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  1. torgoth

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    Hi! Im trying to install drivers for my GPU because Mint (linux mint cinnamon x64) notified me that if I dont install them the load will go on the CPU and thats not convenient for me, since I'm trying to run WCG :}
    here just appeared again
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    so this is the trouble I ran into:
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    How to install these types of files?
    thanks in advance!
     
  2. agent00skid

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    Extract the .run file and set it as executable.
     
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  3. torgoth

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    thank you, but this is what happens next:
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    usually it means you don't have the right C library needed. check the log file it is referring to.
     
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    normally this is the build/compile/dev tools. They are very standard across linux distros for compiling programs and drivers. Usually they are : build-essential, g++, dpkg-dev, libc6-dev, and several others depending on the source code.
     
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    I would avoid using the .run files from amd's site, since they're generic packages not made for any one version of linux, and may have dependency or other problems. EDIT: see posts below.
    I don't run Mint, but it looks like there is an fglrx package available.

    I think this should work: Open a terminal and type
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    sudo apt-get install fglrx-updates fglrx-amdcccle-updates
    That should install the latest Catalyst driver and the Catalyst control center, and whatever dependencies it needs.
    Hope this helps. :toast:
     
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    On the contrary, the .run file builds from source and installs the driver package specific to your flavor of Linux. During the .run installation, it will ask you what you want to do. There is an option to install straight from source aka build from source and install (like make && make install) or, build a package for your distro. Also, the .run is usually more recent than the fglrx packages.
     
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    Ah, that's interesting. The last time I used the .run package was a few years ago, and it didn't do that then, it just copied a bunch of stuff.
    I guess my experience is out of date :eek:, so disregard what I said above. :)
     
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    try older drivers. newer driver for the 790 are bad. 13.8 is good.
     
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    @DDD: What is true for Windows drivers is not necessarily true for Linux drivers. Different motor under the hood.
     
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    i know that... but not necessarily different engineers coding the shit. They are the same, and they are bound to make the same silly mistakes.

    afaik linux and windows kernel is not that different after all.
     
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    are you serious? There is a very big difference.

    First: The comparison

    Both architechtures are Monolithic (with exceptions)
    Both have USB user-space drivers
    Both have user-space printing
    Linux has user-space filesystem (FUSE, etc), Windows has that with freeware
    Both have user-space audio
    both have user-space graphics aka GUI

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    Moreover the site mentions that Linux has the following while it's not sure if Windows can do it:

    Capability-based security
    In-kernel key management keyctl
    Audit-API fanotify
    Sandbox SELinux, KVM, seccomp
    Synflood protection Syncookies

    Also, Windows Source Code is proprietary vs Linux Open source GPL

    Windows Kernel is a mixture(hybrid) of microkernel and Monolithic
    In Linux the "execution unit" is a "process or task" whereas in Windows it is a "thread"
    Linux has a simpler, more logical kernel API, and is more robust because
    of it.

    Read some Phoronix articles on The Linux Kernel. Such as "Linux 3.12 Brings Big AMD Radeon Improvements"

    There are BIG differences between Windows Kernel and Linux Kernel.
     
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    Thanks for speaking up, I could not have worded it better (I do not have an IT background and therefore am still exploring the more low-level stuff).
     
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