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Postby dick34 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:01 am

Hi Guys-

Just installed LM17 Cinnamon, and it is great. My only issue is I can't seem to get SETI@Home working. I am running a 64-bit machine. I can find SETI in Synaptic Package Manager, and Software Manager. I can see it on my system, however, it will not run. Any Suggestions. Thanks.
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Re: SETI@Home

Postby wgn on Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:19 pm

What did you install?

I've never run it, but per http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Installing_BOINC_on_Ubuntu you need two packages, boinc-client & boinc-manager. Did you install them both?
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Re: SETI@Home

Postby dick34 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:21 pm

Thanks for your response.

Yes I installed both packages. It seem that there is something missing: libglut.so.3. I am searching for it now in the LM 17 Distro, but have not found yet. I have Seti-Manager running now, however it does not switch to the gui mode. It use to work in earlier versions of Seti & Linux Mint. Any suggestions'

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Re: SETI@Home

Postby wgn on Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:18 am

A quick google finds this http://boinc.gorlaeus.net/forum_thread.php?id=50 which seems to indicate you need to install freeglut3 which provides libglut.so.3. That may produce another error, but one thing at a time.
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Re: SETI@Home

Postby dick34 on Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:00 pm

I uninstalled freeglut 3 amd reinstalled it, and also updated the libglut.so to the latest version and made the symbolic link (sl). The Client program and manager program both work good, as they should :D . Still can not enter the gui mode. Researched BOINC and there seem to be some question about an xscreensaver is included. Looking through the BOINC directory I have a boincscr which is a screensaver. However It will not execute. I check its properties side by side with another screensaver, and the properties were identical. I think I am going to give it a rest and do a little more research and contact BOINC. Thanks for your email.

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