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Appropriate drivers for AMD gfx card

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Hello, now that I want to swith my desktop from Opensuse to Funtoo I remmember that some of the AMD cards requier a seperate binary only proprietary driver. The Linux kernel has been upgraded several times since 3.0 and so they might have a driver out or I might need to do some magic to get my card working properly, I'm not certain.

Mine is the R7770. Here's the output of lspci:

 

 

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Cape Verde [Radeon HD 7700 Series] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 2710

Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 74

Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable)

Memory at fea00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)

I/O ports at e000

Expansion ROM at fea40000 [disabled]

Capabilities: [48] Vendor Specific Information: Len=08 <?>

Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3

Capabilities: [58] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00

Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+

Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=010 <?>

Capabilities: [150] Advanced Error Reporting

Capabilities: [270] #19

Kernel driver in use: radeon

 

 

I would research this myself, however, I'm not sure where to start since if I did a web search I'll undoubtably get a bunch of outdated info.

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