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  1. #1
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    Exclamation ATI cards

    I am starting to get headaches trying to figure this all out.

    What I want to do is get my 4 graphics cards bitcoin mining for me again but on ubuntu. I have finally managed to get ubuntu to recognize all of my cards, but now it seems I cannot get OpenCL to work/be recognized.
    (System x4 5830s, Evga Z77 FTW, Intel 3570K)

    So the furthest I have gotten is being able to run the command
    Code:
    sudo lspci | grep VGA
    and get all four cards to show up, and also run
    Code:
    sudo aticonfig --adapter=all --initial
    reboot and run
    Code:
    aticonfig --adapter=all --odgt
    and see each card and its temprature.


    Where I am failing is with my mining software trying to use OpenCL.
    I am going by this guide http://www.distrogeeks.com/install-c...2-10-4-ubuntu/ and I fail at step #25. I get the feedback from
    Code:
    ./autogen.sh
    Code:
    Configuration Options Summary:    
    curses.TUI...........: FOUND: -lncurses   
    OpenCL...............: NOT FOUND. GPU mining disabled.

    Here is some other advice I have gotten https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=149528.0;

    The best they can tell me is
    There will be a mismatch between the AMD.APP\bin\x86\opencl.dll and the syswow64\opencl.dll. Cgminer will crash, unless you have precompiled kernels (*.bin) files that are compatible in the folder. By copying the AMD.APP dll's (amdocl64.dll/amdocl.dll and opencl.dll) to system32 and syswow64 it will work. Remember to take ownership of the file, then change the filerights (as Windows protects those files by default).
    But that is for windows. (original article for the quoted info http://devgurus.amd.com/thread/160032 )

    I was also told go here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=78229.0
    Never mind it's gotten much easier now.

    In case anyone is wondering...

    Install Restricted AMD drivers from repos
    Download http://developer.amd.com/Downloads/A...v2.6-lnx64.tgz
    cd to where you saved it
    sudo ./Install-AMD-APP.sh
    Reboot
    sudo apt-get install python-pyopencl

    Then download your mining software of choice and you're good to go.
    But I really doubt it is that easy....



    So. Can anyone help?

    How can I tell which version of AMD-APP-SDK I have? How can I tell if I have OpenCL downloaded, installed, and enabled?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
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    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Re: Ok, so lets get this strait. How do I install ATI cards and get them running...

    Perhaps this may help, http://www.distrogeeks.com/?p=7105

    A walk threw for installing cgminer with AMD/ATI video cards.
    it apears that you may not have coppyied the ADL_SDK files to the correct folder before configuring cgminer source

    this will also install the latest cgminer release. and later if you wish to upgrade to newer version simple start at step 19.

    Hope it helps.
    Last edited by superdaveozzborn; March 29th, 2013 at 10:46 AM.

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