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Message 802816 - Posted: 28 Aug 2008, 15:09:21 UTC

I have had seti@home before but I had windows at the time and it's been a couple of years. Now I have linux and things seem so much more complicated. Can anyone tell me why I get this error msg when trying to download? It also says "make sure you are not trying to open a binary file". There is a choice below the msg where I can chose Current Locale or Western but I'm a little afraid to continue w/o knowing what this is all about.

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Message 802837 - Posted: 28 Aug 2008, 16:40:24 UTC

What do you exactly try to download and how?
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Message 803315 - Posted: 30 Aug 2008, 2:52:05 UTC - in response to Message 802837.

What do you exactly try to download and how?

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Message 803317 - Posted: 30 Aug 2008, 3:05:33 UTC - in response to Message 803315.

I am clicking on the big blue button that says download boinc now for linux on this page ----- http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php (I tried both western and current locale which are the two choices given in the menu below the error message but still getting nowhere.) I don't get what " not detecting character coding" could mean, it sounds like my computer and boinc are speaking different languages.

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Message 803361 - Posted: 30 Aug 2008, 8:51:58 UTC
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The download page is working just fine.

When you click the download link, you should be presented with a dialogue box which invites you to either 'open with' or 'save'. It seems to me that you are selecting 'open with' and that the default application to do so is gedit. (gedit is a text editor, in Windows it would be notepad.) You need to save the BOINC software to your computer, not open it with a text editor.

Further information on installing BOINC on Linux:

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Installing_on_Linux
http://www.boinc-wiki.info/Installing_The_BOINC_Client_Software_on_Linux

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