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So, here's my deal. My GPU does almost 10k PPD so I don't want to give it up, but afaik VM folding will do more PPD than Windows v7. What's my best setup with VM, and will I still be able to set up HFM? I'll have Win V7 GPU, VM SMP, and Laptop SMP/GPU v7 Win (Not VMing on that machine, just not worth it)
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If you have some decent skills in linux command line, you can install a ubuntu-server-10.10 install in a VM then just install the v7 client and manually configure it to allow remote access.  Then you just need make sure your VM is emulating a physical network connection, assign it a static IP on your router, then set up your Windows v7 client to access the VM client and you will have full control.

 

The easiest setup I found was to run the VM's v7 client in a "screen" session.  I've got my web server configured like this, it's just not folding right now.

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Only question there is the screen session. I could do command line, to save from using a window manager/desktop type thing?
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Only question there is the screen session. I could do command line, to save from using a window manager/desktop type thing?

 

Yep, I took the lazy way out and just do:

 

 

In /etc/rc.local:

screen -dmS fah7 /home/web/fah/FAHClient.sh

 

 

In /home/web/fah/FAHClient.sh:

cd /home/web/fah/./FAHClient

 
 
Contents of /home/web/fah/:
drwxrwxr-x  7 web  web     4096 Oct 17 22:24 .
drwxr-xr-x 39 web  web     4096 Nov  7 23:55 ..
-rw-r--r--  1 web  web      416 Sep 20 14:40 config.xml
drwxrwxr-x  3 web  web     4096 Sep 18 18:36 cores
-rwxr-xr-x  1 web  web  4098144 Mar 20  2012 FAHClient
drwxrwxr-x  2 web  web     4096 Sep 18 18:36 fahclient_7.1.52-64bit-release
-rwxrwxr-x  1 web  web       31 Oct  9 17:42 FAHClient.sh
-rwxr-xr-x  1 web  web  1195938 Mar 20  2012 FAHCoreWrapper
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root    4096 Oct 17 22:24 logs
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   10464 Oct 31 14:58 log.txt
drwxrwxr-x  3 web  web     4096 Sep 18 19:11 tars
drwxrwxr-x  2 web  web     4096 Oct 31 14:58 work
 
 
Contents of config.xml:
<config>
  <!-- Network -->
  <proxy v=':8080'/>
 
  <!-- Remote Command Server -->
  <command-allow v='127.0.0.1 10.0.0.1/24'/>
  <command-allow-no-pass v='127.0.0.1 10.0.0.1/24'/>
  <password v='XXXXXXXX'/>
 
  <!-- User Information -->
  <passkey v='XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'/>
  <team v='37726'/>
  <user v='axipher'/>
 
  <!-- Folding Slots -->
  <slot id='0' type='SMP'>
    <cpus v='4'/>
  </slot>
</config>
 
 
 
 
And that's about it.  Then in your Windows v7 client, you just add your VM's IP address with the default port 36330.
 
I'm heading off to bed now, but tomorrow night I can give you a hand if you need it.
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Reaching the error "Starting fahclient . . . . FAILED" after wget and dpkg'ing the latest FAH7 client.
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Reaching the error "Starting fahclient . . . . FAILED" after wget and dpkg'ing the latest FAH7 client.

 

Oops, noticed a mistake in my copy&paste:

In /home/web/fah/FAHClient.sh:
cd /home/web/fah/
./FAHClient

And I didn't include the instructions on actually unpacking it. I forget exactly how I unpackaged it, but I can take a look tonight after work.
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Reaching the error "Starting fahclient . . . . FAILED" after wget and dpkg'ing the latest FAH7 client.

I used this easy install guide for v7. And I will try that together with Axi's way detailed above to start it in screen, which I like a lot.

Quote:
Originally Posted by axipher View Post

In /etc/rc.local:
screen -dmS fah7 /home/web/fah/FAHClient.sh


If you do it like that, won't it run it as root? Which has some downsides, if you wanna start it manually you have to put in sudo etc.

Adding sudo -u [user] to that line should start it as the user, no?

Like so (web is the name of the current user):
Code:
sudo -u web screen -dmS fah7 /home/web/fah/FAHClient.sh

Still a Linux noob so, I'm not sure you actually need the sudo-part in there, but that's how one guide stated that it should be written.
Edited by arvidab - 11/8/12 at 1:20pm
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Think that's my problem, trying to use the deb package, rather than a tarball.

Gonna use the link used above, shouldn't have a problem then. Cheers.
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Originally Posted by Xero. View Post

Reaching the error "Starting fahclient . . . . FAILED" after wget and dpkg'ing the latest FAH7 client.

I used this easy install guide for v7. And I will try that together with Axi's way detailed above to start it in screen, which I like a lot.

Quote:
Originally Posted by axipher View Post

In /etc/rc.local:
screen -dmS fah7 /home/web/fah/FAHClient.sh


If you do it like that, won't it run it as root? Which has some downsides, if you wanna start it manually you have to put in sudo etc.

Adding sudo -u [user] to that line should start it as the user, no?

Like so (web is the name of the current user):
Code:
sudo -u web screen -dmS fah7 /home/web/fah/FAHClient.sh

Still a Linux noob so, I'm not sure you actually need the sudo-part in there, but that's how one guide stated that it should be written.

 

Yeah, it Will run as root, but since this isn't a web server that is exposed for attackers, I didn't see a big problem. I was just too lazy to look for other ways to get stuff to run on system start other then rc.local.
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I think I used to know how...

Oh - I remember. It was on android, but I wrote right into the kernel/ramdisk to call all scripts on boot. *sigh* why can't Ubuntu be more like Android.
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AMD 1055T Asus M4A89TD PRO/USB3 XFX 6950 Flashed 6970 BIOS Patriot Extreme Performance Sector 5 G Series 8GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Patriot Pyro 60gb, OCZ Agility 3, 2x 7200.11 50... CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Acer 230HL 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Delta 750w Antec 600 v2 Logitech G400 
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SteelSeries 4HD 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 1055T Asus M4A89TD PRO/USB3 XFX 6950 Flashed 6970 BIOS Patriot Extreme Performance Sector 5 G Series 8GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Patriot Pyro 60gb, OCZ Agility 3, 2x 7200.11 50... CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Acer 230HL 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Delta 750w Antec 600 v2 Logitech G400 
Mouse Pad
SteelSeries 4HD 
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