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Journeyman III

amdgpu driver for linux can't be uncompressed

I download amd_ubuntu-16.04_kernel_4.14.14_v2018_20_818_ga_public.tar.bz2 with md5 code: 2d770e3cc691eec85c46c45dd3cb66b5, but it can't be uncompressed. where can I get the correct Embeded 917x amdgpu driver for linux?

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First you need to give your computer information as per AMD Forum rules : INFORMATION REQUIRED WHEN POSTING A QUESTION .

Here is a list of AMD Linux drivers for all the various AMD GPU Cards : Linux Download Center .


Thank you for your reply, but maybe I don't tell my question clearly. My platform is Intel I7 6820 CPU + AMD Radeon Embedded E9171 GPU , with linux 64-bit OS, I find the driver and download it - amd_ubuntu-16.04_kernel_4.14.14_v2018_20_818_ga_public.tar.bz2 ,  but it can't be uncompressed correctly.  And I download this driver for several times , but it didn't work,  so I doubt there is something wrong with this driver file.


Downloaded the nearly One GIgabyte Linux Driver file from here: ( same Linux driver that you have I believe).

Unable to uncompress BZ2 File. Found this Website that shows how to use Command Prompt from Linux OS to Uncompress the file: How to untar a tar file or gzip-bz2 tar file | How To Wiki | FANDOM powered by Wikia :

Copied from above link:

How to untar a tar file or gzip-bz2 tar file

Tar file can come compressed or uncompressed. Generally that are compressed using gzip or bzip2. The program, tar, will uncompress both types and extract the files from archive.


Steps Edit

  1. Type at the command prompt
    tar xvzf file.tar.gz- to uncompress a gzip tar file (.tgz or .tar.gz)
    tar xvjf file.tar.bz2 - to uncompress a bzip2 tar file (.tbz or .tar.bz2) to extract the contents.
    tar xvf file.tar - to uncompressed tar file (.tar)
    tar xvC /var/tmp -f file.tar - to uncompress tar file (.tar) to another directory
  2. The files will be extracted in the current folder (most of the times in a folder with the name 'file-1.0').
    • x = eXtract, this indicated an extraction c = create to create )
    • v = verbose (optional) the files with relative locations will be displayed.
    • z = gzip-ped; j = bzip2-zipped
    • f = from/to file ... (what is next after the f is the archive file)
    • C = directory. In c and r mode, this changes the directory before adding the following files. In x mode, changes directoriy after opening the archive but before extracting entries from the archive.

Couldn't Uncompress using Command Prompt from Windows but I believe these commands are for Linux OS Command Prompt.

Here another Linux website with similar instructions: :

Usually a tar file is also compressed using either the gZip or bZip2 compressor. We’ll cover both.

1. If Your File Extension is .tar.gz (or .tgz)

If your tar file is compressed using a gZip compressor, use this command:


tar xvzf file.tar.gz

The options are pretty straightforward for this:

x: This tells tar to extract the files.

v: This option will list all of the files one by one in the archive. The “v” stands for “verbose.”

z: The z option is very important and tells the tar command to uncompress the file (gzip).

f: This options tells tar that you are going to give it a file name to work with.

2. If Your File Extension is .tar.bz2 (or .tbz)

If your tar file is compressed using a bZip2 compressor, use this command:


takes xvjf file tar .tbz

This is just about the same as the gzip decompression. The major difference is that the z optionhas been replaced by the j option.

If you remember, the z option was the uncompress (specifically gzip) flag, so it makes sense that this would be switched out.

j: This will decompress a bzip2 file.

3. Mind-Blowingly-Simple Extraction (The dtrx Function)

There are only a handful of people that actually remember all of the options for the tar command. Luckily, Linux folks are great at making things easier.

Standing for “Do the Right Extraction,” dtrx works as you would hope. The command should be simple for both gZip and bZip2 files:


dtrx file.tar.gz


dtrx file.tar.bz2

Installing dtrx

To install dtrx, just use apt-get:


sudo apt-get install dtrx

I believe you can download and install DTRX for Ubuntu from here: dtrx : Xenial (16.04) : Ubuntu .

NOTE: Needed to delete previous comment due to weird typing format when saved. Redid comment better this second time around.

md5sum amd_ubuntu-16.04_kernel_4.14.14_v2018_20_818_ga_public.tar.bz2

2d770e3cc691eec85c46c45dd3cb66b5  amd_ubuntu-16.04_kernel_4.14.14_v2018_20_818_ga_public.tar.bz2

[ellen@localhost 615s]$ tar xvjf amd_ubuntu-16.04_kernel_4.14.14_v2018_20_818_ga_public.tar.bz2





























bzip2: Data integrity error when decompressing.

    Input file = (stdin), output file = (stdout)

It is possible that the compressed file(s) have become corrupted.

You can use the -tvv option to test integrity of such files.

You can use the `bzip2recover' program to attempt to recover

data from undamaged sections of corrupted files.

tar: 归档文件中异常的 EOF

tar: 归档文件中异常的 EOF

tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now


Open an AMD Email Ticket with and post this thread on it to show what is happening when you uncompress their linux driver.

You can open a AMD EMAIL SUPPORT Ticket here : Email Form

Journeyman III

Hi, I have another thread open about this too.

Problem downloading Linux 18.20 drivers for Ubuntu 18.04

Glad to see I'm not going crazy

Please post here if you get any updates from your AMD ticket! And if anyone else is reading this with an old/working copy of the driver archives please feel free to share...


The Linux Driver that he is trying to download BZ2 is not the same one you are trying to download. I downloaded the Linux Driver for Ubuntu from the link I posted on your thread and was able to successfully uncompress the driver using 7-Zip as stated in my previous comment on your thread.

This Linux Driver is a special driver for Embedded AMD GPU. Which seems to be corrupted since it won't uncompress without errors in both Windows and Linux environment.

Okay I see the difference, thank you.

It is still weird that AMD is 'shipping' software packages which are not formatted properly?

Also I try to submit an email customer support ticket and I get this failure:

AMD having customer service quality issues currently June 29, 2018 - Album on Imgur

If anyone at AMD is reading this your customer service portal is currently malfunctioning!


Seems like at times certain AMD Websites are not working. Wait a day or two and try again. It you still are having problem connecting repost here so that the AMD Moderators become aware of the problem.