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Old 08-27-2003, 03:18 AM   #1
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Ksetisaver


hi - i downloaded ksetisaver, thru a link i found in one of the threads here. however when i type in "./configure" it runs, everything is ok... 'til it tells me it cannot find a C compiler in $PATH. i popped in the mandrake linux 9.1 cd #1, installed from mandrake control center in the development section what seems to be C... however it still doesnt work. i had seti@home as my screensaver in XP, and would like to have it again on LM. any help would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 08-31-2003, 10:06 AM   #2
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In the version I have, the screensaver is a sepatate item called xsetiathome.
 
Old 09-02-2003, 11:38 AM   #3
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yeah i know - seti@home comes with setiathome and xsetiathome. it never showed up in my screensaver settings... so i got ksetiathome. it's working - i was finally helped out in installing all the c compilers, but ksetiathome is not working right - every time the screensaver comes on, it's blank.
 
Old 09-02-2003, 12:30 PM   #4
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ok, now... this is what i've done so far.

i can compile ksetisaver - compiling problems all gone. i get a message saying configure is finished, i'm good to go for make.

i type make... and get this:

"Good - your configure finished. Start make now

[root@localhost ksetisaver-0.3.4]# make
make all-recursive
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/uranologist/Downloads/ksetisaver/ksetisaver-0.3.4'
Making all in ksetisaver
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/uranologist/Downloads/ksetisaver/ksetisaver-0.3.4/ksetisaver'
Making all in sound
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/uranologist/Downloads/ksetisaver/ksetisaver-0.3.4/ksetisaver/sound'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/uranologist/Downloads/ksetisaver/ksetisaver-0.3.4/ksetisaver/sound'
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/uranologist/Downloads/ksetisaver/ksetisaver-0.3.4/ksetisaver'
/bin/sh ../libtool --silent --mode=link --tag=CXX g++ -Wnon-virtual-dtor -Wno-long-long -Wundef -Wall -pedantic -W -Wpointer-arith -Wmissing-prototypes -Wwrite-strings -ansi -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 -D_BSD_SOURCE -Wcast-align -Wconversion -O2 -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -o ksetisaver -L/usr/X11R6/lib -L/usr/lib/qt3/lib -L/usr/lib -R /usr/lib -R /usr/lib/qt3/lib -R /usr/X11R6/lib setilocation.o configdialogR2impl.o transferscreen.o configuration.o ksetiwatchimporter.o taskinfoscreen.o soundbox.o tripletscreen.o setiparse.o pulsescreen.o positionscreen.o painthelpers.o mainpainter.o intermediatescreen.o gaussianscreen.o errorscreen.o blankscrn.o configdialogR2.o configdialogR2impl.moc.o -lkscreensaver -lkio -lkdeui -lkdecore -lqt-mt -lpng -lz -lm -lXext -lX11 -lSM -lICE -lpthread
libtool: link: cannot find the library `/usr/lib/libfam.la'
make[3]: *** [ksetisaver] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/uranologist/Downloads/ksetisaver/ksetisaver-0.3.4/ksetisaver'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/uranologist/Downloads/ksetisaver/ksetisaver-0.3.4/ksetisaver'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/uranologist/Downloads/ksetisaver/ksetisaver-0.3.4'
make: *** [all] Error 2
[root@localhost ksetisaver-0.3.4]#"

i notice another person has the same problem, and nobody really has answered many questions in regards to ksetisaver...

i've previously installed (well, i got error messages when i first installed it after getting the GNU c compiler...) ksetisaver, i've got the ksetisaver.menu and ksetisaver.desktop in the directory it's supposed to be... ksetisaver is showing up in my control center, but i can't set it up, or test it. i keep gettin a blank screen.
 
Old 09-02-2003, 12:30 PM   #5
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oh yeah, and i downloaded and installed fam... doesn't help. so far.
 
Old 09-02-2003, 02:19 PM   #6
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I'm probably not qualified to speak, but I suspect some distros have a problem with seti. I never got it to run quite right in SuSE but folding runs perfectly. Unless you were able to get the redirect to dev/null to work properly, you may have trouble with /home/user/.xsession-errors and /tmp/xses-username. If your drives start to fill up, replace those files with links to dev/null. The seti crontab instructions have something similar but it didn't work for me.

