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    Guidance please

    Found out latest linux mint/ubuntu is not supported with fglrx driver

    rolled back to mint 17.2 OK

    added fglrx from manager OK

    It is so long since I did gpu that I have only niggling thoughts about needing other libs and maybe should install something manually?

    Any help in the form of guidance or links to get this 7950 running for pentathlon most gratefully received

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    Re: Guidance please

    I've never setup an AMD GPU under linux to crunch. Have only done it with Nvidia GPUs. I'd like to know too. You can browse a thread in the TSBT forum in the mean time. It might be of some help...https://www.tsbt.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=139&t=2528

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    Re: Guidance please

    After a good few hours of messing about:

    Mint sees ati

    Boinc sees Ati correctly and with all mem
    06-05-2017 15:26 CAL: ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon HD 7870/7950/7970/R9 280X series (Tahiti) (CAL version 1.4.1848, 3072MB, 2875MB available, 8064 GFLOPS peak)

    project prefs set to Gamma-ray pulsar binary search #1 (GPU)

    Log reads: 118 Einstein@Home 06-05-2017 15:44 No work available for the applications you have selected. Please check your preferences on the web site.

    I am open to ideas here

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    Re: Guidance please

    Yeah I did that.... Wrong obviously.

    Tomorrow I shall try again

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    Re: Guidance please

    Quote Originally Posted by OldChap View Post
    Yeah I did that.... Wrong obviously.

    Tomorrow I shall try again
    Did you check the ATI GPU box on your Einstein Preferences page just a thought.

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    Re: Guidance please

    Sorry about how late this is. If you have OpenCL installed right, at least on my Ubuntu boxes BOINC lists the GPU twice...

    Quote Originally Posted by stdoutdae.txt
    17-Apr-2017 14:30:31 [---] CAL: ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon HD 6900 series (Cayman) (CAL version 1.4.1848, 1024MB, 897MB available, 5632 GFLOPS peak)
    17-Apr-2017 14:30:31 [---] OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon HD 6900 series (Cayman) (driver version 1800.11 (VM), device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1800.11), 1024MB, 897MB available, 5632 GFLOPS peak)
    It's been so long since I set up an ATI card on Ubuntu, I don't recall exactly the trick, but on my Ubuntu 14.04, it looks like the key may have been installing the Dev tools... You probably need to find the right version of the package for your release of MiNT.

    sudo dpkg -i fglrx-dev_15.302-0ubuntu1_amd64_ub_14.01.deb

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    Re: Guidance please

    OK so yeah I am up and running.

    I had a niggling memory about various aspects of doing GPU

    Years back there were ia32libs, later there were something like Multilibs that could be added.

    I have tried a lot of stuff so it would be better to do a fresh install to prove this but adding gcc 4.8 seemed to do the trick. Probably don't need a bunch of it but after I did then open cl was seen in boinc

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