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Old 12-28-2004, 05:29 PM   #1
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Unhappy Help running Seti@home


Years ago I took a linux class running Red Hat 7.2. I have not used it much since the class because of my job. I recently reinstalled 7.2 and updated the kernel. I downloaded Seti@home and copied the tar file into the /usr directory. I extracted the tar file, and it created a directory and installed the files there. The problem is that I'm not sure it installed correctly. The only files I see after I do an ls -al is a single dot, a double dot, two readme files, and two seti files. Under windows, there are quite a few .sah files that I cannot find. Plus, I cannot seem to run the program. I am very rusty with linux, so I'm sure I am overlooking something, I just don't know what. Thank you in advance for any help in getting seti running. I am looking forward to using this forum to relearn this great operating system, and then hopefully be able to help others.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 06:35 PM   #2
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One of those two seti files is actually the commandline seti@home client. It's the one called setiathome. Have you tried running it? And have you read the README?
If you're interested in those kinds of computing projects, you might also like BOINC
Just a thought
 
Old 12-29-2004, 05:16 AM   #3
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Thanks

I figured that the setiathome file was the executable, I just could not remember how to launch it. I was searching the web, and found an article on seti that reminded me the way to launch a program by inserting "./" in front of the command. Thanks for your reply. I'm sure I will be asking more questions as I relearn Linux. Also, thx for the suggestion. I'm going to check out Boink.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 01:11 PM   #4
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I'd like to run SETI@home as well. I'm running Mandrake and would prefer an RPM. Does such a thing exist?

Does S@h include a screen saver like it does with WinBlows?
 
Old 03-19-2005, 03:00 PM   #5
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Talking

I did a search under google for "linux RPM finder and found this link: " http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/se...mit=Search+..." it returned five RPM files for the latest seti@home clients. Have fun
 
Old 03-19-2005, 03:02 PM   #6
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In answer to your second question, yes. There are a few available. You can get info on those from the seti home page. I have used tkseti in the past, and was quite pleased with it.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 03:24 PM   #7
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*warning party spoiler*

FOLD! Come on guys your not going to find anything, make a real difference and Fold@home:
http://folding.stanford.edu/

IMO its much more worth wile and more likely to turn up results.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 12:45 PM   #8
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The World Health Organization has reported that, despite the best efforts of physicians and research scientists around the globe, the overall death rate remains at 100%. This report is especially disappointing considering the billions of dollars already spent in attempting to defeat death. In addition, it seems even more unfair that death is willing to claim the sick and the elderly as its victims.

In the report, the WHO has said that death will be eventually defeated and that no one will die even if it takes trillions of dollars.

--End Item--
 
Old 04-13-2005, 12:59 PM   #9
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The World Health Organization has reported that, despite the best efforts of physicians and research scientists around the globe, the overall death rate remains at 100%. This report is especially disappointing considering the billions of dollars already spent in attempting to defeat death. In addition, it seems even more unfair that death is willing to claim the sick and the elderly as its victims.

In the report, the WHO has said that death will be eventually defeated and that no one will die even if it takes trillions of dollars.

--End Item--
Hehe... yeah but...
The folding research may help your end days to be better in case you develop alzheimers, or whatever.

Searching for extra-terrestrials is a complete waste of time and resources.

Oh, and by the way, saw this on a bumper sticker: Eat Right, Work Out, Die Anyway
 
Old 04-13-2005, 02:18 PM   #10
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yep, folding is a must for anyone, not just us geeks.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 07:17 PM   #11
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OK, we are getting really off topic here. May the moderator forgive us.

Death is inevitable. Solve protein folding, diabetes, high blood pressue, cholesterol, cancer, trans-fatty acids, cario/pulminary disease, Avian Flu, AIDS....

and you end up dying of something else.

RK
 
Old 04-13-2005, 08:08 PM   #12
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I agree! I had a question on how to run an application on Linux. I was expecting help, not a guilt trip. It's my computer, and I will waste computing power however I feel. If there was ever a chance that I would donate time to your cause, this thread ruined it. I'm moving all of my machines over to seti.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 09:37 PM   #13
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I agree! I had a question on how to run an application on Linux. I was expecting help, not a guilt trip. It's my computer, and I will waste computing power however I feel. If there was ever a chance that I would donate time to your cause, this thread ruined it. I'm moving all of my machines over to seti.
Dang.
Pretty harsh.
Interesting that it makes you feel guilty.

Looked like you had solved the question in a previous post up there.

Last edited by itsjustme; 04-13-2005 at 09:39 PM.
 
Old 04-14-2005, 11:59 AM   #14
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