Package Details: fahcontrol 7.6.21-1

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Package Base: fahcontrol
Description: Graphical monitor and control utility for the Folding@home client
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Keywords: Folding@Home
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: paul2lv
Maintainer: katt
Last Packager: katt
Votes: 40
Popularity: 0.047054
First Submitted: 2012-08-19 18:13 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2020-11-07 15:12 (UTC)

Latest Comments

ostroffjh commented on 2022-01-24 23:30 (UTC)

Oh *&(()&%$&. I'm using Artix not Arch, so I suppose I don't have much to say here. Sorry for the noise. I'll have to bring this up with Artix. I'll also have to remember to check for Arch packages when this type of thing hits me again.

katt commented on 2022-01-24 23:06 (UTC)

@ostroffjh It better not be in AUR since it's in the offical repos:

ostroffjh commented on 2022-01-24 21:33 (UTC)

@katt The problem is that python2-cairo is no longer in AUR, so I can't install either pygtk or fahcontrol. However, as it's a direct dep for pygtk, that's where someone needs to figure out whether to re-add it or find a way not to depend on it.

katt commented on 2022-01-24 20:39 (UTC)

@ostroffjh I think you misunderstood, pygtk does depend on it already, so whatever error you're getting is on your system.

ostroffjh commented on 2022-01-24 18:29 (UTC)

OK, I'll post there - but it does mean fahcontrol can't be installed until that is fixed.

katt commented on 2022-01-24 18:28 (UTC)

@ostroffjh This package does not depend on python2-cairo, but pygtk does, which this package depends on.

ostroffjh commented on 2022-01-24 18:25 (UTC)

Trying to install fails on missing dep on python2-cairo (I am assuming that python2-cairosvg will not do.)

katt commented on 2021-11-20 02:29 (UTC) (edited on 2021-11-20 12:56 (UTC) by katt)

@yobleck Works just fine for me without it, you probably just need to rebuild fahcontrol.

EDIT: Answered that one too late in the night, seeing how there's nothing to build here I am not sure, but it sure did work for me without installing libffi7.

yobleck commented on 2021-11-20 01:10 (UTC) (edited on 2021-11-20 01:10 (UTC) by yobleck)

A recent libffi update broke this for me until I installed libffi7. Might need to be a new dep?

gardenappl commented on 2020-08-02 21:07 (UTC)

For those of you who want to avoid Python2 and GTK2, I made this package here:

It's a work-in-progress, and there's an ongoing effort to merge this to upstream (, but I don't know how long this will take. I made this package, tested it and it seems to work fine.

tozedascoves commented on 2020-04-29 19:14 (UTC)


Can't tell you why or how but it is working right now.

Reinstalled both Fahcontrol and foldingathome while deleting everything file I had.

Thank you !

katt commented on 2020-04-29 18:30 (UTC)

@tozedascoves Then I really don't know, I use this package myself every day haven't encountered that issue. I can only blame upstream, sorry.

tozedascoves commented on 2020-04-29 16:34 (UTC)

@katt I do. Reinstalled it but I'm still having the same errors.

katt commented on 2020-04-29 16:30 (UTC)

@tozedascoves Do you have gtk2 installed? I thought it would be covered by pygtk so I deleted it from depends. I'll add it back if that fixes it.

tozedascoves commented on 2020-04-29 16:24 (UTC)

/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/fah/ Warning: g_object_unref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed gtk.rc_reparse_all_for_settings(settings, True)

After a few seconds I get

ERROR on connection to Lost connection Connection lost

But everything is running. I can check that by going to and it is folding.

I see foldingathome package got an update that changed things. Should I change something to make fahcontrol work?

katt commented on 2020-04-18 16:11 (UTC)

@RTheren This is still not handeled by fahcontrol, go to the foldingathome package for this (Where there is already a warning in place)

RTheren commented on 2020-04-18 16:09 (UTC)

The old config was saved under /opt/fah/config.xml After update, it was moved to /etc/foldingathome/config.xml

You might need to copy/move the config from old path to new one.

Buddlespit commented on 2020-04-17 22:13 (UTC)

@katt- You're probably right

katt commented on 2020-04-17 13:36 (UTC) (edited on 2020-04-17 13:42 (UTC) by katt)

@Buddlespit That should absolutely not be controlled by fahcontrol, it just connects to your folding@home client. Surely something must have gone wrong elsewhere.

EDIT: I see that the foldingathome package also got an update and changed a bunch of stuff, that might be where your problem lies.

Buddlespit commented on 2020-04-17 12:26 (UTC)

Just updated and rebooted. Lost my gpu slot, says there isn't a gpu. Lost user, team and passcode.

fagianijunior commented on 2020-04-01 23:24 (UTC)

/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/fah/ Warning: g_object_unref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed gtk.rc_reparse_all_for_settings(settings, True) Falha de segmentação (imagem do núcleo gravada)

sandy8925 commented on 2017-05-21 15:27 (UTC)

Can you please update upstream URL to "" ? "" doesn't exist anymore.

yurikoles commented on 2017-01-11 13:29 (UTC)

Please add dep for fahclient.

adam777 commented on 2014-05-21 03:59 (UTC)

Please fix dependencies. "glib" no longer exists, in both repos and the aur. Thanks.

paul2lv commented on 2012-10-02 09:10 (UTC)

Updated to fix the download error.

paul2lv commented on 2012-09-10 17:09 (UTC)

@ARandomOwl This is problem with Stanford's certificate when using curl to grab the tarball. Just manually download it and the package should build.

commented on 2012-09-07 18:45 (UTC)

When running makepkg I get a CURL error: "url: (60) SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate More details here:" Followed by a failure to download Is this a CURL or Stanford problem? I downloaded a newer cert file from the above site and exported the path for the CURL_CA_BUNDLE variable but that did not solve the problem.