Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.
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I'm in the process of trying to figure that one out. I've switched my PentiumDC T4200 from Ubuntu x64 to Win7 Pro x64. I'll let you know when I figure out!
Look at this guide, it's actually really easy : http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Installing_BOINC_on_Ubuntu
Why, why, why?
Aptitude? Really? Or synaptic... Both are no longer installed by default on Ubuntu desktop(Not sure with server). Think it was 11.10 where the change was made.
If going graphical, then the software center is kind of like an app store.
Or if using command line, then apt-get where is says aptitude.
I think I used the Software Center, but I can't actually remember, which is why I went with the official BOINC guide
Either way, even if PPD is a bit lower, it's nice to not have to buy a HDD or a Windows license
Anyone got a standalone AC unit? The window unit I have won't work because we have the older style single pane windows and there's two of them. :shadedshu
Maybe recommendations on where to get one? I can't have my rigs crunching nearly as much as I'd like to because of heat problems.
You use USB drives then?
I did, when I had my PentDC running Ubuntu it was off of a 4GB flash drive. 4GB is probably as small as I go, but I have about 5 of them that can be pressed into service
my i3 rig will be coming back online Thur hopefully. Got a psu coming for it. I took the psu from it for my i7. good thing i came across one so it won't be down to long.
Interesting news guys... I went from expecting to undervolt my incoming i7 920 because of the junky cooler I was going to be using, to scrambling to find a big typhoon 1366 bracket, to finally finding one, to cancelling the order because I'm getting a Corsair h70 for free. I'm not sure of the h70's performance, but with this insane heat (currently 90f in my room here) I might try pushing it to 3.6 or so and seeing if I can shave off some volts.
Wow, that's a great deal! Let us know how far you can push it!
not sure, ask me again in about 5 months :/
I just sold the E2140 so there's another computer no longer crunching
At least it puts me financially closer to a FX or another i7
Brandon it's real easy to setup. After you install Ubuntu. Find the "Ubuntu Software Center" Icon. Click it. A window will open. Let it load. In the top right hand corner you will see a serch box. Type "Boinc" in there and hit enter. Highlight the Boinc manger entry . The one with the most start and the Boinc icon. Then click the install button to the right of it. It may take a few to install. After it installs find the icon under dash/applications. and click it. you will be greeted with basically the same interface you are use to under windows. If you need help with finding things let me know. I'll have to switch back to Unity to help you. I am running the Cinnamon desktop on top of Ubuntu 12.04.
I will tell you this much. Setting a cruncher up under Ubuntu takes far less time then windows. And you only have one driver (vid) to install and it will basically do it for you. You just need to click the restricted driver icon to get the ball rolling there. Then just pick which driver you want to install and activate it. Done. It will do some of the updates itself while install and the rest it will pop up a box for those in a couple days. After the actual build you can be crunching in less then 20 mins. Unless your like me and do interface tweeks and such.
Well, sad news. I don't know when I will be crunching again. I am being booted from this place now, for good. My only internet will be at the Library, for I don't know how long. They are going to hold my stuff ransom, and I get to leave with what is on my back. I don't know what I am going to do but, I am going to try and keep going. I thought things were looking up and then this. I still do have some work prospects but, not soon enough for these guys.
I am hoping to sneak the Mad Cruncher out and store it a a friend's place. So, if I do land a job and find a place to live, and such, I will have that until I can repay them and get the rest. We'll see.
So, in a few hours I will be gone. I have a few things to do between now and then.
Take care, and I will check in when I can.
Call the cops. they're not allowed to do that. They can kick you out but they can't take your stuff.
Sorry to hear what you're going through Arjai
ChaoticAtmosphere is right, they can't hold your stuff for ransom.
Try to puy a hold on that package I sent otherwise they can say they never received it...
Damn that really sucks man
I am so sorry to hear that Arjai. Keep you head up and check in with us.
Take care buddy.
Shit Arjai, that is a frigging drag man. Wish there was something our community could do to help, but Chaotic is very correct man. Call the law dude! I worked for a company that owns a shit pot full of rental property and they went through this before. Only recourse is for them to file a civil suit against you and take you to court bro.
CALL THE LAW NOW MAN!!!!!!!!!!!
Damn. So sorry to hear that Arjai
Stay strong and take care buddy!
If you don't mind me asking, what happened?
I wish you the best, that sounds lawful to have to go through :shadedshu
EDIT: I realized I had a CPU faster than the E6300 in my dedicated cruncher yet still old enough to run in a 965-based board. The result?
I went from
Well i was forrmating my C: and after that i have more then 20 task to complete before 25 and some 28 i don't think i can do that.
EDIT:Right now i am not connected to any project why? I tried to connect to WCG project but it is not opening
EDIT2:My bonic managet says unable to connect
Check time and date on your PC- that's usually the 1st thing that messes up Boinc manager/WCG connections
When you formatted did you install a fresh copy/download of the Boinc manager? You may have to go online and login at WCG with that PC before you download/install the Boinc manager... don't remember atm (been a while since I had to setup a new machine)
I have reinstalled the bonic manager and it is working now
But still i have alot of task and i am sure i cannot do that before deadline
What will happen if i didn't able to do that before the deadline?
well this guy trying to help me over on boinc forums isn't helpful. everything he's having me do I've already done hence I had to come to a forum to find something I don't know about. I'm on the verge to to just shut them all down and not bother anymore. Building somewhat mid-high end rigs to leave running in background and not personally using them. hmm...
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