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Thread: How Do I Install Mprime?

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    How Do I Install Mprime?

    hi everyone..

    i am trying to install mprime which is the linux version of the prime95 stress test, and i have no idea how...

    i just completed my first successful installation of ubuntu and i need to run this test overnight..

    i don't know anything about linux other than the installation, and although i downloaded the free pdf for the pocket guide, i need to set this up in the next half hour and i can't read that fast...lol..

    any ideas??

    thanks..

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    Re: How Do I Install Mprime?

    Hmm, looks complicated. Do you actually need this particular app, or will any stress tester do?

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    Re: How Do I Install Mprime?

    anything that will stress out the processor and possibly the memory would be great....

    thanks...


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    Re: How Do I Install Mprime?

    BOINC/Seti@home? It's in the repos, and you'd be doing something useful at the same time.

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    Re: How Do I Install Mprime?

    You could also run, for example, Gaussian elimination in linpack in some infinite loops http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LINPACK . But BOINC attached to some project must be the easiest way as everything's in the repos.

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    Re: How Do I Install Mprime?

    thanks for the quick replies....

    i downloaded the boinc program from berkely, but how do i get it to run??

    thanks...

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    Re: How Do I Install Mprime?

    I am currently running Prime95 on a new set-up and installation is not required. Simply download the tarball from http://mersenneforum.org/gimps/mprime259.tar.gz

    Extract the contents to a folder of your choice or create one specifically for Prime95. Navigate to this folder and open a terminal and execute this command "./mprime".
    It should ask you a few questions as to how to torture test your computer and away you go.


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    Re: How Do I Install Mprime?

    wow, that was super easy...

    thanks..

    mprime is running nicely now...

    what is the linux version of a batch file?

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    Re: How Do I Install Mprime?

    Now that is a loaded question. Linux scripts or executable text files are a basic function of linux and this is how most of what I do on my computer functions. Learn your basic terminal commands and then read about #!/bin/bash scripting and the world of Linux will open up to you. If you look at the screenshot I provided you can see a broken script on the lower panel. It's the little red X on the lower right hand. Recently updated my Firefox browser and for some reason it broke my desktop script Icon. I will simply open the script with gedit and correct the icon change.

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    Re: How Do I Install Mprime?

    Quote Originally Posted by He's Dead Jim View Post
    i downloaded the boinc program from berkely, but how do i get it to run??
    You cooould do it that way, but it's always better to get your software from the repos. Go to System > Admin > Synaptic and browse in wonder at the tens of thousands of packages available for immediate installation!

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