Just exploring this mining malarky and finding it a bit confusing.
I've read a few topics looking for suggestions / instructions and decided I'd try the poclbm miner. Grabbed that and ran it, got no where needs opencl. Found a helpful link to opencl
and followed the instructions but when I run make it fails with this error message
gcc -pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m64 -mtune=generic -D_GNU_SOURCE -fPIC -fwrapv -O3 -DNDEBUG -fPIC -DPYGPU_PACKAGE=pyopencl -DBOOST_PYTHON_SOURCE=1 -DPYOPENCL_USE_DEVICE_FISSION=1 -DBOOST_MULTI_INDEX_DISABLE_SERIALIZATION=1 -Dboost=pyopenclboost -DPYGPU_PYOPENCL=1 -Ibpl-subset/bpl_subset -I/opencl-install-location/include -I/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/core/include -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c src/wrapper/wrap_cl.cpp -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/src/wrapper/wrap_cl.o
In file included from src/wrapper/wrap_cl.cpp:1:0:
src/wrapper/wrap_cl.hpp:27:19: fatal error: CL/cl.h: No such file or directory
error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1
So it has failed to import or create the cl.h file
Trawling around the forums I find references to .h libs and SDKs but no real info. I did find a reference to an AMD SDK is this what they are refering to and if it is why is not mentioned as prequisite. Further I have an Nvidia gpu, does poclbm work with Nvidia cards or is it optomised for AMD?
Can someone shed a little light on this meanwhile I'll look at some of the other miners.