How to install AMD driver for hybrid double GPU - AMD FirePro M5100

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My question is about use of Hybrid GPU in Ubuntu. Specifically, I want to know how to install driver and how to use switch GPU depending to the application.

I am using a HP ZBook 15 G2, with an Intel i7-4710MQ CPU, an Intel-HD4600 GPU and two AMD FirePro M5100 GPUs.

I recently installed the Xubuntu flavor of Ubuntu. I want to use this OS for 3D rendering (Maya, Blender), and Unity3d game development.

I changed and tested with both BIOS settings, 'Hybrid GPU' and 'Auto'.

I also tried a lot solutions but nothing working for me.

Here are some useful results:

$ xrandr --listproviders
Providers: number : 1
Provider 0: id: 0x44 cap: 0x9, Source Output, Sink Offload crtcs: 3 outputs: 2 associated providers: 0 name:modesetting
$ lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|Display'
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)
        DeviceName: 32
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
        Kernel driver in use: i915
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Venus XT [Radeon HD 8870M / R9 M270X/M370X]
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Venus XT [Radeon HD 8870M / R9 M270X/M370X]
        Kernel driver in use: radeon
        Kernel modules: radeon, amdgpu
$ uname -r

The detected driver is also not showing exact details about my hardware.

Please comment if need more info about the issue.

gsk_fs avatar
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i just followed the solution but still cannot handle "OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 (HSW GT2) "

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