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Michael Johnson
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Message 10527 - Posted: 21 Jul 2004, 3:24:05 UTC

I was trying out the background picture option in the seti@home preferences.
I tried 2 URLs but it didn't understand them.. ok no problem.
I changed the field back to blank and saved the settings. However two days later it is still trying to download these pictures..

SETI@home - 2004-07-21 11:00:45 - Couldn't start download for file://C:\\LIB\\PIC\\Machine\\global solar flyer.jpg: error -113
SETI@home - 2004-07-21 11:00:45 - Backing off 2 hours, 55 minutes, and 5 seconds on transfer of file background_1090135708
--- - 2004-07-21 11:00:48 - Can't resolve hostname https (host name not found)
SETI@home - 2004-07-21 11:00:48 - Couldn't start download for https://www.scotts-house.net.au/picospace.png: error -113
SETI@home - 2004-07-21 11:00:48 - Backing off 9 minutes and 8 seconds on transfer of file background_1090135943

Pascal, K G
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Message 10757 - Posted: 21 Jul 2004, 14:43:26 UTC

Owner's manual

Website Owner's Manual

Bah!!! I am in it for the money.

Message from the Head ;o) of the
Horse Head Nebula Branch of Seti@Home,

Check is in the mail

Profile Thierry Van Driessche
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Message 11346 - Posted: 22 Jul 2004, 15:36:48 UTC

Apparently your preferences has not been changed on your PC.

If you did not closed the client, I would try first to close it, then restart it, do an "Update" in the tab "Projects" and check in the tab "Messages" that your preferences has been updated.
Once your preferences have been updated, you should not have the error message anymore.

Hope this helps.

Greetings from Belgium.
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Message 11372 - Posted: 22 Jul 2004, 15:58:11 UTC

They will eventually give up. The only sure way to stop them is to do a clean reinstall. A project reset and detaching and reattaching have a chance of fixing it so you may want to try that first.

John Keck
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Message 11872 - Posted: 24 Jul 2004, 10:36:15 UTC - in response to Message 10757.

> <a> href="http://homepage.mac.com/pauldbuck/site-boinc/oman-app/app-summary.html">Owner's
> manual[/url]
>
> <a> href="http://homepage.mac.com/pauldbuck/site-boinc/oman-web/web-over.html">Website
> Owner's Manual[/url]
>
> Bah!!! I am in it for the money.
>
> Message from the Head ;o) of the
> Horse Head Nebula Branch of Seti@Home,
>
> Check is in the mail
>

I clicked the 'off topic' button on your response because your posting of 'link to manual' is annoying.
Unless your 'manual' actually fixes someone's problem, don't be so rude as to post a 'RTFM' style response.


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