BOINC on Linux for the novice

Desti
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RE: No joy. I didn't

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No joy. I didn't compile with support for iptables or it's not installed because that command doesn't run anything. (Sounds like I'll want this eventually!)

I completely disabled my hardware firewall but still couldn't get BOINC to attach to http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu. Master fetch failed messages and can't connect to URL errors continue no matter what I try. Outbound port 80 is wide open and I'm able to ping http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu just fine. I'm able to wget the BOINC software (thanks again for those instructions!) but just can't attach when I go to run ~/BOINC/run_client -attach_project http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu KEY.

Very frustrating. I thought I'd try to go the graphical route and try to attach to the project from the GUI client. I managed to install X. After some configuration I'm able to get startx to load but have no clue what to do with it from there. Trying to run boincmgr from there just tossed up some ASCII garbage into a XTerm window.

I booted back into Windows XP and resumed crunching from there. I'll have to work through these teething pains learning linux for a while longer before I'm able to crunch from it. :(

Haven't you installed a desktop environment like KDE, Xfce or GNOME?
Could you ping any domains?

Divide Overflow
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RE: Haven't you installed a

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Haven't you installed a desktop environment like KDE, Xfce or GNOME?
Could you ping any domains?

I can ping all kinds of addresses and domains just fine.

In my ignorance, I thought I was installing a desktop environment by installing X.org The gentoo handbook online only took me that far. :) Evidently there's more to the process going for a full graphical desktop. I have a fresh install of gentoo with BOINC 4.72 and X.org installed. That's it so far.

ragnar schroder
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RE: In my ignorance, I

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In my ignorance, I thought I was installing a desktop environment by installing X.org The gentoo handbook online only took me that far. :)

Gentoo is a very good distro, but not particularly easy on the novice.

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Trying to run boincmgr from there just tossed up some ASCII garbage into a XTerm window.

You MAY have to go thru configuring X, using either the xorgcfg or the xorgconfig utility. Should be a breeze if you know the specs of your graphics card and monitor. :-)

Won't help the can't-connect-to-einstein-server problem, though.

Greetings, Mr Ragnar Schroder

Divide Overflow
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I know, I'm a glutton for

I know, I'm a glutton for punishment for choosing this distribution to learn on. Gentoo does seem to have a pretty steep learning curve. I had to reinstall to correct some basic problems on my first try. My networking problems were due to Gentoo trying to use my firewire port as a network interface. Once I figured that out and corrected for it, I was able to get things back on track. I'm happy to report that I'm crunching on Linux now.

Now I just have to figure out how to get the GUI to work so I can see how that looks on Linux. I'll take that question over to the Help Desk section of the forums instead of airing it all out here. ;)

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