(102 = 0x66) using sci-biology/foldingathome:Gentoo

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(102 = 0x66) using sci-biology/foldingathome:Gentoo

Postby ThunderRd » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:21 am

Due to the sudden relegation of the 6.34 client that I ran for years, I have been struggling to get the 7.4.4 client working properly on 64-bit Gentoo.

I wish to run ONLY the SMP client on a QX9650. This combination has been folding for literally years (probably 7 or 8) problem-free, 24/7 with the old 6.34 console client.

First, the package installs to /opt, which I consider a bit strange. Not a deal-breaker, though. Second, it will not run as a regular user. When ./initfolding runs as a regular user, it claims not to have the required permissions to write config.xml.

./initfolding DOES complete as root. It also will successfully run ./FAHClient as root, with the following result, endlessly:

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root@Q6600: /opt/foldingathome# ./FAHClient
10:01:00:************************* Folding@home Client *************************
10:01:00:    Website: http://folding.stanford.edu/
10:01:00:  Copyright: (c) 2009-2014 Stanford University
10:01:00:     Author: Joseph Coffland <joseph@cauldrondevelopment.com>
10:01:00:       Args:
10:01:00:     Config: /opt/foldingathome/config.xml
10:01:00:******************************** Build ********************************
10:01:00:    Version: 7.4.4
10:01:00:       Date: Mar 4 2014
10:01:00:       Time: 12:01:17
10:01:00:    SVN Rev: 4130
10:01:00:     Branch: fah/trunk/client
10:01:00:   Compiler: GNU 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-46)
10:01:00:    Options: -std=gnu++98 -O3 -funroll-loops -mfpmath=sse -ffast-math
10:01:00:             -fno-unsafe-math-optimizations -msse2
10:01:00:   Platform: linux2 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5
10:01:00:       Bits: 64
10:01:00:       Mode: Release
10:01:00:******************************* System ********************************
10:01:00:        CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU X9650 @ 3.00GHz
10:01:00:     CPU ID: GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
10:01:00:       CPUs: 4
10:01:00:     Memory: 3.86GiB
10:01:00:Free Memory: 2.07GiB
10:01:00:    Threads: POSIX_THREADS
10:01:00: OS Version: 4.0
10:01:00:Has Battery: false
10:01:00: On Battery: false
10:01:00: UTC Offset: 7
10:01:00:        PID: 15361
10:01:00:        CWD: /opt/foldingathome
10:01:00:         OS: Linux 4.0.0-ck x86_64
10:01:00:    OS Arch: AMD64
10:01:00:       GPUs: 1
10:01:00:      GPU 0: NVIDIA:1 G94 [GeForce 9600 GT]
10:01:00:       CUDA: Not detected
10:01:00:***********************************************************************
10:01:00:<config>
10:01:00:  <!-- Folding Slot Configuration -->
10:01:00:  <gpu v='false'/>
10:01:00:
10:01:00:  <!-- User Information -->
10:01:00:  <passkey v='********************************'/>
10:01:00:  <team v='45'/>
10:01:00:  <user v='ThunderRd'/>
10:01:00:
10:01:00:  <!-- Folding Slots -->
10:01:00:  <slot id='0' type='CPU'/>
10:01:00:</config>
10:01:00:Trying to access database...
10:01:00:Successfully acquired database lock
10:01:00:Enabled folding slot 00: READY cpu:3
10:01:00:WU00:FS00:Starting
10:01:00:WU00:FS00:Running FahCore: /opt/foldingathome/FAHCoreWrapper /opt/foldingathome/cores/web.stanford.edu/~pande/Linux/AMD64/Core_a4.fah/FahCore_a4 -dir 00 -suffix 01 -version 704 -lifeline 15361 -checkpoint 15 -np 3
10:01:00:WU00:FS00:Started FahCore on PID 15371
10:01:00:WU00:FS00:Core PID:15375
10:01:00:WU00:FS00:FahCore 0xa4 started
10:01:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
10:01:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:*------------------------------*
10:01:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
10:01:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
10:01:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
10:01:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Preparing to commence simulation
10:01:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Ensuring status. Please wait.
10:01:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Looking at optimizations...
10:01:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Working with standard loops on this execution.
10:01:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Previous termination of core was improper.
10:01:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Going to use standard loops.
10:01:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Files status OK
10:01:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Expanded 118612 -> 269896 (decompressed 227.5 percent)
10:01:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=118612 data_size=269896, decompressed_data_size=269896 diff=0
10:01:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Digital signature verified
10:01:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
10:01:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Project: 6392 (Run 96, Clone 24, Gen 46)
10:01:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
10:01:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Entering M.D.
10:01:16:WU00:FS00:FahCore returned: INTERRUPTED (102 = 0x66)
10:01:16:WU00:FS00:Starting
10:01:16:WU00:FS00:Running FahCore: /opt/foldingathome/FAHCoreWrapper /opt/foldingathome/cores/web.stanford.edu/~pande/Linux/AMD64/Core_a4.fah/FahCore_a4 -dir 00 -suffix 01 -version 704 -lifeline 15361 -checkpoint 15 -np 3
10:01:16:WU00:FS00:Started FahCore on PID 15387
10:01:16:WU00:FS00:Core PID:15391
10:01:16:WU00:FS00:FahCore 0xa4 started
10:01:17:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
10:01:17:WU00:FS00:0xa4:*------------------------------*
10:01:17:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
10:01:17:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
10:01:17:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
10:01:17:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Preparing to commence simulation
10:01:17:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Ensuring status. Please wait.
^C10:01:23:Caught signal SIGINT(2) on PID 15361
10:01:23:Exiting, please wait. . .
10:01:24:FS00:Shutting core down
10:01:26:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Looking at optimizations...
10:01:26:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Working with standard loops on this execution.
10:01:26:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Previous termination of core was improper.
10:01:26:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Going to use standard loops.
10:01:26:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Files status OK
10:01:26:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Expanded 118612 -> 269896 (decompressed 227.5 percent)
10:01:26:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=118612 data_size=269896, decompressed_data_size=269896 diff=0
10:01:26:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Digital signature verified
10:01:26:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
10:01:26:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Project: 6392 (Run 96, Clone 24, Gen 46)
10:01:26:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
10:01:26:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Entering M.D.
10:01:32:Clean exit
root@Q6600: /opt/foldingathome#


