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im running redhat 7.3 and im trying to install the seti at home thing from berkely to compare my results on my comp with my windows and see if linux speeds it up, anyways it is a .tar file, well in the konsole i get to the point where i just went into the subdir that was created, but now i dont know what to do, how do install it now that ive put it in the subdir, could someone type up the commands?thanks
To get a visual comparison of the crunching there is a Gkrellm plugin. I use it and works very nicely, head over to www.gkrellm.net and download that, and then head over to the plugins page there and find the seti one.
I also had to figure out coming from windows! But as MasterC says, Gkrellm's plugin is quite easy and takes care of everything.
But if you want to see what's happening (not talking about graphics or anything!), go in seti's directory (from the console) and type ./setiathome -verbose
If it is your first registration, do not forget to connect to internet first! Otherwise, just do something else! Have a beer for instance!
But it is always a good thing to read the README files, they are there for that! Read them even twice, that's what I do!
i got a new question now, well i got it running, but i cant see whats going on, but i know how to fix that, i just dont know how to make it stop, i tried both the commands in the readme and i also tried various stuff from my linux bible!!!i feel so dumb, but i guess when you live with windoze and know how to run that for so long, then you come to a real os you have no clue
when you are in the source folder, there is a file called "pid.sah" do "cat pid.sah" to see what pid it is running on (say it's xxx) then do "kill xxx" Then you have to remove "lock.sah" to get it going again by "rm lock.sah"
I hope that helps
also, if you are on the same terminal session it is running on, do "ctrl-c" this will kill the program and you don't have to remove any lock file. This works for any program running in a console (you can also pause stuff w/ "ctrl-z" and get back to it with "fg".... try it, go to a terminal and do "ping www.nike.com" it will go on forever, but do "ctrl-z" then "fg" then "ctrl-c")
id just like to post my stats from seti now that i got it working!!! i have a 1.3ghz with 620 ram, and i put it all together myself, it also has a radeon graphcis car, but thats not important to has fast it worked, anyways, in windows, my time was 30 hours, then i went into linux redhat 7.3 and it ran it in just over 6 hours, i mean its the same computer, and it was 5 times faster on the same computer just a different os, tell that one to anyone who says that windows is faster!!