This short guide will get your shiny new RX 480 working on Arch Linux with the new AMDGPU driver stack.
- Kernel 4.7 or higher (I prefer the linux-zen kernel for better desktop responsiveness and it’s in the repo)
- llvm svn
- mesa 12.1.0
Most, if not all, kernels available in the Arch repository are version 4.7 or higher.
linux-zen can be installed for better desktop responsiveness.
llvm-svn has a user repository which means you will not need to compile it from source. Compiling from source can take hours and on my system it no longer successfully builds.
mesa-git and install
opencl-mesa-git. This will require you to compile from source.
Create a new file named
- 123456"Device"Identifier "AMDGPU"Driver "amdgpu""AccelMethod" "glamor""DRI" "3"EndSection
Place the RX 480 firmware (Polaris 10) from here into
Arch now has mesa 13.0 in the official repository.