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berndinger wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:07 am
Hi Keith,
you can just download and install the new version. i did it it like this here and it worked without any problems.

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Is that over the top of the old or did you uninstall the previous version first.. I intend to finish the present WU’s then upgrade for the bug fixes and security updates. Also the FAHViewer has had a makeover I am led to believe after reading posts on the folding forum.
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Hi,

I just installed it over the top. After that I simply rebootet. And it worked flawless...

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Just came across this on Folding@Home Forum.
Re: 7.6.9 - how to update to it
Unread postby ajm » Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:12 am

In principle, you can simply run the installer and it will upgrade your present version; you don't have to uninstall/reinstall. BUT if you are now successfully folding with 7.5.1 or 7.6.8, I would recommend not to upgrade. Many people have encountered nasty issues with 7.6.9. There is a beta 7.6.10, too, that seems to be more solid: https://foldingathome.org/beta/ but then it's still a beta...
Think I will leave it for the time being as my rig is running 24/7 and I am getting mostly Covid WU’s anyway.
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No nasty issues with 7.6.9 here ... :D
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berndinger wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:06 am
No nasty issues with 7.6.9 here ... :D
Ditto.

I am also running the BOINC project Rosetta@home which is also doing CoVid19 research. 8)
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I started with rosetta, but I had always issues with starting boinc after boot (19.3). So I switched to folding...
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I have just updated the client to latest version, painless.
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Hello Folks I hope everyone is staying safe.

I'm running mint 18.3 cinnamon I've been folding just fine for a few weeks I just got a GTX 970 today, installed it, got it to where it "appears" to be working but the Folding@Home software can't see it. I've tried to uninstall and re-install the software a couple times to no avail. Should I use a newer Kernel currently using 4.4.0-177 and/or should I try a different driver?

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r-miller96 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:30 pm
Hello Folks I hope everyone is staying safe.

I'm running mint 18.3 cinnamon I've been folding just fine for a few weeks I just got a GTX 970 today, installed it, got it to where it "appears" to be working but the Folding@Home software can't see it. I've tried to uninstall and re-install the software a couple times to no avail. Should I use a newer Kernel currently using 4.4.0-177 and/or should I try a different driver?

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If you need some sort of log life or other info I'd be happy to oblige.
You're probably missing GPUs.txt. If there's no GPUs.txt file, then follow these instructions to enable the GPU Slot:

Manually download the GPUs.txt file from here: https://apps.foldingathome.org/GPUs.txt (right-click save as GPUs.txt)
Exit the client
Copy the GPUs.txt file from the Downloads folder to /var/lib/fahclient
Reboot your system (if needed)
Start up the client and ensure that you can see your GPU in the log file
Add a GPU slot from FAHControl -> Configure -> Slots tab -> Add -> GPU -> OK -> Save

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Roadpower wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:23 pm
r-miller96 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:30 pm
Hello Folks I hope everyone is staying safe.

I'm running mint 18.3 cinnamon I've been folding just fine for a few weeks I just got a GTX 970 today, installed it, got it to where it "appears" to be working but the Folding@Home software can't see it. I've tried to uninstall and re-install the software a couple times to no avail. Should I use a newer Kernel currently using 4.4.0-177 and/or should I try a different driver?

Screenshot

If you need some sort of log life or other info I'd be happy to oblige.
You're probably missing GPUs.txt. If there's no GPUs.txt file, then follow these instructions to enable the GPU Slot:

Manually download the GPUs.txt file from here: https://apps.foldingathome.org/GPUs.txt (right-click save as GPUs.txt)
Exit the client
Copy the GPUs.txt file from the Downloads folder to /var/lib/fahclient
Reboot your system (if needed)
Start up the client and ensure that you can see your GPU in the log file
Add a GPU slot from FAHControl -> Configure -> Slots tab -> Add -> GPU -> OK -> Save
¡¡¡Muchas Gracias Señor!!!
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r-miller96 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:46 pm
¡¡¡Muchas Gracias Señor!!!
Thank you didn't think it would be so easy.
You're very welcome, this exact same problem vexed me not long ago. It is unfortunately a common problem with the installer for some reason. In fact I copy/pasta'd that response to you with a little bit of editing to make it Linux specific. Happy folding. :)

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Does anyone know any tricks or config settings that will help the client to find more jobs for the GPU? It's been going for about 13 hours now and I don't think it's had one job. I've skimmed through this configuration-guide. I guess I don't really know what I'm looking at or for.
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What helped here:

In expert mode, set client-type to advanced


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berndinger wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:17 pm
What helped here: In expert mode, set client-type to advanced

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Hi Bern, you are talking about this panel, yes?
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Could you be more specific about what you are talking about please? :)

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On another topic I tried updating to 7.6.9 for both client and control this morning, That did not go well, I had to Time Shift back. After the update the control panel complained about the password (not passkey) and then just kept cycling through connection attempts, it also wouldn't accept resetting the password.

Turns out this is a known bug. https://github.com/FoldingAtHome/fah-issues/issues/1419

So once the current WU that is underway gets done I'm going to try to null the current password, then run another WU before attempting 7.6.9 again.

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r-miller96 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:03 pm
Does anyone know any tricks or config settings that will help the client to find more jobs for the GPU? It's been going for about 13 hours now and I don't think it's had one job. I've skimmed through this configuration-guide. I guess I don't really know what I'm looking at or for.
BTW, what I have been doing to address this is to pause or set the GPU to idle, wait a few minutes and instruct it to fold again. Besides a known issue with a lack of WU's because of all the power that has come online, some people say that this is because of the progressive check in timer but I'm not convinced that it is just a timer issue besides a lack of WU's.

I was hoping that a update to the latest client would resolve this but it appears that this issue is still ongoing. If everything is working then I am content to do other things with my GPU so it isn't huge problem for me. :p

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Roadpower wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:09 pm
berndinger wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:17 pm
What helped here: In expert mode, set client-type to advanced

cheers
Hi Bern, you are talking about this panel, yes?
Screen shot

Could you be more specific about what you are talking about please? :)
What I think he's referring to and what I changed was is in the yellow box and it seemed to help. Screenshot
On the F@H configuration-guide check out 'Customize One Slot (Local setting)'
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berndinger wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:17 pm
What helped here:

In expert mode, set client-type to advanced


cheers
Thank you it seemed to help, then my GPU was having a couple other errors which I have figured out :D now it's working
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r-miller96 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:47 pm
Roadpower wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:09 pm
berndinger wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:17 pm
What helped here: In expert mode, set client-type to advanced

cheers
Hi Bern, you are talking about this panel, yes?
Screen shot

Could you be more specific about what you are talking about please? :)
What I think he's referring to and what I changed was is in the yellow box and it seemed to help. Screenshot
On the F@H configuration-guide check out 'Customize One Slot (Local setting)'
Ahh, I see. Two different areas of Expert, I see why I was getting confused. Thanks. :) I am however still wondering what the gpu false value is exactly, that is depicted in the screen shot I posted. Expert panel, Extra client options.

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Roadpower wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:46 pm
r-miller96 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:47 pm
Roadpower wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:09 pm

Hi Bern, you are talking about this panel, yes?
Screen shot

Could you be more specific about what you are talking about please? :)
What I think he's referring to and what I changed was is in the yellow box and it seemed to help. Screenshot
On the F@H configuration-guide check out 'Customize One Slot (Local setting)'
Ahh, I see. Two different areas of Expert, I see why I was getting confused. Thanks. :) I am however still wondering what the gpu false value is exactly, that is depicted in the screen shot I posted. Expert panel, Extra client options.
This I don't know enough about the software to give you an answer.
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