Wine without a GUI ???

gravywavy
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Anyone know if it is possible to install Wine to run without a GUI ?

Do you need a GUI for the install, and/or to run programs?

Reason I am asking is that soon I will have a Linux server in a rack somewhere with no GUI of any sort, all control via command line by remote control, and am planning to run E@H for at least some of the time to soak up spare cycles.

In view of the difference in speed of the Linux and Windows binaries, would it be feasible to run BOINC under Wine, starting it and stopping it from SSH?

Am I showing my ignorance even to ask? (That is OK, my ignorance of Wine is truly vast)

~~gravywavy

alex
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Wine without a GUI ???

wine requires the windows files to be accessible, so you'd need a copy of something like win98 from your pc on the rack machine.

Wine can run as a command line. you can run it from the console.
it's awkward to send switches to applications... ie
wine boinc_cli.exe
.. now... how to add the -allow_remote_gui switch.. I forget.. may have been to use quotes.. I don't remember (haven't played with it for a year)

I suggest playing with knoppix's wine, and running the wineconfig program a few times just to memorize the settings (or just copy the wine config file over)

from a simplicity point of view, it's a lot simpler to just run the command line boinc for linux, and not worry about having to configure wine properly.

There are some issues with running boinc under wine.
timestamps are one, and there's some error messages that pop up.

gravywavy
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and how can I install the

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and how can I install the windows version of the boinc client without a GUI? Am I right that the normal way to get boinc running under wine is to run the win boinc installer under wine, or is there another way?

This is beginning to sound seriously difficult

~~gravywavy

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RE: and how can I install

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and how can I install the windows version of the boinc client without a GUI? Am I right that the normal way to get boinc running under wine is to run the win boinc installer under wine, or is there another way?

This is beginning to sound seriously difficult

Hi GravyWavy !

Boinc 4.19 installs and runs (mostly) in console mode, there's only a graphic window popping up when some Wine processes abort or get killed.

Someone wrote a post about silencing Wine, using the WINEDEBUG environment variable :
$ cat /ligo/Program\ Files/BOINC/.winedebug
export WINEDEBUG="err-all,warn-all,fixme-all,trace-all"

You can run a 'blind' server in graphics mode from another station using Xvnc. Xvnc also supports XDMCP. Before I knew that, I had done something similar using Xnest - that's long ago, I'd have to figure it out again.

Regards.

-rg-

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