Use Steam Play in Linux Mint 18.2 with AMD GPU
Users of the Linux Mint 18.4 distribution won’t have any problems to get latest driver for their AMD GPU. Users of the 18.2 version will have these problems, because there aren’t latest drivers available.
I show you how to install the latest drivers (18.30-641594 at the time I wrote this article) to finally play games using Steam Play.
Every system is different, this is mine:
- CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
- GPU: AMD Radeon RX570
- Graphics driver before installation: amdgpu 17.40
- Linux Mint 18.2
- Kernel: 4.13.0-16
Download the drivers
I just went to the driver support site and downloaded the driver for my configuration. You’ll be redirected to a list with operation systems. Navigate to the Ubuntu x86 64-Bit section and you’ll find a part for Ubuntu 16.04.5 in there. When I went there, the version was 18.30. (more…)