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Dave
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Message 757227 - Posted: 23 May 2008, 8:10:16 UTC

Running the boinc client produces the following output, which scrolld continuously and has to be stopped manually:

2008-05-23 09:56:30 [---] Starting BOINC client version 5.4.11 for i686-pc-linux-gnu
2008-05-23 09:56:30 [---] libcurl/7.15.4 OpenSSL/0.9.8b zlib/1.2.3 libidn/0.6.3
2008-05-23 09:56:30 [---] Data directory: /home/dave
2008-05-23 09:56:30 [---] Processor: 2 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4300 @ 1.80GHz
2008-05-23 09:56:30 [---] Memory: 1.92 GB physical, 4.00 GB virtual
2008-05-23 09:56:30 [---] Disk: 173.51 GB total, 164.32 GB free
2008-05-23 09:56:30 [---] No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults
2008-05-23 09:56:30 [---] Local control only allowed
2008-05-23 09:56:30 [---] GUI RPC bind failed: -1
2008-05-23 09:56:30 [---] GUI RPC bind failed: -1
2008-05-23 09:56:31 [---] Local control only allowed
2008-05-23 09:56:31 [---] GUI RPC bind failed: -1
2008-05-23 09:56:31 [---] GUI RPC bind failed: -1
2008-05-23 09:56:32 [---] Local control only allowed
2008-05-23 09:56:32 [---] GUI RPC bind failed: -1
2008-05-23 09:56:32 [---] GUI RPC bind failed: -1
2008-05-23 09:56:33 [---] Local control only allowed
2008-05-23 09:56:33 [---] GUI RPC bind failed: -1
2008-05-23 09:56:33 [---] GUI RPC bind failed: -1
2008-05-23 09:56:34 [---] Local control only allowed
2008-05-23 09:56:34 [---] GUI RPC bind failed: -1
2008-05-23 09:56:34 [---] GUI RPC bind failed: -1

System is Guadalinex 4.2 (distributed by the Government of Andalucia, Spain), based on Ubuntu Edgy (6.10), but with Feisty 7.4 kernel. Package downloaded and installed using synaptic package manager.

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Message 757354 - Posted: 23 May 2008, 16:15:06 UTC - in response to Message 757227.

Unfortunately, there are a number of reasons why this error could show up. I'm not familiar with the distribution you're using, so I can only give a high-level approach.

Basically, the error shown means that BOINC could not open a socket (network) connection on your Linux machine (for the GUI to talk to the daemon). Most likely, this is a permissions issue. If you run BOINC as root, does it work? If so, that confirms a permissions problem. Another issue could be trouble with your network card, such as networking not being initialized , a bad configuration, or a very strict firewall turned on. These are all things to check.

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Message 757735 - Posted: 24 May 2008, 10:22:44 UTC

Eventualy a problem by resolving the hostname and localhost. What did "nslookup localhost" and ping localhost say ?
Does it work, if you start the BOINC client with "./boinc_client -no_gui_rpc" ?
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