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Message 881456 - Posted: 1 Apr 2009, 23:12:18 UTC

My question once I have downloaded the 6.4.5 version for linux on my desktop where do I go from their?

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Message 881461 - Posted: 1 Apr 2009, 23:28:01 UTC - in response to Message 881456.  
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Best is to enable the "multiverse" repository (for Ubuntu) and use the 'package manager' to install the Ubuntu version of Boinc for your system.

Don't know what Boinc version they're up to so far. Might even be the 6.4.5.

You may as well delete the install shell version from your desktop. The default install from that runs clumsily as a user, and only when you start it. The Ubuntu install runs as a 'service' and includes the Boinc Manager in your user menus.

Ask again if you're desperate to try one of the latest 'experimental' versions.

Also watch out for the default powersaving in Ubuntu running your CPU (and Boinc) at minimum clock speed...


Hope that helps,

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Message 881491 - Posted: 2 Apr 2009, 1:32:11 UTC - in response to Message 881461.  

Last time I installed on Ubuntu using the Multiverse repostories, they were still at 6.2.14.

I installed that way and then changed the apps to the 6.4.5 version by replacing the old version with the new versions.



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Message 881500 - Posted: 2 Apr 2009, 2:03:23 UTC - in response to Message 881461.  

Best is to enable the "multiverse" repository (for Ubuntu) and use the 'package manager' to install the Ubuntu version of Boinc for your system.

Don't know what Boinc version they're up to so far. Might even be the 6.4.5.

You may as well delete the install shell version from your desktop. The default install from that runs clumsily as a user, and only when you start it. The Ubuntu install runs as a 'service' and includes the Boinc Manager in your user menus.

Ask again if you're desperate to try one of the latest 'experimental' versions.

Also watch out for the default powersaving in Ubuntu running your CPU (and Boinc) at minimum clock speed...


Hope that helps,

Good luck,

Martin


The Default BOINC version is 5.10.45 that comes with Ubuntu 8.04. I installed the BOINC Manager as well as KBoincspy program. After installation I clicked on BOINC manager when the program loads up it says connecting to localhost. Then an error comes up cannot connect to localhost. Do I need to install another app?


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