so, I recently installed manjaro in this laptop, and everything worked fine, I was able to get everything done I wanted to. Well, almost. I have one problem which regard the GPU. This laptops runs a Radeon R5 240 (which is completely enough for the purposes of this laptop, I just need it for work and Civ V every now and then when I'm traveling), however, this GPU is not used as "primary" so to say. Manjaro insists on using the integrated Intel GPU.
I got a few sample outputs as additional informations which you might need:
$ glxinfo | grep "OpenGL" OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2) OpenGL core profile version string: 4.5 (Core Profile) Mesa 18.2.6 OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.50 OpenGL core profile context flags: (none) OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile OpenGL core profile extensions: OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 18.2.6 OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30 OpenGL context flags: (none) OpenGL extensions: OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.1 Mesa 18.2.6 OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.10 OpenGL ES profile extensions:
Graphics: Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 Device-2: AMD Jet XT [Radeon R5 M240] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: radeon v: kernel bus ID: 09:00.0 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.3 driver: ati,intel,radeon unloaded: modesetting resolution: 1366x768~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.6 direct render: Yes
So, the GPU is currently detected, the driver is installed (manjaro handled that automatically tho because I didn't do anything), but it's simply not used. And I'm going to be honest, I've been working with linux for years, but only on servers and I never had to bother with GPUs there, so I really don't know anything about how to set them up.
Any help is greatly appreciated, I'm kinda desperate here.