I have googled and searched and i want to move back to windows (as this setup works FLAWLESSLY with windows 10, sigh)
I have an MSI A68HI-AC mb with A10-something CPU, 12GB ram, a shiney gigabte RX 460 2gb gfx card and much much pain.
1 week trying to get hardware graphics on this on Linux, I've re-installed more than 10 times with Kubuntu, mint and ubuntu.
Currently i have ubuntu 14.04.1 and updated the kernel to 4.9. This is the MOST i have advanced and its still working, the other distros all crashed X / Xorg / grafics anything at this point. And yes, i even tried 17.3, 14.4 and flicking up and down kernels with each distro. I'm serious when I said I have tried a LOT of alternate "fixes".
kernel 4.9 It apparently has improved support for ATI/AMD GPUs. apparently. i cant copy and paste stuff from the Linux box as I am writing this from my working windows 8.1 laptop.
$ lspci | grep VGA VGA compatible controller Kaveri R7 ## assuming its my on-cpu graphics VGA compatible controller Device 67ef (rev cf) ## assuming my RX 460? $ glxinfo | grep OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 ## I assume again this is onboard/CPU and not GPU) core profile string: 3.3 Mesa 17.1.0-devel1 - padoka PPA version string: 3.0 mesa ES profile string: OpenGL ES 3.0
I am about to install the AMDGPU-Pro ...annnnnnd it gone. I need to log in to the pc using Ctrl-Alt-F4