I've installed the amdgpu-pro-libgl drivers from AUR, hoping it would fix an issue.

Pikaur didn't seem to trigger any kind of recompilation, or DKMS or mkinitcpio, but from what I understand, the package includes some kernel components.. How can I check that AMDGPU-PRO drivers are indeed running?

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    Does lshw -c video show a graphics driver under configuration: driver=?
    – kemotep
    Oct 14, 2019 at 20:15
  • @kemotep It does. It shows amdgpu
    – Codebling
    Oct 14, 2019 at 20:16
  • lspci -k also shows amdgpu, and under "kernel modules" lists ONLY amdgpu. My understanding is that if the pro drivers were enabled, they would show up there, as well
    – Codebling
    Oct 14, 2019 at 20:18
  • Then you are using the proprietary AMD graphics driver. If you were using the open source driver it would be radeon. If lsmod | grep radeon returns nothing then you are using proprietary driver. Or at least it is on Debian.
    – kemotep
    Oct 14, 2019 at 20:27
  • @kemotep are you sure? radeon is the name for the old open-source drivers.
    – Codebling
    Oct 14, 2019 at 20:36

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I do not know if it is the only way, but I do it as such: I run

glxinfo | grep "OpenGL vendor string" | cut -f2 -d":" | xargs

If it returns X.Org or AMD, then the open source driver is active. If it returns Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., then the proprietary driver is active.

See the ArchWiki for details.

  • Note: If you run "progl glmark2", you see there GL_VENDOR: ATI Technologies Inc.. Probably glmark2 uses its own source of strings.
    – Ashark
    Apr 4 at 7:23

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