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Message 731247 - Posted: 28 Mar 2008, 4:11:30 UTC

Hi everyone. I've been trying to attach the SETI@home project to my linux computer, but it keeps returning the error "unable to contact server" or something like that. Did the whole apt-get install, and it went fine. I can get into the BOINC Manager just fine and attach to other projects with no problem. I dont want them, I want SETI like I have on all my other boxes (folding proteins and chess simulators...ehhhh :\\, 'E.T. Phone us' ahhhhh :) )

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks,
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Message 731321 - Posted: 28 Mar 2008, 12:04:29 UTC

Looks like a temporarly server problem. In the moment I've attached successfull a system. Could you please try it again.
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Message 732001 - Posted: 29 Mar 2008, 19:56:23 UTC - in response to Message 731321.  

Looks like a temporarly server problem. In the moment I've attached successfull a system. Could you please try it again.



Dont know about a server problem, possibly. My Windows partition communicated with the server just fine.

Tried at again, but this time it said my boinc manager wasnt attached to a client and to enter localhost. Did that, didnt fix the problem. shutdown/restart blah blah blah, didnt help either. I decided to not be so stubborn and just reinstall the package through package manager rather than console.

It worked. Incomplete d/l or install maybe?
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Message 734473 - Posted: 4 Apr 2008, 23:01:36 UTC - in response to Message 732001.  

Looks like a temporarly server problem. In the moment I've attached successfull a system. Could you please try it again.



Dont know about a server problem, possibly. My Windows partition communicated with the server just fine.

Tried at again, but this time it said my boinc manager wasnt attached to a client and to enter localhost. Did that, didnt fix the problem. shutdown/restart blah blah blah, didnt help either. I decided to not be so stubborn and just reinstall the package through package manager rather than console.

It worked. Incomplete d/l or install maybe?


Sounds like a bug in their apt-get or install scripts. Luckily the pkg mgr did the right steps. Post again if you still can't attach to SETI and get work.
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Message 739284 - Posted: 15 Apr 2008, 7:00:27 UTC
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Hi all, i've the same case, can't download new works, i'm in Gutsy Ubuntu.

All i can see, downloading.... -> don't download and i've download list with restarting in XX s all time

No units can be download since i install BOINC one week ago

Edit------ my box is AMD 64b 'dual core' with gutsy 64b
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Message 739673 - Posted: 16 Apr 2008, 4:11:49 UTC - in response to Message 739284.  

Hi all, i've the same case, can't download new works, i'm in Gutsy Ubuntu.

All i can see, downloading.... -> don't download and i've download list with restarting in XX s all time

No units can be download since i install BOINC one week ago

Edit------ my box is AMD 64b 'dual core' with gutsy 64b


Can you ping these addresses from your AMD machine?
setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu
boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu

Some packet loss is normal, I think.
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Message 741109 - Posted: 19 Apr 2008, 0:11:44 UTC - in response to Message 731247.  

Hi everyone. I've been trying to attach the SETI@home project to my linux computer, but it keeps returning the error "unable to contact server" or something like that. Did the whole apt-get install, and it went fine. I can get into the BOINC Manager just fine and attach to other projects with no problem. I dont want them, I want SETI like I have on all my other boxes (folding proteins and chess simulators...ehhhh :\\, 'E.T. Phone us' ahhhhh :) )


I had trouble similar on Kubuntu 7.10. Try uninstalling all BOINC and seti packages and then reinstall just the boinc client and manager. The repositories have some other "boinc-app-seti" package that I originally installed and it was apparently causing problems.

Jason
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Message 747338 - Posted: 3 May 2008, 5:27:52 UTC - in response to Message 731247.  

Hi everyone. I've been trying to attach the SETI@home project to my linux computer, but it keeps returning the error "unable to contact server" or something like that. Did the whole apt-get install, and it went fine. I can get into the BOINC Manager just fine and attach to other projects with no problem. I dont want them, I want SETI like I have on all my other boxes (folding proteins and chess simulators...ehhhh :\\, 'E.T. Phone us' ahhhhh :) )

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks,
Dan


I was having the same problem, & as I'm using windows & Kubuntu I tryed running the Bionc manager on the windows partion under wine, worked like a dream.
So now I just use the windows Bionc & do work on the same task. I am using the latest version of wine.
hope this helps
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