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Subject: Advanced: Ubuntu - CLI Install of V7 Folding at Home Client and Remote Control
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Tim_H Oct 05, 2012 02:42 PM Reply | Bookmark
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This is going to be as simple as possible. (I think) Comments are welcome!

Text shown inside of quotes is the command to enter in Ubuntu

Assumptions:
You have at least two machines
Controller - FAHControl installed and working
Client - Fresh install of operating system (Ubuntu 12.04 Server 64-bit - other versions should work as well) using ext3 filesystem.

Install on client:
There are some “quirks” and configuration that we are going to do before we install the folding client.
- SSH into your folding box
- First we set a static IP address
- Edit interfaces file using a text editor


-(enter password)
- Change eth0 settings to: (be sure to use the appropriate addresses for your network)

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
#iface eth0 inet dhcp
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.204
netmask 255.255.255.0
network 192.168.1.0
broadcast  192.168.1.255
gateway 192.168.1.10
dns-nameservers 192.168.1.10

-save and exit

-restart networking
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sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

– This will require you to ssh to the box again using the new IP

Now, the rest is easy. You are going to need your username, team number(37412) and passkey handy for this next part. For bigadv settings see bottom of post
The steps are as follows
1. Download fahclient
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wget --no-check-certificate https://fah-web.stanford.edu/file-releases/public/release/fahclient/debian-testing-64bit/v7.2/fahclient_7.2.9_amd64.deb

2. install fahclient
There is a dependency on libGl.so.1 library so to install it run
Quote: (Tim_H u Oct 05 2012, 02:42 PM)

sudo aptitude install mesa-utils

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sudo dpkg -i --force-depends fahclient_7.2.9_amd64.deb

fill out the information:
username – press enter

37412(team number) – press enter

Enter your Passkey – press enter

How would you like to attempt to utilize your hardware? – SMP is the only supported option for l inux at this time – press enter

Should FAHClient be automatically started? – press enter


Fah will automatically start now

update  your system
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sudo aptitude update 

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sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

press enter to accept (then go grab a drink and let it finish)

3.set password for remote control
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sudo vim /etc/fahclient/config.xml

add the second line from the bottom so that it looks like:
replace change me with the password of your choosing.


Once you set your password save and close.

4. restart the machine.
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sudo shutdown -r now



Configure FAHControl to monitor/control the client

1. Change to expert mode


2. Click add


3. Enter information:
Arrow 1 – name of the client
Arrow 2- IP address of the client
Arrow 3 – password that you chose earlier in config.xml
Arrow 4 – click save


4. That’s it. You’re done!!!


The additional settings that you need for folding bigadv are:
client-type=bigadv
max-packet-size=big

these can be added to either the config.xml file or through FAHControl(prefered)

thekraken is also something that you should be looking into if you have a big advanced capable machine.


EDIT: New version link updated for fahclient download

EDIT: Added fix for missing library with new version (Install mesa-utils)

EDIT: Added section about bigadv folding

EDIT: Removed section on barriers, I had problems with it so I removed it

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Dead Things Oct 05, 2012 03:08 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Thanks for yet another wonderful guide Tim_H! I'll get Greg to sticky it. Is the client really pink like that or is that just your putty settings doing that? I feel like such a dinosaur with all my 6.34 clients and 10.04 ubuntus, not to mention my preference for nano! Anyway - thanks again and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Tim_H Oct 05, 2012 03:14 PM Reply | Bookmark
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It's a little later than I thought it would be but it's done and I've verified it a few times so I know it works.

No, it's actually like that. Makes sure that you are paying attention.

6.34 and Ubuntu 10.04 is still very effective. This install should work on 10.04 as well. I really like the V7 Client for the built in early download. That way there is no messing around with Langouste. I have actually converted all of my machines over to V7 on Ubuntu 12.04 for consistency.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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chris_b Oct 05, 2012 03:38 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Great write-up, Tim


True, but I think you have to explicitly set this in the configuration as

name: next-unit-percentage
value: xx (in percent, say 98)

Question: do your v7 clients report TPF correctly? It's a bit buggy from what I've read.

