I have just installed a Sapphire AMD Radeon R7 240 graphics card on my
desktop system, which runs OK except that invoking
appears to crash the graphics driver. The symptom is that the session
restarts with a large number (8) of crash warnings reported by Drkonqi,
the KDE Crash Handler. None of these error messages seems to be very
informative, however here is part of the output of the 1st one:
Executable: akonadi_maildispatcher_agent PID: 4234 Signal:
Aborted (6) Time: 11/01/14 10:18:16 PM
The system is Fedora-20 with all upgrades running on a 4 CPU x86_64
The graphics hardware identifies itself as:
$ lspci | grep -i vga
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[AMD/ATI] Oland PRO [Radeon R7 240]
The video drivers are:
$ lsmod | grep radeon
radeon 1415819 3
i2c_algo_bit 13257 1 radeon
ttm 80807 1 radeon
drm_kms_helper 58041 1 radeon
drm 291361 6 ttm,drm_kms_helper,radeon
i2c_core 55486 7
Before I install the proprietary drivers from AMD, I'd like to see if
the open source drivers can be got to work. Any advice is welcome.
I thought I'd escaped from this sort of crap when I shifted to Linux,
all those years ago. I've just started up smplayer and got a pop-up
saying "you can support SMPlayer by sending a donation or sharing it
with your friends," with buttons to donate with paypal, and so something
with facebook or twitter.
tim@localhost ~]$ uname -rsvp
Linux 3.16.6-200.fc20.i686 #1 SMP Wed Oct 15 13:48:38 UTC 2014 i686
All mail to my mailbox is automatically deleted, there is no point trying
to privately email me, I will only read messages posted to the public lists.
George Orwell's '1984' was supposed to be a warning against tyranny, not
a set of instructions for supposedly democratic governments.