AMD Graphics Compatibility



  • Forrest Smith

    Hi Pierre

    The hardware you're using isn't part of any of our certified devices, so there's no way to be sure whether/when it will work, but there are some significant improvements to AMD graphics in v73.1.

    That version is currently still unstable, but you can download and try it with this link:

    Note that you'll need to use our Guide's "manual" instructions for creating a USB from that, and there may be plenty of bugs, even if the graphics work, since it is an unstable build.

  • 007pierre1

    When this version will be available for everyone (stable release) ?

  • Forrest Smith

    Hopefully by early-to-mid May. You can use the dev channel until that point, or install from the link above (which will update to more stable releases as they become available).

  • Randy

    Any news on this? Where would I find the dev channel for this? I also have the Matebook D Ryzen and would love to have a Chrome OS partition. 

  • 007pierre1

    The dev version (73) doesn't work. When you see the installer, the system freeze and you can't do anything.

    Also, you can't have a dedicated partition for Chrome OS. It use only the entire disk.

    I've bought a real Chromebook because there is no option to bring Chrome OS on a regular computer (or it's too complicated).

  • Randy

    Where can I find the download for V74.3? The only way I see to download it is to currently have Cloudready installed. 


  • Forrest Smith currently is serving v74.3

  • Pumpino

    I've downloaded the latest 64-bit build (74.3, and also tried the 75 preview) and tried to boot from a USB on my Ryzen 5 2400G with built-in graphics. However, I just get a blank screen. The same USB drive boots CloudReady fine on my Intel laptop.

    Is this definitely just a graphics issue, or is the processor not supported?

    If it's limited to a graphics issue, I'd consider buying a cheap graphics card, but I don't want to if the processor isn't supported.

    If I go the route of buying a cheap graphics card, are there any that are safe to go with? I was looking at an Asus or MSI 2GB GT710, since it's the cheapest that's available to me.

    EDIT: Actually, I've read that the Ryzen requires a linux kernel of 4.15 or above, and CloudReady uses 4.14, right? This might be the real issue.

  • Joe

    I would say it's more of a cpu but could also be a graphics issue as well. I have a 775 build with a GTX750TI 2GB and CR on my 16GB SD Card works great

  • Pumpino

    775 as in Intel?

  • Forrest Smith



    v75 has a 4.19 kernel, so I would think the basic graphics requirements would be met by that version.

    Did you confirm that the 75.1 preview build in particular also worked on other devices? If not, I'd encourage you to go back to that build for any continues troubleshooting.

    There may be issues with graphics in the end still, but it's hard to say what the right next step would be. Intel graphics are the most reliable options, so if you have have an Intel CPU in your machine maybe just disable/unplug all discrete gpus. If not, you may have to look at other distros for now until future improvements - we focus on the most common hardware out there, which tends to result is less support for gaming GPUs.

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