I tried to find the answer to this but couldn’t, so if it’s come up and been answered can someone point me in the right direction?
I’ve successfully installed Ubuntu 18.10, everything worked, my RX 480 outputs video at 1920*1080 as well as audio. I can install and run steam, Lutrus, play on Linux; and of course play games, but when I install the graphics card drivers and restart the system won’t boot. I get what I affectionately call “the purple screen of death”.
I’ve updated to 19.04 and tried again, but met the same end…
I know the simple answer is to not install the drivers but I doesn’t give me any over clocking options that I can find. Maybe that’s too ambitious…
The mesa open source driver (AMDGPU) is the prefered driver for gaming and every day use. Only go for the proprietary driver if you really need it as it is less stable and sometimes can be even slower.
When on Linux, you do not need drivers for AMD hardware. those are in kernel already. You just installed pro drivers which are bad for gamers and everyday users. Only on Nvidia you need to install drivers and those are usually given from drivers utility on your distro. Just uninstall those pro drivers.
Actually, on the latest kernel update to 18.04 LTS, I had to install the AMD drivers or my card kept on crashing. AMD xfx RX 470. Desktop would crash and so would the default amd driver from the kernel. I would have to drop to tty and restart x constantly. Since I installed the drivers, no more crashing. How do I report this?
Also, I rememer reading on this very forum that the 480’s seemed to have an issue with the open source driver
I messed around tring to push kernels etc with the amdgpu-pro driver. I settled for 18.04 kernel 5.0.xx with lastest in that line. Everything works and that is what will remain until the open source is more reliable.
I have a duel boot drive for the lastest ubuntu and Ill check out fedora 31 soon. So for the PRO driver runs the all games for me and dual screens.
The kicker is audio on the TV I have connected has never worked with even the RX480 I ran for years and the pro driver picks it up and uses it fine. Not that I like the TV speakers but they come in handy from time to time.
EDIT: just caught the necro too. Still kernel 5.4 has a lots of AMDGPU fix’s still to come.