loki is based on ubuntu 16.04, which has some issues with amd proprietary drivers, but according to http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD-Radeon-GPU-PRO-Linux-Beta-Driver%E2%80%93Release-Notes.aspx, everything should work, right?

Unfortunately, I tried to install these drivers on loki-release (following installation notes, I ensured that my user belongs to 'video' group), but it ended up with black screen. I had to uninstall drivers to make my OS work again.

Kernel: 4.4.0-67-generic
Distro: loki
GPU: r7 260x

Any ideas? Should it work ootb?

  • I too got the blackscreen after I installed the drivers for my RX480 and had to run "amdgpu-pro-uninstall" in recovery mode to get video back.
    – Eosdude
    Apr 12, 2017 at 19:37

2 Answers 2


I'm running an RX 580 in my machine, and I would only consider the AMDGPU-PRO drivers acceptable and functional with a newer kernel. I've only tested 4.15.x, but it's the one variable that put forth positive results.


Try to use the Autoinstall command in Terminal. This should work in every ubuntu and debian distro variants

sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall

Also try to update your Kernel and make sure that your OS is the latest.

sudo apt upgrade &&
sudo apt dist-upgrade

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