LINUX Beta Test App 4.17 available

[B^S] Doug Worrall
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Cool stuff, I have noticed


Cool stuff,
I have noticed many Boicateers run Gentoo when i check mw w/u compared to other Linux systems.
Gentoo comes up the most.Understand the xp issu also.Soon "maybe" the next generation will
be released.Myself use play stayion for games,cannot sit at P.C. for long periods due to rhemetoid arthris.Grrr,
yes, within 2 years hackers wil lbe after Linux as it is being preloaded in Dell Package deals in Canada.Probably Fedora core,am dying to find wich O/S. that are actually in them.

Be Well

Sincerely
Doug*

vonHalenbach
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My first result with V4.17 !

My first result with V4.17 !
I use an old PIII 800 Mhz with 256KB Cache.

V4.01 = 81.400

V4.17 = 70.400

No problems so far. It seems the client got a little smarter too. Nice to see this progress !
Greets
vonHalenbach

Trog Dog
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RE: iehhh, A Linux person

Message 43214 in response to message 43210

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iehhh,
A Linux person that does not have attitude,This is refrehing.I cannot get one answer from any
Linux users at my sight.{non communicative}.Think they are pissed that when Linux first came out there was command lines and stuff.Now,newbies like you and I can load Damn small Linux or Mini me{BareBones} in 15 minutes.The only reason I run Linux is political and economic.I refuse to defragg and have "protection" from Hackers and Mal and spyware.Get redirected from sites,but,what great
benches you get.Was going to run Seti again due to the new O.C.BUT,I unseerstand it pushes
your Hard drive past its threshold,no thanks.Running Boinc already cuts the life of processors by 2 years,{heard that}.I never agreed with O.C. either,but when competing at the boards you need a little help,Einstein does not raise Ram useage.
Notice you are from down under,cool stuff,so exotic.The originator of Team synergy is from
Australia.A doctor named zain upton.He was real helpful when i first got a P.C. 2 years back,
was running XP with no experinece,dohh.Then my Linux buddy loaded Linucos 9.1 and I never looked back.Iwas going to try damned small linux next.
This is real refreshing I must say.The haet here close to Niagra Falls is opressive this Summer.
What part of Watlzing Maltilda do you hail from.
Gday Sir

Sincerely
Doug*

G'day Doug,

Thank you for your kind comments. I think the biggest thing with linux if you are a windows user is that it's not windows. It's not like moving from win95 to win xp, I always compare as though I were going back to DOS but that is not correct either. However you look at it, though, there is a steep learning curve and once you've been climbing it for a while you forget how bewildering it was when you were staring up from the bottom.

I run linux on my crunchers, because I bought them second hand without an OS. I still use windows on my main cruncher and my laptop (and you can't run BOINCView on a linux box). I will have to look at MiniMe - I'm always on the lookout for lightweight distros to run on my crunchers. If you are interested in Damn Small Linux I wrote a HOWTO and one of my teammates wrote one for Puppy Linux which is actually an Aussie distro.

I live in WA (Western Australia) in Port Hedland which is a colourful little town :) Do you live near Niagra Falls? I find it amazing that that amount of water falling can actually freeze. One day I would like to visit Canada, it is a country that I have long admired.

Cheers

[B^S] Doug Worrall
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Gday Sir, Minime has just


Gday Sir,

Minime has just put out a stable version still bare boes, you need to load all needed stuff from symnaptic.That takes 45 minutes after 15 minute install.

This one is way better than the first one, in terms of hardware support,
pclinuxos control center tools, and installation, particularly the
partitioning. Much easier now. They've even come up with a way where you
can temporarily install the CD into your ram, so you can take the CD out
and run MiniMe Live that way. It's stored in the memory, and because it
doesn't have to fetch the information from the CD, its much faster. It's
called CD2Ram. It comes up on the boot up screen as an option.

The fonts are crystal clear, and the default icons are Tango. The
default wallpaper is new, and there's new icons and tools on the
desktop. It comes with the new 2.6.16 kernel, KDE 3.5.4, and a wider
range of system tools. You can choose all of KDE, or all of Gnome, or
Fluxbox or Xfce by installing them through synaptic. To install all of
KDE 3.5.4 you choose KDE2 in synaptic.

http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/8741

I have burned mine and am applying it after my que is clear with Boinc.Love a new O.S.I only have the one P.C. so have to surf using Flux[which is what you run basically on some of your boxes and xfce for a hour daily,then crunch 4 experiments at one time,with arrrr Pirates always waiting
for work.The url above has the new Minime download,I hope I did it right.

