I am using Debian Sid which is very similiar to Ubuntu and it is very hard to find good instructions on the net for this, as I also have a NVidia GeForce 8600M GT.
My first question: Do i really need something form the ATI Steam SDK? This seems weird but all manuals on the net lack information about this.
I tried several python miners like Poclbm-mod, Poclbm and GUIMiner. I have OpenCL and PyOpenCL installed form the repositories and the GUIMiner for example starts like a charm with a good error message:
No OpenCL devices were found...
With Poclbm-mod and Poclbm i get the following error message:
platforms = cl.get_platforms()
pyopencl.LogicError: clGetPlatformIDs failed: invalid/unknown error code
This seems to be the same error, OpenCL does not work probably. Does anyone know how to handle this error?
Or is there another method to do GPU bitcoin mining on Debian Linux?