Dual graphics cards - a couple of noob questions :-)

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Dual graphics cards - a couple of noob questions :-)

Postby JohnFante » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:28 pm

I am trying to get dual graphics cards running in Fienix. Excuse me in advance if the questions has been answered before and my problem is noobish :D

I am running the 5.1.14 kernel but I can not seem to get 3d going on the FirePro 2250 that I have installed besides my R9270x.

I have installed the FirePro 2250 in the buttom PCIE1 slot and it shows up fine when I type lspci:

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fienix@Fienix:~$ lspci
0000:00:00.0 PCI bridge: Freescale Semiconductor Inc Device 0421 (rev 20)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Curacao XT / Trinidad XT [Radeon R7 370 / R9 270X/370X]
0000:01:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Series]
1000:00:00.0 PCI bridge: Freescale Semiconductor Inc Device 0421 (rev 20)
1000:01:00.0 PCI bridge: Integrated Device Technology, Inc. [IDT] 89HPES12NT12G2 12-Lane 12-Port PCIe Gen2 System Interconnect Switch (rev 02)
1000:02:01.0 PCI bridge: Integrated Device Technology, Inc. [IDT] 89HPES12NT12G2 12-Lane 12-Port PCIe Gen2 System Interconnect Switch (rev 02)
1000:02:02.0 PCI bridge: Integrated Device Technology, Inc. [IDT] 89HPES12NT12G2 12-Lane 12-Port PCIe Gen2 System Interconnect Switch (rev 02)
1000:02:03.0 PCI bridge: Integrated Device Technology, Inc. [IDT] 89HPES12NT12G2 12-Lane 12-Port PCIe Gen2 System Interconnect Switch (rev 02)
1000:02:08.0 PCI bridge: Integrated Device Technology, Inc. [IDT] 89HPES12NT12G2 12-Lane 12-Port PCIe Gen2 System Interconnect Switch (rev 02)
1000:02:10.0 PCI bridge: Integrated Device Technology, Inc. [IDT] 89HPES12NT12G2 12-Lane 12-Port PCIe Gen2 System Interconnect Switch (rev 02)
1000:03:00.0 PCI bridge: Pericom Semiconductor PI7C9X111SL PCIe-to-PCI Reversible Bridge (rev 02)
1000:04:04.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8169 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 10)
1000:04:05.0 RAID bus controller: Silicon Image, Inc. SiI 3114 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller (rev 02)
1000:05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV516 GL [FireMV 2250]
1000:05:00.1 Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV516 GL [FireMV 2250] (Secondary)
1000:06:00.0 PCI bridge: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1083/1085 PCIe to PCI Bridge (rev 01)
1000:07:00.0 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies Inc. VT1720/24 [Envy24PT/HT] PCI Multi-Channel Audio Controller (rev 01)
fienix@Fienix:~$


so it is found.

My cards are:

PCIx16=Radeon R9 270x
PCIx4=Empty
PCIx1:ENVy24PT soundcard
PCIx1FIrePro2250
PCI=Ethernet (used on linux)
PCI=SII3114

I can boot fine in both Fienix and OS4,1 with this configuration.

My Xorg.conf looks like this;

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Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "fbdev"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection


If i exchange "fbdev" with "radeon" x does not start on boot. The same happens if there is no xorg.conf and also if I rename "libglamoregl.so".

I have searched a bit on the forum but not found any recent threads that deals with dual graphics cards under the 5,1.14 kernel.

Any suggestions? What have others exactly done to get 3D going on two graphics cards in Fienix?

I read somewhere that with to cards installed you do not have to have monitors connected to both cards but can just have one connected to the R9. Is that correct?

It can be that I have the wrong cards installed besides the FirePro but since it is found I do not think so. Or?
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Re: Dual graphics cards - a couple of noob questions :-)

Postby xeno74 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:19 am

Please try

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Section "Device"
            Identifier "ATI RV516 GL [FireMV 2250]"
            BusID   "PCI:05:00.1"
            Driver "radeon"
    EndSection
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Re: Dual graphics cards - a couple of noob questions :-)

Postby JohnFante » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:48 pm

xeno74 wrote:Please try

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Section "Device"
            Identifier "ATI RV516 GL [FireMV 2250]"
            BusID   "PCI:05:00.1"
            Driver "radeon"
    EndSection


Thank you!

Tried it and found out that I lack a DMS cable from the graphics card .... :oops:

I will report back when I got that. It looks like it is working.
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Re: Dual graphics cards - a couple of noob questions :-)

Postby JohnFante » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:02 am

Bad news - at least for me!

When the FirePro is installed there is no sound in OS4.1 - so some kind of conflict exsists .... :cry:
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Re: Dual graphics cards - a couple of noob questions :-)

Postby xeno74 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:25 pm

JohnFante wrote:Bad news - at least for me!

When the FirePro is installed there is no sound in OS4.1 - so some kind of conflict exsists .... :cry:


Does 3D hardware acceleration works on Fienix?
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