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unskilledbuild
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Linux drivers for 5500m?

I'm searching, and I simply cannot find Linux drivers for my laptop.

I have an MSI Alpha 15 with the 5500m, and I'm running Pop!_OS. I was running Linux Mint with the same issue.

I would love to run games on it, but I would settle for dual monitor support ATM.

It's hard to be as productive when you only have the laptop screen.

Anyway does anyone know how to install proprietary drivers? Open source drivers?

Thanks.

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erikur
Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: Linux drivers for 5500m?

Can't you use the 5500m by passing DRI_PRIME=1 when starting the game?

What does xrandr output if you run it with --listproviders ?
xrandr --listproviders

What is the output of:

DRI_PRIME=1 glxinfo | grep "OpenGL renderer"

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karelvonbarel
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Re: Linux drivers for 5500m?

I know it's been a while, but I've got similar situation with MSI Bravo 17 A4DDR laptop.

I was not able to make the HDMI output work on Debian/testing.

My current kernel version is: `5.9.0-rc5-2009181220` and related kernel parameters are `.... amdgpu.runpm=0 amdgpu.exp_hw_support=1 amdgpu.si_support=1 amdgpu.cik_support=1`

I tried several kernels 5.7... - 5.9-rc4,5,6,... with free amdgpu driver and proprietary amdgpu-pro-20.30-1109583-ubuntu-20.04 but no luck unfortunately.

I'd really appreciate any hint how to make the dual monitors setup work on laptop.

Thanks in advance.

`xrandr --listproviders` says:

```

Providers: number : 2
Provider 0: id: 0x54 cap: 0xf, Source Output, Sink Output, Source Offload, Sink Offload crtcs: 4 outputs: 1 associated providers: 0 name:Unknown AMD Radeon GPU @ pci:0000:07:00.0
Provider 1: id: 0x84 cap: 0xf, Source Output, Sink Output, Source Offload, Sink Offload crtcs: 5 outputs: 1 associated providers: 0 name:Radeon RX 5500M @ pci:0000:03:00.0

```

Output of the `DRI_PRIME=1 glxinfo | grep "OpenGL renderer"` is:

```

OpenGL renderer string: Radeon RX 5500M (NAVI14, DRM 3.39.0, 5.9.0-rc5-2009181220, LLVM 10.0.0)

```

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