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Message 1780939 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016, 8:17:25 UTC - in response to Message 1780426.  

Thanks very much for the Pi support - makes it a breeze to get these mini-boxes crunching.

For the person above who was having WU errors, I found s@h to be sensitive to overclocking. Mild overclocks that caused no other problems caused computation errors on my Pi2. With no overclock, I don't have the errors.
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Message 1780947 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016, 9:59:12 UTC - in response to Message 1777732.  

Hi I'm new to linux and Rasberry Pi. I have a Raspi3 and would like to run seti@home on it. Can someone give me a simple step by step instruction on how to do this.


The steps are pretty simple. First install the Boinc client software:

sudo apt-get install boinc-client


Next attach to the Seti project:

boinccmd --project_attach http://setiathome.berkeley.edu [YOUR KEY GOES HERE]


You can check the Boinc client log with:

cat /var/lib/boinc-client/stdoutdae.txt


And see the progress of the tasks with:

boinccmd --get_tasks


On a Pi 3, you might want to see the CPU temperature with:

vcgencmd measure_temp


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Set@Home & RPi & Linux newbie here.

I'm trying to get an RPi2 to run using the instructions above on a clean fresh install of Raspbian.
The "sudo apt-get install boinc-client" command worked fine and BOINC installed fine.
But the --project_attach command using my Seti weak key gives the message "Already attached"
I can't seem to connect the RPi2 to the Seti project.
I have another Windows desktop machine crunching Seti just fine, but that is the only machine that shows up on on my Seti account. The Rpi does not show up.

What am I doing wrong?

Also, is the command line the only option? Or can I get the same visual graphic screen I get on the Windows PC?

Thanks
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Message 1780951 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016, 10:34:12 UTC - in response to Message 1780947.  
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Hi I'm new to linux and Rasberry Pi. I have a Raspi3 and would like to run seti@home on it. Can someone give me a simple step by step instruction on how to do this.


The steps are pretty simple. First install the Boinc client software:

sudo apt-get install boinc-client


Next attach to the Seti project:

boinccmd --project_attach http://setiathome.berkeley.edu [YOUR KEY GOES HERE]


You can check the Boinc client log with:

cat /var/lib/boinc-client/stdoutdae.txt


And see the progress of the tasks with:

boinccmd --get_tasks


On a Pi 3, you might want to see the CPU temperature with:

vcgencmd measure_temp


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Set@Home & RPi & Linux newbie here.

I'm trying to get an RPi2 to run using the instructions above on a clean fresh install of Raspbian.
The "sudo apt-get install boinc-client" command worked fine and BOINC installed fine.
But the --project_attach command using my Seti weak key gives the message "Already attached"
I can't seem to connect the RPi2 to the Seti project.
I have another Windows desktop machine crunching Seti just fine, but that is the only machine that shows up on on my Seti account. The Rpi does not show up.

What am I doing wrong?

Your computers are hidden, we can't see if it shows or not, try clicking the 'Show all computers' link.

And unhide your computers.

What Raspbian version have you installed?, and What Boinc version?

Also, is the command line the only option? Or can I get the same visual graphic screen I get on the Windows PC?

Thanks
Dave.

The following should install Boinc Manager too:

sudo apt-get install boinc

If not:

sudo apt-get install boinc-manager

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Message 1780957 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016, 11:24:41 UTC - in response to Message 1780951.  


Your computers are hidden, we can't see if it shows or not, try clicking the 'Show all computers' link.
And unhide your computers.


I disable them for security reasons. Will it show my IP address or other info that allows hacking?
Not being paranoid here, just practical, I'm a public figure with 330,000 youtube subscribers, and it's very important my IP address isn't made public.
(i plan to do a video on how to set this up BTW)


What Raspbian version have you installed?, and What Boinc version?


Not sure, just the latest ones downloaded today from RPi (NOOBS) and using that sudo command.


The following should install Boinc Manager too:


Cool, I'll try that too, thanks.
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Message 1780960 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016, 11:37:50 UTC
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I disable them for security reasons. Will it show my IP address or other info that allows hacking?
Not being paranoid here, just practical, I'm a public figure with 330,000 youtube subscribers, and it's very important my IP address isn't made public.
(i plan to do a video on how to set this up BTW)

Take a look at mine computers and you'll see that that information isn't shown to others (only you can see that info of your own computers). ;-)

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Message 1780962 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016, 11:43:17 UTC - in response to Message 1780960.  


Take a look at mine computers and you'll see that that information isn't shown to others (only you can see that info of your own computers). ;-)


Thanks. Enabled now.
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Message 1780966 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016, 11:59:16 UTC

Got it working!
I installed the manager GUI and deleted two existing Seti projects and then added it again from new and used my existing password and now it seems to be working.
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Sent this message using my Rpi2 and feeling quite chuffed :-D
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Message 1780967 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016, 12:02:19 UTC - in response to Message 1780966.  

