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I am running 17.10, and struggling to get my graphics card working. The GUI continues to have graphical artefacts and screen tearing. Worst of all after a few minutes the GUI crashes and the screen turns black. I have followed several sets of instructions designed to fix problems for Radeon Hawaii cards and none have had ANY impact on the issues.

I have:

  • disabled radeon and used amdgpu driver instead.
  • switched from display port to hdmi.
  • tried other kernels.

Here is the output of lspci -k

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Hawaii PRO [Radeon R9 290/390] (rev 80)
    Subsystem: XFX Pine Group Inc. Hawaii PRO [Radeon R9 290/390]
    Kernel driver in use: amdgpu
    Kernel modules: radeon, amdgpu

I have tried various solutions from questions like these I think I'm using radeon instead of amdgpu? How do I change?.

Should I give up on Ubuntu (or Linux in general), or is there an effective way to get this card working?

marked as duplicate by muru, Eric Carvalho, David Foerster, Volker Siegel, Charles Green Mar 6 '18 at 14:10

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I had success following this post: https://community.amd.com/thread/220560 specifically, installing dpm query seemed to solve the issue.

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    Please could you add the steps that worked for you to your post? A link to a tutorial is not considered a sufficient answer here. – Zanna Mar 3 '18 at 20:29

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