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Yup. I tried the old script whe the 6.34 client was first released but it didn't work, so I tried this one and it's been working ever since.
Have you noticed any improvement in PPD with the linux client over the windows client?
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I never ran the windows client with wine, but according to koven there is about a 5k improvement with the linux client.
Edited by sks72 - 3/17/11 at 3:32pm
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I never ran the windows client with wine, but according to koven there is about a 5k improvement with the linux client.
Awesome, thanks.

+rep for that script
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post #134 of 146
I can confirm that the new Linux client does in fact process bigadv WUs if you first hack /proc/stat as directed. I lost a few WUs while testing this, but I got a brand new bigadv with the Linux client now and it is processing normally. Woohoo!
post #135 of 146
Unfortunately, I found that every time I rebooted my computer and restarted the client, it would output an error "Core Status = 2". Then it would delete my current WU and request a new one. This is not a workable setup for me so I have switched back to the Windows client through wine for bigadv. I didn't really notice much (if any) increase in PPD. However, my custom kernel may account for that.
post #136 of 146
Is there a new bigadv guide as we can now Fold natively in Linux..??

The only one I can find is saying to use Ubuntu 10.04, and links to the old (6.29) client too:
http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...pu-client.html
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It works well... No need for a guide. People are reporting the best ppd running Linux as the OS (not in a virtual machine) and using the native Linux client.

Additionally, my reading found that sabayon Linux gets better ppd than ubuntu. I haven't tried it yet but will on my next build.
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It works well... No need for a guide. People are reporting the best ppd running Linux as the OS (not in a virtual machine) and using the native Linux client.

Additionally, my reading found that sabayon Linux gets better ppd than ubuntu. I haven't tried it yet but will on my next build.
Hadn't even heard of that distro...and I don't want to have to guess *** it is that I'm doing if there isn't a guide for it - as I'm a bit of a Linux n00b...

Just burning 10.04 to CD, ready to lock and load.....



Wish me luck..!
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People are reporting the best ppd running Linux as the OS (not in a virtual machine) and using the native Linux client.
If you have an AMD X6 and are folding bigadv, I suggest you stick with running the F@H client through wine on Linux. There is a way to run the native Linux client and trick it into thinking you have 8 cores, but it affects CPU monitoring software and active WUs seem to be dumped every time the client or system is restarted. With a well-configured kernel, adding wine really doesn't have much effect on PPD.

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Additionally, my reading found that sabayon Linux gets better ppd than ubuntu.
This is probably due to their kernel configuration or patches. If you will primarily be folding on an Ubuntu machine, try installing the linux-image-server kernel package. It is more optimized for throughput then interactivity (not that the generic Ubuntu kernel is really suited to desktops either). Also, run the client using "schedtool -B -e" to use the "batch" scheduling policy. This allows for longer time slices which make maximum use of cache and increases PPD. It also makes F@H have less of an impact on interactive apps.

If you are folding on a Linux desktop, I suggest the Liquorix kernel if you want to maximize interactivity while still folding in the background. Even better would be to build your own custom kernel and select BFS as your scheduler. In that case, you can run the F@H client with "schedtool -D -e".

Cheers.
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If you have an AMD X6 and are folding bigadv, I suggest you stick with running the F@H client through wine on Linux. There is a way to run the native Linux client and trick it into thinking you have 8 cores, but it affects CPU monitoring software and active WUs seem to be dumped every time the client or system is restarted. With a well-configured kernel, adding wine really doesn't have much effect on PPD.



This is probably due to their kernel configuration or patches. If you will primarily be folding on an Ubuntu machine, try installing the linux-image-server kernel package. It is more optimized for throughput then interactivity (not that the generic Ubuntu kernel is really suited to desktops either). Also, run the client using "schedtool -B -e" to use the "batch" scheduling policy. This allows for longer time slices which make maximum use of cache and increases PPD. It also makes F@H have less of an impact on interactive apps.

If you are folding on a Linux desktop, I suggest the Liquorix kernel if you want to maximize interactivity while still folding in the background. Even better would be to build your own custom kernel and select BFS as your scheduler. In that case, you can run the F@H client with "schedtool -D -e".

Cheers.
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