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i would like to know how to edit the config file for WCG in Ubunutu. ive decided to give it a go and want to report tasks immediately.
 

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got BOINC installed now just need the link from my good man Norton :D
 

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got BOINC installed now just need the link from my good man Norton :D
See the link in the first post- courtesy of Mad Shot :toast:

FYI- Ctrl + Alt + T will pull up the terminal ;)

*worked with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
 
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im using ubuntu 13.10 and i get nothing
 

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im using ubuntu 13.10 and i get nothing
This worked fine with 12.04 LTS :confused:

This is as far as I can go regarding Linux.... will need to defer to google or more Linux experienced Team members :eek:
 
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Ctrl + Alt + F1 will always get you terminal. :p

Otherwise, I recommend the very, very excellent Tilda or Guake drop-down terminal emulators.
 
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or alt+F2 and then type "terminal" in the prompt. Or search for "terminal" in the search field of the start menu thing (sorry, I did not use Uby for ages so I can not be of real help here).
 

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Just use Gedit. :toast:

example:
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sudo gedit
or edit the file outside of /etc like the "Documents" folder and then copy it to /etc/boinc-client.
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cd /home/user/Documents
then once in the Documents folder
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sudo cp cc_config.xml /etc/boinc-client
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Oh! If you want a text editor, may I recommend the extremely user-friendly vim!

(As a sidenote, you shouldn't use sudo for GUI applications. You should use gksu/gksudo instead, or at least that's what I was told.)
 
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I've never had issues with using sudo with GUI applications. Though I have read the thing about gksudo as well.

Been long since I messed around with Ubuntu last. Ever since I found it incompatible with my desktops overclock... Kind of sad, was fun to mess around with it. :S
 
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i can get as far as editing the config, now it says i dont have permission to edit the file when i go to save 'cause its ready only and im not the owner. Any suggestions?

Edit: apparenty i cant change anything in the root folder, is there a way to enable write/read access in the root folder or my /etc/boinc-client folder?
 
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Are you sure you're root? As root, try "chmod 666 <filename/foldername>". This will give read/write permssions to owner/group/everyone.

If you'd like to sudo your way in to root permanently, the most proper way I've found is "sudo -i". The second best, "sudo -s" and the least best way, although very popular, "sudo su". All work and I would be hard pressed to explain why one way is better than the other. When you're done, type "exit" to go back to your normal user.
 
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You know? This is why I preferred Mint. The right click menu has "Open as Administrator" right there, no sudo stuff (not saying that it's hard to do in terminal but it gets tiresome when you're setting up multiple boxes).
 
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Use the "sudoedit " command in terminal. The link Norton posted should have everything you need. When you use the sudoedit command it will ask for the root password.
 
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its not in my root folder, the config is in the etc file and when i click on properties it says the owner is root
 
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thanks Mad, that worked :D it didnt as for permissions or anything, it just saved the file and i went and checked it after closing all windows and appropriate programs.

I want to thank everyone as im a Ubuntu/Linux noob, but i really enjoy using this OS and crunching on Ubuntu.
 
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its not in my root folder, the config is in the etc file and when i click on properties it says the owner is root
Oh! You'll want chown (CHange OWNer) then. "chown <user> <group> <filename/foldername>" if I'm not mistaken.

thanks Mad, that worked :D it didnt as for permissions or anything, it just saved the file and i went and checked it after closing all windows and appropriate programs.

I want to thank everyone as im a Ubuntu/Linux noob, but i really enjoy using this OS and crunching on Ubuntu.
Glad it's working now though!
 
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When you use the sudoedit command it gives you root permission to edit the file :toast:
 
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Oh! You'll want chown (CHange OWNer) then. "chown <user> <group> <filename/foldername>" if I'm not mistaken.
erm, no matter how tempting it might be, I highly recommend to never change any permissions / owners of anything under /etc, /usr, /bin, /sbin, /lib and /boot unless You absolutely know what You are doing, why You are doing it and what are the exact consequences of doing it.

(in this case, You might end up getting Your dpkg confused in a bad way if the owner / permissions of that file are changed)

Well, at least You got it sorted out, AiG :)

P.S. It's covered in my cruncher's guide to Linux, IIRC. But it's too late for that ;)
 
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