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Journeyman III

AMD Radeon HD 6770M Driver for Ubuntu 21.04

I have a HP 8560W EliteBook laptop, currently with Ubuntu 21.04 installed. I have used this laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 for some time with out any problems. A few months ago I installed Ubuntu 20.04. After that, I started getting numerous graphics crashes. I upgraded then to 20.10, which was the most current but not LTS, in order to see if that helped. It did not. I have since installed 21.04 and the problem is still existing. It was recommended to me to try the AMDGPU driver, but when I check the drivers page for the GPU on my laptop, it provides me "AMD Catalyst™ 15.9 Proprietary Ubuntu 14.04". I tried to install it, but it failed dependencies.

Following is the GPU info provided by my system, showing how the GPU is recognized and the driver used by default. Is there a way I am supposed to install the Catalyst driver, or should I use something else? It is suggested that I use the AMDGPU or AMDGPU Pro drivers, but none seem to be available or suggested for my GPU. Any help would be appreciated.


$ lspci | grep ' VGA ' | cut -d" " -f 1 | xargs -i lspci -v -s {}
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Whistler [Radeon HD 6730M/6770M/7690M XT] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
DeviceName: 0
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company FirePro M5950
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 44
Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at d4400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
I/O ports at 4000 [size=256]
Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: radeon
Kernel modules: radeon