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Let me start off saying that I've never used any form of Linux before, but I decided I wanted to try to convert one of my old systems over to Ubuntu to fold and see if it would net me more points. So I got Ubuntu up and running (downloaded and installed the latest version tonight on it's own partition (not through Windows) and everything is working fine. However, when I follow the steps here (LINK) I can't get the SMP client to work. When I try to open it, it pops up an instance of Terminal, which stays up for less than a second and then disappears. Can anyone tell me what I"m doing wrong or how I can fix this?

As always, any help you can give would be greatly appreciated!!!
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post #2 of 17
Did you change this chmod +x FAH6.29-Linux.tgz to this chmod +x FAH6.34-Linux.tgz?

The 6.29 client is no longer supported; you'll need the 6.34 client or go v7.
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post #3 of 17
I had the same, it flashed up for a second and disappeared again. I followed each step in the guide, something is not correct. I suggest to download the v7 client .deb file from Stanford. The .deb file can be installed via the software center, much easier.
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Did you change this chmod +x FAH6.29-Linux.tgz to this chmod +x FAH6.34-Linux.tgz?

The 6.29 client is no longer supported; you'll need the 6.34 client or go v7.
Ok, this would be my issue! Now one other question, what is the difference between the SMP and the V7 clients?
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post #5 of 17
A newer client really, though the v7 client is much simpler to install in Linux.

It is a beta client though, and there are quite a few issues...
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Here are the steps that worked for me:

•In the Terminal window you should see a prompt that looks something like this: yourusername@yourcomputername ~ $

•To download the 64 bit FAH client type in (or copy/paste) the following commands:
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mkdir -p ~/folding
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cd ~/folding
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tar xzf FAH6.34-Linux64.tgz
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chmod +x fah6
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./fah6 -configonly -smp
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./fah6 -smp -verbosity 9
Some guides don't show the enitre hyperlink and that was an issue in terminal. Copy that command in two parts. First the "curl -O", paste that and than copy and paste the hyperlink. This is a shortened version from the FAH site
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A newer client really, though the v7 client is much simpler to install in Linux.

It is a beta client though, and there are quite a few issues...
Z, Do you know if there's a points difference between console and the new V7? I really like the new beta client but I don't mind going back to 6.34.
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No points difference; does get new WUs which give more PPD for 5/6 series AMD GPUs, but that's all.
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No points difference; does get new WUs which give more PPD for 5/6 series AMD GPUs, but that's all.
Cool. Thanks! I'm glad I'm all set at least with the client side. And didn't have to bother setting up HFM.net.

post #10 of 17
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Here are the steps that worked for me:

•In the Terminal window you should see a prompt that looks something like this: yourusername@yourcomputername ~ $

•To download the 64 bit FAH client type in (or copy/paste) the following commands:













Some guides don't show the enitre hyperlink and that was an issue in terminal. Copy that command in two parts. First the "curl -O", paste that and than copy and paste the hyperlink. This is a shortened version from the FAH site
Yeah, I still couldn't get it working, so I'll try this and let you know. This is for the SMP, right, not the V7?
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