Ubuntu – Litecoin mining, AMD Overdrive


I'm setting up a mining rig using 3-7950's, and have ran into a little bit of a road block. I've seen a few guides using xubuntu 12.10, but none with xubuntu 13.04.

darth_bunny's guide

cryptobadger's guide

gentoo (bitcoin)

I've tried the first 2 ways on fresh images, but for some reason X never starts…

aticonfig --adapter=0 --od-getclocks
ERROR - X needs to be running to perform AMD Overdrive(TM) commands

Following the darth_bunny's guide way I built to 13.04 instead of 12.10

./amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.3-beta3-linux-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/raring

On a side note, whenever I plug the ATI cards in, video (connected to onboard), does not output. I'm guessing this is because the ATI cards are primary? It didn't bother me as I ssh in anyway.

I also have some missing lib's when trying to run cgminer, but that is something to worry about later.

Has anyone solved this on 13.04, or should I just downgrade to 12.10?

Best Answer

So for the rest of you I hope this is useful. I disabled the onboard video, and plugged into card.


sudo aticonfig --adapter=all --initial -f

rebooted, all devices were enabled.

By default cgminer looks for libudev.so.0, and will not run until it's happy so I set a link up to the newest version.

cd /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu
sudo ln -s libudev.so.1.2.2 libudev.so.0

xubuntu 13.04 = happy

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