Version: GIT Web: https://github.com/marazmista/radeon-profile
This graphics configuration utility might seem like it’s addressing the needs of a limited audience, but a little research reveals that there’s actually a huge number of Linux machines running AMD video cards with open-source drivers, specifically ‘radeon’ for (roughly) pre-HD7000 series and ‘amdgpu’ for newer cards. Radeon-profile is one of many similarly-named GitHub projects, but turns out to be one of the more capable and useful. Why?
For one thing, Radeon-profile has a fully-fledged GUI; and for another, you don’t need to a be guru of power profiles or the other advanced capabilities of your Radeon chip – the application presents all those things in an easy-to-understand form.
The main window instantly shows you the ‘GPU Summary’ details, such as the current temperature and clock speed. You can jump between tabs to find out lots of system information, including OpenGL details, screen resolution and connection type, kernel module options and a lot more. The number of sections in Radeonprofile depends on features that your graphic chip supports. Older hardware will only let you change a few settings, like the power method and power profile. In this case you can, say, disable the dynamic power management feature and select the power profile by hand. This can be useful for saving your notebook battery or reducing power consumption. Newer AMD chips work with the ‘amdgpu’ driver, for which this software provides a lot of extra goodness, including manual fan speed control.
Radeon-profile is a must-have tool for every Radeonequipped Linux machine. The tool needs root privileges to run, but for more convenience you can install the system-wide daemon ( http://bit.ly/2uW295c) from the same developer, and run the GUI part as a normal user. Go to the Configuration tab to set up the Radeonprofile tray icon and auto-start behaviour.
A one-stop solution for controlling every detail of your video system.