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The AMDGPU graphics stack offers the following scripts to help you install a coherent set of stack components:
Each of these scripts support the same set of arguments that are explained in the following sections of this page.
- Although examples on this page show
amdgpu-installscript being invoked, you can use same arguments with
- Running the script
amdgpu-pro-installis synonymous to running the script as
amdgpu-install script does the following:
Simplifies the installation of the AMDGPU graphics and compute stack by encapsulating the distribution specific package installation logic and by using command line options that allow to specify the:
- Variant of the AMDGPU stack to be installed (All-Open or Pro)
- Combination of components (in case of the Pro stack)
Performs post-install checks to verify whether the installation was performed successfully.
Installs the uninstallation script to allow you to remove the whole AMDGPU stack from the system by using a single command.
The script is packaged into the AMDGPU-Pro tar archive.
Once you have downloaded and extracted the AMDGPU-Pro tar archive, access the
directory where you extracted it. Invoke the script as
Use of the
-y option is recommended to avoid prompts from the
There are two OpenCL implementations available:
- ROCr: Provides support for Vega 10 and newer hardware.
- Legacy: Provides support for hardware older than Vega 10.
You can either install one or both implementations.
In previous releases, the “PAL” implementation was used for Vega 10 and newer, but this has been removed in favour for the ROCr backend, which is derived from the ROCm open source stack
To use the ROCr implementation of OpenCL, the running user might need additional permissions. Usually the user must be added to the “render” group or to the “video” group. See the notes in OpenCL (Optional Component) for more details.
OpenCL is installed using the
--opencl option, as follows:
||Installs ROCr OpenCL.|
||Installs legacy OpenCL.|
||Installs both ROCr and legacy OpenCL.|
Applicable examples on this page demonstrate installation of both OpenCL implementations.
Executing the script with
--help argument provides the help or
$ ./amdgpu-install -h
Using the argument
-y informs the package management system to assume
the answer yes for any interactive question. This option allows the
install script to embed itself inside other automated scripts.
$ ./amdgpu-install -y
More advanced functionality can be obtained by providing the installation script with arguments to pass through to the package management software of the distribution you are using.