I'm just getting started with my experiments using ATi card for general purpose computation (I have a lot of experience with CUDA programming). However, I have been extreme trouble getting my 5870 to run reliably in the Linux box that I have. The box is configured as following:
However, I have been all kinds of problems when using this machine:
What's most infuriating about all this is the lack of reproducibility of it all. Sometimes a machine reboot will clear the issues, sometimes programs will run one second, the next the machine will lock up. Any help would be most appreciated.
I have been able to run the StreamSDK under Ubuntu 9.10, using Catalyst 10.2 without any issues.
Did you clean the machine for any existing driver bits before doing the installation? If you could give specifics on issues, (error messages etc) I can try to help you out.