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valued customer 09-14-2003 10:56 PM

I have abandoned Windows 2000 for Red Hat 9, which I have been running for a little over a week now, and am very happy with, although I am still VERY green. I would like to run seti@home on my Linux machine, but can't seem to find adequate information, starting with which packet to download from seti. I am running an 800mhz PIII Coppermine, and would greatly appreciate any help I could get, since I am new to the command line side of things.

Also, anyone who has never been there should check out seti for themselves at

Thanks for the help

jeremy 09-15-2003 12:21 AM

You can download the Linux Seti client from:


valued customer 09-15-2003 06:03 PM

Right, and I think I know which one to download, but how do I install it?

ranger_nemo 09-15-2003 06:39 PM

Download the i686-pc-linux-gnu version. It will be a .TAR file, which is sort of like a .ZIP file... It has a number of files packaged into one. Untar the file with...

tar -xf filename.tar

This will produce a directory containing the files in the .TAR. Copy them to whatever dir from which you want to run SETI@home. You can then run the client from the command-line...

cd /wherever/you/put/it

There are also add-ons you can download to control it easier.

valued customer 09-16-2003 12:11 AM

thanks a ton, ranger. your info got me up and running with no problems. i especially appreciated the detail in your instructions. a million thanks.

valued customer

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