Amd video card firmware in linux, analogue of polaris bios editor for linux

Tired of paying microsoft and you decide to switch to free software? You do not know how to flash video cards from amd in Ubuntu or another Linux distribution? Then you came to the right address.




Amd video card firmware in AtiFlash

So, the AtiFlash program (Yandex.Disk) is used for flashing cards on the OS of the Linux family, as well as on Windows. Only in the “windows” we had the opportunity to run the version with the AtiWinFlash graphic shell, unfortunately, this time this focus will not work. We will learn the basics of working in the console.



Read / write firmware commands

Getting the firmware from the card,

./atiflash -unlockrom 0
./atiflash -s 0 bios0.rom

Parameter -s = Save BIOS image from adapter


Download modified bios,

./atiflash -unlockrom 0
./atiflash -p 0 bios0.rom

The -p = Write BIOS image to adapter option

Analog Polaris Bios Editor in Linux

We figured out how to flash our cards under the new operating system. but how to edit the bios parameters? In windows we had a great program Polaris Bios Editor. Why not use it under Linux? Yes, yes, you heard right, the application works steadily on the latest version of Wine 3.0.

To install wine in ubuntu, run the following commands:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel


You must press the Enter / Enter key.

To run the program:

wine PolarisBiosEditor.exe

We’ll have to give permission to install and wait a bit while the Mono .Net and Gecko packages are installed.

If everything is set correctly, the PolarisBiosEditor window will open:

Make sure there is no lock on the bios.rom file. You can change the write permission or simply save the modified BIOS with a new name.

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