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Thread: AMD Releases Display Library For Linux

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    Default AMD Releases Display Library For Linux

    Phoronix: AMD Releases Display Library For Linux

    This afternoon AMD has released the Catalyst 9.3 driver for Windows along with ADL, or the AMD Display Library. The AMD Display Library is a cross-platform library that provides a single SDK to access graphics hardware information. In the past AMD has provided a few SDKs for obtaining this information on Windows, but this is the first time we are seeing such support on Linux.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=13610

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    This is very very exciting, especially the part on fan control. Well done Ati!

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    *sigh* still no UVD

    Oh well, it will come at some point, just hoped it was now.

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    can this library be used without using the rest of the proprietary driver?

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    AFAIK it's an API into the proprietary driver. I don't think it does anything on its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    AFAIK it's an API into the proprietary driver. I don't think it does anything on its own.
    well it certainly would make sense this way, so it doesnt interfere with the drivers own fancontrol...
    would be nice if it was the other way around and the driver would depend on the library for such things

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    This sounds very interesting; let's hope, a nice app for all that will appear soon
    Also lm_sensors can now "learn" to read the GPUs status

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    Very good AMD... let's just hope there are enough developers writing the open source driver.

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    well, it's an API that can be used on several operating systems for a single driver.

    It would be more useful if there was an API for several drivers on a single platform, i.e. for all X drivers (including OS drivers, nVidia, intel, ..).
    But meh, that's hardly AMD's fault

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    Yeah, we don't have programming info for NVidia chips either

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