Installed ubuntu 10.x and started using seti@home with boinc. Also was using malariacontrol.net with boinc. All was well until I upgraded to 11.04 at which time malariacontrol stopped finding tasks and I also noticed that the astropulse would not run either. I had read somewhere that uninstalling boinc and reinstalling might fix it so I uninstalled and reinstalled, but no change. Then I uninstalled and found leftover stuff in /usr/lib and /usr/share. I cleaned this stuff up (renamed, not removed) and tried to reinstall boinc, but reinstall failed. There was one file that I had to rename back so the installer could find it. I was surprised that it needed something. In any case, all the earlier files were recreated and some new libs as well. I tried running boinc and it still wouldn't get malariacontrol work units. Not having any more time to mess with it I let it continue to run seti workunits. It did for several days. This morning a came to my computer and it had crashed during the night. When I rebooted, it worked, but boinc was not in the start menu. I reinstalled boinc. The boinc manager comes up but there is no work and no projects and when I try to attach to a project, nothing happens. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail. Any thoughts about how to proceed, before I totally trash things, would be appreciated.
I took the chance and spent some time removing every file and directory '*boinc*', then reinstalled boinc. I also needed to install boinc-client. Now it is fetching malariacontrol work units. No astropulse workunits have been yet, but I feel evidence is auspicious. Now, how do I mark this solved, or delete it?