Posts by Scott Armstrong

1) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Ubuntu Mate terminal text? (Message 1834885)
Posted 9 Dec 2016 by Profile Scott Armstrong
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I want to connect to the LHC and ATLAS projects. Also, I'm a writer and want to use my preferred word processor, WordPerfect.

I've downloaded it. Do you know how to configure it?
2) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Ubuntu Mate terminal text? (Message 1834877)
Posted 8 Dec 2016 by Profile Scott Armstrong
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Success! Everything's up and running. Thanks for your help.

Do you know how to download and run Virtualbox?
3) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Ubuntu Mate terminal text? (Message 1834866)
Posted 8 Dec 2016 by Profile Scott Armstrong
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Thank you for helping.

I put this line into the terminal:

sudo aptitude install boinc-client boinc-manager

but the response was "sudo: aptitude: command not found"
4) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Ubuntu Mate terminal text? (Message 1834768)
Posted 8 Dec 2016 by Profile Scott Armstrong
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What the hell, people? What good IS this board if I ask for help and everybody ignores me?

At last count, nearly 100 people have viewed this question, and done nothing further. Is this The Observer Effect? Do all these 100 people just assume somebody else is going to help me?
5) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Ubuntu GUI like the screensaver (Message 1834434)
Posted 6 Dec 2016 by Profile Scott Armstrong
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How did you install SETI@Home on Ubuntu?

I asked this in a separate thread, and everybody ignored it.

I'm using Ubuntu Mate.
6) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Ubuntu Mate terminal text? (Message 1831657)
Posted 21 Nov 2016 by Profile Scott Armstrong
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I just upgraded to Ubuntu Mate. What text do I type in the terminal to download the latest version of BOINC? Tried going to the homepage download screen, but I keep getting an error stating that the file can't be opened.
7) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Where do I download version 8? (Message 1753321)
Posted 2 Jan 2016 by Profile Scott Armstrong
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I'm getting an error message from BOINC Manager saying: "You app_info.xml file doesn't have a usable version of SETI@Home v8."

The main download page still has version 7.2.42 for my Linux Mint.

(PLEASE keep in mind that I'm not computer literate at all, so I *beg* you to please keep the technobabble to a minimum. My techie friends never have Windows discs handy, so they first gave me Ubuntu, then Linux Mint, which has complicated my life immensely.)
8) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Frozen (Message 1643929)
Posted 19 Feb 2015 by Profile Scott Armstrong
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I've made a post there. My username is CtrlAltDetonate.
9) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Frozen (Message 1643561)
Posted 18 Feb 2015 by Profile Scott Armstrong
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Thank you
10) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Frozen (Message 1642249)
Posted 15 Feb 2015 by Profile Scott Armstrong
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Ruddy Nora! Who do I have to kill to get a quick response around here?
11) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Frozen (Message 1639179)
Posted 9 Feb 2015 by Profile Scott Armstrong
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Well, I put that login into the terminal, and it downloaded a Rosetta work unit, but again, it froze halfway through.
12) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Frozen (Message 1636233)
Posted 1 Feb 2015 by Profile Scott Armstrong
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I'm running version 7.2.42.
My techie friend installed it more than likely through Linux Mint downloads rather than from the Berkeley page. Don't know what "repository" means. Please assume that I'm not computer literate, which would be a correct assumption.
I have no idea if it's running or how to find out. Linux doesn't do visuals with BOINC. My BOINC manager has shown no progress for longer than a month.
The only way I've tried to remedy this is by asking the tech staff via this thread. Makes me wonder why nobody asked me to clarify until I got cranky about it. Was everybody just willing me telepathically?
I'm not logging in remotely.
Don't know what the BOINCCMD tool is, but I've clicked on that link. For host and password, do I use my computer name and password, or my username and password for this site?
Don't know how to be more eloquent about something I know virtually nothing about. As I said, I'm not computer literate.
13) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Frozen (Message 1635785)
Posted 31 Jan 2015 by Profile Scott Armstrong
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I am talking about the Statistics tab, and the fact that my BOINC manager is completely frozen to begin with. How do I get it out of its frozen state? No progress whatsoever is being made.
14) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Frozen (Message 1634595)
Posted 29 Jan 2015 by Profile Scott Armstrong
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Maybe I ought to switch back to PC if it's going to take longer than a month to answer a question... :(
15) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Frozen (Message 1627321)
Posted 14 Jan 2015 by Profile Scott Armstrong
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Maybe I need to clarify. Aren't they supposed to go up to the present day? Correct me if I'm wrong.
16) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Frozen (Message 1625645)
Posted 9 Jan 2015 by Profile Scott Armstrong
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Done. Thanks for your help.

I've noticed that the dates on my statistics only go to December 14th. I don't know what to make of it.
17) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Frozen (Message 1625277)
Posted 8 Jan 2015 by Profile Scott Armstrong
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Still frozen in the same place...
18) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Frozen (Message 1619580)
Posted 28 Dec 2014 by Profile Scott Armstrong
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I'm running six projects on my BOINC, but at the moment, it's only running Climate Prediction and SETI@home, and they appear to be frozen.

CP has been stuck at 9.419% and SETI at 98.183% for at least the last week.

Should I be worried?

I should probably add that I have just gotten a new desktop that runs Ubuntu Mint.
19) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : BOINC manager (Message 1546172)
Posted 23 Jul 2014 by Profile Scott Armstrong
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Thank you
20) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : BOINC manager (Message 1545003)
Posted 20 Jul 2014 by Profile Scott Armstrong
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OK, if I can't remote-operate from another computer, how do I make the BOINC manager appear, or how do I attach to another project without it?


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