
Reboot.
 
Old 02-12-2017, 07:35 PM   #3
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18yu9wdef,

This link gives an explanation of what you need to do:
http://www.debianuserforums.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=388

You need to use a text editor such as nano to modify this file:

Code:
/etc/apt/sources.list
If you are unfamiliar with nano:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/42980...e-text-editor/

nano:

Use the Arrow keys to move the cursor within the file.

^ means Ctrl key.

^O…..Save (“Write Out”) ..........Ctrl + O (then press Enter)

^X…..Exit................................…Ctrl + X

To install nano (if it is not installed already), open a Terminal and give the following commands:

Code:
sudo apt-get update
Press Enter and give your user password (not root password) when prompted (not displayed for security). Press Enter again.

Code:
sudo apt-get install nano
Press Enter.

Open file:

Code:
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
Your modified file will look something like this after you have added the text in bold type:

Code:
deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie main contrib non-free

deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie-updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie-updates main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free
Save the modified file (Write out) using Ctrl and O. Press Enter.
Then Exit (press Ctrl and X).

In Terminal:

Code:
sudo apt-get update
Add the R9 200 drivers:

Code:
sudo apt-get install firmware-linux-nonfree libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-video-ati
Reboot.
Thank you so much. Just went through this and rebooted, works. Is there anyway I can find any AMD graphics settings to tweak with? Also, I've been still having some screen tearing, is there anyway that could be fixed?
 
Old 02-13-2017, 12:15 PM   #4
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18yu9wdef,

These links should help you:

Performance Tuning:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ATI

https://cubethethird.wordpress.com/2...gpu-on-ubuntu/
 
  


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