Originally Posted by mojoopo
i tried that and then i exit the vmware player and when i try to start it up again i lose all my progress ... should i leave the player running after i press ctrl + c?
I have done the same thing. The VM player client does not shutdown as fast as the gpu client most of us are used to. Use Ctrl+C to shutdown the folding application and wait for it to actually shutdown, sometimes this will take a minute or so. After you see that the folding application is shutdown, you can use the command "shutdown -h now" to stop the player safely. Again, wait for it to actually shutdown. If everything is working correctly, this will safely shut it down with no loss of work. If you just shutdown the player by "X" it may corrupt the files.
Just a note, if you are shutting this down frequently or for extended periods, you may lose alot or all bonus points. The object of this application and these WU's are to be completed quickly, hence the time bonus.Edited by FlyingJJ - 12/15/09 at 6:07pm