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321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,050,605)Cullen LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (104,070)ESP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,018,623)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (198,013)PPS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,642,058)PSP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (897,619)SoB LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,683,694)SR5 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,002,127)SGS LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (580,961)TRP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,025,151)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (123,136)321 Sieve Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (20,061)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,074,349)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (167,039)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (45,234,841)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (108,377)TRP Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (100,605)AP 26/27 Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,115,868)GFN Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (14,691,481)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (18,340,315)
Message 81266 - Posted: 13 Dec 2014 | 13:00:30 UTC

Dear Team,

I have put together a new crunching rig....
I installed Linux Mint 17.1 as the OS because I don't have another Win 7 license key.

I have installed an NVIDIA GTX 750 and downloaded the newest Linux drivers for it, but I cannot figure out how to get the drivers to install.

I also downloaded BOINC for Linux but cannot figure out how to get the program to install.

I know very little about Linux.... about the only thing I know how to do is open a terminal window.... :)

Anyone have Linux experience???

Neo
(trying hard to be ready for the upcoming challenge)


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Discovered 2 mega primesFound 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de Primes Mountain StageFound 4 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2019 Tour de Primes Mountain Stage2020 Tour de Primes most Mountain Stage primesFound 3 primes in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2020 Tour de Primes Mountain Stage321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,173,611)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,542,805)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,593,615)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,621,320)PPS LLR Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (70,346,330)PSP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,850,520)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (15,031,779)SR5 LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (26,092,973)SGS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (14,891,127)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,001,551)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,369,390)321 Sieve Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,421,223)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,165,870)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,012,635)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (473,599,984)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (727,064)TRP Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,187,678)AP 26/27 Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (100,614,098)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (241,749,972)PSA Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (52,497,368)
Message 81273 - Posted: 13 Dec 2014 | 18:48:16 UTC - in response to Message 81266.

I had a hell of a time trying to get CUDA to work with nVidia cards on both Ubuntu and SuSE linux. I eventually gave up and went back to Windows.

Mint is Ubuntu-based, so here's some of the bookmarks I saved during my efforts:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Cuda
http://hdfpga.blogspot.com/2011/05/install-cuda-40-on-ubuntu-1104.html
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=843914
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/boinc/+bug/587426

And here's the notes I left for myself on how to install and run BOINC on Ubuntu:

To BOINC on Ubuntu:
login as UBUNTU
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install boinc-client boinc-manager
cd /etc/boinc-client
sudo vi gui_rpc_auth.cfg (edit file to add remote control pswd)
sudo vi cc_config.xml (paste in entries for report immediately and allow remote gui rpc)
boinccmd --quit
nohup sudo boinc &
CTRL-D [to exit]
[then config BOINC remotely using BOINC Manager GUI on your main workstation...]

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Message 81293 - Posted: 14 Dec 2014 | 20:51:53 UTC

I have CUDA tasks running on:
Ubuntu 14.04 with a GTX770
Lubuntu 13.10 with a GTX570
so it *can* be done!

Are you installing the nvidia drivers from the repository, or downloading directly from the nvidia website? Either way will work, but the mechanisms are different.

When I've downloaded from the repository, these are the commands I used (in a plain ol' terminal window):

sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings

Then, reboot the machine.

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To go the other route, point your web browser at nvidia.com and there will be a "support" menu at the top of the page that will take you to a page with a "download drivers" button. Click that. The next page has a "manually find drivers" section where you pick your OS, card type, and so on, and a "search" button. After the search, you'll get to a page with a "download" button, which will download a file called something like "NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64.340.65.run", about 60 or 70 MB. You then need to run that file with something like:
chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64.340.65.run ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64.340.65.run
(may need "sudo" before that?)
But, there is a twist. You can't be running a window manager when executing that ".run" script. I hesitate to advise how to kill the window manager on Mint, but on plain Ubuntu, the command is:
sudo service lightdm stop

Then run the ".run" script (it takes a while), and then reboot the box. I've done all this remotely logged-in via "ssh" from a Mac.

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All in all, I think the first option is safer/easier, but may not get you the latest version (which sometimes is a good thing!).

Hopefully I didn't just "brick" your machine :0 It's good to have a second machine nearby to do web searches to resolve problems if/when they arise. Updated software on Linux appears weekly (at least), and the updates work flawlessly, in my experience.

