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I have finally manage to buy myself a new laptop a Dell Inspiron i7 Second Gen. I have installed my favorite Linux Distribution "LinuxMint", and have all my hardware installed properly. I have Blender 2.79b and all is good. But when I go to my User Preference -> System, I cannot select any compute device!

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If I check my OS info, I get the CPU info and my Intel Graphics car info, but not my GPU;

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I have check at the command line that my GPU is well installed, when I run the command "lshw -c video" I can see my Radeon R5 listed:

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Now I understand that not all GPU are supported, but I would thought that I can at least select my CPU! If anyone could help with this issue. I have looked at the CUDA driver but cuda supports only NVIDIA if I am not mistaken. Any other help will be welcome?

My Apologies if my question is in the wrong thread. Thank you kindly

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  • $\begingroup$ While cuda is nvidia only, amd gpus can use opencl which should also work with Intels built in gpus. $\endgroup$
    – sambler
    Oct 26, 2018 at 3:53

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From the manual

When set to None or when the only option is None: the CPU will be used as the computing device for the Cycles Renderer.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks a million, I did not know that! Cool bean now I can start using blender... $\endgroup$
    – Gabriel
    Oct 21, 2018 at 7:47
  • $\begingroup$ You're welcome and enjoy Blender. $\endgroup$ Oct 21, 2018 at 9:12

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