SETI@home: Use a colorful front end
If you’re not already using your extra CPU cycles, scanning the heavens for signs of little green men, you should be. See this BeNews story for configuration details.
Once you’re up and running, you may become tired of looking at the cryptic lines of output from the setiathome client. Download PerlSETI from www.ude.org/jan/perlseti. PerlSETI is a colorful front end to the setiathome client written in Perl. A few changes have to be made for it to run under BeOS though.
- Install Perl if you haven’t already done so. Perl 5.00503 is located in
/optional/developif you installed the optional items from R4.5 CD.
- Move the PerlSETI files to your setiathome directory.
- PerlSETI assumes your setiathome client is located in your setiahome directory. If it’s not, you can change the correct input path in the “perlseti” file.
- Open the
perlseti.conffile and change the
$setilogvariable to the path where you want your
perlseti.logfile to be stored. This must be the full path, including the filename.
- Change the line
#!/bin/bashin the perlseti script to
perlseti.reset.pl, change the shebang line (first line in script files) to
#!/boot/home/config/bin/perlor wherever perl is located on your system.
perlsetiand watch! (if setiathome is not already running, type
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