Could you please add a control center for AMD GPUs so we can control settings like in AMD Proprietary driver? or any thing like Nvidia-Prime to be able to switch automatically between Intel and AMD?
I added my request here because I always use Mesa because AMD didn't release any driver for my AMD card since 2015! Also because Mesa works fine with me.
I use HD 8750M.
You can use the drirc configuration file to force applications to automatically use the AMD card.
udevadm info /dev/dri/card0 | grep ID_PATH_TAG
udevadm info /dev/dri/card1 | grep ID_PATH_TAG
This will give you the ID_PATH_TAG of your Intel and your AMD card.
Then in $HOME/drirc you can set the device_id parameter for a given application to the value of the ID_PATH_TAG to use this card automatically.
You can find an example here:
Also this (uncomplete) app has a section to configure your drirc automatically for prime. It detects running apps using the gpu (thus you don't need to guess the app exe name) and you can set the card to use for them:
The tricky part is making something that works across different desktop environments. Each desktop environment stores it's display settings in a different way. Additionally, since most of the infrastructure and APIs on Linux are common across GPUs, it would probably be better to make a generic control center that each desktop environment could get on board with for the common areas, and then we can add vendor/device specific knobs on top of that. That way we'd have a common interface across GPUs and it would work consistently across desktops.
I hope that will be done one day.
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