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Message 91608 - Posted: 23 May 2019, 9:25:23 UTC

Does any one know of a Project that runs on a Linux Mint OS via a AMD Radeon 7700 GPU?
If so, are there any special commands needed to make it work?
I have a PC that works the same GPU via Windows7 OS, but with Linux I can't make it work.

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Message 91609 - Posted: 23 May 2019, 10:47:45 UTC - in response to Message 91608.  

Don't run GPU tasks myself as all my computers are currently running with onboard graphics. Based on what I have seen on here, most likely the problem is due to not having the right driver. Get the ones from the AMD site rather than the ones that are automagically installed by your distro.
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Message 91610 - Posted: 23 May 2019, 15:08:35 UTC - in response to Message 91608.  

Does any one know of a Project that runs on a Linux Mint OS via a AMD Radeon 7700 GPU?
If so, are there any special commands needed to make it work?
I have a PC that works the same GPU via Windows7 OS, but with Linux I can't make it work.

Thanks



You might want to read this article here especially the part about AMD ditching support for older boards.

I was not successful in getting the proprietary amdgpu-pro-19.10-782345-ubuntu-18.04.tar to work under 19.04 minimal server. I didn't pay much attention to the filename and assumed the 19.10 was ubuntu but actually it was just the AMD version. The driver only worked on 18. I did get it to work with five RX560s on risers under 18.04 minimal desktop.

Since your board came out in 2012 I would think the open source "amdgpu" that comes with all distributions would work instead of the "pro".

that being said, you might want to just upgrade to windows 10 in the meantime. At least that would get you newer GUI that IMHO is superior to 7 unlike that fiasco 8. Micro$oft does update the antivirus and fix defects and security problems unlike windows 7. If your 7 is legit, activated and "registered" with a Micro$oft account then you can still do the free upgrade.

I am no expert on Linux and AFAICT Linux still sucks, but...

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Message 91611 - Posted: 24 May 2019, 0:14:51 UTC - in response to Message 91608.  

Does any one know of a Project that runs on a Linux Mint OS via a AMD Radeon 7700 GPU?
There is no such model as a 7700 GPU. I presume you are talking about the HD 7000 series which includes a number of different model numbers. What is your particular model?

I'm using a HD 7770 model under Linux at the Einstein project. It's been crunching for around 6 years and it's still working just fine. I've never used Ubuntu or any of its derivatives so have no direct knowledge of the hoops you might need to jump through with your distro. Depending on your precise model, those hoops might be different. You might get the best advice by composing a much more detailed set of information about your hardware and software environment and asking for assistance on the Linux Mint forums. There are bound to be people there with direct experience with running GPU apps on BOINC projects under Mint.

If so, are there any special commands needed to make it work?
I have a PC that works the same GPU via Windows7 OS, but with Linux I can't make it work.
So, in essence, you already have a project (what project is that?) with a Linux GPU app so it sounds like you just need information on how to properly install the appropriate OpenCL libraries? If that's the case, you'll have a much higher chance of finding out how to do that by asking in the Mint forums. I presume (but certainly don't know for sure) that Mint can use the Ubuntu version of "Radeon Software for Linux" which used to be distributed as "AMDGPU-PRO". I would think you just need proper information about the version of Mint, the kernel version and the version of the -PRO package that will all be compatible. Just saying that you "can't make it work" without giving any information about what steps you have tried, is not the best way to ask for help so be sure to document what you have already done if you expect people to tell you what you might be missing.
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Gary.
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Message 91730 - Posted: 5 Jun 2019, 20:04:04 UTC - in response to Message 91610.  

I am no expert on Linux and AFAICT Linux still sucks, but...

You ain't much of an expert on anything.
Windows, a quaint American word, meaning: a real OS is too hard for me.
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Message 91731 - Posted: 5 Jun 2019, 20:18:10 UTC - in response to Message 91730.  
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I am no expert on Linux and AFAICT Linux still sucks, but...

You ain't much of an expert on anything.
Windows, a quaint American word, meaning: a real OS is too hard for me.



Your selective editing of my post obscured my conclusion that
"windows sucks more" and it's guaranteed!


I am no expert on Linux and AFAICT Linux still sucks, but...

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