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Message 1062387 - Posted: 1 Jan 2011, 15:22:41 UTC

Has SETI been experiencing difficulties why I keep getting "Communications Deferred" and my settings summary in the messages window keeps showing the old values rather than the newly entered ones?
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Message 1062399 - Posted: 1 Jan 2011, 16:23:40 UTC - in response to Message 1062387.

Nope, no connectivity issues here lately.

One of your hosts (5722578) has had server contact five minutes after your post. The other one on 28 Dec 2010 9:12:29 UTC.

What is the reason for the deferral? Copy&paste a few lines from your Messages tab here (around a connection attempt).

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Message 1062558 - Posted: 1 Jan 2011, 23:35:51 UTC - in response to Message 1062399.

Hi Gundolf
thanks for your prompt response. I see now in the messages that there was indeed interaction despite the message to the contrary in the Boinc Manager when I pressed "Update".

I have somehting else though, which is that processing was going great with the Boinc sc.saver growing graphics earlier today. When I checked the screen a moment ago I found only some static stars on a black background. Just changed number of stars and speed to 0 as a trial.

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Message 1062564 - Posted: 1 Jan 2011, 23:46:20 UTC - in response to Message 1062399.

Forgot to include the lines you requested, see below:

1/1/2011 11:16:16 AM suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 30 %
1/1/2011 11:16:16 AM (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
1/1/2011 11:26:18 AM SETI@home update requested by user
1/1/2011 11:26:22 AM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
1/1/2011 11:26:22 AM SETI@home Not reporting or requesting tasks
1/1/2011 11:26:24 AM SETI@home Scheduler request completed
1/1/2011 11:31:59 AM Resuming computation
1/1/2011 5:01:09 PM Suspending computation - CPU usage is too high
1/1/2011 5:01:29 PM Resuming computation
1/1/2011 5:05:39 PM Suspending computation - CPU usage is too high
1/1/2011 5:05:59 PM Resuming computation
1/1/2011 6:31:07 PM Suspending computation - user is active
1/1/2011 6:33:54 PM Resuming computation
1/1/2011 6:36:03 PM Suspending computation - user is active
1/1/2011 6:37:24 PM Resuming computation
1/1/2011 6:40:53 PM Suspending computation - user is active
1/1/2011 6:41:54 PM Resuming computation
1/1/2011 6:47:16 PM SETI@home update requested by user
1/1/2011 6:47:17 PM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
1/1/2011 6:47:17 PM SETI@home Not reporting or requesting tasks
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM SETI@home Scheduler request completed
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM SETI@home General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 01-Jan-2011 18:47:03)
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM SETI@home Computer location: home
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM SETI@home General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM Reading preferences override file
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM Preferences:
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM max memory usage when active: 959.23MB
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM max memory usage when idle: 287.77MB
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM max disk usage: 10.00GB
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM don't compute while active
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM don't use GPU while active
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 30 %
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
1/1/2011 6:54:29 PM Resuming computation

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Message 1062580 - Posted: 2 Jan 2011, 0:44:51 UTC - in response to Message 1062564.

Forgot to include the lines you requested, see below:

1/1/2011 11:16:16 AM suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 30 %
1/1/2011 11:16:16 AM (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
1/1/2011 11:26:18 AM SETI@home update requested by user
1/1/2011 11:26:22 AM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
1/1/2011 11:26:22 AM SETI@home Not reporting or requesting tasks
You have enough work to satisfy the scheduler, or all CPUs are busy with high priority tasks, and there is no work to report

1/1/2011 11:26:24 AM SETI@home Scheduler request completed
1/1/2011 11:31:59 AM Resuming computation
1/1/2011 5:01:09 PM Suspending computation - CPU usage is too high
There is a new setting whose default value is 25%. BOINC will stop processing if your CPU usage exceeds this amount. Set it to 0 (off) or 100.

1/1/2011 5:01:29 PM Resuming computation
1/1/2011 5:05:39 PM Suspending computation - CPU usage is too high
1/1/2011 5:05:59 PM Resuming computation
1/1/2011 6:31:07 PM Suspending computation - user is active
There is a setting to stop processing if you are using the keyboard or mouse. Most computers will have no problem computing and responding to keyboard and mouse. Typically insufficient RAM is the cause of problems.

1/1/2011 6:33:54 PM Resuming computation
1/1/2011 6:36:03 PM Suspending computation - user is active
1/1/2011 6:37:24 PM Resuming computation
1/1/2011 6:40:53 PM Suspending computation - user is active
1/1/2011 6:41:54 PM Resuming computation
1/1/2011 6:47:16 PM SETI@home update requested by user
1/1/2011 6:47:17 PM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
1/1/2011 6:47:17 PM SETI@home Not reporting or requesting tasks
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM SETI@home Scheduler request completed
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM SETI@home General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 01-Jan-2011 18:47:03)
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM SETI@home Computer location: home
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM SETI@home General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM Reading preferences override file
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM Preferences:
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM max memory usage when active: 959.23MB
You have lots of RAM for SETI (and most other projects.

1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM max memory usage when idle: 287.77MB
Even with this amount of RAM you have enough for SETI and many other projects.

1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM max disk usage: 10.00GB
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM don't compute while active
Most computers can hand having this set the other way.

1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM don't use GPU while active
1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 30 %
Change this setting to allow BOINC to process if other tasks take more than X% of CPU time

1/1/2011 6:47:19 PM (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
1/1/2011 6:54:29 PM Resuming computation


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Message 1062997 - Posted: 3 Jan 2011, 9:13:19 UTC - in response to Message 1062580.

Hi John,
Thanks you very much for your elaborate response. I have followed the instructions as you indicated. The Boinc growing graphics screen saver still does not display. After the time for the screen saver to activate passes I just got a blank screen. After the last changes were made (including screen saver changes) when the screen saver kicked in I got a blank screen with a green bar at the top.

Also not sure where you change the parameter for "PM suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 30 %" as I do not see that value anywhere in my settings.

Finally I recently got the following error messages at the top of the Edit Computing Preferences screen.

"Notice: Undefined variable: prefs in /disks/ptolemy/c/home/boincadm/projects/sah/html/inc/prefs_util.inc on line 172"
and
"Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /disks/ptolemy/c/home/boincadm/projects/sah/html/inc/prefs_util.inc on line 172"

I saw that the value for "Disk: Use at most" in GB as well as % was empty, so I filled in a value for the % parameter.

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Message 1063012 - Posted: 3 Jan 2011, 11:16:12 UTC - in response to Message 1062997.
Last modified: 3 Jan 2011, 11:17:06 UTC

The one of your hosts (5722578) I mentioned in my other post has now completed a task (it's currently waiting for validation). The other one (4923458) still has no tasks downloaded, though it has had contact with the server on 3 Jan 2011 10:20:19 UTC.

Please reboot this host (the pentium 4 with 1.50GHz) and then post the contents of the Messages tab here, preferably including an update attempt (click the Update button in the Projects tab).

Gruß,
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