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Message 736654 - Posted: 10 Apr 2008, 1:09:23 UTC

I am running Fedora Core 6.0 and SETI 5.10.45. It appears that the client will just hang. I downloaded a new work unit yesterday after having to abort the previous two since the report date had past. I have a Athlon 64 3200+ CPU and 1 GB of RAM. I am running x86_64 of Fedora 6. Does anyone else see this problem. I it could be that the client said it is for Fedora 7 and up. Any ideas?

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Message 736721 - Posted: 10 Apr 2008, 3:41:43 UTC - in response to Message 736654.

I am running Fedora Core 6.0 and SETI 5.10.45. It appears that the client will just hang. I downloaded a new work unit yesterday after having to abort the previous two since the report date had past. I have a Athlon 64 3200+ CPU and 1 GB of RAM. I am running x86_64 of Fedora 6. Does anyone else see this problem. I it could be that the client said it is for Fedora 7 and up. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Michael


Perhaps some clarification will bring techs out of the woodwork. First, understand that there are 3 processes involved when you say "SETI":
boinc = daemon that runs in the background;
boincmgr = GUI that allows you to control boinc;
setiathome_enhanced = science application that is called by the boinc daemon for each task/workunit that you download;

Can you tell me which process is hanging and what the symptoms are?

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Message 740728 - Posted: 18 Apr 2008, 2:36:39 UTC - in response to Message 736721.

I am running Fedora Core 6.0 and SETI 5.10.45. It appears that the client will just hang. I downloaded a new work unit yesterday after having to abort the previous two since the report date had past. I have a Athlon 64 3200+ CPU and 1 GB of RAM. I am running x86_64 of Fedora 6. Does anyone else see this problem. I it could be that the client said it is for Fedora 7 and up. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Michael


Perhaps some clarification will bring techs out of the woodwork. First, understand that there are 3 processes involved when you say "SETI":
boinc = daemon that runs in the background;
boincmgr = GUI that allows you to control boinc;
setiathome_enhanced = science application that is called by the boinc daemon for each task/workunit that you download;

Can you tell me which process is hanging and what the symptoms are?



I am talking about the GUI. The CPU time does not increment or the % complete does not increment either. Appears that it just locks up. I had two work units that passed the reply by date. This machine usually cranks them out.

Michael

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Message 740739 - Posted: 18 Apr 2008, 3:16:47 UTC - in response to Message 740728.
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I am running Fedora Core 6.0 and SETI 5.10.45. It appears that the client will just hang. I downloaded a new work unit yesterday after having to abort the previous two since the report date had past. I have a Athlon 64 3200+ CPU and 1 GB of RAM. I am running x86_64 of Fedora 6. Does anyone else see this problem. I it could be that the client said it is for Fedora 7 and up. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Michael


Perhaps some clarification will bring techs out of the woodwork. First, understand that there are 3 processes involved when you say "SETI":
boinc = daemon that runs in the background;
boincmgr = GUI that allows you to control boinc;
setiathome_enhanced = science application that is called by the boinc daemon for each task/workunit that you download;

Can you tell me which process is hanging and what the symptoms are?



I am talking about the GUI. The CPU time does not increment or the % complete does not increment either. Appears that it just locks up. I had two work units that passed the reply by date. This machine usually cranks them out.

Michael


The BOINC GUI (BONCMGR.EXE) should almost never have CPU time increment unless you have the BOINC Manager window open and are actively using it.

The BOINC Core Client (BOINC.EXE) handles all scheduling and uploading/downloading of files, so it's CPU usage should also be minimal.

The SETI@Home science app (SETIATHOME_Enhanced) should be the only process actively using CPU time while it processes the data.
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Message 741132 - Posted: 19 Apr 2008, 0:28:02 UTC - in response to Message 740728.
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I am talking about the GUI. The CPU time does not increment or the % complete does not increment either. Appears that it just locks up. I had two work units that passed the reply by date. This machine usually cranks them out.


Pull up a linux console window and post back the output of these commands:
hostname -f
cat /etc/hosts

Also, does your machine have a static IP or do you get an IP via DHCP? If you're not sure, post the output of this command:
/sbin/ifconfig

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Message 743852 - Posted: 25 Apr 2008, 4:35:26 UTC - in response to Message 741132.

I am talking about the GUI. The CPU time does not increment or the % complete does not increment either. Appears that it just locks up. I had two work units that passed the reply by date. This machine usually cranks them out.


Pull up a linux console window and post back the output of these commands:
hostname -f
cat /etc/hosts

Also, does your machine have a static IP or do you get an IP via DHCP? If you're not sure, post the output of this command:
/sbin/ifconfig


I get my IP from DHCP.

Output of the two commands follows:

[mwhall@TAZ ~]$ hostname -f
hostname: Unknown host

[mwhall@TAZ ~]$ cat /etc/hosts
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
::1 TAZ localhost.localdomain localhost

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Message 744352 - Posted: 26 Apr 2008, 3:35:23 UTC - in response to Message 743852.

I get my IP from DHCP.

Output of the two commands follows:

[mwhall@TAZ ~]$ hostname -f
hostname: Unknown host

[mwhall@TAZ ~]$ cat /etc/hosts
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
::1 TAZ localhost.localdomain localhost


Add the following line to your /etc/hosts file using any text editor:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost

Should fix your problem after networking is restarted.

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Message 746338 - Posted: 1 May 2008, 0:31:53 UTC - in response to Message 744352.

I get my IP from DHCP.

Output of the two commands follows:

[mwhall@TAZ ~]$ hostname -f
hostname: Unknown host

[mwhall@TAZ ~]$ cat /etc/hosts
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
::1 TAZ localhost.localdomain localhost


Add the following line to your /etc/hosts file using any text editor:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost

Should fix your problem after networking is restarted.


No luck. It is as if the SETI client is hung or gone south. The report deadline for the work unit it has is today at 11:00 PM. I have been watching the progress in the GUI and it has not moved in 15 minutes. I had this same issue with the previous version. However the one two versions back was working fine. I will keep searching.

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Message 746382 - Posted: 1 May 2008, 3:04:32 UTC - in response to Message 746338.

No luck. It is as if the SETI client is hung or gone south. The report deadline for the work unit it has is today at 11:00 PM. I have been watching the progress in the GUI and it has not moved in 15 minutes. I had this same issue with the previous version. However the one two versions back was working fine. I will keep searching.


Did you recently update your system? A firewall may cause this. Disable your firewall if you have one running:
/sbin/service iptables stop

Open up "System Monitor" and make sure no boinc* processes are running. Then goto the command line and type:
cd /usr/local/BOINC (or wherever your BOINC folder is)
./boinc --allow_remote_gui_rpc

Observe the output and past it in here (in this thread).

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