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Nanobang 5 Jan
I'm excited and nervous. Excited by a better card than my current GTX 1070 (for about the same price, or less, I might add) and nervous because I did very little due diligence and ... well, there's Mesa. It's just always seemed just a little wooly compared to NVIDIA's drivers. Guess I'll find out. Wish me well.
kaiman 5 Jan
Congrats! I went from a GTX 950 to an RX 6600 early this summer and have no regrets so far (other that there's no nvidia-smi equivalent I know of).

Seeing you're using a flavour of Ubuntu, too: I'm running a mainline kernel (5.18.12) and the mesa drivers from the kisak-mesa PPA on Ubuntu LTS 22.04. (And I probably should upgrade that kernel). Works flawlessly.
Hamish 5 Jan
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WorMzy 5 Jan
Congrats! Hope the install goes smoothly.
Liam Dawe 5 Jan
I really hope to join team AMD soon, NVIDIA is driving me nuts. It keeps disabling my second monitor and is just becoming a nuisance.
Nanobang 6 Jan
Quoting: kaimanCongrats! I went from a GTX 950 to an RX 6600 early this summer and have no regrets so far (other that there's no nvidia-smi equivalent I know of).

Seeing you're using a flavour of Ubuntu, too: I'm running a mainline kernel (5.18.12) and the mesa drivers from the kisak-mesa PPA on Ubuntu LTS 22.04. (And I probably should upgrade that kernel). Works flawlessly.

I don't know what the nvidia-smi is, so I'm not going to miss it, lol. I am curious about the "kisak-mesa PPA" you mentioned, though. I'll look into it. I like hearing your recent move from NVIDIA to Mesa was a good experience. Thank you for sharing that.

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Nanobang 6 Jan
Quoting: HamishWelcome to Team Red. We have cookies.

Thanks Hamish for that nice welcome! :)
Nanobang 6 Jan
Quoting: Liam DaweI really hope to join team AMD soon, NVIDIA is driving me nuts. It keeps disabling my second monitor and is just becoming a nuisance.

I've never been aware of problems with NVIDIA per se, but hearing your display problem reminds me that I've probably had them and not known they were caused by NVIDIA. When you do join Team AMD, get up with Hamish. He has cookies.
Grogan 6 Jan
Your life will get easier, with low level drivers in kernel, and graphics libraries (Mesa) in your distribution (though you may want to use a PPA for Mesa in *buntu)

We now have the "libglvnd" (gl vendor neutral dispatch) so the old problem of the Nvidia driver breaking Xorg/Mesa doesn't happen anymore. It should be an easy transition.

I know it may make you apprehensive as you've relied on Nvidia for years, but nowadays, that's not necessarily where it's at for Linux anymore (in general). Mesa/amdgpu has gotten pretty good.
whizse 6 Jan
Quoting: Nanobang.. well, there's Mesa. It's just always seemed just a little wooly compared to NVIDIA's drivers.
Meaning Mesa is "wooly" in the same way a great big powerful, ferocious (but still dependable) mammoth might be? Right?

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Nanobang 7 Jan
Quoting: whizseMeaning Mesa is "wooly" in the same way a great big powerful, ferocious (but still dependable) mammoth might be? Right?

YES! Well ... no. Because then Mesa would be extinct, and that would suck 'cause I just bought my first AMD GPU.
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