How to install AMD graphic drivers on Ubuntu 18.04

by nikhil123   Last Updated August 17, 2018 05:02 AM

I had always been a Windows user, But yesterday I downloaded and install ubuntu 18.04 TLS from this page https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop, But i can't find a way to install AMD graphic drivers,

Right now linux only works in recovery mode, in normal mode it shows a blank purple screen and nothing works, after searching on internet i found there could be something wrong with my graphic drivers, i have tried many things to install amd graphic drivers on my laptop, But nothing seems to work, I ran this command on my laptop

lspci -nn | grep -E 'VGA|Display'

and the results are

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09) 01:00.0 Display controller [0380]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M / R5 M330 / M430 / R7 M520] [1002:6660]

So i have a hybrid graphic cards or something, I tried this installation guide https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-the-latest-amd-radeon-drivers-on-ubuntu-18-04-bionic-beaver-linux but didn't work (even for the users in comment section),

It was very easy on windows, i would switch back to windows, But just wanted to ask here for last time. is there any solution available for installing amd graphic drivers on ubuntu 18.04 ?

Thanks!



Answers 1


You can do this quite easily without having to download anything and installing it in a way that is not automatically updated.

Use the Ubuntu GPU PPA

First add the Ubuntu GPU PPA to your system. From the command line run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt-get update

Then go to your activities window (grid of nine dots on dock) and search for "software" and click on the "Software & Updates" icon.

Click on the additional drivers tab and you can install drivers there.

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Joshua Besneatte
Joshua Besneatte
August 17, 2018 04:55 AM

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