Linux – amdgpu dkms fails for running kernel


After updating my Centos 8 workstation, I got a black screen after booting to Centos, I suspected some problem with the graphics card, since I could ssh to my machine and everything else would work fine.

I installed the latest drivers from amd following the steps recommended by AMD to install the drivers. I've also checked that my card is in the "Product Family Compatibility"section.

I get a warning when installing, which makes me think if the latest drivers are not compatible with the kernel I'm running:

WARNING: amdgpu dkms failed for running kernel

Is there anything I can do, except running the version before my update?

System Info

  • Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) W-2145 CPU @ 3.70GHz
  • VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Lexa XT [Radeon PRO WX 3100]
  • "CentOS Linux release 8.1.1911 (Core) "
  • Linux 4.18.0-147.3.1.el8_1.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Jan 3 23:55:26 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
  • status of the amdgpu or radeon kernel module:
    amdgpu, 19.30-909144.el8: added
  • status of modules, that contain "kms" or "drm", in the Linux kernel:
    amdgpu               3600384  0
    chash                  16384  1 amdgpu
    amd_iommu_v2           20480  1 amdgpu
    gpu_sched              32768  1 amdgpu
    drm_kms_helper        217088  1 amdgpu
    ttm                   110592  1 amdgpu
    drm                   524288  4 gpu_sched,drm_kms_helper,amdgpu,ttm
    i2c_algo_bit           16384  2 igb,amdgpu
  • UEFI boot is not disabled

Best Answer

I fixed my Problem by

  1. uninstalling amdgpu driver by following amd recommendation on how to uninstall amd drivers: running sudo amdgpu-uninstall in terminal emulator.
  2. Updating to kernel version 4.18.0-147.5.1.el18_1.x86_64
  3. Installing amdgpu-pro-versionlist-19.50-1011208.el8.x86_64
  4. Rebooting