So, my questions are:
Is it correct that the client runs only as root? I have always thought this was not correct.

What is (102 = 0x66) and what can be done about it? The client looks like it downloads the WU but the core fails to engage properly. My searches for this error on the forums here haven't helped, although I've read several long threads, none of them bear any similarities.
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Re: (102 = 0x66) using sci-biology/foldingathome:Gentoo

Postby Napoleon » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:48 pm

Have you tried the FAHClient-only tarball releases? Available at https://fah.stanford.edu/projects/FAHCl ... llReleases

Never mind the "Beta" bit in the link, 7.4.4 is the official version these days. Not too different from v6 console client, just "tar xjvf ..." in your home directory (root or not), do "./FAHClient --configure" and you should be good to go. "./FAHClient --help" will list all command line switches - there's a legion of them for CLI fans.
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Re: (102 = 0x66) using sci-biology/foldingathome:Gentoo

Postby 7im » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:54 pm

See also the Linux install guide on the fah web site.
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Re: (102 = 0x66) using sci-biology/foldingathome:Gentoo

Postby ThunderRd » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:33 pm

Thank you for your suggestion.

I tried it out, untarred it into my ~ directory, ran the configuration, chose "false" for the GPU option, and ran the client. It produced exactly the same result as the package in Portage did, 'INTERRUPTED (102 = 0x66)'.

