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Old November 26, 2011, 10:55 AM
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A while back when I first decided to try out the 2p build I had already decided to make it both a FAH+media center and am still going to move forward with this idea but I am not sure how to do this.
I finally recieved my 2 AMD 6128 processors and now only need to pickup some heat sinks for them and as for the OS I am still not sure what to use is it possible to use a Linux server for fah and then build from source code xbmc off of the Linux server. Also would I be able to access the media files from my windows7 x64 , my Linux laptop and my older dlink media player?
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Old November 26, 2011, 12:37 PM
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you can fold in a VM in Linux, and have W7x64 as base. But if the drives/folders are shared you should be able to see them from Linux also.
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Old November 26, 2011, 12:57 PM
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I use my main rig for folding and media, but always used Windows to do so.
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Old November 26, 2011, 08:47 PM
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I use my main rig for folding and media, but always used Windows to do so.
this is what I am currently doing but I am getting POed at win7x64 media center becasue it sometimes doesn't play some of my media files through the media center but in the media player it does.
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Old November 26, 2011, 11:35 PM
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I use SageTV for my media needs, but it is no longer for sale since Google bought them.

I have been trying Remote Potato recently for my Android tablet...shares media great, but does not control my tuner very well...its free give it a try.
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Old November 27, 2011, 05:47 AM
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how about forgetting Media Center and use VLC?
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Old November 27, 2011, 10:53 AM
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Old November 27, 2011, 11:14 AM
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Lol @ VLC. Talk about a compromise.

Shadowmeph, I really don't see anything difficult with what you are asking if you are familiar w/ using Linux. XBMC has solid linux releases. Then just share your hard drives for access from other machines.

Not sure why you'd use a server variation of Linux though, there isn't much (if any) gain for folding@home from using it over a GUI-based version of Linux.
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Old November 27, 2011, 03:20 PM
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how much of a difference is it using the linux_fahx64 in vm then installing an actual Linux distro and then installing fah on it.
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Old November 27, 2011, 10:00 PM
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Not having folded in VM I cant say with certainty but I believe the difference would be very small. A good source told me he sees around a 19% improvement in frame times going win7 to VM.

My personal experience is a 17-20% improvement going from win7 to native linux. Those numbers are a bit too similar to think that VM linux would be at much of a handicap.

Looking forward to seeing your folding results, im curious to see how many big adv you get having 16 cores.
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