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This is a great guide, and a great program. This program is so easy it is almost too easy. Thanks for refering me to here and writing this guide. Should be sticked in the Essentials thread.

I'm still waiting to see Stanford's offering first. Besides, I assume the Tracker may be made obsolete with the new client too... just a waiting game until then.
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Client is working great, without ANY troubles so far.

Do I need to restart the CPU client to disable -bigadv?? I have one due to drop in 4 hours, and I would like the CPU to start folding SMP for more points during the FaT. And with BGB right after this, I dont have the time to do another -bigadv.
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I believe that you can tick the box & it applies to next wu. Im kinda paranoid & would instead set cpu to oneunit mode in tracker settings then untick bigadv when unticking oneunit mode. <--- after the wu finishes
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post #34 of 40
I also set it to -oneunit for the SMP. I guess great minds think alike.

Thanks again.
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OK, I finally got my second system up and running. I am using Linux Mint as the OS, will this work native, or do I use WINE, or get native smp/gpu programs??

I am a noob at linux, and wine, so I am not sure if using this through wine would kill my PPD. I like this program, and I really would like to use it if it isnt that much trouble. Thanks

EDIT: Will this program pick up the new -bigadv WUs?? Since they are changing the core??
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I would assume no to all of the above... but it's worth trying wine to run the Tracker to see if it can pick up your GPUs. The tracker won't download the new -bigadv until it's updated. Given that our systems are pretty close, I'm not sure you'll be happy to run bigadv as well as a GPU...

It will be a good observation to see if the Tracker running in wine for multiple GPUs is better than running wine for each GPU client. All the linux people say putting a gpu in wine takes up an entire thread, which hurts their bigadv too much for it to be worthwhile.

And then there's the far out concept of running Windows in a VM. If one were to try a lightweight flavor of XP or 7 running, it might be worthwhile to run the Tracker in a VM. Sadly, I don't know enough about windows to create a stripped down variant.
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Originally Posted by goodtobeking;12522185 
OK, I finally got my second system up and running. I am using Linux Mint as the OS, will this work native, or do I use WINE, or get native smp/gpu programs??

I am a noob at linux, and wine, so I am not sure if using this through wine would kill my PPD. I like this program, and I really would like to use it if it isnt that much trouble. Thanks

EDIT: Will this program pick up the new -bigadv WUs?? Since they are changing the core??

Why are you running Linux to fold bigadvs?
It is native to windows for that i7 860 since it has 8 threads.

The tracker probably will not, but you can easily update it yourself by replacing the core yourself. wink.gif
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I should of specified, the -bigadv question was for my sig rig, which has windows 7 ultimate.

The other questions are for my second rig I just built. Which only has 1 gpu, for now. I have a spare GX2 waiting in a box for me to have room to fold with it.

I will give the tracker a run in WINE, it will be a start so I can compare the 2 options. Plus it will give me some experience with Linux/Wine.
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I installed and ran the FAH Tracker before I found this guide. When I close the program down I cannot seem to get the gui back up again all I have is the taskbar icon saying start, stop etc but can't seem to get the main program where it has file, setup, stats etc. What have I done wrong lol, I was almost finished a big wu
    
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I've seen that, too, sometimes. I'll normally open task manager and kill process tree on it. Then restart the Tracker. If it starts minimized (mine do on computers that have users) then start clicking on the icon like a mad man. Seems to work for me. Only once I recall it not working and I deleted the folder and reinstalled the Tracker.

I have come to the feeling that if the Tracker has been running a while (like several days for me sometimes), it loses its mind and won't come back to reality.

hope this helps smile.gif
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