I have no idea where to go at this point. It *feels* like a dependency problem, but the package manager did not ask for any other support packages to be installed when I installed it that way, so I'm stumped. Perhaps there are some arguments I should be adding to the command.

There must be some other Gentoo users out there who have it working, maybe they'll weigh in.
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Re: (102 = 0x66) using sci-biology/foldingathome:Gentoo

Postby bruce » Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:57 pm

I have not had the same problems on Ubuntu, however I use the deb and it's a "supported" install.

My install creates a user named 'fahclient' and does runs the fahclient service as that user. It's not necessary to run it as root (except the install) but obviously the file permissions need to match those of the user. FAHControl runs within my own user permissions and learns everything it needs by interchanging messages with the fahclient background process running in the faclient userspace. (or, FAHControl can be run remotely with the proper network permissions.)

I have no experience with Gentoo.
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Re: (102 = 0x66) using sci-biology/foldingathome:Gentoo

Postby ThunderRd » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:38 am

Thanks, bruce. Apparently the ebuild for gentoo does not change the ownership (I think it should), so I ran chown -R on the install directory and changed the ownership to my regular user. The client now runs OK as the normal user, but errors out in the same way as before with 102 = 0x66. And incidentally, I believe this is a 'supported' install method, according to special permissions issued to the Gentoo project by Pande: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=22524&p=242433&hilit=gentoo+folding#p242020

I also tried running it in a parallel install of Debian. In that OS it runs fine, although for some reason it uses only 75% of CPU. This isn't a solution, though. It just proves to me that it isn't a hardware problem that creates the error.

That brings me back to possibly a dep problem, a USE= flag missing somewhere, or perhaps something missing in the kernel. Or maybe I am missing a command line switch/argument that I'm not aware of. I don't even know where to begin. It's a shame that it has been made so difficult, on the same machine, where it was so simple before with the 6.x clients.

