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: 164
Popularity: 2.25
First Submitted: 2007-06-28 14:55
Last Updated: 2021-01-09 21:16

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alucryd commented on 2020-04-21 14:23

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

ArnaudNux commented on 2019-09-25 11:35

There is a software conflict between foldingathome and the opencl-amd program. When it is installed, the program no longer works.

ArnaudNux commented on 2018-10-16 23:11

foldingathome.service - Folding@home distributed computing client Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/foldingathome.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled) Active: failed (Result: core-dump) since Tue 2018-10-16 19:56:42 CEST; 5h 9min ago Main PID: 529 (code=dumped, signal=SEGV)

oct. 16 19:56:25 AMD systemd[1]: Started Folding@home distributed computing client. oct. 16 19:56:26 AMD FAHClient[529]: 17:56:26:INFO(1):Read GPUs.txt

oct. 16 19:56:35 AMD FAHClient[529]: amdgpu_device_initialize: DRM version is 2.50.0 but this driver is only compatible with 3.x.x. oct. 16 19:56:41 AMD FAHClient[529]: amdgpu_device_initialize: DRM version is 2.50.0 but this driver is only compatible with 3.x.x.

oct. 16 19:56:42 AMD systemd[1]: foldingathome.service: Main process exited, code=dumped, status=11/SEGV oct. 16 19:56:42 AMD systemd[1]: foldingathome.service: Failed with result 'core-dump'.

jpkotta commented on 2018-10-05 02:31

You may need to add vsyscall=emulate to your kernel commandline if you get segfaults and messages like vsyscall attempted with vsyscall=none. See

ARandomOWL commented on 2017-06-26 16:34

I have an older install of Arch without the Cuda package, and NVidia GPU folding works fine. However on a new Arch install, it wouldn't work without it. Anyone know what might be going on?

mosh5382 commented on 2017-05-23 21:10

Along the same lines as Skeevy420's request, I think the cuda package for nvidia should be an optional dependency:

My nvidia GPU errored out until I installed this package.

skeevy420 commented on 2017-03-12 15:28

Could "opencl-amd" be added as an optional dependency? With CIK enabled to use AMDGPU (free) with my R7 260X, opencl-mesa doesn't work and my GPU always fails. After installing "opencl-amd" which uses AMDGPU Pro's OpenCL with the mesa driver, my GPU folds just fine. Using mesa 17.0.1 and linux-lqx 4.9.13-2.

musasabi commented on 2016-11-11 22:09

Freshly installed, ran FAHClient --configure, enabled/started the service, and it fails to grab work units. I checked the IP's it's requesting against the server status page, and they weren't listed. Does this have anything to do with the FAH blog post from yesterday about certain servers being down? Can I control which IP's my FAHClient is trying to talk to?

hongleong commented on 2016-05-30 03:25

Hi jpkotta, the file has moved to

zekesonxx commented on 2015-09-09 16:45

opencl-mesa should be added as an optional dep for folding with AMD GPUs.

Synthead commented on 2014-12-08 23:49

foldingathome.service should be installed to /usr/lib/systemd/system/, not /etc/systemd/system/.