GPU driver assistance

I recently changed from an Nvidia to AMD GPU and I noticed the system is not showing up in the system hardware. Or rather, it shows up as an unknown device. I wanted to use the open source radeon drivers, but I don't know if I have the most up-to-date drivers installed. What am I missing?

Welcome, @WannaSPOON :wave:

Specs first, please post the output of inxi -Fxxxza (as text, please) so we can see what's what.


System: Kernel: 5.11.9-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=aa023518-9cf3-40d1-80db-d5af317db61f
rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.3 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux

Graphics: Device-1: AMD Navi 21 [Radeon RX 6800/6800 XT / 6900 XT] driver: amdgpu v: kernel
bus-ID: 0a:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:73bf class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: amdgpu,ati
unloaded: modesetting,radeon alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 677x381mm (26.7x15.0") s-diag: 777mm (30.6")
Monitor-1: HDMI-A-0 res: 2560x1440 hz: 60 dpi: 93 size: 697x392mm (27.4x15.4")
diag: 800mm (31.5")
OpenGL: renderer: AMD SIENNA_CICHLID (DRM 3.40.0 5.11.9-zen1-1-zen LLVM 11.1.0)
v: 4.6 Mesa 20.3.4 direct render: Yes

See above.

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Please, rephrase your questions and request.


It was showing up in the hardware configuration menu in system settings as "unknown device name (ATI Technologies Inc)" as seen in attached picture. I mainly wanted to know how to make sure it was running the latest drivers and being updated with the system updates.

It's a classic xyproblem.
Maybe it is a garuda-mhwd bug (or needs improvement). @dr460nf1r3 @TNE ?

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Looks like a hwinfo bug:


And to be clear, this means the open source drivers will update with everything else whenever I run a system update, right?

Yes it will. Just use Add/Remove software to update.

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