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AMD A12-9720P - What driver do I use?

Question asked by ethanweegee on Jul 15, 2018
  • AMD Graphics Card
    • A12 9720P APU
  • Desktop or Laptop System
    • HP 15-bw033wm
  • Operating System
    • Ubuntu 18.04 64 bit
  • Driver version installed
    • $ lspci -k | grep -A2 'VGA'

    • 00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Carrizo (rev c8)

      • Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Carrizo

      • Kernel modules: amdgpu

I'm trying to download drivers for my graphics. A few days ago, out of the blue, Ubuntu is really slow. Everything in the graphics intensive department (Playing games, using Unity, etc) is very slow. For reference, I now get <1 FPS in Left 4 Dead 2, whereas I'd normally get around 40. Wine games also run slow. So I'd decided to download graphics drivers.


I tried downloading amdgpu-pro, but gdm3 and lightdm didn't work. I had to uninstall the driver. Installing with --px did nothing. Installing with --compute allowed me into gdm3 and lightdm, but Unity still didn't work. XFCE worked, though.


I thought of reinstalling amdgpu, but I don't know where to download it from.


I tried visiting the page for downloading specific graphics drivers, but my graphics don't have a linux option, only Windows.