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I thought the point of this distro was too overclock the PC etc while not having as OS installed ie run as a live env.? I may be wrong but that's what I can make from this thread.

YES.
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There are a lot of different ideas of what this distro should be. Personally Id love to see a very lightweight OS that you could run F@H/BOINC or run benchmarks and get maxim points.

NO. It is against the TOS of F@H to install it any other way than through Stanford's website(no automated installers or pre-installed binaries are allowed). Not sure about BOINC, would need someone to look into that.
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That is a very good idea! So for that we'd need a stripped down distro with all the GPU drivers and F@H packaged with it. So we could have a F@H distro, a live distro with OC tools etc. How about just an install system for basic use, having a choice of web browsers/office clients etc. on install?

Nope. OCNix's mission is to provide an overclocker's toolbox. Monitoring tools, stress testing tools, and benchmarking tools are what need to be included. Maybe a few other utilities (like disk tools) but nothing else. No games, no graphics tools, etc.
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Sounds good. OC tools and clock/temp monitoring are a must

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I can personally say that Arch is very easy to configure if you know what you're doing. I actually made a F@H distro for nvidia users using Arch as the base. I didn't get any time to work on it though, and my internet was far too lacking to keep it updated (I had 10kb/s upload back then. Now on 50kb/s up! wheee.gif) so it kind of died. Arch has changed a lot since then and I'm not sure if the bugs I had have been fixed, but I'm leaning towards the negative. There's also the issue of the F@H license. You're not allowed to package the F@H client with anything without written permission - the license says you have to download the client from Stanford. I'm not sure if that means the entire client or just the cores and WUs and such, but licensing is one thing I would not play with.

Thank you.
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Originally Posted by tom.slick View Post

And that sound like it would work. Also the setup could be scripted, that is not altering it's data files.



Also if anyone would like to look at an OCNix that I made a while back
http://www.overclock.net/t/1254454/ocnix-brainstorm/40#post_18366113


I contacted Stanford a little while ago and was told that automated installers are a no-no. I'd hate to see OCN booted off the leaderboards over something like this.


Guys, I like the idea of a README on how to set up F@H but for now please focus on the main goals which are monitoring, benchmarking, and stress testing. Leave F@H out for the time being.
Edited by xtascox - 4/1/13 at 3:21pm
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There are still no good benchmarks on the Linux platform that I am aware of. All of the main benchmarks and stress testers are Windows only.
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There are still no good benchmarks on the Linux platform that I am aware of. All of the main benchmarks and stress testers are Windows only.

But that means you have to install the OS to stress test etc. I'll look into this but I hope you are wrong. thumb.gif
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This seems like a really neat project. I'd help, but I have no real experience with coding. But I will try it out in Virtualbox in a few minutes. smile.gif
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Quick question: What's the default username/password to log on?
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there are a few good burn in programs for Linux, namely cpuburn, cpuburn-in and prime95
for benchmarks, unigine and phoronix make some good ones.
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I just ran across this project and boy does it sound interesting. As a college student I am just beginning my summer and was planning on diving into arch linux. A concern I had in the back of my head was indeed overclocking and having to go back into windows for that. None of the threads in this part of the forum seem to be relatively recent, is this still a live project? I can not be of much help right now, but I would like to come back and look at it.

Love the idea guys! thumb.gif
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I just ran across this project and boy does it sound interesting. As a college student I am just beginning my summer and was planning on diving into arch linux. A concern I had in the back of my head was indeed overclocking and having to go back into windows for that. None of the threads in this part of the forum seem to be relatively recent, is this still a live project? I can not be of much help right now, but I would like to come back and look at it.

Love the idea guys! thumb.gif
it's not a live project, but there are many overclocking and benchmarking programs you could contribute to, or join me in making ubuntu (and xubuntu, kubuntu, lubuntu, studio, etc.)
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Oh well, unfortunately I am not talented/skilled enough to be able to help out quite yet. Although one day I would like to be! Props to you Noskcaj for helping out on the *buntus!
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