Using the amdgpu-install Script

Script Types

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

  • amdgpu-install

This script supports a set of arguments that are explained in the following sections of this page.


The amdgpu-install script does the following:

  • Simplifies the installation of the AMDGPU stack by encapsulating the distribution specific package installation logic and by using command line options that allow to specify the:

    • Use case of the AMDGPU stack to be installed (All-Open or Workstation)
    • Combination of components (in case of the Pro stack, or user selection)
  • 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 provided by the installer package.

Invoking the amdgpu-install Script

Once you have installed the installer package, invoke the script as amdgpu-install from a terminal.


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.
    (DEPRECATED, requires EULA acceptance)

You can either install one or both implementations.


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 (DEPRECATED Proprietary)
--opencl=rocr,legacy Installs both ROCr and legacy OpenCL.

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

Specifying a Vulkan Implementation

There are two Vulkan implementations available:

  • AMDVLK: Provides open source Vulkan
  • PRO: Provides PRO vulkan (Proprietary, requires EULA acceptance)

You can either install one or both implementations.

Vulkan is installed using the --vulkan option, as follows:

Option Description
--vulkan=amdvlk Installs open source Vulkan
--vulkan=pro Installs PRO Vulkan (Proprietary)
--vulkan=amdvlk,pro Installs both open and PRO Vulkan.

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. The --accept-eula option will skip the first time install prompt for the user to accept the EULA.

These options allow the install script to embed itself inside other automated scripts.


$ amdgpu-install -y --accept-eula


The --accept-eula option is only required for proprietary components, which require acceptance of the EULA. By using this option, you are confirming that you have read and agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions of the EULA (/usr/share/amdgpu-insall/AMDGPUPROEULA) for use of AMD Proprietary components.

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.