Display AMD Radeon™ R5 M430 driver install failure


Install failed; black screen on reboot!

The last thing said in terminal; should this install fail; revert to old initrd.img-4.15.0-43-generic.old-dkms. which is not explained.

These drivers are not ready for prime time! amdgpu-pro-18.30-641594.tar.xz

AMD Radeon™ R5 M430

I did a re-install then un-install to recover my initrd.img-4.15.0-43-generic

Thought this sequence of steps is important;

Since my initrd.img-4.15.0-43-generic was black screen

Ubuntu advanced options selected initrd.img-4.15.0-42-generic which booted fine - did terminal for the uninstall re-installs here.

So the system has changed - during boot up; the loading instructions no longer appear - the black screen flashes several times then pops into the sign in screen. no amdgpu driver is installed.

Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS R9 390X amdgpu guide / testing summary about testing driver installs

Help Installing AMD GPU driver in Ubuntu 18.04 instructions on getting the install to work which did not work for me.

sudo apt install --reinstall uname -r -at the bottom of question 1068344. uname -r, --kernel-release print the kernel release

this line apparently reverts the install to the OLD initrd.img-4.15.0-43-generic

Requires quotes around the uname -r instruction which I've yet to find - no time to look. Since 18.50 installed; the point is moot.

Going to try this one next amdgpu-pro-18.50-708488-ubuntu-18.04.tar.xz

per lspci

00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon R4/R5 Graphics] (rev 45)

AMD Radeon™ R5 M430 in my case.

tried this one amdgpu-pro-18.50-708488-ubuntu-18.04.tar.xz

installed correctly a little jiggly? This refers to the browser screen as I scroll through the pages, reminiscent of the low acceleration drivers.

Just so you know; and the reason I installed these drivers; AMD came up with a rendering engine for Blender using their hardware. So I'm excited to install it to see what it does.

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