How to Install Radeon RX 5500 XT Driver on Zorin OS 15.x

February 4, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Installing

  1. 2. Downloading Driver

    Download AMD GPU Driver for GNU/Linux

    AMD GPU Driver tar.xz Archive

    Grab the Available Ubuntu 18.04 Release.

  2. 3. Extracting Driver

    Then Extract AMD GPU Driver into /tmp Directory
    If it does Not Open automatically then eventually Double-Click on File Manager:

    How to Install Radeon RX 5500 XT Driver on Zorin OS 15 - Extracting
    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvzf ~/Downloads/amdgpu-pro*.tar.gz -C /tmp/

    (But if downloaded with Firefox it may be instead into /tmp/mozilla*)

  3. 4. Upgrading

    Next to Upgrade OS
    Simply play:

    sudo apt upgrade
  4. 5. Installing Driver

    Now to Install Radeon RX 5500 XT Driver on Zorin OS
    For the Proprietary AMD GPU Pro Version execute:

    /tmp/amdgpu*/amdgpu-pro-install -y

    Again for the Pro with OpenCL Support:

    /tmp/amdgpu*/amdgpu-pro-install --opencl=pal,legacy -y

    Instead, for the OpenCL Headless variant do:

    /tmp/amdgpu*/amdgpu-pro-install --opencl=pal,legacy -y --headless

    Finally, for the Open-Source alternative play:

    /tmp/amdgpu*/amdgpu-install -y

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