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Folding at home GPU (new user)

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:26 pm
by poppster
Good afternoon. I am new to linux and linux mint.
I have the latest version of Mint Cinnamon and I am running the following hardware.

Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon 4.4.8
Intel© Pentium© CPU G3220 @ 3.00GHz × 2
8GB ddr3 ram
AMD 7950 3GB GPU >> Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Tahiti PRO [Radeon HD 7950/8950 OEM / R9 280] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

I have noticed that my GPU refuses to bring in any work orders for folding at home, while my other Windows 10 desktops/laptops will.
My GPU shows in the program, and I have the settings as "GPU = TRUE" in settings.
I am not using any proprietary drivers for my GPU either.

I do keep getting this message when I am in driver manager:
E:The repository 'cdrom://Linux Mint 19.3 _Tricia_ - Release amd64 20191213 bionic Release' does not have a Release file. (I believe I just unclicked the CD under sources to remove).

Am I doing something wrong? Should I have a different driver version?

Re: Folding at home GPU (new user)

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:53 am
by tinca
hi poppster,

you would be better if you can move your post into the Folding at home thread. This is where all the folders are and you would stand a much better chance of getting a reply.

If you can not move it you could ask a moderator to do it for you. If you can not do either of them then go to this thread and post your question there, follow the link below.

viewtopic.php?f=58&t=243792&p=1798644&h ... g#p1798644

Just a thought, have you got the GPU,s.txt file in your Linux installation. I beleive that it is NOT downloaded by default. You can check to see if you have it. It should be in /var/lib/fahclient.


Best regards Keith

Re: Folding at home GPU (new user)

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:08 pm
by poppster
Thanks for taking the time to reply, I appreciate it.

Once I get home I will check the directory and see if the GPU's .txt file is in there.

I'm not sure how to move a post here without just copying the thread link; but if a MOD sees this, please feel free to move it.

Much appreciated,


Re: Folding at home GPU (new user)

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:25 pm
by poppster
The log says that there are no compute devices that matched my GPU, and that I need to update my graphics drivers?

No open cl detected.

22:16:49:Enabled folding slot 01: READY gpu:0:Tahiti PRO [Radeon R9 280/HD 7900/8950]
[91m22:16:49:ERROR:No compute devices matched GPU #0 {[0m
[91m22:16:49:ERROR: "vendor": 4098,[0m
[91m22:16:49:ERROR: "device": 26522,[0m
[91m22:16:49:ERROR: "type": 1,[0m
[91m22:16:49:ERROR: "species": 5,[0m
[91m22:16:49:ERROR: "description": "Tahiti PRO [Radeon R9 280/HD 7900/8950]"[0m
[91m22:16:49:ERROR:}. You may need to update your graphics drivers.[0m
22:16:49:WU06:FS04:Running FahCore: /usr/bin/FAHCoreWrapper /var/lib/fahclient/cores/ -dir 06 -suffix 01 -version 706 -lifeline 1290 -checkpoint 17
22:16:49:WU06:FS04:Started FahCore on PID 1299
22:16:49:WU06:FS04:Core PID:1303
22:16:49:WU06:FS04:FahCore 0xa7 started

I believe I am on mesa drivers. What drivers do I need?