I have amd kaveri 7850k chipset, there is a beta driver but having problems finding it can anyone link it and explain how to install it?

*Ubuntu 16.04 is my OS


Make a temporary directory in your /home folder

mkdir ~/tmp

Download the driver here and put it in that directory

Now extract it

cd ~/tmp 
tar -xf amdgpu-pro_16.20.3-294842.tar.xz 

Change to the extracted directory

cd amdgpu-pro-driver

Now run the install script


Follow any instructions given and this will install the driver.

Ensure that your user account is a member of the "video" group prior to using the vulkan driver. You can find which groups you are a member of with the following command:


To add yourself to the video group you will need the sudo password and can use the following command:

sudo usermod -a -G video $LOGNAME 

You will need to log out and in again to activate this change.

That should be it, reboot and you will be using the beta driver.

You can delete the ~/tmp folder we created in the first step.

If for any reason you wish to remove the AMD GPU-PRO graphics stack you can do this using the uninstallation script which was part of the installation and is present in your path. From the command prompt enter the following command:



  • Don't accept the answer if it does not work, I have thousands of rep, I care more about it being right that getting rep. – Mark Kirby May 30 '16 at 19:30
  • It installed, but after login and password the screen is just the background image, I do have access to terminal with right click what can I do next – Pablo May 30 '16 at 19:58
  • Try the solution here askubuntu.com/questions/475296/… seems like your computer is working but Unity did not load correctly. As the drivers are only beta, they may never work very well. – Mark Kirby May 30 '16 at 20:03
  • Ok, hey does installing gnome shell might work what do u think – Pablo May 30 '16 at 20:11
  • I don't know, you can try, it won't hurt and Unity can be temperamental at times. Did that solution for fixing Unity not work? – Mark Kirby May 30 '16 at 20:14

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