I recently upgraded my motherboard/cpu/memory and am having a heck of a time getting my graphics drivers loaded.
Before the upgrade, I had Mint 18.1 and the same video card (a Radeon RX480 from MSI) running with the AMDGPU-PRO drivers without any problems.
When I initially reinstalled Mint 18.1 (before I attempted to load the drivers), Cinnamon came up with the warning that it was running in software rendering mode and complaining about my drivers. I wasn't too worried since I was planning to load AMD's proprietary ones.
I mainly followed the directions here: viewtopic.php?t=229229 but tried a few other things when
- First I updated to the 4.10 Kernel and restarted. (I kept seeing folks have trouble with the 4.4 kernel)
I downloaded the drivers from AMD for the Ubuntu 16.04.2 release: https://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ubun ... 170.tar.xz
I unpacked them and modified the amdgpu-pro-install script to replace 'Ubuntu' with 'linuxmint'
Ran the script, if failed because of unsupported OS (WHAT?)
I checked my /etc/os-releases file and it IDs itself as a Ubuntu.
Change the install script back and run in, it installs this time
I add myself to the 'video' group and restart
Now when I start up, Cinnamon instantly crashes and ask if I want to restart. If I say 'yes', it instantly crashes again and continues to until I select 'fallback mode'.
When I check, the amdgpu-pro drivers do not seem to be loaded.
My /etc/os-releases file:
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NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)" ID=ubuntu ID_LIKE=debian PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 16.04 LTS" VERSION_ID="16.04" HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/" SUPPORT_URL="http://help.ubuntu.com/" BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/" UBUNTU_CODENAME=xenial
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System: Host: kitt Kernel: 4.10.0-24-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.0.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah Machine: Mobo: ASRock model: H270M-ITX/ac Bios: American Megatrends v: P1.40 date: 02/17/2017 CPU: Quad core Intel Core i5-7600 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 28032 clock speeds: max: 4100 MHz 1: 899 MHz 2: 899 MHz 3: 899 MHz 4: 899 MHz Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device 67df bus-ID: 01:00.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: ati,vesa (unloaded: fbdev,radeon,amdgpu) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A Direct Rendering: N/A Audio: Card-1 Intel Device a2f0 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 Sound: ALSA v: k4.10.0-24-generic Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device aaf0 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1 Network: Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k bus-ID: 00:1f.6 IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> Card-2: Intel I211 Gigabit Network Connection driver: igb v: 5.4.0-k port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> Card-3: Intel Wireless 3160 bus-ID: 04:00.0 IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A Drives: HDD Total Size: 736.2GB (3.3% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: INTEL_SSDSA2M080 size: 80.0GB ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD3200BEKT size: 320.1GB ID-3: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD3200BEKT size: 320.1GB ID-4: USB /dev/sdd model: STORAGE_DEVICE size: 16.0GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 58G used: 7.2G (14%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 ID-2: swap-1 size: 17.14GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3 RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 191 Uptime: 27 min Memory: 1187.7/16010.6MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
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adm cdrom sudo dip video plugdev lpadmin sambashare
The only other thing I can think of is something in the BIOS. It has a setting to pick on-board video VS using the PCIE card and currently it is set to use the card. No other settings jumped out at me that seemed to effect video cards, but may be there a more general setting that is causing the issue?
Thanks for any help, and please let me know if any other information is useful!