Radeon VII – Getting It To Work Ubuntu

If you’re using Arch you’re in good shape with the Radeon VII but with Ubuntu the kernel and Mesa versions are too far behind. Here is how I got my card to work in Ubuntu. Please do proper backups before attempting this. I only tested on my own machine.

Update to kernel 4.20 in Ubuntu

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paulo-miguel-dias/pkppa
  • sudo apt update
  • sudo apt upgrade
  • reboot
  • sudo apt-get install ukuu
  • Open it via GUI or command line (I did it via GUI)
  • Select kernel 4.20
  • Reboot when done
  • uname -a to validate

Migrating Servers

Due to some unexpected issues with the hosting service I was using the server has been migrated to a Digital Ocean droplet. Due to this migration some of the images were lost. I will be working on updating this over the next few weeks.

Thanks for your patience and fill your brains!