This is a first stab attempt to do a howto for seti with wine on Linux (specifically Redhat although I will add info for the major distros as and when I get time).
Why would I want to do this? There are native CLIs for Linux.
B0rkley in their infinite wisdom created Seti Clients for all other OS (other than Windows) as an after thought. This means that Seti was optimised heavily for windows and not for linux. Wine is an inplementation of Win32 API for linux and so can run and take advantage of the reduced CPU time/WU for the Windows CLI.
Sounds good. How do I do it?
This must be done from X (or KDE or Gnome which run X anyway).
Seti + Wine + Redhat:
from the console.
connect to the internet:
$ su -
up2date (optional, this will allow you to register for up2date/rhn
$ cd ~
$ mkdir seti
$ cd seti
$ wget ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/setiathome/...nnt-cmdline.exe
$ nohup wine – ./setiathome-3.03.i386-winnt-cmdline.exe -proxy www.adventurevision.com:5517 &
To see if it is running
$ tail nohup.out
To see if it is using 100% cpu or there abouts
//comments and help in improving please!