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Message 1777571 - Posted: 9 Apr 2016, 19:21:31 UTC

These is no need to build this anymore. The latest code is now available as an app for Linux armhf devices including the Raspberry Pi. Just install the Boinc client and attach to the project:

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


It will automatically download the app.

If you have been using an app you compiled, you need to issue the following boinc command:

boinccmd --project http://setiathome.berkeley.edu nomorework


Wait for your tasks to finish. Then stop the boinc-client:

sudo /etc/init.d/boinc-client stop


Then remove all the files in the /var/lib/boinc-client/projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu directory:

sudo ls -l /var/lib/boinc-client/projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu
sudo rm /var/lib/boinc-client/projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu/[FILE NAME]


Once all the files are removed, then start the boinc-client:

sudo /etc/init.d/boinc-client start


and allow it to start running work again:

boinccmd --project http://setiathome.berkeley.edu allowmorework
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Message 1777637 - Posted: 9 Apr 2016, 23:08:23 UTC

Posting this from my Raspberry Pi - its an amazing little box. It was pretty straight forward getting up and running on BOINC, and SETI attached just fine.
Currently running 4 threads, 8 hours in and done 11 % on each with an estimated 104 hours remaining. So that'll be Thursday then. At least I won't be worrying about the cache on Tuesday.
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Message 1777640 - Posted: 9 Apr 2016, 23:16:23 UTC - in response to Message 1777571.  

Is the stock app the neon aware one that Claggy posted about on Beta?

I keep going back on forth on if I want to go with the Raspberry Pi 2, Pi 3, ODROID-C2, or ODROID-XU4.
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Message 1777731 - Posted: 10 Apr 2016, 5:30:45 UTC - in response to Message 1777640.  

Is the stock app the neon aware one that Claggy posted about on Beta?


Yes. It is. It will automatically detect if neon is available. Also see the announcement: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=79387
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Message 1777929 - Posted: 10 Apr 2016, 20:52:23 UTC - in response to Message 1777640.  
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Is the stock app the neon aware one that Claggy posted about on Beta?

I keep going back on forth on if I want to go with the Raspberry Pi 2, Pi 3, ODROID-C2, or ODROID-XU4.

The Seti v8.02 app on both Main is Neon aware, But neither of them have fftw3 that is Neon aware,
awaiting for Eric to release at Beta a v8.03 app that I've emailed him that has fftw3 that does detect and use Neon.

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Message 1777991 - Posted: 10 Apr 2016, 23:57:14 UTC - in response to Message 1777571.  

These is no need to build this anymore. The latest code is now available as an app for Linux armhf devices including the Raspberry Pi. Just install the Boinc client and attach to the project:

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


It will automatically download the app.

If you have been using an app you compiled, you need to issue the following boinc command:

boinccmd --project http://setiathome.berkeley.edu nomorework


Wait for your tasks to finish. Then stop the boinc-client:

sudo /etc/init.d/boinc-client stop


Then remove all the files in the /var/lib/boinc-client/projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu directory:

sudo ls -l /var/lib/boinc-client/projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu
sudo rm /var/lib/boinc-client/projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu/[FILE NAME]


Once all the files are removed, then start the boinc-client:

sudo /etc/init.d/boinc-client start


and allow it to start running work again:

boinccmd --project http://setiathome.berkeley.edu allowmorework


Thanks, Tom.
Allow me to just add that, for a fresh install of Rasbian Lite (Jessie on a Raspberry Pi Zero, where you don't want the baggage of the gui.) Once you get wi/fi started, just install the packages:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install boinc-client

Then use Tom's codes to start, stop, attach and allow for the magic to happen.
You can also status the system by using
sudo boinccmd --get_state

and you can force it to run always with
sudo boinccmd --set_run_mode always

// Brian
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