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Message 757011 - Posted: 22 May 2008, 21:33:43 UTC

I have a 1.8Ghz PPC G5 iMac runnin OS X 10.4.11. Boinc mgr is running, the BoincSaver screen saver is set to be the screen saver. When the screen saver kicks in, all I get is a black screen. No joy... Whassup with that?
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Message 757249 - Posted: 23 May 2008, 10:17:29 UTC - in response to Message 757011.

I have a 1.8Ghz PPC G5 iMac runnin OS X 10.4.11. Boinc mgr is running, the BoincSaver screen saver is set to be the screen saver. When the screen saver kicks in, all I get is a black screen. No joy... Whassup with that?


I had this problem on my old Mac, but it was fixed when SETI updated the client to 528. Make sure boinc is using this version.
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Message 758260 - Posted: 25 May 2008, 13:02:05 UTC
Last modified: 25 May 2008, 13:02:36 UTC

There are some strange error messages in the log of your last WU :

Exiting... shell-init: could not get current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: Permission denied 2008-05-24 07:32:50.232 setiathome_5.28_powerpc-apple-darwin[29467] GLUT Warning: glutInit being called a second time. SIGSEGV: segmentation violation shell-init: could not get current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: Permission denied


Could you please verify the permitions, if /Library, /Library/Application Support/ has read and execute rights for others, and /Library/Application Support/BOINC Data and the subdirectories has read and write permitions for the BOINC user "boinc_master" and the group "boinc_project".

Eventualy a check of the permitions or a filesystem check with the disktool could help. Also, eventualy a reinstall of the BOINC client would help, too. For the reinstall, you only need to download the package and install it - no more steps are needed...
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