Bug 108353 - Request: Control Center for AMD GPU
Summary: Request: Control Center for AMD GPU
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mesa
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Other (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: mesa-dev
QA Contact: mesa-dev
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Reported: 2018-10-13 15:12 UTC by Ahmed Elsayed
Modified: 2018-10-16 20:17 UTC (History)
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Description Ahmed Elsayed 2018-10-13 15:12:34 UTC
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.
Comment 1 Axel Davy 2018-10-13 15:24:09 UTC
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:
https://www.phoronix.com/forums/forum/linux-graphics-x-org-drivers/opengl-vulkan-mesa-gallium3d/920292-nvidia-developer-posts-auto-prime-detection-mesa-usb-loader-support

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:
https://github.com/axeldavy/driCenter
Comment 2 Alex Deucher 2018-10-15 14:24:38 UTC
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.
Comment 3 Ahmed Elsayed 2018-10-16 20:17:23 UTC
I hope that will be done one day.


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