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thunderrd@Q6600:/opt/foldingathome$ ./FAHClient
03:39:44:************************* Folding@home Client *************************
03:39:44:    Website: http://folding.stanford.edu/
03:39:44:  Copyright: (c) 2009-2014 Stanford University
03:39:44:     Author: Joseph Coffland <joseph@cauldrondevelopment.com>
03:39:44:       Args:
03:39:44:     Config: /opt/foldingathome/config.xml
03:39:44:******************************** Build ********************************
03:39:44:    Version: 7.4.4
03:39:44:       Date: Mar 4 2014
03:39:44:       Time: 12:01:17
03:39:44:    SVN Rev: 4130
03:39:44:     Branch: fah/trunk/client
03:39:44:   Compiler: GNU 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-46)
03:39:44:    Options: -std=gnu++98 -O3 -funroll-loops -mfpmath=sse -ffast-math
03:39:44:             -fno-unsafe-math-optimizations -msse2
03:39:44:   Platform: linux2 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5
03:39:44:       Bits: 64
03:39:44:       Mode: Release
03:39:44:******************************* System ********************************
03:39:44:        CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU X9650 @ 3.00GHz
03:39:44:     CPU ID: GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
03:39:44:       CPUs: 4
03:39:44:     Memory: 3.86GiB
03:39:44:Free Memory: 2.02GiB
03:39:44:    Threads: POSIX_THREADS
03:39:44: OS Version: 4.0
03:39:44:Has Battery: false
03:39:44: On Battery: false
03:39:44: UTC Offset: 7
03:39:44:        PID: 7504
03:39:44:        CWD: /opt/foldingathome
03:39:44:         OS: Linux 4.0.0-ck x86_64
03:39:44:    OS Arch: AMD64
03:39:44:       GPUs: 1
03:39:44:      GPU 0: NVIDIA:1 G94 [GeForce 9600 GT]
03:39:44:       CUDA: 1.1
03:39:44:CUDA Driver: 6050
03:39:44:***********************************************************************
03:39:44:<config>
03:39:44:  <!-- Folding Slot Configuration -->
03:39:44:  <gpu v='false'/>
03:39:44:
03:39:44:  <!-- User Information -->
03:39:44:  <passkey v='********************************'/>
03:39:44:  <team v='45'/>
03:39:44:  <user v='ThunderRd'/>
03:39:44:
03:39:44:  <!-- Folding Slots -->
03:39:44:  <slot id='0' type='CPU'/>
03:39:44:</config>
03:39:44:Trying to access database...
03:39:44:Successfully acquired database lock
03:39:44:Enabled folding slot 00: READY cpu:3
03:39:44:WU00:FS00:Starting
03:39:44:WU00:FS00:Running FahCore: /opt/foldingathome/FAHCoreWrapper /opt/foldingathome/cores/web.stanford.edu/~pande/Linux/AMD64/Core_a4.fah/FahCore_a4 -dir 00 -suffix 01 -version 704 -lifeline 7504 -checkpoint 15 -np 3
03:39:44:WU00:FS00:Started FahCore on PID 7520
03:39:44:WU00:FS00:Core PID:7524
03:39:44:WU00:FS00:FahCore 0xa4 started
03:39:44:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
03:39:44:WU00:FS00:0xa4:*------------------------------*
03:39:44:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
03:39:44:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
03:39:44:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
03:39:44:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Preparing to commence simulation
03:39:44:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Ensuring status. Please wait.
03:39:54:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Looking at optimizations...
03:39:54:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Working with standard loops on this execution.
03:39:54:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Previous termination of core was improper.
03:39:54:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Going to use standard loops.
03:39:54:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Files status OK
03:39:54:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Expanded 119072 -> 270156 (decompressed 226.8 percent)
03:39:54:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=119072 data_size=270156, decompressed_data_size=270156 diff=0
03:39:54:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Digital signature verified
03:39:54:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
03:39:54:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Project: 6394 (Run 88, Clone 20, Gen 39)
03:39:54:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
03:39:54:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Entering M.D.
03:40:00:WU00:FS00:FahCore returned: INTERRUPTED (102 = 0x66)
03:40:00:WU00:FS00:Starting
03:40:00:WU00:FS00:Running FahCore: /opt/foldingathome/FAHCoreWrapper /opt/foldingathome/cores/web.stanford.edu/~pande/Linux/AMD64/Core_a4.fah/FahCore_a4 -dir 00 -suffix 01 -version 704 -lifeline 7504 -checkpoint 15 -np 3
03:40:00:WU00:FS00:Started FahCore on PID 7538
03:40:00:WU00:FS00:Core PID:7542
03:40:00:WU00:FS00:FahCore 0xa4 started
03:40:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
03:40:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:*------------------------------*
03:40:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
03:40:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
03:40:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
03:40:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Preparing to commence simulation
03:40:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Ensuring status. Please wait.
03:40:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Looking at optimizations...
03:40:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Working with standard loops on this execution.
03:40:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Previous termination of core was improper.
03:40:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Going to use standard loops.
03:40:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Files status OK
03:40:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Expanded 119072 -> 270156 (decompressed 226.8 percent)
03:40:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=119072 data_size=270156, decompressed_data_size=270156 diff=0
03:40:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Digital signature verified
03:40:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
03:40:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Project: 6394 (Run 88, Clone 20, Gen 39)
03:40:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
03:40:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Entering M.D.
03:40:16:WU00:FS00:FahCore returned: INTERRUPTED (102 = 0x66)
03:41:00:WU00:FS00:Starting
03:41:00:WU00:FS00:Running FahCore: /opt/foldingathome/FAHCoreWrapper /opt/foldingathome/cores/web.stanford.edu/~pande/Linux/AMD64/Core_a4.fah/FahCore_a4 -dir 00 -suffix 01 -version 704 -lifeline 7504 -checkpoint 15 -np 3
03:41:00:WU00:FS00:Started FahCore on PID 7586
03:41:00:WU00:FS00:Core PID:7590
03:41:00:WU00:FS00:FahCore 0xa4 started
03:41:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
03:41:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:*------------------------------*
03:41:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
03:41:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
03:41:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
03:41:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Preparing to commence simulation
03:41:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Ensuring status. Please wait.
03:41:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Looking at optimizations...
03:41:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Working with standard loops on this execution.
03:41:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Previous termination of core was improper.
03:41:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Going to use standard loops.
03:41:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Files status OK
03:41:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Expanded 119072 -> 270156 (decompressed 226.8 percent)
03:41:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=119072 data_size=270156, decompressed_data_size=270156 diff=0
03:41:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Digital signature verified
03:41:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
03:41:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Project: 6394 (Run 88, Clone 20, Gen 39)
03:41:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
03:41:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Entering M.D.
03:41:16:WU00:FS00:FahCore returned: INTERRUPTED (102 = 0x66)
03:42:00:WU00:FS00:Starting
03:42:00:WU00:FS00:Running FahCore: /opt/foldingathome/FAHCoreWrapper /opt/foldingathome/cores/web.stanford.edu/~pande/Linux/AMD64/Core_a4.fah/FahCore_a4 -dir 00 -suffix 01 -version 704 -lifeline 7504 -checkpoint 15 -np 3
03:42:00:WU00:FS00:Started FahCore on PID 7621
03:42:00:WU00:FS00:Core PID:7625
03:42:00:WU00:FS00:FahCore 0xa4 started
03:42:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
03:42:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:*------------------------------*
03:42:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
03:42:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
03:42:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
03:42:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Preparing to commence simulation
03:42:01:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Ensuring status. Please wait.
03:42:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Looking at optimizations...
03:42:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Working with standard loops on this execution.
03:42:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Previous termination of core was improper.
03:42:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Going to use standard loops.
03:42:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Files status OK
03:42:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Expanded 119072 -> 270156 (decompressed 226.8 percent)
03:42:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=119072 data_size=270156, decompressed_data_size=270156 diff=0
03:42:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:- Digital signature verified
03:42:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
03:42:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Project: 6394 (Run 88, Clone 20, Gen 39)
03:42:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:
03:42:10:WU00:FS00:0xa4:Entering M.D.
03:42:16:WU00:FS00:FahCore returned: INTERRUPTED (102 = 0x66)
^C03:42:19:Caught signal SIGINT(2) on PID 7504
03:42:19:Exiting, please wait. . .
03:42:20:Clean exit
thunderrd@Q6600:/opt/foldingathome$
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Re: (102 = 0x66) using sci-biology/foldingathome:Gentoo

