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Message 726123 - Posted: 14 Mar 2008, 19:26:05 UTC

I am running client 5.10.28 and Boinc Manager 5.10.45 on Ubuntu 7.10 and can't seem to get the preferences to all load down.

I am missing the CPU use setting. In my profile I have it set to suspend work while computer is in use.

My local preferences also say Only after computer has been idle for 3 minutes.

When I log in I get these messages:

Fri 14 Mar 2008 03:01:08 PM EDT||Starting BOINC client version 5.10.45 for i686-pc-linux-gnu
Fri 14 Mar 2008 03:01:08 PM EDT||log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
Fri 14 Mar 2008 03:01:08 PM EDT||Libraries: libcurl/7.18.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8g zlib/1.2.3.3 c-ares/1.5.1
Fri 14 Mar 2008 03:01:08 PM EDT||Data directory: /home/mike/Desktop/BOINC
Fri 14 Mar 2008 03:01:08 PM EDT||Processor: 1 GenuineIntel Pentium III (Coppermine) [Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 3]
Fri 14 Mar 2008 03:01:08 PM EDT||Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse up
Fri 14 Mar 2008 03:01:08 PM EDT||OS: Linux: 2.6.22-14-generic
Fri 14 Mar 2008 03:01:08 PM EDT||Memory: 1.48 GB physical, 502.02 MB virtual
Fri 14 Mar 2008 03:01:08 PM EDT||Disk: 9.13 GB total, 3.20 GB free
Fri 14 Mar 2008 03:01:08 PM EDT||Local time is UTC -4 hours
Fri 14 Mar 2008 03:01:08 PM EDT|SETI@home|URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID: 4139975; location: home; project prefs: default
Fri 14 Mar 2008 03:01:08 PM EDT||General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 14-Mar-2008 14:57:31)
Fri 14 Mar 2008 03:01:08 PM EDT||Host location: home
Fri 14 Mar 2008 03:01:08 PM EDT||General prefs: using separate prefs for home
Fri 14 Mar 2008 03:01:08 PM EDT||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 15.19MB
Fri 14 Mar 2008 03:01:08 PM EDT||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 1367.40MB
Fri 14 Mar 2008 03:01:08 PM EDT||Preferences limit disk usage to 3.19GB
Fri 14 Mar 2008 03:01:08 PM EDT|SETI@home|Restarting task 27mr07af.28727.21340.3.7.222_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
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There is no mention of my CPU use nor does the program shut off when I am using my keyboard and mouse, like right now.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Message 727338 - Posted: 17 Mar 2008, 15:27:29 UTC - in response to Message 726123.

All BOINC versions past 5.10.x do not correctly detect keyboar/mouse usage in Linux. I am running Fedora and have not been able to get it to work correctly. As a result, I stick with version 5.8.16, and it's been fine.

I also compiled that version for 64-bit support. Since it seemed to break the graphics, I decided to stick with 32-bit version.

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Message 727388 - Posted: 17 Mar 2008, 19:02:00 UTC - in response to Message 727338.
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All BOINC versions past 5.10.x do not correctly detect keyboar/mouse usage in Linux. I am running Fedora and have not been able to get it to work correctly. As a result, I stick with version 5.8.16, and it's been fine.

I also compiled that version for 64-bit support. Since it seemed to break the graphics, I decided to stick with 32-bit version.


Thank You very much!!!

The program interferes with my PC at times and manually turning it on and off gets old fast.
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Now I remember, that one doesn't recognize the GUI mouse, only the terminal text.

Oh well. Any other ideas?

Can the preferences be manually edited in the newer one?
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Message 727463 - Posted: 17 Mar 2008, 22:45:30 UTC

It turns out the old version 5.8.16, behaves quite well, it is just lazy about a couple programs and the mouse.

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Message 727552 - Posted: 18 Mar 2008, 4:36:12 UTC - in response to Message 727388.

Thank You very much!!!

The program interferes with my PC at times and manually turning it on and off gets old fast.
EDIT
Now I remember, that one doesn't recognize the GUI mouse, only the terminal text.

Oh well. Any other ideas?

Can the preferences be manually edited in the newer one?


Oh, I forgot to mention that BOINC ignores the mouse in 5.8.16. If you just clicking thru the web, BOINC may fire up. I actually like that feature, because I can check my email or just browse the web without touching the keyboard. If I have no new mail, I go back to doing whatever and BOINC never misses a beat. But if I actually have real work to do (typing and such), then it will pause for me.

If it bothers you, then set the idle time to 15, 20, or 30 minutes in your global preferences.

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Message 727873 - Posted: 19 Mar 2008, 16:57:49 UTC - in response to Message 727552.

Thank You very much!!!



Oh, I forgot to mention that BOINC ignores the mouse in 5.8.16. If you just clicking thru the web, BOINC may fire up. I actually like that feature, because I can check my email or just browse the web without touching the keyboard. If I have no new mail, I go back to doing whatever and BOINC never misses a beat. But if I actually have real work to do (typing and such), then it will pause for me.

If it bothers you, then set the idle time to 15, 20, or 30 minutes in your global preferences.


I was thinking on that, but I have a hot button up top for terminal and can open that fast and just hit one letter on the keyboard when it hangs me. If it's CPU use pulse happen to coincide with my network card DSL pulses, the system hangs. Doesn't happen every time, but enough to be aggravating....

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Message 727954 - Posted: 19 Mar 2008, 22:26:14 UTC - in response to Message 727873.

I was thinking on that, but I have a hot button up top for terminal and can open that fast and just hit one letter on the keyboard when it hangs me. If it's CPU use pulse happen to coincide with my network card DSL pulses, the system hangs. Doesn't happen every time, but enough to be aggravating....


All you have to do is press the Ctrl key once to have it sleep....

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Message 728253 - Posted: 20 Mar 2008, 18:39:50 UTC - in response to Message 727954.

I was thinking on that, but I have a hot button up top for terminal and can open that fast and just hit one letter on the keyboard when it hangs me. If it's CPU use pulse happen to coincide with my network card DSL pulses, the system hangs. Doesn't happen every time, but enough to be aggravating....


All you have to do is press the Ctrl key once to have it sleep....


Beautiful! That works great. A one key fix when it acts up is so nice.

I can now use Boinc to get back into the SETI crunching, haven't done much since the SETI classic was killed because it wouldn't behave properly with my hardware. I spent a 'lot' of hours testing and trying different components, etc., with no luck until now.

Thanks again!
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