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Donald A. Tevault
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RE: RE: Tullio, Any

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Tullio,

Any project with a reasonably current server will send a 32 bit app to a 64 bit host if the 64 bit app doesn't exist. The only thing you need to watch out for is that your distro installs the 32 bit compatibility libs. Fedora did most of them out of the box. I had to install a few to get the 32 bit QMC app to run, but that was the exception, not the rule.

KDE 4 is kinda neat. I used the Kubuntu 8.04 CD with the new KDE on it, but didn't play around with it extensively. I'm definitely a RedHat girl at heart.

:-)

Now if I could get my install of Fedora 8 to behave, I'd be really happy. But that's a rant for another time and place.


Thanks Kathryn. Now, to continue on the mildly off topic thread, all my total credits have disappeared from all my applications, but not the RAC. Why?
Tullio

If you mean what shows on your main account page, it happened to me this morning, too.

Donald A. Tevault
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RE: RE: Tullio, Any

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Tullio,

Any project with a reasonably current server will send a 32 bit app to a 64 bit host if the 64 bit app doesn't exist. The only thing you need to watch out for is that your distro installs the 32 bit compatibility libs. Fedora did most of them out of the box. I had to install a few to get the 32 bit QMC app to run, but that was the exception, not the rule.

KDE 4 is kinda neat. I used the Kubuntu 8.04 CD with the new KDE on it, but didn't play around with it extensively. I'm definitely a RedHat girl at heart.

:-)

Now if I could get my install of Fedora 8 to behave, I'd be really happy. But that's a rant for another time and place.


Thanks Kathryn. Now, to continue on the mildly off topic thread, all my total credits have disappeared from all my applications, but not the RAC. Why?
Tullio

Okay, I found out why. There's a database problem that they're fixing.

tullio
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RE: Okay, I found out

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Okay, I found out why. There's a database problem that they're fixing.


I had thought so. Thanks Donald.
Tullio

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Hey, Pooh Bear is UOTD .....

Hey, Pooh Bear is UOTD ..... Yeah ! :-)

Thank you all kindly for your assistance. I feel I am sure to PM you Donald, so thanks for the offer. I asked here particularly as elsewhere it seems to be somewhat of a flamefield, full of bunkers and bibles etc .... I guess the Unix design principle of 'mechanism not policy' thus naturally breeds many variants. A simultaneous strength and weakness.

Anyhows I'm talking too you via FireFox on OpenSUSE-11.0 which was fairly painless. Hints for anyone following:

- do a CD/DVD image download and install from boot.

- verify the MD5 checksum after download of the iso image. If you can, burn slowly then verify.

- check your hardware carefully before installation. Bizarrely I found a slighty inset IDE cable pin on the DVD drive AND a bodgy 80 ribbon cable to same. That was why Knoppix flunked. Good old Murph' :-)

So now I'm off to plonk BOINC/E@H on and then get back to some study. Again many thanks! :-)

Cheers, Mike.

( edit ) Oddly enough one reason why I didn't go Linux earlier was that I felt I wouldn't understand it. But then I asked myself : "How much do I understand Windows anyway?" ..... :-)

( edit ) Err, for BOINC install which distro is SUSE closest too - Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu .... ?

( edit ) Ok, I'm up and flying with boinc_ubuntu_5.10.45_i686-pc-linux-gnu.sh on this guy benched at 751 FP MIPS and 1579 I MIPS.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter ...

... and my other CPU is a Ryzen 5950X :-) Blaise Pascal

KSMarksPsych
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RE: ( edit ) Ok, I'm up and

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( edit ) Ok, I'm up and flying with boinc_ubuntu_5.10.45_i686-pc-linux-gnu.sh on this guy benched at 751 FP MIPS and 1579 I MIPS.

Congrats Mike! You'll be an expert in no time.

I've figured out the bulk of my problems. Stupid mirrors in Taiwan are either slow or out of date, so I'm forcing yum to use US mirrors. Now if I could get sound working properly...

Kathryn :o)

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Mike Hewson
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RE: Congrats Mike! You'll

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Congrats Mike! You'll be an expert in no time.


Ah, well .... my first Linux boner! :-)

I 'accidentally' moved the home directory.

This was not a good thing.

So I'm now fumbling to find the safety catch on the keyboard .....

[ I also found some damage or degradation on an older hard drive, and now have re-installed SUSE on another much larger and more recent device. It's true it's the hard drive controller chips blow long before a CPU, say. ]

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter ...

... and my other CPU is a Ryzen 5950X :-) Blaise Pascal

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RE: RE: Congrats Mike!

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Congrats Mike! You'll be an expert in no time.

Ah, well .... my first Linux boner! :-)

I 'accidentally' moved the home directory.

This was not a good thing.

LOL. I did that once. Well, a little worse than that. I delete an entire home directory. Thankfully it wasn't mine. And thankfully I had a backup of it.

I managed to render my system unbootable last night. Let's just put it this way, don't fool with anything in /etc/fstab unless you're adding some extra partitions (like my /Data and /Vista partitions). Oh well, that's what Live CDs are for. Booted to mine, mounted the partition and undid the changes I made to fstab. Booted right back up.

Now I have to do battle with grub next weekend. Fedora trashed grub when I did the install. I can't boot to Kubuntu anymore. I think I can still boot to Vista though :-)

Kathryn :o)

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Donald A. Tevault
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RE: RE: RE: Congrats

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Congrats Mike! You'll be an expert in no time.

Ah, well .... my first Linux boner! :-)

I 'accidentally' moved the home directory.

This was not a good thing.

LOL. I did that once. Well, a little worse than that. I delete an entire home directory. Thankfully it wasn't mine. And thankfully I had a backup of it.

I managed to render my system unbootable last night. Let's just put it this way, don't fool with anything in /etc/fstab unless you're adding some extra partitions (like my /Data and /Vista partitions). Oh well, that's what Live CDs are for. Booted to mine, mounted the partition and undid the changes I made to fstab. Booted right back up.

Now I have to do battle with grub next weekend. Fedora trashed grub when I did the install. I can't boot to Kubuntu anymore. I think I can still boot to Vista though :-)

I don't know why, but for some reason some distros handle finding other operating system partitions better than others do. You'd think that they'd all do it equally well.

Donald A. Tevault
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RE: RE: Congrats Mike!

Message 82528 in response to message 82525

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Congrats Mike! You'll be an expert in no time.

Ah, well .... my first Linux boner! :-)

I 'accidentally' moved the home directory.

This was not a good thing.

So I'm now fumbling to find the safety catch on the keyboard .....

[ I also found some damage or degradation on an older hard drive, and now have re-installed SUSE on another much larger and more recent device. It's true it's the hard drive controller chips blow long before a CPU, say. ]

Cheers, Mike.

But, look at the bright side.

At least you didn't screw things up on a Gentoo system that took almost a week to compile and set up. (Been there, done that.)

tullio
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RE: I don't know why, but

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I don't know why, but for some reason some distros handle finding other operating system partitions better than others do. You'd think that they'd all do it equally well.


This year I bought a SUN WS with Solaris 10.0 installed. Since most BOINC applications don't run on x86 Solaris, I installed SuSE Linux 10.3, cancelling Solaris. But Linux found a diagnostic partition on the disk and respected it, so when I boot using GRUB I can choose between diagnostics, SuSE 10.3 and a failsafe Linux with no X11. Had there been a Windows partition SuSE would have maintained it too, I know from previous experiences with WIN98SE.
Tullio

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