Help requested: write a new how-to on detecting GPUs in BOINC on Linux

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Message 65278 - Posted: 5 Nov 2015, 17:11:28 UTC

Hi all reading,

We're looking for someone, or a couple of people, to write step-by-step manuals on how to add the drivers for Nvidia, AMD and if possible Intel GPUs in such a way that BOINC can detect the GPU at start-up.

I understand this isn't an easy feat, with the big variety of Linux distributions out there. But that's also the problem BOINC comes across, where in some distros BOINC with the drivers does work, but then the next distro update everything's broken. After which the complaints are that it's obviously BOINC its fault, as it cannot detect that the GPU is there, while the same BOINC under the previous distro could do it.

So I would like to have a thread here with as many write-ups of how to detect the GPU in whichever distro is out there, old, new, with use of old driver, new drivers, old BOINC, new BOINC.

My knowledge of Linux is thin, or I would probably look into this myself.
My intention is to leave the thread here, stickied and locked, and add to it as you write the manuals. I can also copy the manuals to the official BOINC Wiki (with full kudos of course).

Think you can help out? Want to?
Then make a new thread here in the GPU forum, and describe your method of doing things.

With thanks.
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