How-to Install ATI Radeon HD 8500 / HD 8600 Driver for Linux Mint 18.x LTS

March 2nd, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Mint 18.x Radeon HD 8500 / HD 8600 Driver Installation




The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Download and Install the AMD ATI Radeon HD 8500 / HD 8600 Video Graphics Card Driver for Linux Mint 18.x Sarah/Serena… LTS 64bit Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce GNU/Linux Desktop.

The following Instructions shows You How-to Download & Install the AMD GPU Pro Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver.

How-to Download and Install AMD Radeon HD 8500 / HD 8600 Driver for Mint 18.x LTS - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Installing ATI AMD Radeon HD 8500 / HD 8600 Driver on Mint 18.x - Open Terminal
  2. Download the AMD ATI Radeon Driver for Mint:

    Get ATI .deb Mint Driver

    Grab the Ubuntu 16.04 Version.




  3. Double-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp

    Radeon HD 8500 / HD 8600 Driver Installation on Mint 18.x - Extraction
    Or from Shell:

    tar -Jxvf amdgpu-pro* -C /tmp
  4. Then Amend the Installation Script
    Because by default it supports Only Ubuntu…

    sudo nano +49 amdgpu-pro-install

    Change:

    case "$ID" in
            ubuntu)

    In:

    case "$ID_LIKE" in
            ubuntu)

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor :)

  5. Installing the Radeon Mint Driver
    Change to the Target directory:

    cd /tmp/amdgpu-pro*

    Install it with:

    sudo ./amdgpu-pro-install -y

    Wait patiently until the Kermel modules are build and installed…

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