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Originally posted by warfie
I too have a problem with seti but slightly different,
I want seti to start as a service with all the other services,
can you help me there?
Add a script (or a line running seti) to your starting scripts. I use /etc/rc/d/rc.local. It's a script, so just add the seti line and it'l start next boot.
Seti needs a directory with executable for every user. You can solve it by creating it into users' home directories (for example ~/seti). So there will be a script starting seti for user that starts the script:
It's as easy as I say Really.
How do you start seti?
Something like /usr/seti/setiathome , right?
So open /etc/rc.d/rc.local in your favourite text editor (beeing root!).
There will be
Then lines with # at the beginning, then some strange texts
After those #s, in new line write the command you use to run seti. If you run it using /usr/seti/setiathome, write
(this & is quite important, it makes seti to run in background)
And that's all.
If you don't know where's your seti (nearly impossible, but maybe...) use
I'll show you the right location.
Setiathome (sometimes called 'seti' ).
SETI Search for Extraterestrial Inteligence. Setiathome is a program used by 3mln users worldwide to work on data from observatory to find other habitated planets.
You download the program, start it, it downloads a package and works on it. When finished sends the results back and gets new package.