I've used Unetbootin to make a bootable flash stick of LinuxCoin. I was hoping I could fire it up and do some quick tests of my new cards and mainboard. But it's taking hours for me to get nowhere! Help!
First off, I have a Gigabyte mainboard with 1 5830 installed. This silly board won't boot off normal USB flash sticks. After much digging I found I had to format the stick with some HP tool. Which sucks, but I'm past that now. I can boot LinuxCoin.
I can read and accept the license. That seems to work. Bit nothing else does.
I've tried doing some things seen in tutorials here but AMDOverdrive just complains:
"Unable to init AMD ADL library" "blah blah need Catalyst drivers"
similarly the CatalystControlCenter gives an error about drivers not installed.
I tried aticonfig and can use it to see the 5830 is there. But it doesn't seem to allow me to do much else. Though I'm still confused by the commands as some posted here simply don't work, eg. checking temperatures, speeds etc. I'm getting a message about "X needs to be running"... what? I thought it was since the desktop is up. Confused now.
Isn't it supposed to be easier than this? Aren't drivers supposed to be detected and installed by LinuxCoin?
I haven't seen any "getting started" info that says how to find and install the drivers.What do I need to do?
I'd like to just test the card functions and maybe do a test mining session.
(Tried poclbm but it lists CPU and no GPUs, seems to also want drivers to work)
BTW I've been using Linux for years so I'm quite capable with it. I just haven't done any mining using LinuxCoin+GPUs before. I can mine on my Linux notebook though