Episode 47

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Episode 47. Where the internet is still scarce, Distrowatch is back, Arch Linux is the devil, Solus is alright, we’re yet to have an opinion on Lubuntu. Also we play songs and get back in to the swing of things.

It’s back to it’s own idea of normal, it’s #systemau.

This weeks tunes:

The Poppy Family feat. Susan Jacks – There’s No Blood In Bone
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Iron Reagan – Bleed The Fifth
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The Datsuns – Pity Pity Please
Licensed under APRA AMCOS

How to use discrete AMD gfx card kernel driver:

To use the AMD Graphics card, execute this command:

DRI_PRIME=1 ./executable

If you want to run a Steam game with AMD Graphics Card, you should set the Game Launch Options on Steam with this command:

DRI_PRIME=1 %command%

To test manually if this is working, you can execute this:

glxinfo | grep “OpenGL renderer”

This command will show your Intel Graphics Card. Execute this command to see your AMD Graphics Card:

DRI_PRIME=1 glxinfo | grep “OpenGL renderer”

For example, in my case, when I execute glxinfo | grep “OpenGL renderer”, my output is this: OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Haswell Mobile

But, when I execute DRI_PRIME=1 glxinfo | grep “OpenGL renderer”, my output is like this: OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CAPE VERDE

There are other commands to test, If you want more tests:

glmark2 (use intel) and DRI_PRIME=1 glmark2 (use AMD)

*Huge thanks to haxterwolf on the Ask Ubuntu forum.