Bug 100616 - With Radeon HD 8550M system freezes when running 3D application
Summary: With Radeon HD 8550M system freezes when running 3D application
Alias: None
Product: DRI
Classification: Unclassified
Component: DRM/Radeon (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: high major
Assignee: Default DRI bug account
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Reported: 2017-04-07 23:01 UTC by Arham Amouei
Modified: 2019-11-19 09:27 UTC (History)
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dmesg output (66.64 KB, text/plain)
2017-04-07 23:01 UTC, Arham Amouei
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Description Arham Amouei 2017-04-07 23:01:36 UTC
Created attachment 130753 [details]
dmesg output

My laptop has hybrid graphics.

Output of "lspci | grep AMD":

"0a:00.0 Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Sun LE [Radeon HD 8550M / R5 M230] (rev ff)"

I use an application called "Visual Molecular Dynamics", which opens an OpenGL window and renders 3D images. There is no problem when using the integrated GPU. But when I run the application using DRI_PRIME=1, the system freezes when the OpenGL window is being opened. I need to use the dedicated GPU, because the integrated GPU isn't powerful enough for my work.

OS: Ubuntu 16.04 64bit, with last updates
Comment 1 Arham Amouei 2017-04-07 23:28:44 UTC
I also tried

DRI_PRIME=1 glxgears

It doesn't freeze, but shows nothing.
Comment 2 Arham Amouei 2018-06-03 18:29:59 UTC
I recently installed ubuntu 18.04. I also added the PPA ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers to have the latest version of the driver.

Now, when I try

DRI_PRIME=1 glxgears

it usually works fine, but sometimes the system freezes when I maximize the window.

The other software I mentioned, i.e. "Visual Molecular Dynamics", crashes much more frequently, maybe because its 3D job is heavier.
Comment 3 Martin Peres 2019-11-19 09:27:41 UTC
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