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The latest core/kernal updates from Ubuntu killed ALL my systems on the LAN. A from scratch install using the Download Updates while installing made it work again, but then it did some weird LAN freeze and caused ALL the BOINC tasks on ALL computers to start failing... It did this same behaviour 4 times with 3.0.0.15 and 3.0.0.16 kernal updates and I threw up my hands and began searching for something better. One of the updates killed the caht engine and another update killed Remore Desktop... both problems fixed with from scratch installs.
Ubuntu has a serious QA problem and their major concerns do no include any BOINC.
As of this time, I've found no other version of Linux that will work properly with CUDU/ATI drivers and GUI.
But, I haven't given up... still looking and trying...
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you say with GUI, does that mean it's possible to run BOINC on CUDA through a terminal interface only, with no GUI? I mean, I suppose it doesn't matter that much as I'm so wet behind the ears with Linux I'd need a step-by-step guide on how to do anything with terminal, but your "with...GUI" comment has me curious smile.gif
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I have read (but never tried yet) that the CUDA drivers can be installed independant of the GUI drivers and X-11..

However, the newer stuff, OpenCL drivers and such for ATI and whatever Nvidia's answer to OpenCL is I have no idea yet.

I do expect that since Linux has so many problems from Realtek R8111e LAN drivers (they blame Realtek) and Video drivers (they blame Nvidia/ATI) that it may be some time before we see some resolution.

There is a total lack of QA in the Debian/Ubuntu world for many parts of the GUI system... there is also a deadly lack of a centralized coordination facility to do such QA. The Linux community thinks themselves special and all the fragments and versions of the GUI instances all come about from a different method of construction..

But heaven help the person that says anything is wrong with Linux in linux message boards... many are quick to point out things like "Ubuntu isn't Linux" and blame problems on other vendors.

Fact is, Linux is a multitasking OS-2/Unix type of command line OS and anything else is extra... so the die hard Linux folks don't give a damn about most novice users...

The whole culture of Linux is split in this regard. Where it is the best thing to use as a server platform it is clearly one of the worst things to use - or at least to use reliably- in a novice GUI system. Ubuntu is trying to bridge the gap, but their lack of QA on drivers that are necessary is years behind in many cases.

The latest Ubuntu won't even install on the HD6990 box... the video drivers simply don't work at all and one can never get to a prompt...

For now, Linux is a very iffy thing... The best I could suggest is install 11.04 and NEVER upgrade the kernal and it's associated drivers. However, I continued to upgrade hoping some problems would be corrected and things just got worse.

And the R8111e LAN drivers still don't work...

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post #43 of 44
well, guess it's time to break out the system builder XP disc and see if I can get that thing installed and running. no point having a linux box if i'm going to have 2 or 3 gpus just sitting in there idle frown.gif
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I have read (but never tried yet) that the CUDA drivers can be installed independant of the GUI drivers and X-11..
However, the newer stuff, OpenCL drivers and such for ATI and whatever Nvidia's answer to OpenCL is I have no idea yet.
I do expect that since Linux has so many problems from Realtek R8111e LAN drivers (they blame Realtek) and Video drivers (they blame Nvidia/ATI) that it may be some time before we see some resolution.
There is a total lack of QA in the Debian/Ubuntu world for many parts of the GUI system... there is also a deadly lack of a centralized coordination facility to do such QA. The Linux community thinks themselves special and all the fragments and versions of the GUI instances all come about from a different method of construction..
But heaven help the person that says anything is wrong with Linux in linux message boards... many are quick to point out things like "Ubuntu isn't Linux" and blame problems on other vendors.
Fact is, Linux is a multitasking OS-2/Unix type of command line OS and anything else is extra... so the die hard Linux folks don't give a damn about most novice users...
The whole culture of Linux is split in this regard. Where it is the best thing to use as a server platform it is clearly one of the worst things to use - or at least to use reliably- in a novice GUI system. Ubuntu is trying to bridge the gap, but their lack of QA on drivers that are necessary is years behind in many cases.
The latest Ubuntu won't even install on the HD6990 box... the video drivers simply don't work at all and one can never get to a prompt...
For now, Linux is a very iffy thing... The best I could suggest is install 11.04 and NEVER upgrade the kernal and it's associated drivers. However, I continued to upgrade hoping some problems would be corrected and things just got worse.
And the R8111e LAN drivers still don't work...
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Lol linux and drivers are always a hit and miss i know i pulled my hair out 3-4 years ago when i ran it on 2 of my boxes but i did run debian and for most part it worked ok just having to find drivers and build them i had a friend that was a linux expert tho so he helped me alot.
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