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Message 885685 - Posted: 15 Apr 2009, 23:40:26 UTC

My screensaver starts up fine but once I try to regain control of the computer the pulse graphics stop and go away and I am left with "BIONIC S
creen saver shutting down" floating around on a black background, but it never goes away.

I can get it end only by using Ctrl+Alt+Del which breaks its control without having to end task on anything.

I am on Vista and haven't seen anyone post this problem.
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Message 885692 - Posted: 16 Apr 2009, 0:13:45 UTC - in response to Message 885685.

My screensaver starts up fine but once I try to regain control of the computer the pulse graphics stop and go away and I am left with "BIONIC S
creen saver shutting down" floating around on a black background, but it never goes away.

I can get it end only by using Ctrl+Alt+Del which breaks its control without having to end task on anything.

I am on Vista and haven't seen anyone post this problem.

There was a long discussion of this in the BOINC development mailing list. The current recommended BOINC version supposedly has this fixed. Please upgrade to the latest at http://boinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/download.php
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Message 885695 - Posted: 16 Apr 2009, 0:37:40 UTC - in response to Message 885692.

Thanks, that was the first thing that I tried and I am at 6.6.20 but no joy. I guess I can try a uninstall, then a reboot, and then reinstall.
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Message 885696 - Posted: 16 Apr 2009, 0:49:46 UTC - in response to Message 885695.

It isn't picking up the CUDA, could that be the problem?
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Message 885707 - Posted: 16 Apr 2009, 2:25:13 UTC - in response to Message 885696.

It isn't picking up the CUDA, could that be the problem?

That is probably a separate problem. I don't know your setup at all, but CUDA does not work if you use the "Protected install". CUDA also does not work if you are running BOINC in a Virtual Machine.

I *used* to have the same problem with Vista locking up when I was trying to undo the screen saver. It was, however, fixed by 6.6.15 and has stayed fixed since. Which is why I suggested that you upgrade.

Have you tried the 3 finger salute (CTRL-ALT-DEL) to get to the login screen? CTRL-ALT-ESC? WinKey? If it is a laptop, the lid switch?
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Message 885713 - Posted: 16 Apr 2009, 2:42:37 UTC

Could you try 6.6.23, it contained another screensaver fix for machines that have multiple video chipsets embedded within them which was causing the screensaver code to get confused.

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Message 885714 - Posted: 16 Apr 2009, 2:44:45 UTC - in response to Message 885713.

Link to BOINC v6.6.23
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Message 885751 - Posted: 16 Apr 2009, 6:57:12 UTC - in response to Message 885714.

Link to BOINC v6.6.23

Yes, but since he's using Vista x64, it may be useful to use BOINC v6.6.23 64bit. :-)
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Message 885925 - Posted: 16 Apr 2009, 22:46:43 UTC - in response to Message 885751.

Yes, CTRL+ALT+DEL, etc all break the screensaver lock and that is what I have been doing for a while. I am running Vista X64 and will try the 6.6.23 and report back. Thanks for the link
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Message 885929 - Posted: 16 Apr 2009, 22:59:13 UTC - in response to Message 885925.
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Well 6.6.23 did fix the screensaver issue so I get control back when moving the mouse like I should
Thanks!!!!
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