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Old 05-22-2004, 07:26 PM   #1
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seti @ home


when i download seti @ home for linux "i686", and try running it, it tells me "cannot execute binary file" or something like that. any ways to get it to run? thanks.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 07:58 PM   #2
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Which binary are you downloading? I seem to recall there being two, for different glibc versions. You might try the other one and see if it works.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 08:25 PM   #3
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i tried both...
 
Old 05-23-2004, 02:05 AM   #4
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I think you have to "chmod +x" the binary first (if you haven't already), then try to run it again.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 10:18 AM   #5
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ok what do you mean by "x"? do i do "chmod -x setiathome"? because i tried that and then i did sh and i still got the same result.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 11:10 AM   #6
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only the text version is working for me...
 
Old 05-23-2004, 11:20 AM   #7
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yo

wait, is xsetiathome the "text version"? i forgot to try that one with chmod. lemme see if it works...
 
Old 05-23-2004, 11:41 AM   #8
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no is "setiathome" ... xsetiathome is the one that doesn't work
 
Old 05-23-2004, 02:17 PM   #9
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When you download the binaries make sure you download the file that's specific to your pc.
i686-pc-linux-gnu works fine for me on an Athlon 1800+. The binaries are already set executable so in a console (or terminal window) cd to the directory where you extracted the archive to and run the cruncher using
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[nafan@mybox setiathome-3.08]$ ./setiathome -nice 10 -graphics
if it's your first time running the program it will ask you to either create a new account or login to an existing one. After it logs in and downloads a work unit, you can watch it's progress by doubleclicking on the xsetiathome file from inside gnome/kde.

Hope that helps :-)

Last edited by nafan; 05-23-2004 at 02:22 PM.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 10:14 PM   #10
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whoa. you didn't use sh???
 
  


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