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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've recently decided to switch from Windows to Linux (PopOS).

 

I'm trying to replicate my previous setup in Windows (Radeon GPU used for my two side monitors and the Nvidia GPU for my primary monitor), I use this setup due to a very limited budget and because most of my hardware is hand me downs or failed part's I've purchased cheap and fixed.

I've currently got my main monitor and GPU working (Nvidia) however when I shutdown the system and plug my Radeon GPU in, it fails to boot with black screens all around.

Booting with "nomodeset" used to get the system to boot but no-longer works since I reinstalled PopOS after many attempts and failing to fix this issue.

I read something about setting up xorg however none of the documentation makes any sense to me, I've provided some information in the attached files however these are not with the Radeon GPU installed due to not being able to boot with it (I know this makes the logs essentially useless however it's better than not including it)

If anyone could give me a hand with this issue, I'd be massively appreciative. I use my computer as part of my full time job as a Java Developer so every minute of downtime is a minute I'm not working.

P.S: I'm a semi experienced system administrator however have never touched a GUI version of Linux nor any display manager such as xorg, so I'm fine with getting around linux via command line.


 

lshw xrandr.txt

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Howdy and welcome. :)

 

 I have no idea how to answer your question :/  but I think there are people here who might.  There are a lot of kids and pure gamers and duffers here (such as myself) but also some very knowledgeable folks.  I’m just not one of them.  It may take a while.  This strikes me as an erudite question that only some will be able to answer and folks pop in and out.

  I encourage you not to lose hope.

 

I’d do so if I could but I barely understand older versions of Windows and my Li*unix knowledge is poor at best.

 

GL :)


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Posted · Original PosterOP

@sp331yi, Just had a little scan though the link you provided and I'm not seeing anything about using BOTH cards at the SAME time to run DIFFERENT displays?

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Usually it's just a matter of installing both drivers, at most you may have to map displays manually in xrandr (if the task seems daunting you can try arandr)


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Posted · Original PosterOP

@Sauron, I've installed arandr before however it's only useful when everything is detected.

Could you give me a rundown of this driver installation shenanigans? I've tried to install the amdgpu-pro driver's however it complains that they're only for Ubuntu.

I installed PopOS using the NVIDIA image if this makes any difference, I'm going to try nomodeset again today.

EDIT:

By any chance would using the nvidia-xconfig command and then manually adding in the Radeon GPU make any difference?

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9 minutes ago, putty said:

@Sauron, I've installed arandr before however it's only useful when everything is detected.

Could you give me a rundown of this driver installation shenanigans? I've tried to install the amdgpu-pro driver's however it complains that they're only for Ubuntu.

I installed PopOS using the NVIDIA image if this makes any difference, I'm going to try nomodeset again today.

EDIT:

By any chance would using the nvidia-xconfig command and then manually adding in the Radeon GPU make any difference?

This is why I wish techtubers would stop recommending pop_os to beginners... it's intended to be run on tailor made hardware and it shows in the way something as mundane as installing a graphics driver has to go through a custom utility with no in depth documentation. Honestly if I were you I'd just install Ubuntu here.

 

Can you post the exact "complaint" you get when installing the amd driver? Also you should try amdgpu without the "-pro".


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Sauron'stm Product Scores:

Spoiler

Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm only a beginner in regards to the GUI version of Linux, I tried Ubuntu and Xubuntu and they both had the same issue.

I just installed the drivers via the PPA third-party repository that installed fine however didn't work, I swapped the HD5450 for a HD7770 and it started and ran in multi monitor mode alongside my GTX 760 perfectly, however. It only has one DVI-D output so this isn't an option for me. It's a much newer card so I'm assuming the driver I have installed doesn't support my HD5450? Any ideas?
 

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11 hours ago, Sauron said:

This is why I wish techtubers would stop recommending pop_os to beginners... it's intended to be run on tailor made hardware and it shows in the way something as mundane as installing a graphics driver has to go through a custom utility with no in depth documentation. Honestly if I were you I'd just install Ubuntu here.

Right on!

 

Or PCLOS

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