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Message 9123 - Posted: 25 Jan 2009, 20:03:06 UTC

I am hoping someone will be kind enough to offer some advice to a linux newbie and be prepared for some probable stupid question.

I have installed the Boinc from the applications add/remove window. That installed 5.10.45 I think it was. Then I got the latest 6.4.5 version of boinc from here:-

I have found the BOINC file but have no idea where I need to drop the newly compiled clients. Thanks for reading and sorry for the dumb questions.

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Message 9137 - Posted: 25 Jan 2009, 21:07:06 UTC - in response to Message 9123.  
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I am also a Linux noob, but I found that looking through these pages helped me to get things set up and working

I don't know what flavour of Linux you have, but you should find something on one of these:

Installing BOINC on Linux

Installing BOINC on Ubuntu

Gentoo, Fedora and Debian shortcuts here

You need to extract the optimized clients to the folder /BOINC/projects/milkyway

HTH
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Message 9138 - Posted: 25 Jan 2009, 21:09:37 UTC - in response to Message 9123.  

Ok, first you shut down the boinc-client (in the Boinc Manager select Advanced > Shut down sconnected Client),
then open <yourhomefolder>/BOINC/projects/milkyway.cs.rpi.edu_milkyway and put the files from the zip there.
Then you restart the boinc-client by executing <yourhomefolder>/BOINC/run_client .

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Message 9139 - Posted: 25 Jan 2009, 21:11:51 UTC - in response to Message 9123.  
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... I have found the BOINC file but have no idea where I need to drop the newly compiled clients. Thanks for reading and sorry for the dumb questions.

Neal

If BOINC is installed via Synaptic package manager (Ubuntu), the project directory should be found under var/lib/boinc-client.
Then open the projects' directory and there has to be a folder called milkyway.cs.rpi.edu_milkyway.
That's the correct folder to put the new optimized Linux app for Milkyway into. ;-)


EDIT: I see I was too lame. *grin*
And of course speedimic is right: always shutdown BOINC before switching the apps or doing anything similar. ;-)
Lovely greetings, Cori
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Message 9147 - Posted: 25 Jan 2009, 21:42:59 UTC

Many thanks for the replies.

I will be looking to have ago at installing these tomorrow as I have spent about 5 hours trying so far, the wife wants someone to talk to, I told her to ring her mother which didn't go down well, lol.
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Message 9165 - Posted: 26 Jan 2009, 0:06:34 UTC

No luck so far. Can't find any of the folder mentioned which to be honest is probably me. I open the Home folder then have to open a folder called SRC. Once in there I get the BOINC folder of which I can't find a projects folder at all and I have checked them all.

I'm running ubuntu 8.4. It's a clean install from Vista which I hate so if a different version will make it easier I'm willing to wipe it as I have nothing on it.

Thanks again people, I appeicate(sp) it
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Message 9166 - Posted: 26 Jan 2009, 0:10:44 UTC - in response to Message 9165.  

Did you have a look at var/lib/boinc-client/projects?
I have Ubuntu, too and that's the place where the projects' directories can be found usually. ;-)
Lovely greetings, Cori
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Message 9168 - Posted: 26 Jan 2009, 0:31:10 UTC - in response to Message 9166.  

Did you have a look at var/lib/boinc-client/projects?
I have Ubuntu, too and that's the place where the projects' directories can be found usually. ;-)


he's using 6.4.5 - that's not the one provided by ubuntu, so the project files should be somewhere inside <HomeFolder>/BOINC/
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Message 9172 - Posted: 26 Jan 2009, 1:36:37 UTC - in response to Message 9168.  

sledgehammer to crack a nut time :-)

type the following
sudo find / -name milkyway.cs.rpi.edu_milkyway
and give it the root password, it will then find your milkyway folder

STOP BOINC
copy the unzipped (or untared) files from speedimics download into that folder
start boinc

thats normally all that is needed

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Message 9206 - Posted: 26 Jan 2009, 14:25:51 UTC - in response to Message 9172.  

Could we rename this thread How to install the new optimised clients because the method is the same for Linux/Windows/OSX, the only thing that changes is the install directory

Common project directories are
Windows
C:\Program Files\BOINC\projects\milkyway.cs.rpi.edu_milkyway
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC\projects\milkyway.cs.rpi.edu_milkyway

Linux
~/BOINC/projects/milkyway.cs.rpi.edu_milkyway
/var/lib/boinc-client/projects/milkyway.cs.rpi.edu_milkyway

OSX
~/BOINC/projects/milkyway.cs.rpi.edu_milkyway
/Library/Application Support/BOINC Data/projects/milkyway.cs.rpi.edu_milkyway

Whichever OS you have OS, you copy the contents of the zip/tar file into one of those directories.
stop boinc
copy the files
start boinc
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Message 9217 - Posted: 26 Jan 2009, 19:06:07 UTC

Thanks again guys. Will have another bash tonight.
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Message 9225 - Posted: 26 Jan 2009, 20:49:46 UTC

Ok, getting somewhere now. I have found the boinc folder and the projects folder. The trouble I have now is that the projects folder has an red X next to it and it says when I try and open it that I don't have the permissions to open it. I have made sure that boinc isn't running. What should I try next please?

