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Mint 18.1 can't install FaHControl

I'm running a Thinkpad T430 with NVidia NVS 5400M and Linux Mint 18.1. Install instructions for Linux say to install FAHClient, FAHControl and FAHViewer. According to the Package Installer, FaH Client, FaH Viewer , and the CUDA toolkit for Ubuntu 16.04 were already installed, but when I went to install FaHControl it gave me this error. I would assume it's also already installed, but the only FaH entry I see in the Mint Cinnamon Menu is the "FAHViewer"; FAHControl isn't shown, and I can't find it. How can I make sure FAHControl is on my machine, or install it if it's not?

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Ah, I know of this error.

You need the python support package since the newer Mint distos no longer have it within the stock ISO.  F@H runs on an older Python code (really wish Standford do a update here soon for the Linux distros)

 

wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/109052632/python-support_1.0.15_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i python-support_1.0.15_all.deb

This should fix that error you are getting.  Probably best to install the python package then uninstall and reinstall F@H.

 

Here their guide on Linux install.  This page for the installer package.  If that don't work, may have to do manual install.

http://folding.stanford.edu/support/faq/installation-guides/linux/

 

I am working on a F@H installation guide for Debian branch Linux distros, but still working on it while I redo my 24/7 rig which runs Mint Mate 18.

 

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The fix proposed by Ithanul worked for me yesterday (Ubuntu 16.04). That said, always be wary when installing packages linked by strangers on the internet. :ph34r:

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On 11/20/2017 at 6:00 PM, Ithanul said:

This should fix that error you are getting.  Probably best to install the python package then uninstall and reinstall F@H.

 

 

Ok so I copy-pasted the terminal commands, let Mint do its thing, then went into Software Manager and tried to uninstall FAHClient and FAHControl. I say tried because I'm not sure they were uninstalled; the status bar at the bottom of the Software Manager didn't reach 100% for either, and FAHClient was still showing in search results when I searched for "FAH". I went here and installed FAHClient ok, but FAHControl said it needed to install 6 packages and gave me this error. What am I doing wrong?

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So, you are downloading the .deb installer from Standford's site?

If the installer packages don't work, the last method is to use terminal commands to install F@H.

These lines are from the website itself:  http://folding.stanford.edu/support/faq/installation-guides/linux/manual-installation-advanced/

 

wget --no-check-certificate https://fah.stanford.edu/file-releases/public/release/fahclient/debian-testing-64bit/v7.4/fahclient_7.4.4_amd64.deb

wget --no-check-certificate https://fah.stanford.edu/file-releases/public/release/fahcontrol/debian-testing-64bit/v7.4/fahcontrol_7.4.4-1_all.deb

wget --no-check-certificate https://fah.stanford.edu/file-releases/public/release/fahviewer/debian-testing-64bit/v7.4/fahviewer_7.4.4_amd64.deb

These lines will download all three: fahclient, fahcontrol, and fahviewer.

 

Install fahclient first.

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

You should get a prompt during the install for username, setup info, etc.

 

Next do fahcontrol.  This the GUI to control the client.

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

 

Fahviewer is optional.  Not really required to run F@H.

sudo dpkg -i --force-depends fahviewer_7.4.4_amd64.deb

 

Getting F@H to work on Linux is a bit of a rabbit role.  I am about to install the newer Mint 18.2 on my folding rig.  I will be taking pictures and writing step by step process here soon.

 

Do these commands for uninstalling.

 

sudo dpkg -P fahclient

sudo dpkg -P fahcontrol

sudo dpkg -P fahviewer

 

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On 11/23/2017 at 2:46 PM, Ithanul said:

So, you are downloading the .deb installer from Standford's site?

If the installer packages don't work, the last method is to use terminal commands to install F@H.

That's got it. Thank you very much! I should probably learn to get over my fear of command line. Too much time with Windows...

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12 hours ago, nicholaicheck said:

That's got it. Thank you very much! I should probably learn to get over my fear of command line. Too much time with Windows...

Yeah, F@H seems to work better by installing through command line.

BOINC though installs like a charm through a package manager.

 

Only reason command line don't scare me off, I grew up using a Windows 3.1.  Getting use to MS-DOS command line helped out a lot.  Since MS-DOS, Linux, and Mac share the Unix commands, a lot of base commands work on most of those OSes.  Helps when I have to deal with enterprise level routers, switches, and NAS devices (large amount I deal with have OSes that are an offshoot of a Linux OS).

Just a nutty gal living near the Gulf.

Ya want fun, come down here, we got heat, humidity, and these big arse storms call hurricanes

F@H & BOINC Installation on Linux Guide

My CPU Army: 5800X, E5-2670V3, 1950X, 5960X J Batch, 10750H *lappy

My GPU Army:960 FTW @ 1551MHz, Titan XP, RTX 2070 Max-Q *lappy

My Console Brigade: Gamecube, Wii, Wii U, Switch, PS2 Fatty, Xbox One S, Xbox One X

My Tablet Squad: iPad 9.7" (2018 model), Samsung Tab S, Nexus 7 (1st gen)

3D Printer Unit: Prusa MK3S, Prusa Mini, EPAX E10

VR Headset: Quest 2

 

Hardware lost to Kevdog's Law of Folding

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