Bug#588976: boinc-client: Enable ATI Stream Support

Steffen Möller steffen_moeller at gmx.de
Sun Jul 25 10:52:57 UTC 2010

On 07/24/2010 09:42 PM, René Mayorga wrote:
> Hi Achim, and thanks for your bug report
Hello to all also from my side.

> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 12:30:23AM +0200, Achim Schaefer wrote:
>> Package: boinc-client
>> Version: 6.10.17+dfsg-3
>> the non-free fglrx driver comes with all libs to enable ATI Stream.
>> I tried the executable from the boinc web site, which found the GPU immidiately.
>> Please provide a version with ATI Steam support.
> A new version is available in unstable and it should hit testing in a few days,
this is another 6 days from now.

> please try this version.

you can already install that newer version from the "unstable" distribution
now, so there is no more wait required :)

To do so, please add unstable besides squeeze (you are not running stable, are you)
into your path. If you are afraid of that then please google for "apt pinning"
and after an apt-get update you can then do
apt-get install -t unstable boinc-client
Or you can just download the .deb from the "sid" page referenced on the above
referenced page.

If you are running stable, then we would very much appreciate help to get
the new version into backports.org. On our side we have Daniel caring for the
older Ubuntu distros (yipee!) but for the Debian packports we'd still need
someone. We happily talk you through the process but just cannot do more
maintenance work ourselves.

> BTW, we are not removing any ATI suppport from 6.10.17 and 6.10.58, I guest that
> you might only need to put your non-free ATI's libs in the correct $PATH.
> Sadly, I do not have any ATI GPU to test this, so your help is appreciated here.
I have them at work, but the commercial drivers don't recognize my dual screen setup,
this drove me such crazy that I stopped my effort to use them. So again, also from my
side, please help.

I can report that the new version indicates the multi processor setups :)

Beste Gruesse,


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