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May 18, 2011, 10:48:19 PM
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Thanks for this.

I ran into this with centos myself but I didn't think about using fedora.  Will do that.  I myself am more comfortable with using rpm type OS Wink

Are you guys running xwindows or just shell?  I assume you need xwindows for the bitcoin client.  But since I either plan to run this on remote pools such as slush or deepbit or my own personal pool, I'm assuming this is all ok.
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May 19, 2011, 06:58:00 AM
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The miner can be ran from the shell.  However my understanding is that you need to start X to initialize the video card and that there's no getting around it.  Fortunately you can run a very simplified non-intrusive version of X on the console.

For example, this is the way I mine headless (without needing a keyboard/video/mouse) via an ssh session:

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# xinit -e twm &
# export DISPLAY=:0.0
# aticonfig --odsc=990,900
# screen -t (some name for this miner) python phoenix.py blah blah

That will start xwindows with twm running on the console (twm is not included in the X Window System group by default, you'll need 'yum -y install xorg-x11-twm').  Then you can screen the miner.  This is particularly helpful when you have several mining rigs, or several GPUs in one box.  Hope that helps.
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May 22, 2011, 12:09:40 PM
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my problem configuring


Adapter 0 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 51.00 C

Adapter 1 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 51.50 C
ERROR - Get temperature failed for Adapter 2 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series

Adapter 3 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 58.00 C
ERROR - Get temperature failed for Adapter 4 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series

Adapter 5 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 59.50 C

not temperature reader in adapter 2,4
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May 22, 2011, 09:49:08 PM
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Maybe try with a different driver version, or different tool (like ATIOverdriveCtl).
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June 30, 2011, 09:18:26 AM
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Thanks to all the advice in the thread, I just managed to add an HD5770 in my old office PBX PC (running CentOS and Asterisk) and add a bit to my mining capacity. PBX still functions perfectly as well. I can confirm that things work better with the latest 11.6 driver at least for this card.

A note that might be of help to anyone else trying this:

For some reason, I had to copy all the library files under /root/AMD-APP-SDK-v2.4-lnx32/lib/x86 to /usr/lib. In any other case pyopencl would not load.

Also, since I found out that phoenix miner gets an extra 3-4% out of the card, I installed it and using it. The only addition needed is the Twisted framework which can be installed as easy as:

wget http://twistedmatrix.com/Releases/Twisted/11.0/Twisted-11.0.0.tar.bz2
bunzip2 Twisted-11.0.0.tar.bz2
cd Twisted-11.0.0
python setup.py install
cd ..

Getting 213 MH/s right now, with card at 950,300 and 65 C temp.

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July 16, 2011, 01:22:54 AM
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FYI, I've come up with a method under Fedora 14 that is _much_ easier, as it already has Python 2.7, NumPy and JSON support built into the existing OS RPMs.  Same with git, python-twisted (needed for Phoenix) and probably some other things I'm not thinking of.  I've gotten the provisioning down to a simple kickstart, ATI driver install, SDK install, PyOpenCL and the miner.   The SDK is RPM'able, and the drivers do exist in the wild according to my googling (maybe included with FC14 also?).

Will produce a guide, including a kickstart file, when things settle down.. if that should ever happen.
Hi, did things already 'settle down' a bit?
I'm planning to install poclbm (or maybe phoenix as someone claimed it gives 4-5% more output) on the newest fedora but it's the first time I do mining, so a guide would be very helpful.
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September 01, 2011, 11:51:47 PM
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Changes needed to be current with version changes:

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Install NumPy
wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/numpy/NumPy/1.6.1/numpy-1.6.1.tar.gz
tar -xf numpy-1.6.1.tar.gz
cd numpy-1.6.1
python setup.py install
cd ~

Install PyOpenCL
wget http://pypi.python.org/packages/source/p/pyopencl/pyopencl-2011.1.2.tar.gz
tar -xf pyopencl-2011.1.2.tar.gz
cd pyopencl-2011.1.2/
python configure.py \
  --cl-inc-dir=/root/AMD-APP-SDK-v2.4-lnx64/include \
  --cl-lib-dir=/root/AMD-APP-SDK-v2.4-lnx64/lib/x86_64 \
  --cl-libname=OpenCL
python setup.py install
cd ~

Install JSON-RPC
bzr checkout http://bzr.json-rpc.org/trunk
cd trunk/python-jsonrpc/
python setup.py install
cd ~

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September 05, 2011, 02:04:45 PM
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Right now it doesn't look good for the bitcoin client running on CentOS, but this may change when CentOS 6 comes out, which should have the more up to date libraries.
It is my understanding that CentOS 6 has made its appearance already.
Did anyone already try to get the bitcoin client running?
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April 09, 2013, 07:06:57 AM
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based on this thread which I've followed more than once I wrote an updated step by step CentOS bitcoin mining guide.  I hope you find it useful and if the OP is around, maybe you'll consider locking this dated thread.
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