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Message 923399 - Posted: 3 Aug 2009, 18:11:30 UTC

Thanks in advance for help!

I'm running Ubuntu, Heron (8.04?) I was having trouble getting it installed and working, then I found this

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=21571

which got me through it pretty quickly with just a few minor tweaks.

Now, I know it is is running, because when I ps -a I see the bonic process and the set@home process. I know it is processing work, because I can see that my totals jumped via the BONIC manager on my Windows PC. I have also seen work results turned in from both boxes on my account page.

The issue I have now is that because I installed it the way I did, I can't administer it. In other words, I don't have a GUI that lets me do things. Right now, according to the BONIC manager on my Win box, I have a unit for SETI and a unit for Rosetta on the Ubuntu system that are done and waiting to be sent, and they aren't being sent. I don't know what the problem is. There are no error messages in the bonic.log file. So I need commands to find out what the problem is and possibly force the transfer.


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Message 923405 - Posted: 3 Aug 2009, 18:40:19 UTC - in response to Message 923399.  

You don't have to force anything, they'll be reported automatically.

If you can't set up BOINC manager on the ubuntu box (did you check access rights/group/owner settings?), you could try to control BOINC remotely from your windows box. You'll have to set up the remote_hosts.cfg file on the unix host and read the gui_rpc_auth.cfg from there (or change the password in it). See Controlling BOINC remotely in the BOINC wiki for more information.

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Message 923411 - Posted: 3 Aug 2009, 19:03:03 UTC - in response to Message 923405.  

I understand they are supposed to report automatically. The concern I have is that even though the box is always on, and has an always on LAN connection, the finished units have been sitting there for quite a few hours now, so they aren't being sent. This is despite a couple of reboots too.

As for the BONIC manager - I got everything up and running via the directions at the above referenced forum thread - there is nothing in there about getting the GUI part up. I went that route because simply installing the package normally didn't work.


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Message 923416 - Posted: 3 Aug 2009, 19:23:23 UTC - in response to Message 923411.  

I understand they are supposed to report automatically. The concern I have is that even though the box is always on, and has an always on LAN connection, the finished units have been sitting there for quite a few hours now, so they aren't being sent. This is despite a couple of reboots too.

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As for the BONIC manager - I got everything up and running via the directions at the above referenced forum thread - there is nothing in there about getting the GUI part up. I went that route because simply installing the package normally didn't work.

I can't help you with unix, but did you try the remote controlling from windows?

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Message 923417 - Posted: 3 Aug 2009, 19:23:55 UTC - in response to Message 923416.  

Working on trying to get that running correctly now. Thanks for the tip - hope it helps.


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Message 923420 - Posted: 3 Aug 2009, 19:31:16 UTC - in response to Message 923417.  

Ok, remote access via GUI from Windows to Ubuntu is working great. Thanks for the pointers! Now, if I could just get someone over the the Ubuntu forums to explain why my mouse keeps dying.....


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