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

Post by spitzak » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:47 pm

An obvious problem is that there is no program to control the card. In particular I am unable to enable FSAA, I think (well at least Blender seems incapable of using it). Also of a concern to gamers is you cannot fiddle with the temperature and other settings.

Anybody have any hints on what software is needed for this and whether it exists or ever will exist?

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