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September 24, 2011, 08:18:12 PM
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Can you point me at the second tutorial?  I am only aware of the one in the OP.

Hmm, I read carelessly, thought step 13 was the download of pyopencl, since it was the first place it appears in the sequence.  It appears that those instructions are incomplete.   Try downloading it with the command
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wget http://pypi.python.org/packages/source/p/pyopencl/pyopencl-0.92.tar.gz


(Stop speaking so complex English. I'm just a poor french guy, who got lost here Cheesy)

It worked, thank you very much Smiley

Well, as I understood the post, the second tutorial shall be for the V2.4 of AMD SDK and the 6XXX Series.

But don't ask me something about the command lines. I just understand the idea behind all that.

I got one more error on step 15.
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user@computer:~$ svn checkout http://svn.json-rpc.org/trunk/python-jsonrpc
svn: OPTIONS de 'http://svn.json-rpc.org/trunk/python-jsonrpc': Could not resolve hostname `svn.json-rpc.org': No adress is associated with the host name (http://svn.json-rpc.org)

While the link on step 16. works, this one doesn't.
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September 24, 2011, 08:51:08 PM
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The python-json repository has moved.  The OP should update those instructions.  This is the new way to download that code:
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sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install mercurial
hg clone https://bitbucket.org/Kommit/python-jsonrpc
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September 24, 2011, 09:31:58 PM
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I finally got it installed  Cheesy

Thank you very much for your help Smiley
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September 27, 2011, 01:18:23 AM
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The python-json repository has moved.  The OP should update those instructions.  This is the new way to download that code:
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sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install mercurial
hg clone https://bitbucket.org/Kommit/python-jsonrpc
Which steps does this replace?

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September 27, 2011, 01:39:48 AM
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Step 15 in the OP.  I notice that there is also a wget of a python-jsonrpc at step 8, so perhaps it's redundant.
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October 30, 2011, 09:26:07 PM
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Just so you guys know, I set out to create a new guide for v11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)... but after spending a better part of whole day trying to get it to work properly with multiple GPUs, I have given up for the time being.

v11.10 is just plain not good for mining for a number of reasons if you have more than 1 GPU (it's ok for 1 GPU though).

I am going to re-do the v11.04 guide and remove the x32 version, only doing an x64.  I'm pretty ticked off I wasted a whole day on v11.10 and I'm pretty ticked off at both AMD for not fixing their crap ass drivers for 3+ revisions and at Ubuntu for foisting the ultra crap that Unity is on us and also for using the crap AMD drivers that are a bag of fail (v11.8) as their base fglrx install.  

Look for the new guide soon.

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October 31, 2011, 10:12:30 PM
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Just so you guys know, I set out to create a new guide for v11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)... but after spending a better part of whole day trying to get it to work properly with multiple GPUs, I have given up for the time being.

v11.10 is just plain not good for mining for a number of reasons if you have more than 1 GPU (it's ok for 1 GPU though).

I am going to re-do the v11.04 guide and remove the x32 version, only doing an x64.  I'm pretty ticked off I wasted a whole day on v11.10 and I'm pretty ticked off at both AMD for not fixing their crap ass drivers for 3+ revisions and at Ubuntu for foisting the ultra crap that Unity is on us and also for using the crap AMD drivers that are a bag of fail (v11.Cool as their base fglrx install.  

Look for the new guide soon.
The ATI drivers after 11.6 have a bug that makes them consume 100% of CPU.
But drivers before 11.7 not work with kernel 3.0+
So I have found a patch:
http://eduard-x.blogspot.com/2011/05/amd-catalyst-115-2639-debian.html
and using 3.1 kernel and 11.6 drivers with this patch on Ubuntu oneiric.
Everything works fine (also spent full day to found this solution).

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October 31, 2011, 10:58:56 PM
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I just recommend staying away from Oneric all together.

Here's a link to the new guide:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=50388.0

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November 20, 2011, 08:54:58 PM
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Hi chaps

Inaba - you may have noticed I've dropped from 2nd to 3rd in your pool - having all sorts of problems with some new style XFX 5850s and 5830s that seem to refuse to play ball with the Linux Catalyst drivers I use.

