Using the amdgpu-install Script

Script Types

The AMDGPU graphics stack offers the following scripts to help you install a coherent set of stack components:

  • amdgpu-install
  • amdgpu-pro-install

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-install script being invoked, you can use same arguments with amdgpu-pro-install script.
  • Running the script amdgpu-pro-install is synonymous to running the script as amdgpu-install --pro.


The 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.

Invoking the amdgpu-install Script

Once you have downloaded and extracted the AMDGPU-Pro tar archive, access the directory where you extracted it. Invoke the script as ./amdgpu-install.


Use of the -y option is recommended to avoid prompts from the package manager.


Specifying an OpenCL Implementation

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:

Option Description
--opencl=rocr Installs ROCr OpenCL.
--opencl=legacy Installs legacy OpenCL.
--opencl=rocr,legacy Installs both ROCr and legacy OpenCL.

Applicable examples on this page demonstrate installation of both OpenCL implementations.

Viewing Help or Usage Output

Executing the script with -h or --help argument provides the help or usage output.

$ ./amdgpu-install -h

Installing Non-Interactively

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

Adding Advanced Package Management Functionality

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.