Package Details: foldingathome 7.6.21-1

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Package Base: foldingathome
Description: A distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics
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Keywords: folding foldingathome
Licenses: custom
Submitter: dtw
Maintainer: rustymech
Last Packager: rustymech
Votes: 169
Popularity: 0.91
First Submitted: 2007-06-28 14:55 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-01-09 21:16 (UTC)

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alucryd commented on 2020-04-21 14:23 (UTC) (edited on 2020-04-22 15:57 (UTC) by alucryd)

To be clear, nvidia users need to enable both foldingathome.service and foldingathome-nvidia.service.

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merlock commented on 2022-05-17 23:02 (UTC) (edited on 2022-05-19 02:20 (UTC) by merlock)

Thanks,ajgringo619. Mine's AMD, so that might help narrow it down.

ETA: The problem was having the opencl-amd and opencl-mesa packages installed concurrently. Back to normal after removing the opencl-mesa package...

ajgringo619 commented on 2022-05-17 19:56 (UTC)

Using two: GTX 1050 and 1070

merlock commented on 2022-05-17 19:55 (UTC)

@ajgringo619: what GPU are you using?

ajgringo619 commented on 2022-05-17 16:58 (UTC)

Interesting...I upgraded this morning, rebooted, and FaH is working with the new llvm-libs package.

merlock commented on 2022-05-17 03:59 (UTC)

Updated llvm-libs to GPU does not function properly.

ajgringo619 commented on 2022-01-18 23:24 (UTC) (edited on 2022-01-18 23:24 (UTC) by ajgringo619)

After running this client for nearly a month, I just discovered the foldingathome-nvidia.service. Can you please explain what it's for and why it's required? My (2) GPU system has been running fine without it, although I did enable it today.

merlock commented on 2020-08-27 02:15 (UTC) (edited on 2020-08-27 02:16 (UTC) by merlock)

I think you need to add


To the service file; otherwise the client logs to both /var/log/foldingathome/log.txt and the journal.

alucryd commented on 2020-05-26 17:48 (UTC)

@geripgeri Thought that directory existed even with no graphics card, made it optional.

geripgeri commented on 2020-05-21 06:45 (UTC)

Hey @jpkotta!

/dev/dri doesn't exist in my your system, /usr/bin/chown and /etc/foldingathome both exist.

After I added ReadWritePaths=-/dev/dri to foldingathome.service the service starts without any issue!

Thank you for your help!

jpkotta commented on 2020-05-20 20:59 (UTC)

@geripgeri: Does /dev/dri exist on your system? If not, try editing foldingathome.service to have ReadWritePaths=-/dev/dri (this should probably be changed in the package, you shouldn't need /dev/dri if you're doing CPU folding).

As for the chown, that doesn't make sense. Do /usr/bin/chown and /etc/foldingathome both exist?