I have never compiled anything before and the steps on GitHub are too complicated for me. How can I get Wolf's open-source AMD miner to work on Ubuntu?


Edit: since it matters, this is for Ubuntu 16.04 with multiple RX 470 cards.

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    The answer to your question is both card dependent and Ubuntu version dependent. Can you modify your question to include your specific details? Sep 16, 2016 at 7:05
  • Updated. Is that specific enough?
    – sgp
    Sep 16, 2016 at 11:02

3 Answers 3

  1. There is a problem with amdgpu and Gnome on the kernel 4.4 (default kernel with ubuntu 16.04). So If you want to use Gnome, Install a new kernel before installing the drivers : example
  2. Install amdgpu-pro

  3. Install the latest AMD APP SDK

  4. Install required dependencies and tools: "sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev build-essential libjansson-dev"

  5. Edit the Makefile : add "-I /opt/AMDAPPSDK-3.0/include" to the ligne that starts with "OPT"

  6. Compil : run "make"

  7. Edit xmr.conf : for the RX 480, rawintensity:960 and workersize:8 seems to give the best results

  8. run "sudo ./miner xmr.conf"

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    I didn't have to update the kernel, but everything else was perfect. Thank you!
    – sgp
    Sep 24, 2016 at 15:28
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    Um, I'm not sure what that is. I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu, uninstalled some bloat like LibreOffice, and followed your steps except #1.
    – sgp
    Sep 24, 2016 at 17:11
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    OK. Answer Edited Sep 24, 2016 at 17:54
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    as of 20161102 this doesn't work with the 16.4 driver (at least for me)
    – Ginger Ale
    Nov 3, 2016 at 2:53
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    yes, I can confirm that I've tested the above using 16.4 vs 16.3 driver, and 16.4 causes stuff not to work for some reason. I was gonna provide 16.3 available for download, but it seems like the license is all stupid.
    – Ginger Ale
    Nov 4, 2016 at 3:14

I don't have a Ubuntu or these GPUs to test but based on this thread for the GPU driver, this Reddit thread about the CPU miner and the Github link, main steps would be:

  1. download amdgpu-pro_16.30.3-306809.tar.xz
  2. extract the compressed file.
  3. go to that folder and now run the installation script "sudo ./amdgpu-pro-install"
  4. run "aticonfig --od-enable"
  5. download source of the miner
  6. extract the archive and go to the directory
  7. install required dependencies and tools: "sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev build-essential libjansson-dev"
  8. run "make"
  9. when build is finished without any error, configure "xmr.conf" file (index -1 being your CPU)
  10. run the miner
  • I'll try these out and report my results. Thank you.
    – sgp
    Sep 17, 2016 at 20:46
  • There is no aticonfig with the new amdgpupro Sep 23, 2016 at 21:21

Moroccon Engineer's answer above works with AMDGPU-Pro 16.50 and Ubuntu 16.04LTS but only if you also add -L/opt/amdgpu-pro/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ to the OPT section of the Makefile as described by Jolly Mort in his comment.

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