i am new to linux, i am using Ubntu 16.04 and my video card type AMD Radeon and my PC is

mohammed@Jakri:~$ lspci -nnk | grep VGA -A1
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0a16] (rev 0b)
Subsystem: Lenovo Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller [17aa:3815]

also see the below output:

mohammed@Jakri:~$ lspci -nn |egrep "VGA|Display" 
 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation  Haswell-ULT   Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0a16] (rev 0b)
0a:00.0 Display controller [0380]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Sun LE [Radeon HD 8550M / R5 M230] [1002:666f] (rev ff)

my problem is that the GUI is freezing randomly and sometimes slow of response, i knew (from googling) that The fglrx driver is now deprecated in 16.04, so i tried to install AMDGPU-PRO driver using the below link


but the after restarting the machine my screen, start flashing and luncher tool-bar is not working until i UN-installed the AMD driver. i suspect in the partitions that i created during my installation of Linux blow snap of the fdisk command output shown the partitions and their details

Device          Start        End   Sectors   Size Type
/dev/sda1        2048   31250431  31248384  14.9G Linux swap
/dev/sda2    31250432   89843711  58593280    28G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda3    89843712   90234879    391168   191M EFI System
/dev/sda4    90234880 1066797055 976562176 465.7G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda5  1066797056 1953523711 886726656 422.8G Linux filesystem

hope that you can assist me on this, i am very exited to move from windows 10 to Linux but this issue is disturb me alot.

  • First run dpkg -l amdgpu-pro to make sure the driver is installed correctly. If so, make sure your user (no root) is in the video group groups and if not add yourself sudo usermod -a -G video $LOGNAME. Also, your lspci -nnk | grep VGA -A1 says you are connected to integrated intel graphics, not an amd card, are you plugged in to the wrong device? – Mark Kirby Aug 28 '16 at 9:55
  • Also, if you are new to Ubuntu, you don't need all those partitions, they just make it hard for you. one as / and one as swap is all you need. IDK how that would effect video though, drivers go to /. – Mark Kirby Aug 28 '16 at 9:58
  • IDK what happened to your comment but it says it is not installed, here are some instructions I re wrote for clarity askubuntu.com/questions/810025/amdgpu-or-radeon-for-my-gpu/… – Mark Kirby Aug 28 '16 at 10:57
  • the output for dpkg -l amdgpu-pro command shows that no package found, and my laptop contains these two graphic cards, how can i unable the AMD one. i laready update the thread incluing the output for lspci -nn |egrep "VGA|Display" – Mohammed AL Jakry Aug 28 '16 at 11:00
  • According to the release notes support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/… andgpu-pro is not compatible with R5 chipsets, looks like it has no support for laptop GPUs. – Mark Kirby Aug 28 '16 at 11:04

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