Radeon 5970 under Ubuntu unrecognized

Discussion created by Meteorhead on Feb 22, 2010
Latest reply on Feb 23, 2010 by Meteorhead

Dear Support,


My problem would be that I installed Stream SDK v2.01 under Ubuntu 9.10 with the latest 10.2 Catalyst for Linux distros. I have upgraded my code according to the ICD manual to avoid the "ERROR: clCreateContextFromType()" error. However the sample code seems to find one platform only, which is AMD Vendor, and name "ATI Stream". Which is interesting because the machine is Intel chipset (ASUS P6T6 WS with Core-i7 and it has 3 5970 cards in it (no crossfire naturally).

If I create a context with CL_DEVICE_TYPE_CPU, it gives back the 8 cores of the Core-i7 just fine. It gives err = -1 however with CL_DEVICE_TYPE_GPU.


Any idea as to what I'm doing wrong?