Check work progress in the seti files. Screensaver activity is tied to what the program's doing. If it does nothing....
 
Old 09-02-2003, 05:58 PM   #7
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seti runs just fine... it loads without a problem. the graphics on the other hand. every time i type in
./xsetiathome or ./setiathome -graphics, i get a graphical window but it's not moving - it's a freeze frame. i only want seti to run when my screensaver's on, which is why i downloaded ksetisaver. no problems compiling ksetisaver, but theres a problem with make and make install, which is what i posted recently.
 
Old 09-02-2003, 07:32 PM   #8
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If you look at the readme and the faq's on the site, you'll find info on how to see how much work is being done. It's in one of the files - not too hard to find. I still suspect the saver won't work because it has nothing to work with. If that's not it, I'm stuck. If I remember correctly, you have to stop seti to check the files.

BTW, seti can sit there using cpu and memory but not actually doing anything. The only way I know to see if it's working right is to query it's own records.

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Old 09-02-2003, 08:54 PM   #9
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right now, i have gkrell 2 running seti for me... i've done a lot of reading in faq's and readme files, cant find how to keep the graphics moving. i kinda like to see graphics.

i'm having problems with some other files, especially ksetisaver, when i run a make/make install command. i keep getting errors... perhaps there's something wrong with my Makefile?
 
Old 09-02-2003, 11:04 PM   #10
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You're starting to get beyond my capacity, here. If the error messages name a missing component, you should install it. It's probasbly on the cd. It all depends on the error message. The Makefile's for fine tuning, or so I'm told. I've never done it and never needed to.

BTW, does the version of ksetisaver match the version of kde that you're running. I know the address book from 3.0 won't run in 3.1, dammit. It could be something like that.

Are you certain seti is running properly? You should have finished work units by now. I think the average is about 5 hours on a fast machine.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 08:18 PM   #11
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so i should run make again, find all the missing components (which is what most of the errors are about) and install it, everything will be peachy?

i'm pretty postive i downloaded the right ksetisaver version for kde 3. and seti IS running, i just havent really run it much... 'til now, with gkrell. but the graphics.. i want the graphics on my screensaver... although my monitor blanks out after 45 mins, i still like seeing the graphics.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 09:25 PM   #12
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In my experience, it's often necessary to delete an unsuccessful make and start over from the very beginning. ie. go back to the tarball, unpack it, and so on. then make a note of the error messages and install whatever's missing.

Don't believe [I]anyone {/I}who says 'then everything will be peachy'. I sure can't tell you. But if you started with a tarball, it hasn't got a chance till it's properly compiled.

I hope you're not disappointed when it's finally working. The screen saver in windows wasn't that interesting. To me, that is.

I just checked out the home page. If you haven't been there yet, it's here : http://www.frozenlight.de/engine/sho...aver/index.dat

This is in 'beta' which means it may not run on your hardware yet.
It requires these dependancies:

required to build: x11-toolkits/qt31, devel/gmake
required to run: x11-toolkits/qt31

I don't know gmake but I suspect he means gnu make.
Check him out if you haven't already.

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Old 09-04-2003, 12:30 AM   #13
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I tried installing ksetisaver myself, to get an idea what's there. If Qt 3.0.3 is not native to your distribution, you may be stuck. It doesn't come with mine so I got it and installed it. Even though I specified a different directory, it overwrote and broke parts of Qt 3.1, which had to be re-installed, breaking Qt 3.0. These things happen. Would you consider another screen saver?
 
Old 09-04-2003, 11:55 PM   #14
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wow, thanks man... you've really been helpful.

i know everything won't be "all peachy" i know there's always gonna be something that needs fixing... i have lots of experience in DOS and the windows system, more than i do in unix, and i never had a GUI in unix... my programming experiences arent too great right now... but with time i'll learn and tune up my knowledge of Linux 'cause i really plan on getting rid of XP.

i'll delete the make and recompile it... if it doesnt work again, i'll just get rid of it... seti@home is running fine, with a lack of graphics, in GKRell 2. i'll do another screensaver... and speaking of screensavers, have any recommendations for good screensavers? i *HATE* the default linux ss...

mind if i add you to my buddy list?
 
Old 09-05-2003, 09:02 AM   #15
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Sorry I couldn't be more help.
 
  


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