Postby Joe_H » Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:03 am

The 75% usage is understandable, by default the client reserves one CPU core to handle a GPU slot if it sees a supported GPU in the system. That is for folding on the Full setting, one less CPU if the system is at the default of Medium for a desktop. If a GPU s not configured, by default Medium would also use 3 on a four core system.

There have been other folders who have used Gentoo, and have posted about it. Perhaps you will find a clue to the issue you are running into in one of their posts.
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Re: (102 = 0x66) using sci-biology/foldingathome:Gentoo

Postby ThunderRd » Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:21 am

Well, I've searched at length for other support questions on Gentoo, and all of the existing ones pre-date the v7 client, as far as I can see. I've been running on Gentoo for over 8 years, and have never had so much trouble getting it running. Running the GPU client on Gentoo in WINE was far easier.

Thanks for the skinny on the 75%. There must be a CL switch to set the client to Full rather than Medium, which I guess would consume all of the cores. Unfortunately, I discovered the 75% usage on Debian rather than in my Gentoo install, so it isn't a solution for me. I've made an attempt to contact the package maintainer, 'axs', and I hope he will be able to offer some insight.
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Re: (102 = 0x66) using sci-biology/foldingathome:Gentoo

Postby bruce » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:26 am

Are you planning on folding with the GPU? The 9600 GT is a relatively old GPU with limited resources so it's not clear (to me, at least) whether {75% of a quad CPU + 1 GPU} is a better configuration than {100% of a quad CPU + 0 GPUs}.

