Mint 17 and 18 AMDGPU drivers! Look here before doing anything!

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Re: Mint 17 and 18 AMDGPU drivers! Look here before doing anything!

Post by MurphCID » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:12 pm

What about vega graphics on an amd based laptop? I need to replace my dead laptop with a newer one and Best Buy has a ryzen 5 laptop with vega graphics, but I don’t want to get it Unless I can get the graphics to work. Also will the default drivers work alright?

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Re: Mint 17 and 18 AMDGPU drivers! Look here before doing anything!

Post by sebadamus » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:46 pm

spitzak wrote: The main trick is that xorg-server must be updated to xorg 1.19 or the modules won't load due to ABI mismatch. This may require you to enable the unstable packages repository: apt install xserver-xorg-hwe-16.04
Thanks, it worked when installed apt install xserver-xorg-hwe-16.04 packet before the amd drivers amdgpu-pro-17.50-511655

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Re: Mint 17 and 18 AMDGPU drivers! Look here before doing anything!

Post by xrhstaras » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:14 pm

Hi !
I have upgraded and using the kernel 4.13.0-26-generic now !
from what i know amdgpu-pro doesn't support this kernel so if i install it it would probably broke the system.
What do you suggest me ? My graphics card is supported by amdgpu-pro but not by opensource amdgpu , i'm using radeon right now !
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Re: Mint 17 and 18 AMDGPU drivers! Look here before doing anything!

Post by spitzak » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:15 pm

xrhstaras wrote:Hi !
I have upgraded and using the kernel 4.13.0-26-generic now !
from what i know amdgpu-pro doesn't support this kernel so if i install it it would probably broke the system.
What do you suggest me ? My graphics card is supported by amdgpu-pro but not by opensource amdgpu , i'm using radeon right now !
I think the newest version of the driver does not use the kernel module any more and should work.

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Re: Mint 17 and 18 AMDGPU drivers! Look here before doing anything!

Post by focamichi » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:54 am

I can confirm that driver amdgpu-pro-17.50-511655 is working fine with this combination:

R9 390
Linux Mint 18.3
kernel 4.13.0-32


Ps. I followed advice here and upgraded xorg-server to version 1.19.5 at first.
Then I run the installer with option: --opencl=legacy

I also tried to install this driver on kernel 4.15.4 but that didn't work.

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