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    NZDavid NNTP User

    Cool Linux Newbe wants to install Boinc 6.10.17 in SUSE 11.2

    I am a complete novice to Linux, just can't bear the thought of upgrading to Windows 7, so here I am.

    I have installed Suse 11.2 OK and am on it now.
    I have downloaded from Boinc versions, boinc_6.10.17_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.sh, and have it sitting in my bin directory, now I am stuck.

    The first line of the file reads:
    #!/bin/sh
    ( read l; read l; read l; exec cat ) < "$0" | gunzip | tar xf - && /bin/sh BOINC/binstall.sh sea.tar boinc_6.10.17_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.sh BOINC/binstall.sh
    exit
    Do I paste the line into the Terminal? Something else?

    I have been looking for a step-by-step for dummies approach but can't seem to find it.


    I have managed to get the windows version running under wine, but would prefer to have it running natively.

    The other problem is how do I get the core client to recognise my five cudas? (4 x GTX 295's and 1 x GTX 260). In Vista its a pig of a process!

    Sorry if I have missed a FAQ or readme here that states the obvious, but I am stuck.

    What I know about Linux could be written on a smallish postage stamp!

    On the amazing side of things, the Windows version running in emmulation mode is only .2 of a second slower than normal, for my climate models, 1.56 s/Time Step (TS) vs. 1.36 s/TS (Vista 64). Admittedly, the CPDN files are 32 bit, but still.
    Last edited by NZDavid; 15-Nov-2009 at 03:17. Reason: To fix typo of SUSE version from 22.1 to 11.2.

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    Default Re: Linux Newbe wants to install Boinc 6.10.17 in SUSE 11.2

    1) make boinc_6.10.17_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.sh executable
    2) execute it in a terminal, eg ./boinc_6.10.17_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.sh
    3) it'll unpack it and create a director
    4) go in the unpacked directory, open file run_manager and at very top put this in it: #!/bin/bash
    5) save it, make it executable, click on it and.... OMG it's alive

    CUDA should be recognized if you have the proprietary NV drivers installed

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    Default Re: Linux Newbe wants to install Boinc 6.10.17 in SUSE 11.2

    Oh man! Thank you Microchip8!

    I have been crunching since the '90s and gave up when I hit opensuse 11.0 because I couldn't get it to work any longer. Now, I have a reason to leave my pc on all night.

    Thanks..... I think....?

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    Default Re: Linux Newbe wants to install Boinc 6.10.17 in SUSE 11.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Prexy View Post
    Oh man! Thank you Microchip8!

    I have been crunching since the '90s and gave up when I hit opensuse 11.0 because I couldn't get it to work any longer. Now, I have a reason to leave my pc on all night.
    It isn't difficult at all to install BOINC grabbed directly from its site. I just wonder why they don't just add a startup script for it when you unpack it.

    Thanks..... I think....?
    You think too much ?

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    NZDavid NNTP User

    Cool Re: Linux Newbe wants to install Boinc 6.10.17 in SUSE 11.2

    OK then how do I make it executable?

    I tried typing, in terminal, the following;
    david@linux-0lpg:~/BOINC> make boinc_6.10.17_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.sh executable
    make: Nothing to be done for `boinc_6.10.17_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.sh'.
    make: *** No rule to make target `executable'. Stop.
    david@linux-0lpg:~/BOINC> make boinc_6.10.17_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.sh
    make: Nothing to be done for `boinc_6.10.17_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.sh'.
    david@linux-0lpg:~/BOINC>
    Sorry for the delay in replying but it took me a day just to work out how to install the 'make' command.

    I also tried running the file and got the following:
    david@linux-0lpg:~/BOINC> ./boinc_6.10.17_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.sh
    bash: ./boinc_6.10.17_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.sh: Permission denied
    david@linux-0lpg:~/BOINC>
    I just did that because the file looked like it was already an executable.

    Anyway I am tring, but am stuck again.
    Last edited by NZDavid; 16-Nov-2009 at 04:22. Reason: clarification

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    Default Re: Linux Newbe wants to install Boinc 6.10.17 in SUSE 11.2

    Why do you run make on a shell script?
    Make is only for C/C++/etc programming languages, not for shell scripts

    to make it exacutable, either right-click on the script -> properties and set the permissions there or in a console do chmod +x boinc_6.10.17_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.sh then run it as ./boinc_6.10.17_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.sh

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    Default Re: Linux Newbe wants to install Boinc 6.10.17 in SUSE 11.2

    Why do you run make on a shell script?
    Doh. Because I am dumb and took your previous comment literally.

    That's so cool, I'm up and running. Climate models downloading as I type.

    OK cpu's are happy. Now how do I configure the 2 x GTX295's and GTX260 so Linux recognises them all?

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    Default Re: Linux Newbe wants to install Boinc 6.10.17 in SUSE 11.2

    The proprietary NV driver should recognize them all. If it recognizes them, then I assume BOINC will do so too

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