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Message 1912794 - Posted: 13 Jan 2018, 13:38:03 UTC

Greetings,
A friend of mine installed the program in the past on my computer. Because I had a lot of issues with viruses he later changed my operating system to Ubuntu, but forgot to reinstall SETI for me. So, I have an account. My question is how do I get it to work again. I know extremely little about computers, so ELI4 NOT 5!
I looked at tutorials on youtube but that was way over my head to give you an indication
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Message 1912814 - Posted: 13 Jan 2018, 15:22:37 UTC - in response to Message 1912794.  

According to your computers, you have a RAC of 101, your task list shows you have work in progress and validated/credited. So you are running Seti already. Is it possible you didn't notice?

You may be missing the screen saver, but that doesn't work under Linux without extra help, and even then, perhaps not.
I suspect your friend installed BOINC as a daemon (starts automatically as soon as you start the computer) from Ubuntu repository. So it'll start silently, in the background.
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Message 1915839 - Posted: 29 Jan 2018, 23:41:21 UTC - in response to Message 1912814.  

Hello,

Apologies for the late reply. You are right (of course), my computer was running SETI and I did miss the screensaver. Thanks for pointing it out. I wouldn't have figured it out on my own!

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