When you like play games in linux, a good thing to do is keep your Vulkan updated.

First, let’s make sure you already had the repositories needed.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers
sudo apt update

Then let’s upgrade

sudo apt upgrade

Or if you just want to install

apt install libvulkan1 mesa-vulkan-drivers vulkan-utils




If you are like me and like to have a separated /boot partition, it’s probable that times in time you end up running out f space to install new kernel versions.

To solve such type of problem you have to delete old versions you are not using any more.

To be easy to do that I prepared a one line command that do what you need.

dpkg -l | egrep "linux-(signed|modules|image|headers)" | grep -v $(uname -r | cut -d - -f 1) | awk {'print $2'} | xargs sudo apt purge -y




Who never ended up with this problem after upgrade or install a new kernel?

Let’s fix it!

First of all, let’s make sure you have git installed

sudo apt install git -y

Now you can clone the git repo that contains the missing firmware needed

git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git

Then, you’ve to copy the needed firmware to the correct place

sudo cp ~/Downloads/linux-firmware/amdgpu/* /lib/firmware/amdgpu

End then, you can update the initramfs

sudo update-initramfs -k all -u -v



Igor Iglesias

Professional with more than 10 years of experience in network management, working in large networks with multiple vendors and technologies.