To recall, my fastest config (which works on ALL my other systems - with 5770s to 6950s, all overclocked) is based on Lubuntu (LXDE instead of Gnome, no Unity, no Compiz, lightweight and works), using the Catalyst 11.6 proprietary driver and the 2.4 APP SDK. It works just fine, and I get some reasonably quick miners as a result.

However, the new spiral-heatpipe XFX cards will NOT play with these settings. I thought the problem was hardware, but I'm getting OVER 50% FAILURE RATE with my 7 cards. On top of this, the cards boot fine, run through POST fine, and will install Lubuntu all the way to a full system **just fine**.

It's only after installing the Catalyst proprietary drivers (11.6) that the whole thing fails. The machine boots into Linux, and as soon as the fglrx modules are loaded, the screen goes to chequerboard red squares (the typical failure mode for these cards, from extensive Googling). So it appears to be the driver, rather than the card.

Since I know that the card has different voltage / frequency settings for different situations, and that they're only utilised by the proprietary driver (booting into DOS, for example, has the card stuck on the 'boot' voltage and frequencies), I've also tried a hacked BIOS. In other words - I know that the Boot settings don't crash - so I set ALL power settings to the same voltage, frequency, etc. The testing idea being that perhaps the 'idle' low-power setting crashes the card (it's 157 MHz core / 300 MHz mem). However, with everything set to 725 core / 1000 mem / 1.088V and force flashed, the card POSTs OK, boots into Linux OK, then as the Catalyst driver kicks in - red squares and complete hard lockup.

So... I'm not willing to use the 11.7 to 11.9 drivers because of the CPU utilisation bug. But Catalyst 11.11 apparently fixes this on Linux - and also apparently installs the APP SDK in the process for you...


OK - it makes all that script development I did a waste... but I'm now trying the 11.11 Catalyst drivers on Lubuntu 11.04 Natty to see whether this makes these cards work properly... if so, I'll update the script setup.

Just thought a few here may be interested in this - especially if they've 'invested' in the *cheap* new XFX 5830 and 5850 cards, which apparently have GOOD core components, but poor memory (which isn't cooled in any significant way). For bitcoin mining, with underclocked memory, these cards ought to be good value, esp. with 'allegedly' top-bin GPU cores but cut-price everything else...

I'll report back when I have solid results.

Smiley

(then perhaps I'll get back to number two on your pool Inaba!!!! Wink )

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November 20, 2011, 09:42:23 PM
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Thanks catfish for this info.  I have quite a few of the XFX's but no problems like you're describing (still they do seem more flaky thank my other cards).  I'm on Ubuntu 11.04 x64 with Catalyst 11.6 and APP SDK 2.4.  Please let us know what you find out.  I am interested to see if 11.11 fixes the CPU bug, though 11.6 works just fine for me.

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November 20, 2011, 10:42:50 PM
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Well, the CPU bug is still there, at least in Windows, for 11.11.  I have a pair of 6990's that I use as my gaming rig which mines in it's off time and I installed 11.11 to solve some BF3 graphic issues, but the CPU bug remains.

I'll be interested to know what you come up with, but I've not experienced any problems like you are describing myself.  The only XFX cards I have are some 6990s, a couple 5870's and I think one or two 5970's.

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November 21, 2011, 10:09:44 AM
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Quick update - 11.11 doesn't make the XFX cards work, but since the failure mode means:

1. POST works
2. Logic board BIOS / EFI works - even pretty EFI screens, no artefacts or problems
3. Linux boots OK
4. As soon as Catalyst drivers load in kernel - crash, red squares all over screen and *board locks up*
5. Ethernet interface, which is smack between the GPUs in the PCI list (usually GPUs at 1:0, 2:0, Ethernet at 3:0, GPUs at 4:0 and 5:0) locks up too, so no way of getting into machine, game over

there's no way of telling whether 11.11 fixes the CPU bug in Linux or not. Other reports say that it has.