Sincerely

Doug*

前朝遗少
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on RH linux 2.4.19, 4.17 is

on RH linux 2.4.19, 4.17 is faster than 4.01 about 30%

but, on 2.4.20, 4.17 is no improve than 4.01

cpu: Xeon 2.4G

Dave Burbank
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I returned to my pc after

I returned to my pc after awhile to find that einstein was not crunching and BOINC was consuming 100% of my cpu resources, I don't know if it was a result of the beta app, boinc 5.4.9, or the linux 2.6.15 kernel. I had to force end boinc, as boincmgr couldn't connect to it. This is the stderr_out of the WU that was running when things got ugly:

Quote:

5.4.9

2006-08-07 19:03:47.7280 [normal]: Start of BOINC application 'einstein_S5R1_4.17_i686-pc-linux-gnu'.
2006-08-07 19:03:47.7460 [normal]: Started search at lalDebugLevel = 0
2006-08-07 19:03:48.0216 [normal]: Checkpoint-file 'Fstat.out.ckp' not found.
2006-08-07 19:03:48.0217 [normal]: No usable checkpoint found, starting from beginning.
Detected CPU type 1
small x
small x
small x
small x
2006-08-07 19:36:53.5422 [normal]: Search finished successfully.

2006-08-08 02:16:14.4550 [normal]: Start of BOINC application 'einstein_S5R1_4.17_i686-pc-linux-gnu'.
2006-08-08 02:16:14.5735 [normal]: Started search at lalDebugLevel = 0
2006-08-08 02:16:14.8633 [normal]: Checkpoint-file 'Fstat.out.ckp' not found.
2006-08-08 02:16:14.8633 [normal]: No usable checkpoint found, starting from beginning.
Detected CPU type 1
small x
small x
small x
small x
2006-08-08 02:48:57.6314 [normal]: Search finished successfully.

The WU was crunched twice, each successfully, so maybe the result wasn't written to disk the first time. The second completion of the WU was after I had to force quit boinc and restart. The result was validated, so I don't think that the beta app caused this, I just found it kind of odd. The problem hasn't occured since (10 or so WU), just this once.

There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers. - Richard Feynman

[B^S] Doug Worrall
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RE: I returned to my pc

Message 43218 in response to message 43217

Quote:

I returned to my pc after awhile to find that einstein was not crunching and BOINC was consuming 100% of my cpu resources, I don't know if it was a result of the beta app, boinc 5.4.9, or the linux 2.6.15 kernel. I had to force end boinc, as boincmgr couldn't connect to it. This is the stderr_out of the WU that was running when things got ugly:

Quote:

5.4.9

2006-08-07 19:03:47.7280 [normal]: Start of BOINC application 'einstein_S5R1_4.17_i686-pc-linux-gnu'.
2006-08-07 19:03:47.7460 [normal]: Started search at lalDebugLevel = 0
2006-08-07 19:03:48.0216 [normal]: Checkpoint-file 'Fstat.out.ckp' not found.
2006-08-07 19:03:48.0217 [normal]: No usable checkpoint found, starting from beginning.
Detected CPU type 1
small x
small x
small x
small x
2006-08-07 19:36:53.5422 [normal]: Search finished successfully.

2006-08-08 02:16:14.4550 [normal]: Start of BOINC application 'einstein_S5R1_4.17_i686-pc-linux-gnu'.
2006-08-08 02:16:14.5735 [normal]: Started search at lalDebugLevel = 0
2006-08-08 02:16:14.8633 [normal]: Checkpoint-file 'Fstat.out.ckp' not found.
2006-08-08 02:16:14.8633 [normal]: No usable checkpoint found, starting from beginning.
Detected CPU type 1
small x
small x
small x
small x
2006-08-08 02:48:57.6314 [normal]: Search finished successfully.

The WU was crunched twice, each successfully, so maybe the result wasn't written to disk the first time. The second completion of the WU was after I had to force quit boinc and restart. The result was validated, so I don't think that the beta app caused this, I just found it kind of odd. The problem hasn't occured since (10 or so WU), just this once.

Have the same kernel myself, this looks familiar , but cannot understand why it is happening.The app was applied and has it ever worked correctly? Also, am sure your q was clear before new w/u were downloaded, you could always try again by removing those 3 files, running without O.C. and see the results?

Doug*

ledi
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My first 2 results with 4.17

My first 2 results with 4.17 are quite puzzling.

In general my long running tasks with 4.01 take about 32.000 seconds.
My first 4.17 took 56.000 seconds
My 2nd 4.17 took only 28.000 [ seconds
I'm curious what the 3rd result will be.

I am Homer of Borg. Prepare to be ...ooooh donuts!


Ananas
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Not so much success here with

Not so much success here with Linux 4.17, process exited with code 13 (0xd) (resultid 38946496 and a few more), Version = 2.4.21-0.13mdk (Mandrake), P3/800 Coppermine (SSE but no SSE2)

ARGH ... WAIT ... this was a bug between my ears, this entry can get deleted, 13=EACCESS, I forgot to chmod

Lt. Cmdr. Daze
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Looking good here, finished

Looking good here, finished quite faster than other results on my pentium4m 2Ghz with 512 kb cache. However, quite some "small x"-es on this result. After a while, I'll post some statistics on my box (DSL with 2.4.26 kernel).

Keep on the happy crunching!
Bert

Somnio ergo sum

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