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AMD sprucing up its Linux driver

by on13 March 2020

Advertising for new lead Linux Kernel Developer

AMD has plans to improve its Linux AMDGPU driver and is advertising for a new lead Linux kernel developer.

The position will be based at AMD’s campus in Austin, Texas, and the lead developer will focus on designing and maintaining the graphics driver for Linux.

The job description includes:

Work as part of the global Software engineering team to design and maintain Linux open source graphics device driver (AMDGPU) and other software components
Resolve problem reports related to GPU device driver including troubleshooting, debugging, and defect correction
Specify, design, and implement software features in Linux open source driver stack for AMD GPU and APU product support

AMD says the job will cover supporting workstation and data centre needs and the consumer side as well.

What this means that those who play games on Linux should see some benefits.

AMD’s open source unified Linux graphics driver is popular within the community, and we’ve seen a good deal of positive feedback as to its stability and compatibility.

Meanwhile, Nvidia’s Linux driver is proprietary and not ideal for those with older GPUs. Open source alternatives like Nouveau are rough as guts and hampered by a lack of documentation.

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Last modified on 13 March 2020
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