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Install AMD Radeon GPU-PRO driver with Vulkan support

Install AMD Radeon GPU-PRO driver with Vulkan support

AMD has announced the release of drivers for the operating systems GNU/Linux, which includes support for the new Vulkan 3D API.

A new driver called the AMD Radeon GPU PRO and is focused on the graphics adapter AMD R9 such as the AMD Radeon R9 380x, Radeon R9 380, the AMD Radeon R9 285, AMD Radeon R9 M395X, AMD Radeon R9 X AMD Radeon R9 and AMD Radeon R9 Nano.

Sorry for the spelling and phonetic errors in the text.
Owner and main writer of MintGuide.org is not a native English speaker.

GPU-PRO is a driver software AMD Radeon. The installation package contains the setup script and the Debian packages in a suitable format (.deb).
Transfer to a public module main code GPU control allows you to simplify maintenance, including solves the problem with adapting proprietary drivers for newer versions of the Linux kernel. For open source graphics drivers use AMDGPU allows you to accelerate the introduction of new capabilities and to simplify the support of new equipment. When building AMDGPU on the basis of the proprietary driver is transformed into set of running user-level libraries that implement proprietary variants of OpenGL, OpenCL and other graphics APIs.
Developers have reported a number of functions with the driver just simply was removed and will embed step by step. Let's hope that this process will not stop and AMD as well as Nvidia will continue to work on a full-fledged support of Vulkan in their graphics cards.

AMD Product Compatibility
The AMDGPU-Pro Driver is compatible with the following AMD products.

  • AMD Radeon™ RX 480
  • AMD Radeon™ R9 M395X Graphics
  • AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X Graphics
  • AMD Radeon™ R9 380X Graphics
  • AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Graphics
  • AMD Radeon™ R9 380 Graphics
  • AMD Radeon™ R9 Nano Graphics
  • AMD Radeon™ R9 285 Graphics

All users of Linux Mint OS which will read this article, I don't recommend to install this driver for everyday use, only for testing purposes and nothing more, wait until this driver is reworked to perfection, then we will use a as it should be, now this is only a Beta version, not stable and with errors.

Installation into Linux Mint 17.3/18:

Before installing the driver, a quick note on how to check if your system already has AMD GPU-PRO installed.
The easiest way to find out if you have AMD GPU-Pro already installed on your Linux Mint System is to query the synaptic manager.
Using the following command at a terminal will provide you with the version of the AMD GPU-Pro stack on your system, or inform you that there are no packages found:

dpkg -l amdgpu-pro

1. Download the current version of the driver from the official site


Install AMD Radeon GPU-PRO driver with Vulkan supportInstall AMD Radeon GPU-PRO driver with Vulkan support

2. Unzip the archive

Install AMD Radeon GPU-PRO driver with Vulkan supportInstall AMD Radeon GPU-PRO driver with Vulkan support

3. Run amdgpu-pro-driver/amdgpu-pro-install using the terminal

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Install AMD Radeon GPU-PRO driver with Vulkan supportInstall AMD Radeon GPU-PRO driver with Vulkan support

4. Ensure that your user account is a member of the "video" group prior to using the vulkan driver. You can find which groups you are a member of with the following command:


To add yourself to the video group you will need the sudo password and can use the following command:

sudo usermod -a -G video $LOGNAME

5. Then restart the computer

sudo reboot

Remove AMD Radeon GPU-PRO driver from Linux Mint:

To uninstall the driver from your system, run this command

sudo reboot

If you are unable to enter the terminal, you have a black screen and not running the desktop. Enter the command line using keys Ctrl+Alt+F1.

Good Luck!!!


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  1. John
    Doesn't work for me, after rebooting all i got is blank dark screen with a mouse pointer. I'm using Mint 18 x64 with RX 470.
    1. Shekin online
      Ok. Press ctrl+alt+f1
      sudo reboot
      x64 Linux Mint 18 cinnamon
  2. Harry
    I use Linux Mint 18. Error: Unsupported OS (at terminal installation).
    1. Shekin online
      try to change in file /etc/os-release name of the distribution
      sudo nano /etc/os-release

      VERSION="16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)"
      PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 16.04 LTS"

      don't forget to save the original recording, then to return as was
      x64 Linux Mint 18 cinnamon
    2. idontkn0w123
      Open installer "amdgpu-pro-install" with your gedit or whatever notepad you use.
      Change ubuntu to linuxmint

      "case "$ID" in

      "case "$ID" in
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