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June 14, 2011, 01:38:40 AM
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I recently upgraded my 5770 to a 6950 in Ubuntu, and it isn't being recognized as an OpenCL device.  Does anyone have any experience with similar situations or know what causes a new device to be 'seen' by OpenCL?
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June 14, 2011, 04:41:02 AM
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You should be able to just swap cards.  I do it all the time.

Can you get glxinfo, etc working in x?  That would suggest your driver isn't installed/loaded or your Xorg.conf is somehow wrong.

lsmod | grep fglrx

Do you get something?

Did you update your Xorg.conf ?  aticonfig --initial ?

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June 14, 2011, 11:55:31 PM
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Upon running glxinfo, I get a massive amount of output that's pretty meaningless to me.

Upon running lsmod | grep fglrx, I get:
fglrx                2434640  173

Upon running sudo aticonfig --initial, I get:
Uninitialised file found, configuring.
Fail to link to fglrx-libglx.so, please check whether driver is installed correctly
Using /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Saving back-up to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.original-0


This last one seems interesting...the driver works fine for running the display.  I basically just turned off the proprietary driver when after I put in my 6950, and then turned it back on; I did this the lazy way via the Additional Drivers menu.

If these drivers aren't working for it, where exactly should I be getting them from?  What source do you use for your drivers?
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June 18, 2011, 05:20:51 PM
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I have the same problem. The solution that works for everyone is to install the propietery drivers from ATI - however their site is down! Anyone knows where to get the .run files except from the official ATI pages, which are down since a couple of hours?

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June 21, 2011, 02:19:58 AM
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I have a similar problem...if I change cards count (go from 2 to 3 let say), ubuntu does not boot anymore...I need to reinstall OS. That's really tedious...there's gotta be a quick fix.
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June 21, 2011, 05:37:54 AM
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Whenever you change cards, do this:

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sudo aticonfig --adapter=all --initial -f

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June 21, 2011, 06:46:31 AM
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Also check your SDK version, the 6xxx cards are not supported by 2.1, you have to goto 2.4
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