Once I've worked out a way to get the XFX cards working under Linux then I'll continue - clearly the bug here is with the drivers switching the GPUs into the different power modes (idle clock / voltage, power clock / voltage, 3d etc.) because the cards work just fine in DOS and BIOS screens, however complicated (and the EFI BIOSes can be rather 'flashy'). I'll start another thread to see if anyone here has hacked BIOSes enough with RBE to be able to fix this, but my initial common-sense approach (make all different levels the same as the Boot voltage / clock) didn't work, so I'm not confident...

If the AMD APP SDK is integrated in the 11.11 Catalyst installer, as is claimed, then it'd make the Linux setup scripts a bit more simple and foolproof, and I haven't tested 11.11 on Linux for performance yet. Clearly there's little need for me - the sensible approach would be to return the faulty graphics cards and chalk it up to experience - and since my current 11.04 Lubuntu / 11.6 Catalyst / 2.4 APP SDK / catfish scripts are a two-step unattended install on any *functioning* system now, further R&D is really wasted effort. However, I've got the best part of 1.5 GH/sec of duff XFX cards that could be put to work, and now England is getting cold and my Catfish Mining Shelf Rigs are performing the very useful function of heating the house Smiley I ought to get them working...

I'm giving the cards one more try, then sending them back...

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February 14, 2012, 12:27:50 PM
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Based on this guide, are there any additional things required if installing from an Ubuntu 11.04 mini.iso a.k.a. minimal install?

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February 14, 2012, 03:15:57 PM
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Yes, lots.  This guide isn't for a mini install.

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February 25, 2012, 11:03:04 AM
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Never mind

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March 12, 2012, 05:32:18 AM
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This guide is incredible. I'm having a small problem though.

I can run poclbm miner just fine with one card on a 2 card system(2x5850).

When I open up a second ssh window and start another poclbm on -d1 instead of -d0, it starts, but it on has half the hash rate and it reduces the other miners hash rate by half.

No matter what combo i use -d1 -d0  --platform etc, the second miner always cuts the first miners hash rate in half. Any ideas?

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March 12, 2012, 05:55:45 AM
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This guide is incredible. I'm having a small problem though.

I can run poclbm miner just fine with one card on a 2 card system(2x5850).

When I open up a second ssh window and start another poclbm on -d1 instead of -d0, it starts, but it on has half the hash rate and it reduces the other miners hash rate by half.

No matter what combo i use -d1 -d0  --platform etc, the second miner always cuts the first miners hash rate in half. Any ideas?

That seems like you are only starting the miners on the one card regardless of the -d switch used, I would give phoenix or cgminer a try and see if they work better with your setup and use something like below to make sure you have two devices initialized by the X server.

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~$ grep -i /dev/ati /var/log/Xorg.0.log
[    20.834] ukiOpenDevice: node name is /dev/ati/card0
[    20.834] ukiOpenDevice: node name is /dev/ati/card1
[    21.802] ukiOpenDevice: node name is /dev/ati/card0
[    22.196] ukiOpenDevice: node name is /dev/ati/card0
[    22.196] ukiOpenDevice: node name is /dev/ati/card1
[    22.378] ukiOpenDevice: node name is /dev/ati/card0
[    22.519] ukiOpenDevice: node name is /dev/ati/card0
[    22.519] ukiOpenDevice: node name is /dev/ati/card1
[    22.615] ukiOpenDevice: node name is /dev/ati/card0
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March 12, 2012, 12:26:53 PM
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This guide is outdated.  There is an updated guide, though I'm not sure that it will address your problem.

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March 12, 2012, 05:59:46 PM
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This guide is outdated.  There is an updated guide, though I'm not sure that it will address your problem.


Care to post it ? I think people stopped using Ubuntu after the stupid switch to 11.10 and forced Unity onto the users.

At least I did ...
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March 12, 2012, 07:02:50 PM
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It's already posted ... I don't have a link, but it's in the same forum as this guide.  Search of Oneric I think.

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