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Tim_H Oct 05, 2012 03:56 PM Reply | Bookmark
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no, it defaults to 99 percent you can change it to another value if you want but I find that 99 is perfect..

They mostly report it correctly, sometimes not at all. I only really use FAHControl to make changes to clients.

I use HFM for my monitoring, and web generation. It's reliable.

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chris_b Oct 05, 2012 04:02 PM Reply | Bookmark
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ah, thanks again

yeah, the nice thing about HFM is that it supports both v6 and v7 together

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Entz Oct 05, 2012 04:26 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Awesome thanks for the guide. Will have to try this when I get home.

One question for the super folders, can you stil use the Kraken with this or is that no longer needed?


pico!

(old school ftw, and yes I realized they are aliased the same now)

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Tim_H Oct 05, 2012 08:15 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Yes you can. Check the README that comes with it. There are step by step instructions for installing it for V7. I have it set up on most of my systems.

*edit
the Kraken is just as helpful as it was with the 6.34 client. Steps are a little different to install.

I really need to start using more quotes  

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Doug_the_Slug Jan 13, 2013 11:24 AM Reply | Bookmark
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hey tim, thanks for the guide...

but what version are you running? I'm doing my first headless linux install in a long time (old ones still running 6), and the 7.2.9 client is failing with a dependency on a graphics library... Google returns a whopping 8 hits when searching
fahclient 7.2.9 libGL.so.1
And only one of those hits even makes mention of this issue with no resolution.

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ubuntu 12.04
fahclient 7.2.9

I've not looked that closely into the lib, but I'd bet a burger that it would depend on X... I'm not interested in installing a GUI.

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Tim_H Jan 14, 2013 08:23 AM Reply | Bookmark
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I did intstall 7.2.9 on a ubuntu 12.04 (VM), I don't remember getting any errors but It may have been the desktop version of Ubuntu.

I'll look into it tonight when I get home and let you know. It should just be the library that is missing. I'll look into it and let you know what I find.

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Tim_H Jan 16, 2013 08:46 PM Reply | Bookmark
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ok, tried it and there is a missing library. I was able to run



and it fixed the issue for me. I'll update  the guide

Thanks for finding this and letting me know. Sorry for the inconvenience

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Doug_the_Slug Jan 20, 2013 01:08 PM Reply | Bookmark
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oh? And that didn't require actually installing a GUI? interesting...

I fixed it by just going back to 7.1.52. I've got that running now.

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Tim_H Jan 21, 2013 06:51 AM Reply | Bookmark
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it does install some extra packages but there is no GUI that starts.

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007quick Apr 15, 2013 07:37 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I updated my dedicated quad G34 rig to the V7 client a couple of days ago and am now only getting P6098 and P6099s... Have I missed a step in setting up the V7 for my beast?
Here is the relevant log entry...



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007quick Apr 15, 2013 07:46 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Bah..... had to take the starting bracket out because it thinks I'm trying to put a tag in... You get the idea though!

02:42:18: !-- Folding Slots
02:42:18: slot id='0' type='CPU'>
02:42:18: client-type v='bigadv'/>
02:42:18: cpus v='-1'/>
02:42:18: /slot>
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chris_b Apr 15, 2013 10:19 PM Reply | Bookmark
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looks right, 007quick, but my 4p also has "max-packet-size v='big'"
with that I mostly get a mix of 810x but still have the odd 609x sneak through

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007quick Apr 16, 2013 06:42 AM Reply | Bookmark
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I added this switch... will see this evening whether it helps to pull a different WU.

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Tim_H Apr 16, 2013 08:44 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Good call, I will add a section to the end of the first post about doing bigadv folding.

I will also be writing up a quick guide tonight/tomorrow for installing thekraken in linux for both the v6 and v7 clients

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Ya, the aforementioned switch did cause a P8103 to be pulled finally. You would think that the client would be able to see 31Gb of free memory and realize that you want large Wus... :)

Good call to put a word in the guide though. We are seeing more people getting involved with Big rigs.

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chris_b Apr 16, 2013 04:51 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Just wait until you get the gift of manna: P8104

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