Is it possible to use AMDGPU-PRO driver with a newer Kernel under Ubuntu 16.04?
I couldn't find much information, sorry if I missed something.
So I converted my friend to linux. Since Linux Mint 18.2 was released yesterday and it's based on Ubuntu, I installed it for him with kernel 4.10.
He got a XFX Fury. I tried installing the driver from AMD (AMDGPU-PRO for Ununtu 16.04) but after rebooting, I got black screen with an underscore (not blinking). Tried with kernel 4.8, 4.10, 4.12.
Rebooting in recovery mode, I found out there is an error with the display in xorg.log. Trying to boot with nomodeset works in software rendering mode.
I reinstalled Linux and now everything is running perfectly without this driver, but Overwatch need a videocard installed :P. (Running kern. 4.10)
I personally have an old graphic card (GTX 580) which runs beautifully under Kernel 4.12, released yesterday, with both closed-source driver and nouveau.
I was wondering why the AMD driver wasn't working. Unfortunatly I don't remember the exact error message - but I'll try to find the same message ont he internet and update this question. In the mean time I though maybe someone had a solution.
Thanks to anyone how may have some tips for us!
Little disappointment addition: I guess Ubuntu people doesn't care since they asked me to post this here instead - for what the linux community is worth :P