Ubuntu – How to install AMD Drivers for Radeon RX 460


I am trying to install my Graphics Driver for my Radeon RX 460 and I am stuck at extracting the content of the amdgpu-pro-16.40-348864.tar.xz file. I run ​tar -Jxvf amdgpu-pro_16.30.3-348864.tar.xz from the terminal (I used cd command to navigate to the file) and I get

termozour@termozour-ubuntu:~/Desktop$ ​tar -Jxvf amdgpu-pro-16.40-348864.tar.xz

xz: (stdin): File format not recognized

tar: Child returned status 1

tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

I have checked if xz tools is installed, and it is, and updated to the latest version. How can i extract it so I can install it ?

EDIT1: I tried downloading the file again several times, and I still got the same problem.
I emailed AMD regarding the issue, and they have forwarded my email to a more specialized staff, to fix my issue.

I can boot Ubuntu if my GPU is either unplugged from the MoBo or if it's disabled in UEFI BIOS.

Best Answer

The archive file is corrupted (probably during an interrupted download). These things happen. Download it anew and try again. If the same problem persists please edit your question to clarify that.

Update: If the file stays corrupted even after a re-download the problem may lie on AMD's side, i. e. they published a broken archive file. This is purported by the fact that you're not the only one with this issue.

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