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Anyone running linux with nvidia folding

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As the title says and if so what distro? Some of my old x58 rigs are running win 7 32 bit I need to upgrade to 64 bit looking for free not paying for winders

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Right now I'm using stretch, but any flavor would work. (anything based off debian should be oretty much the same also)

 

My machine boots straight into run level 3, so I don't know which desktop would play nice, but I would imagine all of them.

 

As for drivers, I just downloaded the newest nvidia beta drivers. Looks like 384.47

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I'm running Arch Linux. Not recommend unless you want to gain a deeper understanding of Linux. It makes a great, low-overhead OS though.

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Well I am a little familiar with the older ubuntu 8.04 from the bigadv 8 core cpu work units guess I will just download the newest LTS and give it a go. I havent mess with it in years. At one time I did get the nvidia client running in wine. I would think since there is a linux client now it should be a lot easier...

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It is very similar, they are both based on debian. The main differences are the desktops and the preinstalled packages. There are of course a few other differences between the two distros. I feel like mint usually supports more stuff right out of the box (but this is just because it comes with a lot of packages)

 

I like debian because it is very light, and i can just install whatever packages I want. Arch is nice for this reason also, but I usually find that after I've set up arch the way I like, i coulda just saved a bunch of time by installing something else..., it is a great way to really learn linux though.

 

For folding they will be essentuslly the same.

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