I have a Lenovo g40 that came with Windows 10. It came with a AMD Radeon R5 M230with 2GB dedicated memory.
I just installed Linux Mint 18.1 on it and it installed with no errors, but I can't see the graphics card listed and so I don't think it's in use.
The only time I can see the graphics card listed is by issuing
inxi -Fxz, but I guess that doesn't mean it's in use. Here's part of the output:
System: Host: Lenovo-G40 Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: MATE 1.16.1 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.1) Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena Machine: System: LENOVO (portable) product: 80JE v: Lenovo G40-80 Mobo: LENOVO model: Lancer 4A1 v: SDK0J40679 WIN Bios: LENOVO v: B0CN93WW date: 07/23/2015 CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5-5200U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 8778 clock speeds: max: 2700 MHz 1: 2200 MHz 2: 2200 MHz 3: 2200 MHz 4: 2200 MHz Graphics: Card-1: Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0 Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Sun LE [Radeon HD 8550M / R5 M230] bus-ID: 04:00.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon,intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2) GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 12.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes
So I know the graphics card is there. However I can't see in in
lshw, which is what matters I think.
Here's the output of
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics (rev 09)
And here's the output of
lshw -C video
*-display description: VGA compatible controller product: Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 2 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0 version: 09 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=i915 latency=0 resources: irq:49 memory:d0000000-d0ffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff ioport:5000(size=64)
I installed the
intel-microcode on the driver manager. The version is
So, I have to say, I am a little bit confused though, since in the Mint 18 release notes it says:
If you are using an ATI GPU in Linux Mint 18, the operating system will either select the Radeon or AMDGPU drivers for you, and these are installed by default.
So shouldn't the drivers have been installed by default?
Anyway, how can I make this work? (I'm trying to avoid downgrading to 17.3 if possible because of UEFI-related issues).