Linux Kernel 4.9.2 Improves Support for AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series, Dell XPS 17

The Linux kernel is seeing a lot of improvements lately, yes again, and the newest stable Linux 4.9 series has already received its second point release, two days after Greg Kroah-Hartman’s announcement for Linux kernel 4.9.1.

With the availability of Linux kernel 4.9.1, users are now finally able to migrate from other kernel series to Linux 4.9, which is the most advanced version available on the market. But do not bother do attempt a compilation of Linux kernel 4.9.1 because Linux kernel 4.9.2 is already here, bringing lots of improvements.

From the appended shortlog, we can’t help but notice that there’s now better support for AMD Radeon HD 8000 series of graphics cards, and it just happens that we have a laptop with hybrid AMD/Intel GPUs running an AMD Radeon HD 8750 discrete card. So, like many of you out there, this comes as good news to us.

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