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Message 1016872 - Posted: 17 Jul 2010, 21:25:32 UTC

I'm a new user and get the error 417 at every turn. Three days straight of Scheduler request failed: Error 417. Also I've seemed to have misplaced my BOINC Data directory. Many forums talk of this place but I can't seem to find it to try the "cc_config" route. I would really love to use BOINC but it just does not seem very user friendly.
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Message 1016874 - Posted: 17 Jul 2010, 21:27:55 UTC - in response to Message 1016872.  

Oh yea, I also tried to message a couple of the BOINC volunteers but never got a message back.
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Message 1016895 - Posted: 17 Jul 2010, 21:59:14 UTC - in response to Message 1016872.  
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Did you read about the three-day weekly outage at SETI?

Since you don't have a computer attached, I can't see your operating system. If it's windows, the data directory is probably hidden.

Did you try to attach today? The project is currently up and running.

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Message 1017134 - Posted: 18 Jul 2010, 8:55:33 UTC - in response to Message 1016872.  
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How to find BOINC Program directory:





How to find BOINC Data directory:




(the paths listed above on the screen-shots are valid only on my Win98 computer
- yours are different, find them the way I show above
or using RegEdit:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley\BOINC Setup]
"INSTALLDIR"="D:\\Programs.98\\Science\\BOINC\\"
"DATADIR"="D:\\Programs.98\\Science\\BOINC-Data\\"

)





- ALF - "Find out what you don't do well ..... then don't do it!" :)
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Message 1017135 - Posted: 18 Jul 2010, 8:56:23 UTC - in response to Message 1016895.  
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thanks, I found the data directory, added the cc_config file restarted boinc, had boink read the file, and then recived the 417 error. I guess BOINC is not for me, thanks for all your help. Uninstalling time now.
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Message 1017136 - Posted: 18 Jul 2010, 8:57:55 UTC - in response to Message 1017135.  
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If you want to use cc_config.xml you really need some more "advanced" computer knowledge.
(If using Notepad to edit it and finding BOINC Data directory is "advanced")

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Client_configuration
http://www.boinc-wiki.info/Cc_config.xml
http://boincfaq.mundayweb.com/index.php?language=1&view=91


e.g. I use
<cc_config>

   <log_flags>
      <benchmark_debug>1</benchmark_debug>
      <work_fetch_debug>0</work_fetch_debug>
   </log_flags>

   <options>
      <save_stats_days>365</save_stats_days>
      <start_delay>13</start_delay>
   </options>

</cc_config>





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