AMD video cards

Karl Auer kauer at
Fri Jul 8 18:25:22 UTC 2016

On Fri, 2016-07-08 at 12:17 -0400, Scott Blair wrote:
> I am building a new system. I read somewhere that the support for AMD
> video cards is bad for Linux.

It's less well-supported than nVidia hardware, which is what people
usually recommend. if you are actually building your own Linux system
then I would avoid AMD. On the other hand since it's not a laptop you c
an swap it out easily enough.

> There are 3 AMD cards that look like they will do what I want, but if
> there is no support it is not worth it.

Why not tell us which cards you are considering? Then if anyone is
using one of them successfully, they can tell you.

I'm using an AMD Radeon R7 M360 in a Lenovo Thinkpad E560. I was unable
to boot 14.04 because of the card, and had to install 15.10. I am
assuming and hoping that 16.04 won't be a problem :-)

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at

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