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Message 761666 - Posted: 1 Jun 2008, 13:33:15 UTC

I've downloaded BOINC on my server running Debian but don't know how to get it to run.

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Message 761733 - Posted: 1 Jun 2008, 16:57:30 UTC

What problems excatly do you have ?
There is a very good install howto at the unoffical BOINC wiki :
http://www.boinc-wiki.info/Installing_the_BOINC_Client_Software_And_Participating_In_A_BOINC_Powered_Project
http://www.boinc-wiki.info/Installing_The_BOINC_Client_Software_on_Linux
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Message 762342 - Posted: 3 Jun 2008, 4:57:11 UTC

Easy:

Open Synaptic. Search for 'boinc'.

Check boinc-manager, boinc-client and boinc-app-seti.

Apply.

Alternatively, you may also (as root) execute

apt-get install boinc-manager boinc-client boinc-app-seti



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Message 762995 - Posted: 5 Jun 2008, 0:55:10 UTC - in response to Message 762342.

That was a huge help. Thanks!!! However I can't view the graphics nor does it give me an option for the screensaver.

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Message 763046 - Posted: 5 Jun 2008, 5:04:32 UTC - in response to Message 762995.

That was a huge help. Thanks!!! However I can't view the graphics nor does it give me an option for the screensaver.

So far I know does the SETI Debian/Ubuntu application not support graphics. The offical SETI application supports graphics.

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Message 763721 - Posted: 6 Jun 2008, 21:22:22 UTC - in response to Message 763046.

That was a huge help. Thanks!!! However I can't view the graphics nor does it give me an option for the screensaver.

So far I know does the SETI Debian/Ubuntu application not support graphics. The offical SETI application supports graphics.


OK...What is the Official Seti Application??? Do I have a different version???

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Message 764037 - Posted: 7 Jun 2008, 11:14:25 UTC

If you install the BOINC client and attach the project without installing the distribution SETI application, it would downloaded the SETI application from the project directly.
If you stop the BOINC client and remove the file app_info.xml and setiathome-5* in the projets/setiathome.berkeley.edu/ sub directory where your BOINC client is installed, and start the BOINC client again with "./boinc_client -update_prefs http://setiathome.berkeley.edu" it will download the offical application.
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Message 765654 - Posted: 10 Jun 2008, 11:02:12 UTC - in response to Message 764037.

If you install the BOINC client and attach the project without installing the distribution SETI application, it would downloaded the SETI application from the project directly.
If you stop the BOINC client and remove the file app_info.xml and setiathome-5* in the projets/setiathome.berkeley.edu/ sub directory where your BOINC client is installed, and start the BOINC client again with "./boinc_client -update_prefs http://setiathome.berkeley.edu" it will download the offical application.


OK...Where do I find those files????

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Message 765814 - Posted: 10 Jun 2008, 20:48:33 UTC

You only have got these procedure as I have described, and the BOINC client would download the SETI application automaticly.
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Message 766159 - Posted: 11 Jun 2008, 11:03:34 UTC - in response to Message 765814.

You only have got these procedure as I have described, and the BOINC client would download the SETI application automaticly.


Am I suspending the projects, detaching them, or just stopping the Boinc program itself. Sorry I'm new to the LInux thingy.
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Message 768556 - Posted: 15 Jun 2008, 9:10:50 UTC - in response to Message 766159.
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You only have got these procedure as I have described, and the BOINC client would download the SETI application automaticly.


Am I suspending the projects, detaching them, or just stopping the Boinc program itself. Sorry I'm new to the LInux thingy.
Thanks, Dan

You need do following tasks :
- Stop the BOINC client
- change the directory to the directory, where the BOINC client is installed and cd projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu
-> or if you did not know where BOINC is installed, you can do this via "find / -name app_info.xml" - you would get the location from the file app_info.xml. cd into this directory you get from the find command (without app_info.xml at the end)
- rm app_info.xml
- rm setiathome-5.*
- cd ../..
- start the boinc client again with "./boinc_client -update_prefs http://setiathome.berkeley.edu"
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Message 769411 - Posted: 17 Jun 2008, 7:19:00 UTC - in response to Message 768556.

You only have got these procedure as I have described, and the BOINC client would download the SETI application automaticly.


Am I suspending the projects, detaching them, or just stopping the Boinc program itself. Sorry I'm new to the LInux thingy.
Thanks, Dan

You need do following tasks :
- Stop the BOINC client
- change the directory to the directory, where the BOINC client is installed and cd projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu
-> or if you did not know where BOINC is installed, you can do this via "find / -name app_info.xml" - you would get the location from the file app_info.xml. cd into this directory you get from the find command (without app_info.xml at the end)
- rm app_info.xml
- rm setiathome-5.*
- cd ../..
- start the boinc client again with "./boinc_client -update_prefs http://setiathome.berkeley.edu"


I did this exact procedure and everything work exactly as you explained it but the graphics still do not work.
in the file that was returned to seti i got this information.

freeglut (screensaver): failed to open display ':0.0'
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

I do not know exactly what it means but i think it means the graphics tried to start but didnt know how to attach itself to the x server useing kde.
any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Message 769983 - Posted: 18 Jun 2008, 16:38:29 UTC - in response to Message 761666.

I've downloaded BOINC on my server running Debian but don't know how to get it to run.

In the menu: View - pick Simple view. Works on UBUNTU
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Message 769985 - Posted: 18 Jun 2008, 16:41:29 UTC - in response to Message 762995.

That was a huge help. Thanks!!! However I can't view the graphics nor does it give me an option for the screensaver.


Graphics. In the menu: View - pick Simple view. Then graphics works on UBUNTU
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