How-to Install Radeon R9 300 Linux Mint 18.x Driver

March 2nd, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Installing Radeon R9 300 Linux Mint 18 Driver

Hello Mint User! The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Download and Install Install Radeon R9 300 Linux Mint 18.x Driver.

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

Finally to successfully Installing Radeon R9 300 Driver for Linux Mint 18 you’ll have to Manually Edit and Fix the Driver’s Installation Script.

How-to Download and Install AMD Radeon R9 300 Driver for Mint 18.x LTS - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Installing ATI AMD Radeon R9 300 Driver on Mint 18.x - Open Terminal
  2. Download 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 R9 300 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

    This to find and edit near the 49th row of the Script.
    (Use the Arrows to Navigate)
    And Change:

    case "$ID" in


    case "$ID_LIKE" in

    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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