I have been trying for the past few days to install 'amdgpu-pro' on my PC but I keep getting missing firmware warnings and when I reboot my PC is running in low graphics mode.

I have a Radeon rx480. I have already tried looking on many different websites for a solution but many don't work or I don't understand.

I have done the normal cd then the folder, the I did

./amdgpu-pro-install -y. 

I got this missing firmware error:

W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/kbl_dmc_ver1_01.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/kbl_guc_ver9_14.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/bxt_guc_ver8_7.bin for module i915
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu5) ...

Then when I reboot I get told I'm running in low graphics mode

kernel 4.8.0-36-generic

I have just uninstalled the driver so i can reboot my pc for tomorrow but I cannot find a solution. Thanks I am a student so i might be at school so i cant reply

  • Please edit your question and tell us exactly what you've tried and exactly what error you receive.
    – terdon
    Mar 29 '17 at 18:54
  • Please provide commands you have run and errors witnessed. Mar 29 '17 at 18:54
  • Which kernel version are you using? Run uname -r to see. I think you might need the newer kernel and xorg from the HWE stack to get RX 480 working properly.
    – dobey
    Mar 29 '17 at 19:34
  • I think it is 4.8 because when it was building the amdgpu-pro it said 4.8._ generic but i cannot check right now. It is the one straight from the Ubuntu website
    – HappyHook
    Mar 29 '17 at 19:52
  • this is the kernel 4.8.0-36-generic
    – HappyHook
    Mar 30 '17 at 16:37

I solved my amdgpu-pro-17.30-465504 installation problem by following Mark Maurer's advise Troubles installing AMD drivers and ensure that I had "HWE - hardware enablement" installed. So I followed the instructions on this link https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack and then reinstalled the amdgpu-pro drivers successfully.

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