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Hi there, the new kernels are working fine with 17.50 driver on Ubuntu and Ubuntu based distros.
Im on KDE neon 5.12.2, 17.50 ubuntu driver and kernel 4.15.9
Try this method if your are on ubuntu or other ubuntu based distro
Install ukuu (Ubuntu Kernel Update Utility) you can see the new kernel updates, install the latest and remove older kernels installed on the OS
Install Grub Customizer, so you to customize the entries
Note, if you still have issue with the driver 17.50
1º on the ukuu install a older kernel 4.13.3 or above
2º restart pc and boot on that kernel 4.13.3 or above
3º reinstall the amdgpu-pro driver 17.50
4º restart pc (now it may cause a black screen on boot, if you fell that is stuck, then reset pc and it should boot normaly on second try)
4º install the latest kernel
5º restart pc and boot on the latest kernel
6º if is working fine, now you can go to ukuu and remove the older kernels and go to grub and customize the entries
Note, update kernels
1º use ukuu to install the new kernel
2º restart pc and boot on the new kernel
3º use ukuu to remove the older kernel
4º use Grub customizer to customize the entries
Note, update the amdgpu-pro driver
- its done in the same way than the first note, but with a new kernel
best regards, i hope it helped in some way...
Unfortunately I use Fedora 27, perhaps things are better at the Ubuntu camp.
When I try the amdgpu-pro 17.50 at the newer kernels, the DKMS complains about the code and will not compile it. It seems some kernel constants have changed for the millionth time and therefore the source is out of sync with them. I can now write a book on this topic
Your best help on this will probably come from a community forum on your distro.
Good luck man, I feel your frustration!