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going from Nvidia to AMD video card do I need to do anything within Linux mint

I'm switching from an Nvidia to AMD video card do I need to do anything within Linux mint before installing the card

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update your kernel


If you're getting Navi you'll need to download the AMD driver as it's not part of mesa yet.

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update your kernel


If you're getting Navi you'll need to download the AMD driver as it's not part of mesa yet.
no, it's a 580 so do u think it will just be plug and play or do I have to do anything else

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It's plug and play if it's Polaris

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Depends on the kernel. 'amdgpu' (the new AMD driver stack as opposed to 'radeon') constantly improves, but it looks like Mint uses kernel version 4.15 which should be adequate - meaning you don't need to do anything other than uninstall the proprietary NVIDIA drivers.

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