I have gone out and bought a ATI Radeon HD 5770 card to cut my teeth on.
I've been trying the guide:
Easy Ubuntu python OpenCL mining setuphttp://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2636.0
I have installed kubuntu 10.4 64 bit and installed the proprietary driver using K > Applications > System > Additional drivers
I downloaded namecoin binaries and extracted them to the folder "namecoin" under ~/Downloads
I downloaded AMD-APP-SDK-v2.4-lnx64.tgz and installed it using the instructions in pdf but still get errors (CL_PLATFORM_NOT_FOUND_KHR) trying to run the samples
I did that command to check .so files but none were missing.
I copied the code from the example but tried to change a few things to namecoin instead of bitcoin but ended up with a .namecoin folder in my home directory whereas the namecoind binary is in a folder under downloads.
I have probably done a million things wrong but here is what I get when I type:
./namecoind -server&python poclbm.py -d 0 --user un --pass pw
bitcoin server starting
python: can't open file 'poclbm.py': [Errno 2] No such file or directory
this is the directory listing of:
addr.dat bitcoin.conf BitcoinMiner.py blkindex.dat __db.001 __db.003 __db.005 db.log nameindex.dat wallet.dat
bitcoin.co BitcoinMiner.cl blk0001.dat database __db.002 __db.004 __db.006 debug.log poclbm.py
base58.h coding.txt DESIGN-namecoin.md init.cpp key.h makefile namecoin.cpp noui.h rpc.cpp setup.nsi uibase.h ui.rc
bignum.h contrib docs init.h license.txt makefile.mingw namecoind obj rpc.h sha256.cpp ui.cpp util.cpp
build-msw.txt cryptopp headers.h irc.cpp locale makefile.osx namecoin.h rc script.cpp strlcpy.h ui.h util.h
build-osx.txt db.cpp hook.cpp irc.h main.cpp makefile.unix net.cpp README-bitcoin.md script.h TODO-namecoin uint256.h xpm
build-unix.txt db.h hook.h json main.h makefile.vc net.h README.md serialize.h uibase.cpp uiproject.fbp
Any ideas or more questions would be much appreciated. I wish I had of known about this at easter time so I could have worked on it then!