Many thanks for your time and patieance.
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Message 9227 - Posted: 26 Jan 2009, 20:53:26 UTC - in response to Message 9225.  

Ok, getting somewhere now. I have found the boinc folder and the projects folder. The trouble I have now is that the projects folder has an red X next to it and it says when I try and open it that I don't have the permissions to open it. I have made sure that boinc isn't running. What should I try next please?

Many thanks for your time and patieance.


You can only access this folder as root.
Just press Alt+F2 and type
gksu nautilus
provide your password and you get a filebrowser with root permission.
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Message 9231 - Posted: 26 Jan 2009, 21:51:10 UTC
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Thanks for that. I have FINALLY installed it and running the first batch off.

Many thanks to everyone for this. I hope this thread will help others like me are new to Linux and milkway.

Edit

Typical, first computer takes a day and the second one 3 minutes.
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Message 9257 - Posted: 27 Jan 2009, 4:09:35 UTC - in response to Message 9231.  

Typical, first computer takes a day and the second one 3 minutes.


That's the learning process.

:-)

A day, heh, that's nothing. There are things I'll work on for a week before getting it right.

Congrats!
Kathryn :o)
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Message 9371 - Posted: 29 Jan 2009, 23:36:59 UTC

I downloaded the Linux 64 bit SSE3 optimized client, unzipped the files, and stuck them in the Milkway folder. Every WU that has run instantly fails due to computation error, and this is the error it leaves in the Task Details:

"<core_client_version>6.2.14</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
process exited with code 22 (0x16, -234)
</message>
<stderr_txt>
execv: No such file or directory

</stderr_txt>
]]>"

What file or directory is it talking about?
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Message 9391 - Posted: 30 Jan 2009, 2:12:55 UTC - in response to Message 9371.  

I downloaded the Linux 64 bit SSE3 optimized client, unzipped the files, and stuck them in the Milkway folder. Every WU that has run instantly fails due to computation error, and this is the error it leaves in the Task Details:

"<core_client_version>6.2.14</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
process exited with code 22 (0x16, -234)
</message>
<stderr_txt>
execv: No such file or directory

</stderr_txt>
]]>"

What file or directory is it talking about?


I had the same problems...you need to set the permissions for the opt app file and allow it to be executed. Look in the permissons tab and set it for boinc and boinc-client. That should solve the problem...
Click to help Seti City.




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Message 9397 - Posted: 30 Jan 2009, 2:26:04 UTC

That solved the problem John Galt 007, thank you!!!
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Message 39527 - Posted: 8 May 2010, 14:24:27 UTC

Hi,

I have Ubuntu 10.04 and installed BOINC 6.10.52, an ATI card HD4870 and I installed the Optimized apps in the project folder but istill have problem using my GPU,

Here is the log :

08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] Starting BOINC client version 6.10.52 for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.18.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8g zlib/1.2.3.3 c-ares/1.5.1
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] Data directory: /usr/local/BOINC
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] Processor: 2 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz [Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2]
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] Processor: 2.00 MB cache
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdc
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] OS: Linux: 2.6.32-21-generic
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] Memory: 3.87 GB physical, 2.87 GB virtual
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] Disk: 65.34 GB total, 57.82 GB free
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] Local time is UTC +2 hours
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] ATI GPU 0: ATI Radeon HD 4700/4800 (RV740/RV770) (CAL version 1.4.635, 1024MB, 1200 GFLOPS peak)
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [Collatz Conjecture] URL http://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/; Computer ID 25706; resource share 100
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [Milkyway@home] URL http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/; Computer ID 176696; resource share 100
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] General prefs: from http://www.gpugrid.net/ (last modified 19-Jan-2010 14:11:43)
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] Host location: none
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] General prefs: using your defaults
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] Reading preferences override file
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] Preferences:
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] max memory usage when active: 1982.35MB
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] max memory usage when idle: 3568.22MB
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] max disk usage: 32.67GB
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25 %
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
08-May-2010 15:39:57 [---] Not using a proxy
Initialization completed
08-May-2010 15:40:57 [Collatz Conjecture] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
08-May-2010 15:40:57 [Collatz Conjecture] Requesting new tasks for GPU
08-May-2010 15:41:00 [Collatz Conjecture] Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
08-May-2010 15:41:00 [Collatz Conjecture] Message from server: No work sent
08-May-2010 15:43:05 [Milkyway@home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
08-May-2010 15:43:05 [Milkyway@home] Requesting new tasks for GPU
08-May-2010 15:43:08 [Milkyway@home] Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
08-May-2010 15:43:08 [Milkyway@home] Message from server: No work sent
08-May-2010 15:43:08 [Milkyway@home] Message from server: Your computer has no NVIDIA GPU

I know i don't have a NVIDIA card, i want to use the ATI one.

Any ideas ?

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Message 39528 - Posted: 8 May 2010, 15:17:09 UTC - in response to Message 39527.  
Last modified: 8 May 2010, 15:20:16 UTC

There is no MilkyWay Linux application for ATI.

If you wish to use Linux you must process tasks on the CPU or use a Compute Capability 1.3 NVIDIA card (Geforce GTX 260/275/280/285/295) with Linux 64-bit.

If you wish to use an ATI card you must install Windows.
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