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Re: moving to Linux
Reply #58 - 12/29/10 at 14:05:16
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Charles Allen wrote on 12/28/10 at 17:55:55:
...scid on Linux (etc.) has had this capability for quite awhile.

1. Make sure you can "ssh" in to the analysis computer from wherever.  I use passwordless logins (dsa public/private key pair), otherwise I think you'd need to embed the password in the Parameters field below, always a bad idea.

2. Make sure that whichever engine(s) you want to use on the analysis computer are installed (I use the standard Debian crafty and stockfish packages).

3. In the "Analysis Engine..." setup in scid, the fields will be (for example):

Name: remote-crafty
Command: ssh
Parameters: -q x.y.z.a crafty
...

where x.y.z.a is the IP name/address you use to ssh in to your analysis computer.


very nice.

followed chris's suggestion with the following commands.

from the weak computer's terminal, following this page
http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/152:
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ssh-keygen -t rsa

ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub username@44.22.33.22
 



then in scid add an engine, example stockfish-191-64-ja

Name: remote-stockfish
command: ssh
parameters: -q username@44.22.33.22 ./stockfish-191-64-ja

(make sure to put stockfish-191-64-ja on the server in user's home directory and make it executable!
chmod +x stockfish-191-64-ja

  
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Re: moving to Linux
Reply #57 - 12/28/10 at 17:55:55
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Since using a remote Windows computer came up in another thread, I thought I'd take the opportunity to point out that scid on Linux (etc.) has had this capability for quite awhile.

1. Make sure you can "ssh" in to the analysis computer from wherever.  I use passwordless logins (dsa public/private key pair), otherwise I think you'd need to embed the password in the Parameters field below, always a bad idea.

2. Make sure that whichever engine(s) you want to use on the analysis computer are installed (I use the standard Debian crafty and stockfish packages).

3. In the "Analysis Engine..." setup in scid, the fields will be (for example):

Name: remote-crafty
Command: ssh
Parameters: -q x.y.z.a crafty
...

where x.y.z.a is the IP name/address you use to ssh in to your analysis computer.
  
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Re: moving to Linux
Reply #56 - 12/19/10 at 22:29:33
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Wine 1.3.9 is now out.

Sabayon Linux, OpenSUSE (maybe others) support 32-bit/64-bit wine - just install wine via their package managers and you can run 64-bit .exe engines from within programs such as arena.

In Ubuntu and Xubuntu 10.10 I wrote a script to automate the process installing/compiling 32-bit/64-bit wine. script is here:
http://www.jesseo.com/chess/64-bit-wine-ubuntu.sh

discussion at rybka forum:
http://rybkaforum.net/cgi-bin/rybkaforum/topic_show.pl?tid=19784
  
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Reply #55 - 09/23/10 at 09:20:38
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Scid uses just one of my i3 machine's 4 threads. Any way to get it to use all 4?

When working with large databases 'top' shows just one processor being used by tkscid and it's using 100%.
  
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Reply #54 - 09/19/10 at 15:51:41
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So the gui version seems to be better than the cmd version of the pgn->scid-converter.


Using 4.2.2 in Debian the command line pgnscid works just fine on files that I've previously pruned and cleaned via pgn-extract (I do this every month or so after downloading the latest TWIC files).  When you add a game via the gui, it will have already cleaned up extraneous text, etc.

The pgn-extract can be somewhat complex, but in its simplest form it just cleans things up.  I see that Ubuntu has a pgn-extract package, give it a whirl.
  
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Reply #53 - 09/19/10 at 09:01:45
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o.k., thanks for the hint. I made a new scid db and imported the pgn-file and it worked. So the gui version seems to be better than the cmd version of the pgn->scid-converter.

Markovich wrote on 09/18/10 at 19:25:16:
Are you using the latest stable version of Scid?  I'm using 4.2.2, which I believe is the latest.  I don't know what pgnscid is, I just click on Tools, Import One Pgn Game or Import File of PGN Games.  It works fine.

  
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Reply #52 - 09/18/10 at 20:24:15
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I've moved to Linux this summer and I'm very happy. I don't miss (almost) anything.

As for chess, Scid has everything I need: I open my main database as a tree to compare the new games with it and Stockfish to analyse positions.

My only concern is that BlitzIn is slightly less responsive under Wine than it was on Windows, which makes me lose some games on time. (5 min games, I don't play 1 min ones). Maybe I should stick to 15 0, which is indeed better for my chess...

  
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Reply #51 - 09/18/10 at 19:25:16
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Are you using the latest stable version of Scid?  I'm using 4.2.2, which I believe is the latest.  I don't know what pgnscid is, I just click on Tools, Import One Pgn Game or Import File of PGN Games.  It works fine.
  

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Reply #50 - 09/18/10 at 10:14:33
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I have some problems with databases ...
scid works fine using ubuntu, but pgnscid does not work for converting a pgn into scid-file ... always "segmentation fault" comes up (hey I know this error when I have done something wrong in my c source code) ...  and trying out Jose, which is java, the program starts fine and everything seems to work, but when trying to open a pgn file it crashes ... I tried out numerous pgn files and it just doesn't work Sad

but on topic:
From my previous OS X experience I know Jin is a good client for chess on the internet, which is also avaible for linux ... and the chess engine stockfish is probably the strongest free engine ...
  
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Re: moving to Linux
Reply #49 - 06/25/10 at 11:19:11
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Markovich wrote on 06/24/10 at 17:57:58:
I already noticed that using the native Java interface, DeepShredder12 would freeze up when backing up if the clicks were made too fast.  But it's nothing major.

Do you think it would work better with openjdk?
  

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Reply #48 - 06/24/10 at 17:57:58
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thibdb13 wrote on 06/24/10 at 15:18:52:
How did you do? Simply by adding Shredder to the list of engine's? (are you using a 32-bit or a 64-bit version?)


64 bit.

You have to specify the directory in which to run, which should be one to which you have permission to write, and you also have to specify the shell command to start the engine.  Finally you have to check the UCI box and fill in the UCI specification.  The default is one thread and 64 Kb of hash space; on my machine, I use eight threads and 8 Mb of hash.  There are several other UCI options you can specify, but I let those default.

It runs like a charm, with the minor glich that if I back up too fast, the engine sometimes crashes.  I already noticed that using the native Java interface, DeepShredder12 would freeze up when backing up if the clicks were made too fast.  But it's nothing major.
  

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Reply #47 - 06/24/10 at 15:18:52
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How did you do? Simply by adding Shredder to the list of engine's? (are you using a 32-bit or a 64-bit version?)
  

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Reply #46 - 06/24/10 at 13:43:53
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I got DeepShredder12 working in Scid.  Super duper.
  

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Reply #45 - 06/22/10 at 20:24:43
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I just de-installed Ubuntu's version of Scid and installed using the latest source code for Linux.  Everything works fine and it's much nicer, not surprisingly, I suppose, given that the source code is the latest and greatest.  The interface is much nicer now, with tabbed subwindows replacing all those separate windows produced by the old version that I was using.  Next challenge, making it work with DeepShredder12.
  

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Re: moving to Linux
Reply #44 - 06/10/10 at 10:43:11
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under Wine-1.1.44
playchess.exe (version Nov 28 2005) WORKS
playchess.exe (version 5) BROKEN
Cblite 2009 WORKS
  
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