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GPU Driver Issues(System Freezing)

Hello guys, Please help, I've been troubleshooting this for 4 days nonstop so far and I probably haven't found a solution due to the lack of my Linux skills :D I'm having trouble with my GPU driver, or as it looks at least. Whenever I open any videogame or graphic intensive application, the whole system freezes and the speakers buzz loudly.. My specs are: Core i5 760 CPU, AMD R9 270X, 8 Gigs of RAM.

I am running Korora 25 64-bit with Cinnamon

I have tested every single PC part in the case alone and they're all confirmed to be working, even the GPU, I also checked the temperatures and they're all below 60C on load.

I am using the open source drivers and here are some outputs when I enter these commands:

1-lspci -nnk |grep -A 3 -i vga
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Curacao XT / Trinidad XT [Radeon R7 370 / R9 270X/370X] [1002:6810]
 Subsystem: PC Partner Limited / Sapphire Technology Device [174b:e272]
 Kernel driver in use: radeon
 Kernel modules: radeon

2-glxinfo | grep -i vendor
server glx vendor string: SGI
client glx vendor string: Mesa Project and SGI
    Vendor: X.Org (0x1002)
OpenGL vendor string: X.Org

Thanks in advance

While it is possible that the drivers don't fully support your GPU there may be something else. Try running one of the problem applications from a terminal and see if there are any informative errors messages

BTW I edited your post to put the quoted output in a code box, see https://kororaproject.org/support/documentation/using-engage for more details on the formatting options.

Thanks for reformatting it! I tried running them, nothing special whatsoever, just the steamID for the game and that's it. No errors.

OK, back to basics. Have you updated since installing? If so did you try running with an earlier kernel? You should have an option on the boot screen for at least one older kernel.

Unfortunately there isn't a proprietary driver option for AMD cards anymore but the Radeon driver in the kernel is supposed to be at the same standard as the AMD driver was.

Hey man, incase you're interested to know, I fixed it finally. I went to AMD's site and looked at the proprietary drivers and found that the last version it supports is Ubuntu 15.04, and also supports 14.04, then I went over to Mint's site and found that version 17.3 is based on Ubuntu 14.04, thus making it compatible with the AMD drivers, and boom.. It worked, I installed Linux Mint 17.3 LTS and it worked like a charm out of the box, using the driver manager I got to choose between the open source driver and the proprietary one, I chose the proprietary one as the open source on doesn't support OpenGL 4. Thanks a lot for your help :D

Well, switching to another distro isn't really fixing something imo. On the positive side of things... you can play with steam for the following two years with Mint on your machine, after that it ends because the newer buntu/mint releases won't have support for that driver anymore either as you already know. If you plan to buy a new machine in the two upcoming years or thereafter stick with Intel graphics or nVidia.....

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