Worth upgrading to 3.7.10 which I read elsewhere has fixed the forking issue. On my Xubuntu17.10 installation it didn't upgrade with just a sudo apt-get update followed by sudo apt-get upgrade and I had to force the upgrade with sudo apt-get install gridcoinresearch-qt I was still getting intermittent sync problems with 220.127.116.11
Seems to be updating every week bar a break when the virtual machine hosting BOINC server software was down so nothing happening at all. Sadly I am having to run projects under WINE at the moment as nothing is there for Linux or Mac clients. Still no news on the planned daily credit updates.