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Need ATIStream
« on: January 28, 2017, 03:13:10 pm »
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How can I install ATIStream on Peppermint 7 (64)? I need it to use OpenCL (JOCL). This is for a Puma+ APU.
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Re: Need ATIStream
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2017, 04:07:44 pm »
By the look of things you can just use the Debian packages
https://packages.debian.org/jessie-backports/amd-libopencl1

or if you just require libOpenCL.so then maybe just installing ocl-icd-libopencl1 will be enough (?)
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sudo apt-get install ocl-icd-libopencl1

But if you want amd-libopencl1 AND acceleration you'll also likely require the AMD proprietary graphics drivers .. these are not available in 16.04/Peppermint 7 so you may be better off with Peppermint 6.



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https://streamcomputing.eu/blog/2011-06-24/install-opencl-on-debianubuntu-orderly/
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Re: Need ATIStream
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2017, 05:11:44 pm »
Hi PCNetSpec!

By the look of things you can just use the Debian packages
https://packages.debian.org/jessie-backports/amd-libopencl1

or if you just require libOpenCL.so then maybe just installing ocl-icd-libopencl1 will be enough (?)
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sudo apt-get install ocl-icd-libopencl1
I have tried those Debian packages... see here. clinfo still says "0 devices".

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But if you want amd-libopencl1 AND acceleration you'll also likely require the AMD proprietary graphics drivers .. these are not available in 16.04/Peppermint 7 so you may be better off with Peppermint 6.

Yeah, AMD drivers are what we are talking about here I guess. WHY would it be available in Peppermint 6, but not Peppermint 7? Isn't it super-important to support AMD graphics drivers?

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Re: Need ATIStream
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2017, 05:18:17 pm »
Wow, AMD drivers seem like a nightmare. I am trying to find the Linux driver for my A6-7310 APU here. No idea how to get through that form to get that.

Edit: I'm trying AMD support forums. This must be solvable, right? "Ubuntu is AMD's target platform". The forums have moderator approval for posts which means I have to wait at least 12 and a half Internet years for a reaction.
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Re: Need ATIStream
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2017, 07:52:06 pm »
If it requires the proprietary AMD drivers, NO it's not solvable in Ubuntu 16.04 (and therefore Peppermint 7) :(

Ubuntu and AMD are now concentration solely on the open sourced drivers for latest versions of xorg .. so you'll need to go back to 14.04 (or Peppermint 6) I'm afraid.
(Debian must be using an older version of xorg for the old fglrx to still work)
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