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Old 11-27-2018, 06:44 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
NO!
that is NOT how we do things on gnu/linux!!!
please read this.
I appreciate your desire to help, but I don't know enough to do anything with the information I just read about packages. I installed Linux Mint on a computer that had a crystal clear display and was running fine. Once I successfully installed Linux with 0 error messages or other hiccups, I started getting this horizontal lines flicker on my screen. Greenish white. Only when I move my mouse or use the comp. If I just let it sit there then nothing happens, no flicker. So, ppl are thinking there is an issue with Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon not playing nice with my AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card. If you have suggestions with specific instructions, or if you have another idea of what is causing this, then please share. Thanks.
 
Old 11-27-2018, 07:40 AM   #47
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Here you go. ALmost missed this post.

ellie@ellie-MS-7B24:~$ cat /etc/os-release
NAME="Linux Mint"
VERSION="19 (Tara)"
ID=linuxmint
ID_LIKE=ubuntu
PRETTY_NAME="Linux Mint 19"
VERSION_ID="19"
HOME_URL="https://www.linuxmint.com/"
SUPPORT_URL="https://forums.ubuntu.com/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://linuxmint-troubleshooting-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/"
PRIVACY_POLICY_URL="https://www.linuxmint.com/"
VERSION_CODENAME=tara
UBUNTU_CODENAME=bionic
ellie@ellie-MS-7B24:~$

This may shed some light on why it said unsupported os. can you parse all this into something we can try?

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtop...48059&start=20

specifically:

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Success with mint Cinnamon 18.3 and the newest amdgpu-pro driver (17.50)! This is with a Radeon Vega Frontier Edition card, though I have reason to believe this will work with other cards if you download the correct driver. OpenGL and OpenCL work and seem to be at least as fast as Windows (which is using a slightly older driver). Have not tested Vulkan or video acceleration.

The main trick is that xorg-server must be updated to xorg 1.19 or the modules won't load due to ABI mismatch. This may require you to enable the unstable packages repository: apt install xserver-xorg-hwe-16.04

Download the driver from AMD. Go to http://support.amd.com/en-us/download and then use "manually select your driver". For me I had to choose "Professional Graphics", "Radeon Vega Frontier Edition", "Radeon Vega Frontier Edition", and "Linux", hit "Display Results". Point at the Download buttons to see what version you are getting, you want 17.50 or better for Ubuntu (note this is newer than the ones indicated by most help I could find on the web, the older ones work but they compile a kernel module and otherwise seem more complex, I believe 17.50 is the first "open source" one). You do not need the "preinstall" script. Hit the correct Download button.

Unpack (change the number to what you downloaded):
cd ~/Downloads
tar -Jxvf amdgpu-pro-17.50-511655.tar.xz
cd amdgpu-pro-17.50-511655

Fix the Ubuntu-specific script to work on Mint using some editor: nano amdgpu-pro-install. Replace ubuntu) with linuxmint), and in a new twist in 17.50, remove the ${1+"$@"} after $APT (This appears to be for sending switches given to the script to apt, but it truncates the command line instead, I don't know enough bash to figure out why, and may be a bug in Mint's apt, or a bug in this script).

Run the install script like this: ./amdgpu-pro-install --opencl=rocm It says to use legacy in place of rocm for "pre Vega10". I wasted some time trying to figure out if my card is "Vega10", AMD manages to not tell me anywhere, but I suspect it is true of anything called "Vega".

Other installation instructions said to do usermod -a -G video $LOGNAME. I don't know if it is necessary, you might want to try without it.

And then sudo reboot and enjoy!

If it screws up, look in /var/log/Xorg.0.log. Search for "amd" just to see if it is trying to find it, and then look for "unloaded" to find failed modules. If it complains about "ABI major version" then you need to change which xorg you are using. If you can't get it to work you can run amdgpu-pro-uninstall, note that for that to work you must edit then install script in-place as it copies it and runs it again to uninstall!

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Old 11-27-2018, 02:18 PM   #48
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Are you running that script with root privileges?

Thanks for running that command. Linux Mint 19 Tara is based on Ubuntu so that driver should work.

If there is another version of the driver it would be on the AMD website under your specific driver.


Looking at the output from your terminal:

Code:
ellie@ellie-MS-7B24:~/Downloads$ amdgpu-pro-18.40-676022-ubuntu-18.04/
bash: amdgpu-pro-18.40-676022-ubuntu-18.04/: Is a directory
It confirms that it is a directory. Is the script in that directory or no?
 
Old 11-27-2018, 02:23 PM   #49
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I went back to the AMD website to 'make sure' that is the right driver.

The Radeon™ Software for Linux® Driver for Ubuntu 18.04.1 is the correct driver.
https://www.amd.com/en/support/graph.../radeon-rx-580
 
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Unsupported OS
as mrmazda already pointed out, this could have something to do with /etc/os-release, which needs to be "reset" to generic ubuntu, instead of mint.
do you have a package called "mint-os-release" or anything ending in "os-release" installed on your system?
purging that package should revert your system to "ubuntu 18.04", which should enable you to install that amd driver package.

so, in command line terms, step-by-step:
Code:
apt search os-release
show us what that gives, we will tell you which package to purge (=complete uninstall).
 
  


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