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Message 113358 - Posted: 11 Jan 2024, 17:34:16 UTC

Attempting to install Boinc on Garuda Linux=which I'am new to.
Installed it on many different flavors of Linux Mint and others, and Windows, but first on Garuda Linux, which I believe is Arch based.
I found very little help on Garuda site. I never found a repository for boinc.
I did however get it to run from terminal. I think my first attempt was from a shell type terminal, as the Manager would start but no client.
Secondly I did the following to get it to run, although with some issues, I will list them.
I will also list system specs and all other things that I have found that were not what I'm used to seeing.
For installation open terminal
sudo pacman -Syu boinc

In terminal not sudo
1) I typed
that is boinc_client not the typical boinc-client
2) The manager and client would start looking normal and I could add projects and start.
Here are issues I've encountered:
1) In manager in simple view computing preferences only opens blank window.
In advanced view I can edit prefs and hit save and seems normal, but they do not take, as setting "stop computing when active" or "Run based on
prefs" any other setting takes. The only way to stop is to suspend.
I'd be glad to work with someone on this as I must be the first to want to install BOINC on a Garuda Linux system, as I have scoured the search engines
Garuda and Boinc for sollutions.
Here are system specs:
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 4405U @ 2.10GHz
Memory: 7924MB (2485MB used)
Machine Type: Notebook
Operating System: Garuda Linux
User Name: xxx
Date/Time: Thu 11 Jan 2024 12:29:10 PM EST
Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
OpenGL Renderer : (Unknown)
Session Display Server: The X.Org Foundation 21.1.10

-OS Version-
Kernel: Linux 6.6.10-zen1-1-zen (x86_64)
Version: #1 ZEN SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Fri, 05 Jan 2024 16:20:18 +0000
C Library: GNU C Library / (GNU libc) 2.38
Distribution: Garuda Linux
-Current Session-
Computer Name: Lenovo-Flex3
User Name: xxx
Language: en_US.UTF-8 (en_US.UTF-8)
Home Directory: /home/xxx
Available entropy in /dev/random : 256 bits (medium)
ASLR: Fully enabled (mmap base+stack+VDSO base+heap)
Uptime: 8 hours 48 minutes
Load Average: 2.67, 3.85, 3.56
Win11 x64-Asus AMD 2.7GHzX4-16GB-GT730 2GB
Garuda x64-ASUS-Intel 2.7GHzX4-8GB-GT450
Mint21.3 x64-Xeon 2.4GHzX4-32GB-nVidia GT730 2GB
Garuda Linux x64-Intel-2.1GHz-8GB
OMV-7 x64-NAS-i3-3.6GHz-32GB-29TB
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Message 113359 - Posted: 11 Jan 2024, 19:29:01 UTC

I have never used Garuda. Is there a particular reason you have gone for it?

An alternative way to install is to compile from source. That way it should behave the same way as if compiled from source on any other distribution, the only difference being how you install the dependencies. There is a page on this site with instructions for installing from source but I think the dependencies listed may be out of date.

I have only done this using the past several incarnations of Ubuntu.
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