I am trying to get the latest amdgpu-pro linux driver installed but having difficulties. I would like to get this driver loaded in Mint Linux which is debian based and very similar to Ubuntu. I like using the KDE GUI and want to start developing software that uses the Vulkan API which requires the amdgpu-pro driver for use. I have tried Mint 18.2, 18.3 beta, and both KDE and Cinnamon versions. I even tried Kubuntu which is the the KDE version of Ubuntu. I have followed many guides to the letter and still no success. I have been able to get the older 16.X amd drivers to work but started having this problem with the 17.x drivers. Always the same result after I install the amdgpu-pro the screen will lock on reboot and then either I will get a black screen with a blinking cursor in the upper left or it messes up the GUI so badly i cannot use.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.