Ubuntu – How to install amdgpu-pro in ubuntu 16.04 LTS with a 400 series card


I have a 460 and I am having trouble with installing the driver for it I looked at the tutorial that amd gave me and im stuck on the part where is says "run the included script (amdgpu-pro-install)" I don't know what script they mean, here is the website. http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMDGPU-PRO-Install.aspx please excuse me if it was an easy thing to do im new to Linux.

Best Answer

It tells you what to do if you read the next few sentences:

The script will use the package manager to install the components of the graphics stack, with a short delay during the DKMS (Dynamic Kernel Module Support) installation. From the directory where you extracted the archive, issue the following command:


But it turns out these instructions are more than a little misleading and confusing.

Instead of following them, follow these:

  1. Download the driver. At the time of this answer, the filename is amdgpu-pro-16.40-348864.tar.xz, but this will change.
  2. Extract the driver.
    • Enter the directory where you downloaded the driver file (default is ~/Downloads). Use cd dirname, where dirname is the name of the directory.
    • Use the command tar -Jxvf filename to extract the driver in the current directory. filename is the name of the name of the driver file downloaded.
  3. Install the driver.
    • In the same directory, run cd foldername. foldername is the name of the folder that was created when the driver file was extracted. It should begin with amdgpu, so type cd amdgpu and then press Tab so that it completes the folder name
  4. Reboot.
    • Once the terminal returns to a prompt, restart the computer. AMDGPU-PRO will now be installed.