SETI@home in Ubuntu Linux 10.10

By | 2010/10/23

How do I run SETI@home in Ubuntu Linux?

The easiest way is to install the following packages:

sudo apt-get install boinc-manager boinc-client

Then you can run the boinc-manager by running this from the terminal:

boincmgr

When it starts, you are first in the Simple View.

boinc_manager_simple

I suggest switching to the Advanced View, at least at the beginning to see the many options available.

You are initially prompted to choose a project. From the list, find and choose SETI@home.

boinc_manager0

You will then be prompted to supply an email address and password which is also used on the seti website to manage your account.

That’s it! Wait 10-15 minutes for the initial project to be assigned to you.

boinc_manager

Below are some images of the many preferences available from the boinc manager:

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