As the title suggests, I am attempting to run xmr-stak on Ubuntu 16.04.0.

Currently I am following a hodge-podge of instructions found here, here, and here. I'm noticing an issue with dkm during the installation of amdgpu-pro. Also, for whatever reason, clinfo will not locate my GPU.

Compiling is fine, but I believe my issue is finding a driver for the 5830. However, I have noticed that amdgpu-pro does suppport my card.

  • I have a HD 6950 but with windows and I got it working with the 14.1 beta drivers and xmr-stak 2.1.0
    – tttony
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 14:34

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For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and above, the AMD Catalyst or fglrx driver (compatible with your card) is no longer supported by AMD, or in Ubuntu. The AMDGPU-PRO and AMD Blockchain BETA driver aren´t compatible with your card, finally, the opensource ones can´t be used for mining due to OpenCL.

So, one solution could be to try installing the fglrx driver on your system. Here the reference from Ubuntu WIKI.

  • I'm not married to the idea of 16.04 or Ubuntu. But I have two more questions - could I follow the tutorial seen here to install drivers for the GPU. Alternatively, do you know of a resource for a different distro?
    – emka
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 14:36
  • The tutorial seems quite correct, you can follow that or try Windows as the user above said it works.
    – cialu
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 14:50
  • I'm not really a windows user. I've been using Ubuntu and Arch for so long that I would feel weird going back, especially since I haven't touched windows since Vista.
    – emka
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 19:20
  • @emka Latest Windows on my PC was XP, but on my rig I'm using Win 10 due to higher hash rate rather than Linux.
    – cialu
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 20:15

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