Sup Dave! Love the Videos :D
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Message 1780968 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016, 12:12:56 UTC - in response to Message 1780967.  

Question: Do you have to install the boinc-client at all if you install the boinc manager GUI?

(I plan to show and advise using the bonic manager in the how-to video)
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Message 1780972 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016, 12:23:51 UTC - in response to Message 1780968.  
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boinc-client is just as the name suggest it is, the client of the server-client model. :)
So just having boinc-manager is useless and will not process anything without boinc-client, unless of course you want to control a remote computer that is.
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Message 1780973 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016, 12:25:00 UTC

More noob questions:

1) I just restated my Rpi and it wasn't obvious ifboinc automatically starts and runs if I don't start the manager GUI?
i.e. can the Rpi recover and that processing seti auotmatically after a power failure?

2) How do I call up the funky graphic spectrum display? I can't do this on my PC either, but it automatically installed itself as my windows screen saver.

Thanks
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Message 1780975 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016, 12:33:51 UTC - in response to Message 1780973.  
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1. Boinc using apt-get is (I believe) installed as a service(daemon) so will function even if it has no user logged in.
2. Just go and switch boinc manager to "advanced view"/ctrl+shift+A and go to task, select the task that is running and "show graphics"
OR
"Task Commands" and then "show graphics"

I think you'll find these 2 quite helpful in your endeavour: Installing BOINC on Ubuntu and Stop or start BOINC daemon after boot and User Manual. Please do note they are however somewhat outdated. i.e more than 3 years
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Message 1780976 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016, 12:39:36 UTC - in response to Message 1780975.  

1. Boinc using apt-get is (I believe) installed as a service(daemon) so will function even if it has no user logged in.


Ah, I see the CPU bar is 100% after rebooting, so it's certainly auto-starting.


2. Just go and switch boinc manager to "advanced view"/ctrl+shift+A and go to task, select the task that is running and "show graphics"
OR
"Task Commands" and then "show graphics"


Too easy!
Works fine on my desktop but the Show Graphics button is grayed out on the Rpi. Function not available? (no GPU support perhaps?)

Thanks
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Message 1780977 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016, 12:44:35 UTC - in response to Message 1780976.  

And would I be correct in assuming that if I change settings in the GUI manager, that those settings will be reflected in the daemon version that runs automatically at start?
i.e. settings like bandwidth limiting etc
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Message 1780978 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016, 12:50:43 UTC - in response to Message 1780976.  
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Too easy!
Works fine on my desktop but the Show Graphics button is grayed out on the Rpi. Function not available? (no GPU support perhaps?)

Thanks
Dave.


Since I don't have a Rpi can you check the BOINC data directory under(I think) /var/lib/boinc-client/project and there should be a folder named "setiathome.berkeley.edu" that is this project folder that stores all the Work Units and application. While in this folder can you check if there is a file called: "setigraphics_8.00" or something along those lines? This will indicate the reason why "Show graphics" is greyed out. If present I don't know why its greyed out, but if its missing, well I think you'll know what happens? You may have to run the file manager, Nautilus under sudo to view that folder

And would I be correct in assuming that if I change settings in the GUI manager, that those settings will be reflected in the daemon version that runs automatically at start?
i.e. settings like bandwidth limiting etc


That would be correct it will write the changes to the cc_config file in /var/lib/boinc-client and the client will simply read those settings
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Message 1780984 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016, 13:06:58 UTC - in response to Message 1780967.  

Sup Dave! Love the Videos :D


Thanks, I'll be making a video on this tomorrow.
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Message 1781098 - Posted: 21 Apr 2016, 20:21:01 UTC - in response to Message 1780976.  
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2. Just go and switch boinc manager to "advanced view"/ctrl+shift+A and go to task, select the task that is running and "show graphics"
OR
"Task Commands" and then "show graphics"


Too easy!
Works fine on my desktop but the Show Graphics button is grayed out on the Rpi. Function not available? (no GPU support perhaps?)

Thanks
Dave.

No, myself, mimo and Tom Rinehart didn't bother with testing or supplying Eric the Graphics app,

The Raspbian boinc-app-seti does/can have a graphics app installed (boinc-app-seti-graphics), But you'll need to using stretch (testing) or sid (unstable) to get it:

http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian/pool/main/b/boinc-app-seti/

https://packages.debian.org/stretch/boinc-app-seti-graphics

https://packages.debian.org/sid/boinc-app-seti-graphics

If you try boinc-app-seti with Jessie, you'll get the v7 Seti app, and not the v8 app:

https://packages.debian.org/source/stable/boinc-app-seti

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Message 1781259 - Posted: 22 Apr 2016, 11:46:36 UTC

Ok, thank you very much for all infos.

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Message 1782242 - Posted: 25 Apr 2016, 3:52:33 UTC

Does this work with the Pi 1 Model B? Does it take advantage of the GPU? I know the CPU is pretty weak on this unit...
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