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.
- disabled radeon and used amdgpu driver instead.
- switched from display port to hdmi.
- tried other kernels.
Here is the output of
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?