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Boinc and Linux mint? HELP!

 
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Bullocks
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:07 am    Post subject: Boinc and Linux mint? HELP! Reply with quote

Hi folks

My son would like to participate with boinc, maybe not kwsn though.
he says he say boinc and linux mint are incompatible. is this true or can it be done?

As you might have guessed I am no tech buff.

he tells me it has this message on his laptop

" not been able to detect the character encoding"
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/boinc
http://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/boinc-client
There be something out there - I hope others can help you more...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks PhastPhred

I have passed them on and hopefully soon there will be another boincer #ni-1
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linux Mint works GREAT with boinc. Don't use the mint boinc though, just download and install the boinc package from berkeley. The stock one has issues with virtualbox (which you may or may not use depending on what projects you want). Removing the stock boinc and installing the current main one should clear that error as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, the last I heard he was up and running just couldn't decide on which projects he was more interested in. As it is Sunday he will now be propping up the bar at his local having watched the football(the real one where people kick the ball a lot). Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Shrubbing!

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