What is the cause of the "undefined symbol: amdgpu_bo_list_create_raw" error on RHEL8 VMware Guest?

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Issue

  • Unable to start Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 VMware guest in graphical mode. The following error is shown on the console:

    "Oh no something has gone wrong" 
    A problem has occurred and the system can't recover. Please log out and try again.
    
  • The following errors are shown in the log:

    /usr/libexec/gdm-x-session[xxxx]: (EE) AIGLX error: dlopen of /usr/lib64        /dri/vmwgfx_dri.so failed (/usr/lib64/dri/vmwgfx_dri.so: undefined symbol: amdgpu_bo_list_create_raw)
    /usr/libexec/gdm-x-session[xxxx]: (EE) AIGLX error: unable to load driver vmwgfx
    /usr/libexec/gdm-x-session[xxxx]: (EE) AIGLX error: dlopen of /usr/lib64/dri/swrast_dri.so failed (/usr/lib64/dri/swrast_dri.so: undefined symbol: amdgpu_bo_list_create_raw)
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0.0
  • mesa-dri-drivers-19.3.4-2.el8.x86_64
  • libdrm

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