I'm sorry if this duplicate question is not allowed on stack exchange. I posted this in ask Ubuntu originally, but I figured I'd get a answer here.

I'm trying to get back into Bender. The last time I used it was in Windows 7 during 2.49b stage. I'm having issues since I'm now using Ubuntu MATE 18.04.1 as my primary OS.

I seem to be unable to set 'Cycles Compute Device' to anything at all. The option is highlighted and reads "None". I want to be able to render with the GPU. How do I do this?

uname -a
Linux genesis-01 4.15.0-43-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Thu Dec 6 14:45:28 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-7320 CPU @ 4.10GHz, 1753 MHz                  
graphics card:  
ATI Baffin [Polaris11] - (MSI AMD RX 560 4GB )
8 GB DDR4 2400MHz 

hwinfo --gfxcard
16: PCI 100.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)             
  [Created at pci.378]
  Unique ID: VCu0.7UrmL2fA3_0
  Parent ID: vSkL.E7TuKifH2aE
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0
  Hardware Class: graphics card
  Model: "ATI Baffin [Polaris11]"
  Vendor: pci 0x1002 "ATI Technologies Inc"
  Device: pci 0x67ff "Baffin [Polaris11]"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1462 "Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI]"
  SubDevice: pci 0x8a91 
  Revision: 0xcf
  Driver: "amdgpu"
  Driver Modules: "amdgpu"
  Memory Range: 0xc0000000-0xcfffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
  Memory Range: 0xd0000000-0xd01fffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
  I/O Ports: 0xe000-0xe0ff (rw)
  Memory Range: 0xdfe00000-0xdfe3ffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  Memory Range: 0x000c0000-0x000dffff (rw,non-prefetchable,disabled)
  IRQ: 127 (5822269 events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00001002d000067FFsv00001462sd00008A91bc03sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: amdgpu is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe amdgpu"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #14 (PCI bridge)
Primary display adapter: #16

Number of platforms                               0

I learned I may not have OpenCL installed. I have driver ppa from https://launchpad.net/~oibaf

If I have this driver can I follow this example to install the opencl packages from amdgpu-pro drivers without messing up my current drivers?

Thanks for the input


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