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Hearing that folding under linux using a virtual machine is much faster than windows smp, I decided to give it a shot. After painfully reading (mostly skimming) through all 500+ posts of PhelanJKell's guide I decided to try ubuntu through vmware player (using purdueman's guide), since there seems to be a lot of issues with vmware server and vista 64-bit with the whole signed driver thing.

Anyway, I have it up and running but I have some questions. How do I view the folding console thing? Anytime I open up folding nothing pops up but it starts folding. So basically i'm folding blind right now. And I know nothing on how to use linux. Also, I'm running 2 smp linux clients and the gpu2 client but I'm still not using 100% of my cpu, how do I make the smp clients use more than ~45% of my cpu?

    
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Youcan either check the log files in your folding directory or you can tyry installing FahMon, not sure if this will work for you but it is how I did it.


http://smp.aeternum.co.uk/guide7


^ Just click FahMon on the right hand side..
Edited by GeforceGTS - 7/5/08 at 3:33pm
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You can monitor them with FAHMon. And to use both processors. Make sure to set numvcpus = "2" in your .vmx file
    
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And to view your folding progress(just your percent and time) just when you open vmplayer click on the blackness and notice you have no mouse pointer now. Then hit ctrl+alt and it should give you your mouse pointer back and show you what it is doing.
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I do have numvcpus = "2" in both vmx files. Do I have to use fahmon in linux? Or can I use the fahmon I have installed in windows to monitor all 3 clients?
    
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I do have numvcpus = "2" in both vmx files. Do I have to use fahmon in linux? Or can I use the fahmon I have installed in windows to monitor all 3 clients?
Yes. Fahmon can monitor all of them at the same time.

Wire wrote a nice guide for getting Fahmon to recognize the vmware client.
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...are-guide.html
    
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Ok, how do I know where my folding directory is in linux? And how do I get that menu bar thing back at the top & bottom in the first vmware window?
    
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I just set it up so I can monitor within windows too, I probaly did it the hard way since I have only been using Ubuntu for a few days and i'm clueless ;D

I kinda followed this guide to set up file sharing with samba

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=202605

I installed samba then skipped the rest up untill 1.1 Starting samba and setting up user accounts, I didn't bother with the win server stuff either but it's up and running.

- It does work ;]
Edited by GeforceGTS - 7/5/08 at 6:11pm
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Thanks for all the help, but I still get problems...

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Originally Posted by GeforceGTS View Post
Youcan either check the log files in your folding directory or you can tyry installing FahMon, not sure if this will work for you but it is how I did it.


http://smp.aeternum.co.uk/guide7


^ Just click FahMon on the right hand side..
That doesn't work, it says I need wxWidgets installed, which I have no idea how to do that.

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Yes. Fahmon can monitor all of them at the same time.

Wire wrote a nice guide for getting Fahmon to recognize the vmware client.
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...are-guide.html
I tried that but fahmon doesn't seem to connect to it.


That is the correct ip and directory where folding is installed.

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Originally Posted by GeforceGTS View Post
I just set it up so I can monitor within windows too, I probaly did it the hard way since I have only been using Ubuntu for a few days and i'm clueless ;D

I kinda followed this guide to set up file sharing with samba

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=202605

I installed samba then skipped the rest up untill 1.1 Starting samba and setting up user accounts, I didn't bother with the win server stuff either but it's up and running.

- It does work ;]
I tried that also and windows does see the linux installation in vmware but i can't connect to where my folding folder is:



Any other ideas?
    
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Thanks for your help everyone. I guess I'll just stick with viewing the fahlog.txt file since nothing else seems to be working . At least its faster than winsmp. Aslo, is it normal for both vmware players to use only ~90-some percent of my cpu? wouldn't it be more efficient if it used 100%? Is there a way to change that?
    
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