If I can be of any further assistance, you know where to reach me :-)

--Gary

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321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,050,605)Cullen LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (104,070)ESP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,018,623)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (198,013)PPS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,642,058)PSP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (897,619)SoB LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,683,694)SR5 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,002,127)SGS LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (580,961)TRP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,025,151)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (123,136)321 Sieve Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (20,061)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,074,349)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (167,039)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (45,234,841)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (108,377)TRP Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (100,605)AP 26/27 Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,115,868)GFN Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (14,691,481)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (18,340,315)
Message 81304 - Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | 11:42:07 UTC

Thanks guys!

I "bricked" my box... linux is not for the faint of heart...

Going to buy a license key for Win 7 and be done with it.

Neo

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Message 81307 - Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | 12:33:38 UTC - in response to Message 81293.

I have CUDA tasks running on:
Ubuntu 14.04 with a GTX770
Lubuntu 13.10 with a GTX570
so it *can* be done!

Thanks for these cmd lines, Gary! I might try it on Ubuntu again using these.

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Discovered 1 mega prime321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,893,273)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,440,687)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,738,876)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,292,626)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,648,951)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,653,927)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,558,341)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,748,705)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,335,713)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,602,818)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,282,622)321 Sieve Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (740,566)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (59,788,598)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,143,068)PPS Sieve Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (524,673,938)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,130,821)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,074,710)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (43,842,888)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (224,648,943)PSA Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (62,378,755)
Message 81332 - Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | 23:10:44 UTC

Dang, I like to get stuff working when possible. Sorry you had trouble, Neo. I'd fly out to wherever you are and pound my head on the keyboard if I thought it would help. Maybe I should make something like that my "new" job after I retire.

--Gary

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Discovered 1 mega prime321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,893,273)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,440,687)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,738,876)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,292,626)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,648,951)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,653,927)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,558,341)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,748,705)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,335,713)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,602,818)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,282,622)321 Sieve Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (740,566)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (59,788,598)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,143,068)PPS Sieve Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (524,673,938)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,130,821)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,074,710)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (43,842,888)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (224,648,943)PSA Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (62,378,755)
Message 81363 - Posted: 16 Dec 2014 | 20:31:57 UTC

Ironically the latest (yesterday) update on Ubuntu 14.04 broke CUDA, and trashed a few dozen PPS Sieve WUs before I noticed. I exercised the first method I described above, then rebooted. All is happily crunching again.

Whew! (envision hand wiping sweat off brow)

--Gary

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321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,050,605)Cullen LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (104,070)ESP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,018,623)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (198,013)PPS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,642,058)PSP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (897,619)SoB LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,683,694)SR5 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,002,127)SGS LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (580,961)TRP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,025,151)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (123,136)321 Sieve Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (20,061)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,074,349)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (167,039)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (45,234,841)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (108,377)TRP Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (100,605)AP 26/27 Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,115,868)GFN Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (14,691,481)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (18,340,315)
Message 81422 - Posted: 18 Dec 2014 | 12:10:51 UTC

Much thanks to everyone who tried hard to get my rig up and going under Linux! I really do appreciate you taking the time to help!

I got Windows 7 Pro up and running (that was an ordeal because I had to wipe the master boot record on my usb stick to get the Windows USB loader program to work...)

Much thanks to Golferdude for a usable key!!!

I'm ready for the challenge!... The Nvidia 750GTX is up and crunching!!

Neo

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Discovered 1 mega primeFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,238,816)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,124,261)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,479,525)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (50,656,837)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (23,667,318)PSP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (37,386,303)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (21,004,651)SR5 LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (33,215,655)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,000,408)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,199,250)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,449,472)321 Sieve Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,012,059)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (27,921,016)PPS Sieve Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (542,336,593)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,990,608)TRP Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,217,057)AP 26/27 Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,111,637)GFN Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (31,676,706)PSA Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (420,586,383)
Message 81424 - Posted: 18 Dec 2014 | 13:34:28 UTC - in response to Message 81422.

Much thanks to everyone who tried hard to get my rig up and going under Linux! I really do appreciate you taking the time to help!

I got Windows 7 Pro up and running (that was an ordeal because I had to wipe the master boot record on my usb stick to get the Windows USB loader program to work...)

Much thanks to Golferdude for a usable key!!!

I'm ready for the challenge!... The Nvidia 750GTX is up and crunching!!

Neo

Perfect, in time for the challenge!

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