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Peter J. McClosky
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Message 61578 - Posted: 7 Jan 2005, 6:00:16 UTC

I have in the past been running Seti@home Classic and have managed to do over 1100 work units.

I now want to switch over to Bonic and am having trouble. I can down load it and follow instructions to put it in a seperat folder, but what do I do then?

My Bonic reads "boinc_2.12_powerpc-apple-darwin" and not "boinc_2.12_powerpc-apple-darwin7.0.0". The "7.0.0 is missing.

Is this important?

Additionally the instructions say "#2 is the unpacked program ready-to-run. You can just start Terminal and run boinc."

How do I start Terminal?

I hope I can start soon,


Charles Doubrava / cld66
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Message 62925 - Posted: 10 Jan 2005, 23:31:53 UTC

See this help area:

Basicly you can not run seti as an application you must first start the terminal in your application/utilities folders. Then drag the seti program on it but then you need to keep the terminal open for it to run. The Seti Control program takes care of all this and then you can quit and let the seti program run in the background with out leaving the terminal program open.

I had the same problem but Seti Control program does it alot better.

Have any other questions or you can't get the Seti Control program to work just post back here.


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Message 65655 - Posted: 14 Jan 2005, 15:01:20 UTC

Here is procedure that I use with my G5's.
You must have OS X.3 for BOINC/SETI to run. You must download "boinc_4.13_powerpc-apple-darwin" from the http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/ website.
Then do the following steps:

1. Make a folder named BOINC inside the Applications folder.
2. Move the file boinc_4.13_powerpc-apple-darwin into that folder.
3. Go to Utilities and Launch "Terminal" from there.
4. In the Terminal window, type: cd .. and enter, then cd .. and enter again. Type cd Applications and press enter. Type cd BOINC and enter.
5. Open the BOINC folder while the Terminal window is where you left it. Click on the boinc_4.13_powerpc-apple-darwin file and drag it into the Terminal window. Then Press enter.
6. The Terminal window will ask you for a web site. Enter http://setiathome.berkeley.edu and press enter.
7. Terminal will ask you for your account key. Type it in and press enter.
8. BOINC will run.

After you get it to run in Terminal, you can go to http://www.versiontracker.com/php/search.php?mode=basic&action=search&str=SETI+Control&plt%5B%5D=macosx&x=15&y=8
Download the 3.2 version of SETI Control. Then after it's downloaded, do the following:
1. Unstuff it and move the folder, usually named SETIControl, into the BOINC folder.
2. Open the program "SETI Control.
3. Go back to the Terminal Window and type "Control c". That will Exit the BOINC/SETI program.
4. Back to SETI Control. Under the "SETI Control" program. Under the Menu Bar, SETI Control, is where the preferences live.
5. Enter the Path to where BOINC lives under the Full pathname of BOINC core client:
6. Enter the "Project URL:" which is: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu
7. Enter your "Account ID:"
8. Optionally, you can check the "Start BOINC Client when SETI Control starts" box.

Subsequently, you can hide or quit the SETI Control program. TOO, you can go to your account and make it start up whenever you log on!!!

I run several G5's with SETI Control and have NO PROBLEMS whatsoever!!!




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