Gandalf wrote:I just installed R4W (Replacement for Windows). R4W is a Linux OS based on Debian.
"Based on" is a fuzzy concept. So be forewarned that what I'm going to tell you might or might not work. And if it doesn't work, then you're probably going to have a difficult time using BOINC in "R4W."
To my mind, the easiest way to make BOINC work in Linux goes something like this:
- download the BOINC installer directly (Do not
install the BOINC client from the repos.)
- run the installer
- follow the directions displayed on the screenDownload
In my experience, later versions of BOINC for Linux are missing some arcane dependency, and I've never had the patience to go hunting for a fix. The last version that I know for sure runs "out of the box" on Linux is 6.10.58. Older versions also work. But if you insist on installing a later version, you may be on your own in terms of actually getting it to run. Version 6.10.58 is available at Softpedia (http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Science/BOINC-9427.shtml
), and version 6.6 is available at directly from BOINC (http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/boinc_comp ... nux-gnu.sh
You'll save yourself a little trouble later if you save the download to where you plan on running it. So, if you wanted to run BOINC from ~ (your user home directory), you should probably save the installer to that directory.Run
You need to invoke the BOINC installer from the terminal as a regular user
- change to the directory where you saved the installer
- type sh boinc
and press TAB (pressing TAB will autocomplete the filename for you)
- hit return
Once the installer is complete, it will tell you how to do the initial run of the BOINC Manager. Attaching to projects, etc. via the Manager works exactly the same in Linux as in other OSes.
This method does not
run BOINC as a system daemon (which is, to my mind, one of the many things to like about it.) So getting BOINC to autostart when you log in is exactly the same as any other program. Exact details on how to achieve this vary by desktop environment. Google autostart application <name of your DE here>
Gandalf wrote:I'm also trying to get BOINC to crunch with my GPUs...
few projects actually support GPU-based crunching under Linux, and I'm almost positive that WCG is not one of them.