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Message 1192421 - Posted: 8 Feb 2012, 11:11:15 UTC

What I'm running,

Intel Q6600 2.2ghz, 4gb RAM, nvidia GeForce 260GTX 768mb.
Windows 7 x64
BOINC v6.12.34 x64

Issue
I can get the SETI@home graphics to work for either the screen saver or the windowed options. When the screen saver runs it just shows me the BOINC logo and some text telling me how far along the current task has come. I can't even run the windowed graphics. I go to the advanced view of BIONC, I select the SET@home project, then go to the "tasks" tab and select the running task but the "Show Graphics" button stays greyed out.

Anyone able to help?

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Message 1192435 - Posted: 8 Feb 2012, 12:05:24 UTC

I believe that you are using the GPU for processing, and it is therefore unavailable for the graphics window or screensaver.
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Message 1192521 - Posted: 8 Feb 2012, 16:47:41 UTC - in response to Message 1192421.
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go to the "tasks" tab and select the running task but the "Show Graphics" button stays greyed out.

You have to select CPU running task (SETI@home Enhanced v6.03) for [Show Graphics] to work.
The GPU CUDA tasks can't Show Graphics as the app itself have no Graphics part.

(CPU app have 2 .exe parts:
setiathome_6.03_windows_intelx86.exe
setigraphics_6.03_windows_intelx86.exe

GPU CUDA app have only computing part (and NO 'setigraphics...__cuda...' part):
setiathome_6.10_windows_intelx86__cuda_fermi.exe

(or similar for 6.08 and 6.09
setiathome_6.08_windows_intelx86__cuda.exe
setiathome_6.09_windows_intelx86__cuda23.exe
)

You can see all the available app files here (at the two download servers):
http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/download_fanout/

http://208.68.240.13/sah/download_fanout/
http://208.68.240.18/sah/download_fanout/

If you see some of the:
"Forbidden - You don't have permission to access /sah/download_fanout/ on this server."
"The service is not available. Please try again later."
"Could not connect to remote server"
... press F5
)

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Message 1206204 - Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 17:22:25 UTC

hi got a similar problem,the tscreensaver tells me "No running Tasks"!
what do i need to do?

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Message 1206272 - Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 20:58:13 UTC

oh it runs now,awesome!!

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Message 1206343 - Posted: 16 Mar 2012, 1:12:59 UTC - in response to Message 1206204.

hi got a similar problem,the tscreensaver tells me "No running Tasks"!
what do i need to do?

That means that you are temporarily out of tasks.
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Message 1211486 - Posted: 29 Mar 2012, 10:13:22 UTC

I'm sorry, ive had the same issue, but I don't know how to do what BilBg told him to do, so I don't know how to fix it. Anyone care to help?

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Message 1211490 - Posted: 29 Mar 2012, 10:46:58 UTC - in response to Message 1211486.

I don'know what you have tried to do, but all your tasks (39 of them) have been abandoned or aborted by you.

If you let at least one task run, you'll see the graphics for it.

Gruß,
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Message 1211565 - Posted: 29 Mar 2012, 15:50:56 UTC

Yeah, I screwed up on that one. Now I have some new tasks and there are transfers but no tasks running.

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Message 1211596 - Posted: 29 Mar 2012, 17:09:11 UTC

Now there are lots of tasks all of them 0% and none allowing me to run graphics.

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Message 1211627 - Posted: 29 Mar 2012, 18:38:52 UTC - in response to Message 1211596.

Are those tasks still downloading? (Look at the Status column)

If (at least) one task starts running, higlight it in the Tasks tab and then click "Show graphics".

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