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Old 10-19-2002, 12:10 AM   #1
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seti at home


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
 
Old 10-19-2002, 12:49 AM   #2
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There is a README file in that subdir taht was creatred it explains pretty much everything.
 
Old 10-19-2002, 01:01 AM   #3
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yeah i read through the readme before i even posted and i didnt think it said anything
 
Old 10-19-2002, 02:07 AM   #4
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just do "./setiathome" from that directory
 
Old 10-19-2002, 12:04 PM   #5
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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.

Cool
 
Old 10-19-2002, 09:15 PM   #6
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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!
 
Old 10-19-2002, 09:21 PM   #7
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There's also the xsetiathome file (in most cases) that will let you see what's going on. Nice look to it, too.
 
Old 10-20-2002, 05:38 AM   #8
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To run xsetiathome you need to run
setiathome -graphical
 
Old 10-20-2002, 11:32 PM   #9
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I use Ksetisaver to control seti, starts the client when the screensaver starts and gives a graphic display of whats going on.
 
Old 10-20-2002, 11:39 PM   #10
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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
 
Old 10-20-2002, 11:54 PM   #11
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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

good luck

EDIT:

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")

Last edited by adam_boz; 10-20-2002 at 11:56 PM.
 
Old 10-21-2002, 11:34 AM   #12
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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!!
 
Old 10-21-2002, 01:16 PM   #13
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Wow that's pretty impressive. Your time should drop more than that though, make sure you optimized it for your proc.

I've heard of times dropping, but never got a visual like this. Is this true with other people as well?

I have a 900mhz Athlon and 640MB DDR RAM, and I complete a unit in just over 6 hours as well, that's why I am thinking you could probably go a little quicker than that.

Cool
 
Old 10-21-2002, 06:47 PM   #14
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Cool! I've never run the client in Windows... when I started using it I was already a Linux-phile. I'm doing 1 set in about 5.5 hours, ish. 1.4Ghz mazhine, 256Mb ram. Unoptimized.
 
Old 10-22-2002, 01:32 PM   #15
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Should I dare saying that on my "old" PII 333 192Mram I droped from 36 to 40 hours with windows to around 20 under linux Not as impressive as you guys!
 
  


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