If you're planning on upgrading the GPU, then the former configuration will certainly be better than the latter. I want to strongly discourage you from trying to run {100% of a quad CPU + 1 GPU}. Yes, it's possible, but you won't like the results.
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Re: (102 = 0x66) using sci-biology/foldingathome:Gentoo

Postby ThunderRd » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:06 am

No, as you see in the OP I disabled the GPU option. I want to run only the CPU client.
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Re: (102 = 0x66) using sci-biology/foldingathome:Gentoo

Postby bruce » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:04 pm

To select the latter configuration, use the Advanced Control (FAHControl.exe) you can change the CPU slot from the default setting (-1) to your desired setting of 4. [Configure + slots + CPU + 4 plus a few OKs and save.] The active WU will resume from the previous checkpoint and you'll see a warning, but it's not likely something you need to worry about.
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Re: (102 = 0x66) using sci-biology/foldingathome:Gentoo

Postby ThunderRd » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:40 pm

My problem isn't the configuration; it's this error message.

I've read what you said in another [old] thread about this INTERRUPTED thing, but as I'm doing nothing to interrupt the process or pause it, IDK what's wrong.

Basically, if I can't get this thing running in Gentoo, I'm done with folding after 80 million points and 8 or 9 years. It's sad that it is so much more difficult than the deprecated console clients. I have enjoyed the time I've spent on the project, and was once in the top 100 donors for quite some time. I'll miss it.
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Re: (102 = 0x66) using sci-biology/foldingathome:Gentoo

Postby 7im » Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:08 pm

Not to be unsympathetic, but the problem is an unsupported Linux distro.

axs posted a contact email in the thread you linked. Maybe he can be of more help.
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Re: (102 = 0x66) using sci-biology/foldingathome:Gentoo

Postby ThunderRd » Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:35 am

And not meaning to be pedantic, 7im, but there's UNSUPPORTED and 'unsupported'.

I posted this in the 'unsupported distros' forum, actually, against my better judgement [I was going to put it into the main public release forum, but stopped myself] , knowing that eventually I would hear exactly that from someone, lolz. :ewink:

PG provides .rpm and .deb installers for those 6 'supported' distros. And then, there's Gentoo. In a time-consuming endeavour, axs was finally able to get special permissions granted to install the client through Gentoo's third-party package manager. The code was reviewed by Joe Coffland and the permissions were granted by PG for the current version and all future versions. Doesn't sound like "this is an unsupported distro", exactly.

I think you're referring more to a user taking the package intended for Debian, say, and attempting to get it to run in SUSE/Arch/somesuch. And that isn't what this is at all. This is a package installer specifically licensed and intended to be used in Gentoo. It may be buggy. That is what we are attempting to find out. If we can figure out something, I will certainly file a bug on the Gentoo Bugtracker.

Anyhow, I did hear from axs a day or two ago via email, and he told me he would stop in here to read the thread as soon as he has time, so maybe he can make a suggestion.
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Re: (102 = 0x66) using sci-biology/foldingathome:Gentoo

Postby Joe_H » Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:48 am

Also not meaning to be pedantic, there is a big difference between permission given to redistribute the client and "supported". All that was given was permission to repackage and distribute the folding client, which normally is not allowed under the terms of usage that go with this software. Normally downloads are only allowed from the Stanford servers and organizations connected directly to PG.

What was reviewed was the packaging to see that it complied with the terms and did not bring in any unconnected items or install with unnecessary privileges. So, Gentoo remains an "Unsupported" Linux distro by PG. Support for the Gentoo repackaging is from axs and any others connected to that work.
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