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Thread: New Video Card - Should I uninstall old graphics drivers first?

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    New Video Card - Should I uninstall old graphics drivers first?

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    My new video card just arrived Radeon 5700XT. However, I currently have proprietary drivers installed for my old video card which is a Radeon RX470.

    Should I do anything before just slamming the new video card on the motherboard?


    davidc502@Ryzen-3900x:~$ lshw -c video
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
    *-display
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X]
    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
    version: c7
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
    configuration: driver=amdgpu latency=0
    resources: irq:187 memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f0000000-f01fffff ioport:e000(size=256) memory:f7d00000-f7d3ffff memory:c0000-dffff

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    Re: New Video Card - Should I uninstall old graphics drivers first?

    No need and no, you weren't using proprietary drivers unless running Ubuntu form 6 years ago. Both drivers for AMD cards are now open-source and included.

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    Re: New Video Card - Should I uninstall old graphics drivers first?

    Thanks for the info. Is there a graphical front end these days or has that gone away?

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    Re: New Video Card - Should I uninstall old graphics drivers first?

    Graphical frontend for what?

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    Re: New Video Card - Should I uninstall old graphics drivers first?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Pasque View Post
    Graphical frontend for what?
    I think they mean the old Catalyst GUI and that being the case no, there's isn't one I'm aware of.

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    Re: New Video Card - Should I uninstall old graphics drivers first?

    This is the last I heard about it: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...-Possible-Open

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