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A Quick Guide to setting up Kraken Affinity Wrapper for Ubuntu.

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Ok I had a nightmare with this the other day, and had to ask for help in IRC.

As a result of this, here is a step by step guide for setting up tehkraken.

First things first, get a core FahCore_A*.exe (If you have -bigadv you should have A3 and A5, for SMP only just A3)

SSH in and check by typing
Code:
ls /fah/
you should see them 376

To ensure we have everything required
Code:
apt-get update
followed by
Code:
apt-get install build-essential
(hit y to any dialogue) 376

Now we need to stop any instances of FAH that may be running using the following command.
Code:
killall fah6


Now we install TehKraken!
Code:
cd  /fah/ 
wget http://darkswarm.org/thekraken-0.6.tar.gz
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Code:
tar -xvf thekraken-0.6.tar.gz
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Code:
cd thekraken-0.6
make
380
Code:
make install
58
Code:
cd ..
Code:
/usr/bin/thekraken -c autorestart=1 -i
yes to any dialogue.
179

Now restart your FAH client
Code:
nohup ./fah6 -smp 8 -bigadv -verbosity 9 &
91

To check it's working
Code:
top
You should see Kraken, running where FAHCore used to be after a few moments (mins)
358


To remove tehkraken (when it's not running!) type
Code:
/usr/bin/thekraken -c autorestart=1 -u


Credits to Musky @ [h] for this guide http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1037125474&postcount=4
and Josh on the #37726 IRC channel for his help the first time round.
Edited by maz0r - 1/25/12 at 11:17pm
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Code:
/usr/bin/thekraken -c autorestart=1 -u

That will uninstall it, not stop it. No need to use it unless you are upgrading to a newer version of the kraken (at the moment there isn't one).
 
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How much more ppd does this add?
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How much more ppd does this add?

There are comments on several forums stating 2-15% increases in efficiency with the wrapper, these are mainly 2,4, and 8P machines (links http://www.amdzone.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=521&t=138463 http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/showthread.php?t=360845)

Not sure of the benefit on the HP servers as it's virtual-CPU, and people are getting wildly different TPF's on the same unit/setups, but in theory more efficient management of the cores should help TPF and subsequently PPD even on a virtual CPU.
Edited by maz0r - 1/26/12 at 10:04am
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