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Hello, Sorry for not knowing so much about this topic. I have tried searching, but I couldn't figure it out.

I have bought myself a R9 280X from ASUS, together with a good power supply and a kit including: PE4H PM3N and the cable connecting them: PCIEMM-060A.

I connected this to the port where the WLAN adapter was inside my notebook. It is a MiniPCIe, which I connected the PM3N to, and then connected that to the PE4H with the connector cable. I also connected the PE4H to a molex plug.

I have not connected any monitor to the videocard, but that is because I am not going to use the Video Card for gaming. I am going to use it for Mining crpytocurrency(which means I only need it to communicate with the rest of the PC)

I have not installed any drivers or anything for the PM3N or PE4H, but I have installed the Radeon drivers for my R9 280x.It was so difficult to find anything about these drivers on Ubuntu!

I could install windows again, but i prefer to keep Ubuntu if it is in any way possible.

Could someone please help me determine why I can't find the video card on Ubuntu?

Thanks very, very much.:eagerness:

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Hello, Sorry for not knowing so much about this topic. I have tried searching, but I couldn't figure it out.

I have bought myself a R9 280X from ASUS, together with a good power supply and a kit including: PE4H PM3N and the cable connecting them: PCIEMM-060A.

I connected this to the port where the WLAN adapter was inside my notebook. It is a MiniPCIe, which I connected the PM3N to, and then connected that to the PE4H with the connector cable. I also connected the PE4H to a molex plug.

I have not connected any monitor to the videocard, but that is because I am not going to use the Video Card for gaming. I am going to use it for Mining crpytocurrency(which means I only need it to communicate with the rest of the PC)

I have not installed any drivers or anything for the PM3N or PE4H, but I have installed the Radeon drivers for my R9 280x.It was so difficult to find anything about these drivers on Ubuntu!

I could install windows again, but i prefer to keep Ubuntu if it is in any way possible.

Could someone please help me determine why I can't find the video card on Ubuntu?

Thanks very, very much.:eagerness:

What model laptop do you have? This will be the most important factor in determining what is wrong.

For the laptop I used here:

http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/5622-%5Bblog%5D-crossfire-testing.html

It was pretty straight forward. However I could not use the internal display, external only.

Are you using the proprietary AMD fglrx drivers?

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It is possible. And I have mined with my eGPU from within Windows, haven't tried within Ubuntu however.

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ57

Good infopage on that is here.

I have downloaded these drivers here: AMD Catalyst

When I installed it, using this guide here(starts at step 10), it said fgrlx many times so I guess I installed them.

But isn't there any drivers i need to install for the eGPU setup will work, or will it work out of the box? I read somewhere that I need a special type of hard drive format or something, is that essential?

Thanks

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ57

Good infopage on that is here.

I have downloaded these drivers here: http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/Latest-LINUX-Beta-Driver.aspx

When I installed it, using this guide here(starts at step 10), it said fgrlx many times so I guess I installed them.

But isn't there any drivers i need to install for the eGPU setup will work, or will it work out of the box? I read somewhere that I need a special type of hard drive format or something, is that essential?

Thanks

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Hey,

I got the Compaq Presario CQ57

here are a good infopage on that if needed:

Review HP Compaq Presario CQ57-303SG Notebook - NotebookCheck.net Reviews

I have installed these AMD drivers:

AMD Catalyst

I think they are the fglrx drivers because I had to type fgrlx a lot of times during installation. I followed this guide:

How to Install Ubuntu and Optimize CGMiner for Litecoin Mining Rig! | HighOnCoins.com

The driver installation starts at step 10.

But isn't there any spesific drivers for the eGPU setup? Like, for the PE4H and the PM3N ? I think i read some place that I need a special type of harddrive configuration.. but I don't really know if i would need this, or what is up with that?

Thank you again :)

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Update:

I don't know what happened, but when messing around with AMD drivers again, the GFX card suddently got connected! :D

Anyways, thanks for the help, angerthosenear :)

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