mc68k script will not start folding at reboot

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by bhertz, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. bhertz macrumors member

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    #1
    I'm having issues with mc68k's script. Folding installs and the commands all work but after reboot cron will not start up the application again. I have tried it on a few machines and it seems that it will work on a 10.1 machines but not on 10.2 or 10.3. Does anyone have any suggestions? The script did change the cron file.
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    My only suggestion is to check to see if cron is running at all.

    I've seen a lot of people do things to increase memory or disk space and trip over things accidentally.
     
  3. bhertz thread starter macrumors member

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    I was wondering if that might be the issue. I have seen cron listed in 'top' though so I think that it is running. I have never really used cron before so it's all new to me.
     
  4. jbeetz macrumors member

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    You might try editing the crontab, when you save it it "reinstalls" the cron job.

    crontab -e

    you'll be in vi...

    write file to disk and quit by typing

    :wq
     
  5. bhertz thread starter macrumors member

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    What is the best way to test that cron is working? I can see that cron is listed as a process by 'top'. Does that mean that it is on?
     
  6. jbeetz macrumors member

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    I usually test it by editing the crontab to do something in the next minute of so, like starting F@H or something. Then, when the appointed time rolls by, if cron is working, the job will run.

    Do you have access to a unix book that can tell you how to edit the cron file? If not, try "man crontab" for hints, but you will have to know vi.
     
  7. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    #7
    cron is a daemon -- it is always on

    it runs once a minute when the system real-time clock hits 00 seconds

    to check what is currently in ur crontab type
    Code:
    crontab -l
    
    (-l as in lollipop)
    if nothing comes up, then there is nothing in ur crontab
     

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