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July 24, 2011, 10:32:06 PM

Hello guys,

I wanted to try mining but I'm having some issues.

I use ubuntu with AMD E350 and Radeon HD5850.

I was able to mine with the integrated GPU, but the HD5850 isn't working. It doesnt show up in list adapter, and the fan doesn't turn on.

I have plugged a cable in the output, do I need to connect it to a monitor? (I have none around)

Anyone else with the same issue?

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August 01, 2011, 03:46:29 AM

What display drivers are you using?
Lower than 11.7, then yes you need to connect a monitor, or make/buy a dummy plug! However, the fan should still be running regardless!

Do you have the two 6-pin PCIe power connectors connected?

Then you will need to make sure you have your BIOS set to PCIe graphics for primary display.

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August 01, 2011, 11:52:19 AM

Fan not turning on usually means it's not getting enough power.  Make sure your PSU can handle it and the discrete card is seated well and plugged in correctly.
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