I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my computer.

I have an Hybrid video card, with IntelGraphics and AMD Radeon R7 M265. After some research, I decided to try the AMDGPU driver to use my Radeon instead of the IntelGraphics, but I hadn't realized that my video card is not compatible with this driver.

After the installation, I rebooted the system and now it wont start. All I can see after the bios screen is a black screen with a blinking white underline on the left top. Nothing works except when I press the power button and the ubuntu logo appears on the screen for a few seconds before the computer shuts down.

All I want is a way to uninstall this driver.


Hold down shift key during boot, select advanced options, then select recovery mode. enter in root password when prompted. The filesystem is in readonly mode, so do command: mount -o remount,rw / Now run the amdgpu-pro-uninstall command, which is in your path and you can use tab command name completion. reboot

if you have problems interrupting grub with shift key, like i did, try to use an older ps2 connector keyboard. usb keyboards/mice are dicey during boot


You are stuck at booting may be because, you installed amdgpu on your amd Radeon graphics machine. You will able to boot if you remove the amdgpu-pro. Lets do it.

  1. Power off your system.
  2. Power on the system, at the same time press on Shift key.
  3. Select advanced recovery option & enter your password
  4. Then type the command:

    mount -o remount, rw /    

    This will give read write permission.

  5. Run command:

  6. This will uninstall amdgpu-pro from your system.

  7. To shutdown system, run command: poweroff & then power on the system.

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