Unsupported DEB-based OS: /etc/os-release ID ‘kali’

Unsupported DEB-based OS: /etc/os-release ID ‘kali’. You can get the above error if you try to install AMD drivers on Kali Linux. Looks like by default they are looking for a system that is Ubuntu, LinuxMint or Debian.

You can resolve the issue by opening up the “amdgpu-pro-install” file and adding more OS’s that it can check for.

vi ./amdgpu-pro-install

Scroll down to line 147 where is says


and change it to


The code function should look like the following.

142 function os_release() {
143         if [[ -r  /etc/os-release ]]; then
144                 . /etc/os-release
146                 case "$ID" in
147                 ubuntu|linuxmint|debian|kali)
148                         :
149                         ;;
150                 *)
151                         echo "Unsupported DEB-based OS: `
152                                 `/etc/os-release ID '$ID'" | stderr
153                         exit 1
154                         ;;
155                 esac
156         else
157                 echo "Unsupported OS" | stderr
158                 exit 1
159         fi
160 }

Save a close the file and install the AMD drivers

./amdgpu-pro-install -y --opencl=legacy,rocm --headless

Looking at trying to install AMD drivers for mining? Check out the following link
Install RX 580 Mining Drivers on Debian Based Distributions

More info on Stack Exchange

Nanominer – Lower intensity for GPU


By default Nanominer sets the memTweak option to 1. This slightly improves memory timings. However it introduces a little bit of UI lag. This can be a problem if you are trying to use your computer for other tasks. The simple resolution is to change/add the memTweak setting to 0.


Example config

; Coin to mine.
coin = ETH
; (Optional) Rig (worker) name.
rigName = EthMiner

Install nVidia GeForce Drivers on Fedora 27

Install free and non-free rpmfusion

sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

Install drivers

dnf install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia akmod-nvidia
dnf install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda 
dnf update -y



You may need to set the DPI settings.  See here for more details.