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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Installing and configuring ATI video card drivers

In this recipe, we'll go into the details for installing and configuring the ATI video card driver, followed by the AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) SDK, CAL++, and OpenCL. Taking advantage of the ATI Stream Technology, we can run computationally-intensive tasks, typically running on the CPU, more quickly and efficiently. For more detailed information regarding the ATI Stream technology, visit www.amd.com/stream.

Getting ready

The following requirements need to be fulfilled:

  • A connection to the Internet is required to complete this recipe
  • The preparation of the kernel headers is needed before starting this task, which is explained in the Preparing kernel headers recipe at the beginning of ...

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