How to use the AMDGPU-PRO drivers?

I have installed the AMDGPU-PRO drivers packages:

and then i rebooted. But apperantly im still using the open source drivers.
(reason: A typ from the support of a game i want to play said i should try using a different driver)

Kernel: 5.16.2-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
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date: 11/07/2019
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Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 3 MiB desc: 6x512 KiB
L3: 32 MiB desc: 2x16 MiB
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3: 3595 4: 3604 5: 3592 6: 3599 7: 3596 8: 3600 9: 3595 10: 3616 11: 3600
12: 3590 bogomips: 91200
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
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Device-1: AMD Navi 10 [Radeon RX 5600 OEM/5600 XT / 5700/5700 XT]
vendor: Tul driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 2b:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:731f
class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
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Device-1: AMD Navi 10 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus-ID: 2b:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab38 class-ID: 0403
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If you provided the tip it might give more context. It's more likely that you should try switching between RADV from AMDVLK rather than using AMDGPU PRO.


That is exactly what i followed to change the drivers. I installed the AMDGPU-PRO drivers and typed that command and it still states that i use the open source ones.

I have an idea, i just uninstall the open source drivers so its forced to use the pro ones. How can i uninstall them? (when i type amd into octopi i only get the pro ones)

I kind of suspect this is an XY Problem.

What issue are you trying to address by installing the AMDGPU PRO driver?


A graphical glitch that makes a game unplayable. but since you cant tell me how to install the driver this problem stays unsolved.

What sort of glitch?

Which one?

Right - it's my fault this doesn't work.


Nobody said its your fault. I just said you cant answer me. And if i describe the glitch and the game, i could as well just open a new topic with that problem.

Because you gave none of the details I asked for, or any more detail than this:

If you list the specific steps, and the actual output, something might become clear.

Noone can just guess what you're doing - and if you're waiting for someone to come along who has installed AMDGPU PRO on the same system as you even they will ask you what you did and what output you got.

On the other hand, I don't know of anyone who actually uses the PRO driver because it's completely pointless in 99% of situations.

That would have likely been the better option in the first place.


Okey. Then i will do that. I will now open a new Topic with the actuall problem. You can archive this one if you want or just let it be.


The first thing newcomers to Linux think (if they are AMD users), is "PRO" is the best. Next to no one should be using the pro drivers anymore. Time moves on, and this is not a good option for most AMD users thes days.


Thanks ! :wink:

I was asking myself if there are real benefits to those drivers but you indirectly answered my question !

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