View Full Version : so i read the "newbie read me" post
10-02-04, 03:08 AM
Now i see alot of different services and 1 clicks to download. The problem is, maybe i didnt read close enough i mean it is 3am BUT is there not a Folding at home client which does not run as a service? Since Folding is new to me and im so used to Seti. I would like a program that i can start and stop at my own will. someone whos up be willing to give me a hand getting going?
AIM is jstutman
the graphical client dosen't run as a service
10-02-04, 03:41 AM
ok wow. so wtf
52 days to complete a WU. is it cause of using the graphical version?
PS im testing this out on the rig below and its telling me 52 days
Good lord. Some calcualtion is needed to FOLD :drool:
10-02-04, 04:01 AM
:) what project you working on? and yes the graphical version does slow you down some..and has a few bugs I hear. I always use the one click to install then open msconfig and kill it as a service. I then head over to the FAH folder and create a short cut to my descktop. I then right click the shortcut and add the flags -verbosity 9 -advmethods
save that reboot and then fire off FAH with the shortcut. I don't think there is a project out there that your machine should be taking that long on. head into the FAH folder and find us the logs and post it here...we can help you get this baby smokin'
10-02-04, 04:08 AM
will do. thanks if your up ill post those logs
ps looks like it says 2 days now
hmm also not sure what log you need
[08:32:22] Folding@Home Gromacs Core
[08:32:22] Version 1.68 (August 18, 2004)
[08:32:22] Preparing to commence simulation
[08:32:22] - Looking at optimizations...
[08:32:22] - Created dyn
[08:32:22] - Files status OK
[08:32:22] - Expanded 386947 -> 1861229 (decompressed 481.0 percent)
[08:32:22] - Starting from initial work packet
[08:32:22] Project: 854 (Run 66, Clone 5, Gen 4)
[08:32:22] Assembly optimizations on if available.
[08:32:22] Entering M.D.
[08:32:29] Protein: p854_p53dimer854
[08:32:29] Writing local files
[08:32:29] Extra SSE boost OK.
[08:32:29] Writing local files
[08:32:29] Completed 0 out of 2500000 steps (0)
[08:33:04] Opening C:\Program Files\Folding@Home\MyFolding.html...
[08:42:39] Opening http://vspx27.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=userpage&username=jstutman...
[09:01:00] Writing local files
[09:01:00] Completed 25000 out of 2500000 steps (1)
10-02-04, 06:04 AM
Just remember also,if you have some trouble with the graphical client you can shut off the folding sevice by going to the task manager and shut down the client too.If your a gamer you might run into some trouble with the current client you are using.Just wanted to give you a heads-up on that option also.
If it wasnt said before....Welcome,glad to have ya on the Team!
Ask away with any questions.
BTW: From the log entry you posted everything looks good.:)
10-02-04, 07:50 AM
Welcome to the team! I don't usually worry about how long it says it is going to take until it has done a couple of frames.
Welcome to the team! We're always pumped to bring a new folder in, especially an ex-SETI memeber. :D
Most people use the One-Click to install as a service because the folding client is so transparent that you will not even know it's running.
If you want to stop FAH and then start it back up manually (say for gaming), just put two batch files on your desktop. One called "Stop-FAH.bat" and another called "Start-FAH.bat". Here's the contents of each:
sc stop FAH
sc start FAH
There would be more entries if you used the dually or quad install. The code would just be additional lines of "sc stop/start FAH1" then "sc stop/start FAH2" and so on.
The problem with the graphical client is that we have many members, myself included, that research all the ways your can fold faster by using various tools Stanford gives us in the way of registry flags. You cannot take advantage of the flags with the graphical client, thus over time your production will be less than someone with the same set up running the console client.
10-02-04, 11:48 AM
You cannot take advantage of the flags with the graphical client, thus over time your production will be less than someone with the same set up running the console client.
Well you can use flags with the GUI client, you just need to add them to a shortcut to the GUI .exe... but it won't fold logged out or as another user unless you add that shortcut to the All Users startup folder, but then it launces, is ugly and less efficient than the console.
10-02-04, 02:40 PM
ok so i installed a one click, i dont see these .bats in the folder. I also believ i installed the wrong one, so if someone could help me remove the old one and find the right one that i need. thanks
you make the .bat files yourself, all you have to do is make a notepad thing saying what wedo has in his post and save it as a .bat file.
you should use this one click
it will overwrite all previous versions so you should need to worry about removing them... unless you used stanfords graphical version.
10-02-04, 03:50 PM
ok that works for me, another question that came to mind, in what ways can you check up on the status of the service? does the one click have a log as well?
Next what is the cpu priority set at for this service? if i decide to play a game will the folding service try to fight for the cpu or will it give it up nicely?
also i cant find the link which tells how to make the bat. cant find it :(
Edit: ok so now i go and installed the correct one click. wedo said it will overright it. WELL now i have 3 FH services running and i cant remove them, stop them yes. remove them no.
had to go into regedit and remove the registry keys to get rid of the services.
im done here.
yes the log is in FAH, and its called fahlog.
its set at 100% and unless you have a really bad computer (which you clearly do not) you shouldn't notice a problem in games. folding "gives up the cpu nicely" but you can always stop the service temporarily by going to start>run>services.msc
refer to post #8
... im guessing you weren't using his one click which is why you have three folding services running.... im not sure where stanfords install put the folders so i can't help you there.
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