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benZ
05-10-2011, 05:29 PM
Hi pressf1

Is anyone succesfully running BOINC Client under Linux. Which BOINC version are you using?

Version 6.12.22 doesn't run under Ubuntu 11.04. Would the type of distro matter?

Cheers

benZ
05-10-2011, 05:57 PM
Correction- I'm running version 6.10.58

fred_fish
05-10-2011, 07:03 PM
Don't install random stuff downloaded from websites.
Use the package manager to install from the repo.

aptitude install boinc-client boinc-manager

benZ
05-10-2011, 08:59 PM
I used Ubuntu Software Centre

Boinc Manager runs fine

fred_fish
05-10-2011, 09:44 PM
If it's from the official repo, I would expect it to work, but then you are running ubuntu... fresh breakage every six months!
You could try the version from here (https://launchpad.net/~pkg-boinc/+archive/ppa)

benZ
05-10-2011, 09:57 PM
Thanks- i'll try it

Have to reinstall Ubuntu first (yeah it's broken!)

Chilling_Silence
06-10-2011, 07:03 AM
You could argue launchpad is worse than the official repos. You're contradicting yourself mate, coz you say "Don't install random stuff downloaded from websites.", yet suggest a 3rd party repository?!

benZ:
Are you running the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Ubuntu?
What happens when you run the .sh file?

fred_fish
06-10-2011, 07:30 AM
You could argue launchpad is worse than the official repos.I have on several occasions ..
You're contradicting yourself mate,.. and yes I am :)
coz you say "Don't install random stuff downloaded from websites.", yet suggest a 3rd party repository?!Well he's already running a broken ubuntu, (so security doesn't seem to be a priority :devil ), seems capable of reinstalling if required, and doesn't post any troubleshooting info other than "it doesn't run".


benZ:
Are you running the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Ubuntu?
What happens when you run the .sh file?

benZ
08-10-2011, 06:14 PM
Installed OpenSUSE 11.4 (32bit i586). BOINC from OpenSUSE repo doesn't work but latest version (6.10.58 from sh file) does

BOINC client seems to take very little CPU time (tho I know it's working)

Thanks for suggestions