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    fbatskor NNTP User

    Default BOINC question

    Hello to all..
    I am very new to Linux so please pardon some of the questions that I may pose.

    I am running openSUSU 11.1, I have installed the BOINC application from the DVD. Here is my problem:

    When I click on the BOINC icon it starts and nothing happens, if I want to run BOINC I have to open a terminal window and type boinc, it will then run. If I close or quit the terminal window BOINC stops working.

    Is it possible to run boinc with out having a terminal window open? If so then how?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: BOINC question

    Quote Originally Posted by fbatskor
    Hello to all..
    I am very new to Linux so please pardon some of the questions that I
    may pose.

    I am running openSUSU 11.1, I have installed the BOINC application from
    the DVD. Here is my problem:

    When I click on the BOINC icon it starts and nothing happens, if I want
    to run BOINC I have to open a terminal window and type boinc, it will
    then run. If I close or quit the terminal window BOINC stops working.

    Is it possible to run boinc with out having a terminal window open? If
    so then how?

    Thanks
    Hi
    If you start an application like that you need to background it using
    ampersand and the exit the terminal, not just close it.

    Code:
    <some_application> &
    exit
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    Default Re: BOINC question

    When I click on the BOINC icon it starts and nothing happens
    Did you create that icon yourself? Or was it created by the packages you installed from the DVD?

    At any rate, if you know how to run it from a terminal window, run the command with an ampersand & next to it to spawn the process and return to the terminal immediately. You can then close the terminal without killing the boinc process. If "boinc" is the command to start it then issue:

    Code:
    > boinc &
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    fbatskor NNTP User

    Default Re: BOINC question

    Thanks for the assistance


    The & then using exit to close the terminal window worked

    thanks again

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