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April 21, 2011, 09:21:46 PM
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I have a Gentoo Hardened box (quasi server) that I intended to put a 5970 in as it sits in the basement (i.e., nice and cool).  Started following some of the Linux guides last weekend and never was able to "startx" without the box locking up.  I have used Gentoo for almost 10 years but always as a headless server and don't tinker with linux much - just setup a raid array with LVM2 and get Samba running along with FTP/Web and that is it.

I have an old copy of winXP that I could use for the windows box and can't really come up with a great reason to use Linux.  MSI AB allows more adjustments than linux (i.e. voltage).  Maybe if I get it working in a new linux box I can figure how to get it working in the gentoo server.

Appreciate constructive comments -- especially from anyone running Gentoo (especially Hardened).

Thanks!

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April 21, 2011, 11:35:26 PM
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I'm using Windows XP with 2x5970 and it works :)
Not tried *nix mining yet.

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April 22, 2011, 04:40:59 AM
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Thanks Tycho - Will probably go this route but really wanted to give *nix a shot

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April 22, 2011, 06:38:05 AM
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You may have an easier time getting this setup to work with ubuntu - this is assuming of course that you wish to keep it l33t and use linux lol  Tongue

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April 22, 2011, 02:28:28 PM
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heh - yes - the cool factor is definitely important

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April 23, 2011, 10:01:02 AM
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I run it on gentoo, but not headless. it requires the fglrx drivers to be active, so you need some kind of display or have to trick it
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April 29, 2011, 06:23:22 PM
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How did you get pyopencl to build?

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