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Ubuntu 16.04 problems installing FAH

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orion456

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May 31, 2004
First I should say I know next to nothing about Ubuntu so if anyone sees errors
please suggest corrections.

Apparently the Ubuntu 1604 installer will not correctly handle FAHClient or FAHControl.
In addition there are two python components that have been upgraded but that break FAH.

After much fooling around I got things installed by doing it the hard way.

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04, python needs downdating (the opposite of updating I suppose).

cntr+alt+t <---- opens a terminal window, then copy and paste the commands below

wget "http://launchpadlibrarian.net/109052632/python-support_1.0.15_all.deb" <-- remove the " " marks
sudo dpkg -i python-support_1.0.15_all.deb

Next python_gnome2 needs to be installed

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python-gnome2

The latest graphics driver can be download as follows;

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa NOTE: was "ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa" DO NOT do a major update without uninstalling xorg-edgers
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-370

add opencl support by:

sudo apt install ocl-icd-opencl-dev

%% sudo apt-get install mesa-common-dev <-- these two lines stopped working for open cl, not sure why - left here just incase
%% sudo apt-get install freeglut3-dev

Reboot to install the video drivers.

Now download FAHClient and FAHControl from the FAH website and they get saved in the Downloads folder,
then you have to install them manually because the auto installer in 16.04 is faulty

sudo dpkg -i --force-depends Downloads/fahclient_7.4.4_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i --force-depends Downloads/fahcontrol_7.4.4-1_all.deb


Reboot and run FAHControl. If the GPUs.txt file is missing from the folder /var/lib/fahclient
you need to download it manually, and then copy it to the above folder.

You can check the /var/lib/fahclient folder using

sudo nautilus

then navigate to computer and then /var/lib/fahclient, you should see a few
folders called work, logs and config as well as the file GPUs.txt (upper case important). If not you can
download the file from here and put it in the folder /var/lib/fahclient.

If that link doesn't work navigate to here and click the link in that thread.


Important links:

GDEBI == https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/precise/gdebi/

XORG-EDGERS == https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

NVIDIA drivers == https://askubuntu.com/questions/851069/latest-nvidia-driver-on-ubuntu-16-04

XORG_EDGERS UBUNTU updates == https://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/xorg-edgers?dist=xenial
 
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orion456

orion456

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Hopefully my 14.04.02 LTS is still good and I can install with no problems :)

I was unable to get FAHControl working on a fresh install of 14.04 (updated). I think it has python difficulties as well, so
I decided I might as well upgrade to 16.04 and solve those problems and have a newer install. I read that FAHControl
7.4.4 doesn't disclose its dependencies properly and so the updates don't download what is necessary. I was also unable
to get GPUs.txt to be downloaded as my connection wasn't authorized to that file apparently. I gave up on 14.04 at that
point and moved on to newer and better?
 

WhitehawkEQ

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I was unable to get FAHControl working on a fresh install of 14.04 (updated). I think it has python difficulties as well, so
I decided I might as well upgrade to 16.04 and solve those problems and have a newer install. I read that FAHControl
7.4.4 doesn't disclose its dependencies properly and so the updates don't download what is necessary. I was also unable
to get GPUs.txt to be downloaded as my connection wasn't authorized to that file apparently. I gave up on 14.04 at that
point and moved on to newer and better?

If 14.04.02 LTS has reached it's EOL, then it's SOL :rofl: I'm not going to be using GPU's on my 4P's, so I don't need the GPUs.txt file. What GPU's I have is folding under Windows.
 
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orion456

orion456

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If 14.04.02 LTS has reached it's EOL, then it's SOL :rofl: I'm not going to be using GPU's on my 4P's, so I don't need the GPUs.txt file. What GPU's I have is folding under Windows.

As far as I know Windows is fine for folding, this is an Ubuntu thing only.