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

Steffen Möller steffen_moeller at gmx.de
Thu Jul 29 09:15:08 UTC 2010


On 07/26/2010 10:26 PM, Achim Schaefer wrote:
> On Saturday 24 July 2010 21:42:17 René Mayorga wrote:
>> 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.
>> 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.
> Yes I think I found the same-)
> I asume the bigest issue here are the libs itself.
> As far as I could see they connect to the X Server.
> So when running as the user which is running the XServer they can easily 
> connect. But as user boinc, they don't have access to X, and so they report an 
> "error" situation, no amd gpu found.
> If I'm right, this is something only amd could solve. ( Or we get a open 
> source driver with support for ati stream or openCL.
> But clearly no debian package issue.
let us just dream ahead a bit. What if one could specify the username
under which the boinc machinery should run? We could then have it set
to the user that is commonly running X. Or should it all run as root?
Well, the latter maybe less appropriate, but also I don't see how on
servers that may possibly only have the kdm running one could single out

More insights are welcomed



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