I have a laptop with a discrete AMD GPU (specifically Radeon 520). Recently, I am having problems with stuttering videos with Firefox. Further details about my issue be read on my reddit post,
When I execute
lspci -v, the following information are shown about the display controller.
Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Jet PRO [Radeon R5 M230 / R7 M260DX / Radeon 520 Mobile] (rev c3) ... Kernel driver in use: radeon Kernel modules: radeon, amdgpu
One suggestion I received is to change the kernel driver I use for the display controller. However, I am not sure how to do this as it is not detailed in the Fedora documentation. ArchWiki’s documentation about changing the kernel driver is so confusing; I am not even sure where to start.
Another question I would like to ask is why
radeon is the default kernel driver I have. I have looked into the specifications of my GPU and it looks like it supports the GCN architecture.