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Message 13646 - Posted: 13 Apr 2006, 14:25:14 UTC

Hello,

I am new to the rosetta@home and Boinc. I see that there is a screen saver to show the work being done while Rosetta is running. However I do not seem to have that screen saver as part of the Linux version. Is there something I am missing?
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Message 23448 - Posted: 19 Aug 2006, 15:49:30 UTC

The same problem with you!
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Message 29490 - Posted: 17 Oct 2006, 2:05:36 UTC

Try this thread.

Or use the site search (try \"Linux\" and \"Screensaver\" or \"graphics\").

The short answer appears to be \"Youll have to wait until we find time to write some Linux graphics code. Though I would have thought that with a Mac OS X program already done, the adaptation to Linux would be a relatively minor task.
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Message 37862 - Posted: 15 Mar 2007, 18:56:56 UTC - in response to Message 29490.  

Try this thread.

Or use the site search (try \"Linux\" and \"Screensaver\" or \"graphics\").

The short answer appears to be \"Youll have to wait until we find time to write some Linux graphics code. Though I would have thought that with a Mac OS X program already done, the adaptation to Linux would be a relatively minor task.


Still waiting for the screensaver on my Ubuntu Edgy Eft
please...I want to look at m folding!

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Message 52837 - Posted: 2 May 2008, 14:27:24 UTC - in response to Message 37862.  

Try this thread.

Or use the site search (try \"Linux\" and \"Screensaver\" or \"graphics\").

The short answer appears to be \"Youll have to wait until we find time to write some Linux graphics code. Though I would have thought that with a Mac OS X program already done, the adaptation to Linux would be a relatively minor task.


Still waiting for the screensaver on my Ubuntu Edgy Eft
please...I want to look at m folding!

Frankels


Wow! Going on 2 years now and something as basic as a screensaver is still not included. I bet if one were included, it would attract a lot more people to the project. That whole pesky honey/vinegar proverb and all. Especially with people dumping Windozes for Ubuntu as they are, someone should consider upping the priority of it.

Personally, I find it bothersome that Mickysoft gets to have all the eye candy from the project while the rest of us gets the middle finger. So sad really. :<

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Message 52859 - Posted: 4 May 2008, 13:59:36 UTC - in response to Message 52837.  

Ditto

and

Agreed.
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Message 54093 - Posted: 30 Jun 2008, 23:31:12 UTC

Is it really true that as of now (30 June 2008) there is no
screensaver or other way to display the Rosetta output under
Linux?
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Message 55735 - Posted: 13 Sep 2008, 10:58:13 UTC

Still no Screensaver for Ubuntu? :-(
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Message 56346 - Posted: 13 Oct 2008, 2:05:20 UTC

I would also vote for a screensaver in Linux. Being able to see what is going on is what just drove me back to join distributed computing again. It makes you feel like you are involved with the project and actively doing something, that among other things provides something back to the user.

It would be good to hear someone is actively working on this.
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Message 65463 - Posted: 5 Mar 2010, 6:02:32 UTC

there is 2010 and still no screensaver :-)
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Message 67233 - Posted: 16 Aug 2010, 2:21:21 UTC
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hmmmmm what I resent is that no one or where overtly made it clear
the screensaver is not supported . that is bad manner in such a volunteering
effort. It is NO oversite. After looking back through Rosettas pages
it was even implied it was IMhO. Unfortunatly I resent it. After having
felt so good about helping out. Probably has something to do with locale.
Washington is windblows country and the university is certainly a benefactor
of Bills. Im gonna boink rosetta off of my machines.....:P
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Message 67589 - Posted: 4 Sep 2010, 16:27:09 UTC

I just decided to join this project and while pretty graphics aren\'t essential, they are nice. It seems that I can definitely \"show graphics\", but that\'s only in a window, not in a screensaver. It\'s not a major issue to me, but at the same time, if it\'s working in a window it should surely be trivial to make it work as an Xscreensaver, so it\'s mildly annoying that there seems to be no option to do so. Hopefully there will be one soon, now that \"show graphics\" works. On the plus side, this project is great for seeing how hot my CPU can run!
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Message 68686 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 4:40:31 UTC

Bump

I would not mind a linux screen saver to got with the program either... even if it just blacked out and floated the time around.

Thanks
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Message 70721 - Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 20:12:47 UTC

Any news on that topic?
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Message 73269 - Posted: 10 Jun 2012, 4:23:12 UTC

BUMP

Still, no graphics!

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Message 74638 - Posted: 2 Dec 2012, 0:19:24 UTC - in response to Message 73269.  

BUMP

Still, no graphics!

(((
бида, пичаль... (prablem, unfartunate...)
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Message 75689 - Posted: 30 May 2013, 16:28:37 UTC

Still no graphics?
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Message 75789 - Posted: 23 Jun 2013, 15:27:59 UTC - in response to Message 75689.  

Still no graphics?

Not on linux/unix. I managed to add xscreensaver (there is source code for it) but it only shows \"loading screensaver..\" so i think it\'s lacking files for the actual screensaver.

Graphics button is greyed out.
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