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: 162
Popularity: 1.35
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.

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alucryd commented on 2020-04-21 09:03

@xuanruiqi: Awesome, we're getting there.

@Pezlu @keithy: I can't find confirmation in the systemd documentation, but I believe ReadWritePaths is evaluated before ExecStartPre, so the first time those paths don't exist so systemd doesn't give you access to them.

I've added a new service named foldingathome-nvidia.service, if you enable both this one and foldingathome.service, the nvidia service should run first, and by the time foldingathome starts, the paths should be there. Please let me know how it goes.

xuanruiqi commented on 2020-04-21 08:27

@alucryd: OK, my GPU is working again...

Pezlu commented on 2020-04-20 14:10

@alucryd: I just updated to 7.6.9-2 and the client behaviour didn't change, I still have to restart the service. I'm on a desktop.

alucryd commented on 2020-04-20 12:23

@xuanruiqi: Wonder why my 1050 works fine, may depend on the workload :/ I've added /dev/nvidia0 and /dev/nvidiactl to ReadWritePaths, please let me know if that changes anything.

@keithy: Thanks for the feedback, I'll keep looking into this as well.

keithy commented on 2020-04-20 12:02


It worked this morning without having to restart service. Sadly that means its random. Don't have enough data points to tell, but guessing from what I've seen so far its 50/50 as to whether it starts or not.

I'll try the systemd service alteration at some point and see if it makes any difference.

xuanruiqi commented on 2020-04-20 09:01

@alucryd: Yes I have all the requirements (cuda, ocl-icd, opencl-nvidia) and it worked perfectly before the changes.

alucryd commented on 2020-04-20 06:25

@xuanruiqi: Did it work before the recent changes? Did you install all the requirements for opencl? I have the exact same card on my server and it works just fine.

@keithy: Hmm, what if you replace by in the systemd service?

xuanruiqi commented on 2020-04-19 23:11

I'm still having trouble with my GPU (NVIDIA GTX 1050), and restarting the service doesn't help. It just doesn't detect my device. Can confirm I have latest ver of the package.

keithy commented on 2020-04-19 15:55


I have the same issue as Pezlu - service restart fixes it.

Nvidia 1050 Ti on desktop

running latest 7.6.9


alucryd commented on 2020-04-19 14:41

Updated to 7.6.9.

@Pezlu: Is that with the very latest changes to the systemd unit? Desktop or server?

@Emil, Thanks, in an effort to make cleanup easier, I'd rather have everything in .config/fah so I added a unit to reflect that.

@igorselsking: The config is in /etc/foldingathome now. As for it to be reset, that's not exactly possible, although foldingathome itself modifies it and rotates it periodically...

@mnd999: Nvidia or AMD? Just added /dev/dri to ReadWritePaths as several sources indicate opencl on AMD needs direct access to the card. Please let me know if that works for you.