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Message 1211684 - Posted: 29 Mar 2012, 21:23:43 UTC - in response to Message 1211680.

BOINC manager is not able to connect to a BOINC client. Would you like to connect again?

Please check in Windows Firewall, Exceptions, if boinc.exe and boincmgr.exe are showing there. If they aren't, add them

Start->Control Panel->System and Security->Windows Firewall->Allow a program through Windows firewall;

Boinc.exe may be showing as just that, or as BOINC Client.
Boinmgr.exe may be showing as just that, or as BOINC Manager.

Click Change settings, then when boinc.exe and boincmgr.exe are in the list, add a check mark in front of them and one for Home/Work (Private).
If they aren't in the list, click "Allow another program", browse to C:\Program Files\BOINC\ and one by one add boinc.exe and boincmgr.exe then add the check mark in front and at Home/Work (Private). When done, click OK at the bottom. No need to reboot or anything.

The BOINC client has exited unexpectedly 3 time within the last 14 minutes. Would you like to restart it again?

This sounds like you installed BOINC as a service, or as a protected application execution. Is that correct? See this FAQ if you want to remember what the installer screens looked like.

Do you also know where you installed BOINC to? Is it the directory C:\Program Files\BOINC\, or is it somewhere else?

What if you were to uninstall BOINC --through Start->Control Panel->Uninstall a program-- and then reinstall it, but this time not as a service? Does that work better?
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Message 1211698 - Posted: 29 Mar 2012, 22:11:37 UTC - in response to Message 1211684.

Thanks! Now I'm connected when I log in as an admin on my computer but disconnected when I log in as a guest user...I did however change my screensaver to the Bionic and still waiting to see how it turns out.

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Message 1212687 - Posted: 1 Apr 2012, 5:35:26 UTC - in response to Message 1211684.
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BOINC manager is not able to connect to a BOINC client. Would you like to connect again?

Please check in Windows Firewall, Exceptions, if boinc.exe and boincmgr.exe are showing there. If they aren't, add them

Start->Control Panel->System and Security->Windows Firewall->Allow a program through Windows firewall;

Boinc.exe may be showing as just that, or as BOINC Client.
Boinmgr.exe may be showing as just that, or as BOINC Manager.

Click Change settings, then when boinc.exe and boincmgr.exe are in the list, add a check mark in front of them and one for Home/Work (Private).
If they aren't in the list, click "Allow another program", browse to C:\Program Files\BOINC\ and one by one add boinc.exe and boincmgr.exe then add the check mark in front and at Home/Work (Private). When done, click OK at the bottom. No need to reboot or anything.


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Message 1212688 - Posted: 1 Apr 2012, 5:40:16 UTC - in response to Message 1211698.
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Thanks! Now I'm connected when I log in as an admin on my computer but disconnected when I log in as a guest user...


It is normal to only be able to access BOINC (or just about any program) under the account in which it's running.

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Message 1212697 - Posted: 1 Apr 2012, 6:00:49 UTC - in response to Message 1212688.

Thanks! Now I'm connected when I log in as an admin on my computer but disconnected when I log in as a guest user...


It is normal to only be able to access BOINC (or just about any program) under the account in which it's running.

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That's the default behavior for a typical BOINC installation. If you want additional users to be able to control BOINC, add them to the boinc_admins security group created during install.

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Message 1212918 - Posted: 1 Apr 2012, 18:26:21 UTC

Trying to get started but the seti@home path is not being accepted. Has it changed. What can I do?

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Message 1212924 - Posted: 1 Apr 2012, 18:38:14 UTC - in response to Message 1212918.

Trying to get started but the seti@home path is not being accepted. Has it changed. What can I do?


You need to describe the problem better... newer versions of BOINC don't require you to manually enter a path. You just select a project and go.

So:

What version of BOINC are you using?

How are you adding a project?

What error message are you receiving?

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Message 1212927 - Posted: 1 Apr 2012, 18:46:25 UTC - in response to Message 1212924.

Version 3.42.0.0 Unable to add project. Prompt come up Seti@home client not found. Enter Seti@home path. Web site says to enter http://setiathome.berkeley.edu
But that does not work. Bottom line on prompt says "you need to have a work unit in S@H folder"

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Message 1212933 - Posted: 1 Apr 2012, 19:00:48 UTC - in response to Message 1212927.

You're using an extremely outdated version of BOINC. Please download the latest version from here.

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Message 1212989 - Posted: 1 Apr 2012, 21:12:30 UTC - in response to Message 1212927.

Version 3.42.0.0 Unable to add project.


Holy old version batman!

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Message 1213089 - Posted: 2 Apr 2012, 2:59:18 UTC

SETI (and most other projects) will not work with versions older than 5.??.
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Message 1213130 - Posted: 2 Apr 2012, 5:30:23 UTC - in response to Message 1213089.

SETI will not work with versions older than 5.??.

Seti will work on 4.19 and 4.45+, since these are the versions you might come across when tasks beget zero credit.
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Message 1215595 - Posted: 8 Apr 2012, 11:30:36 UTC

Hello, so I've downloaded and installed the latest version of BOINC for Win7 64-bit. I've changed the preferences to use max of everything besides my bandwidth. (wife's laptop that is never used)

I added SETI@home project and set it to run, made an account and joined a team but I still cannot receive any work.

It says for the SET@home status "Scheduler request pending"
Did i set it up wrong? thought I was to install BOINC, add a project, setup my bandwidth and when it can work, and sit back and receive work and let it do its thing.

Just wondering if I did something wrong, or if i just need to be more patient.
They lappy's getting hot though, so I assume something is working right ;)

Thanks for the future help.

also, Communication deferred?

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Message 1215646 - Posted: 8 Apr 2012, 14:19:37 UTC - in response to Message 1215595.

It appears you have 4 WU's either downloading or acutally on your PC. I also see that you've aborted or abandoned 1 WU.
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Message 1215855 - Posted: 8 Apr 2012, 22:48:58 UTC - in response to Message 1215646.

Mine says "no work to process, and I did all the firewall stuff"

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Message 1215866 - Posted: 8 Apr 2012, 23:24:10 UTC - in response to Message 1215855.

You're in the process of downloading 3 SETI@Home Enhanced Multibeam and 1 AstroPulse. Be patient and they'll download.

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Message 1247555 - Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 19:01:50 UTC
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I have been running this for several years now. Have it on a bunch of computers. Just put Bionic on another and been trying for a week to get it to download the packets but can not get them for some reason. The work units download then says failed. Any help would be great...

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Message 1247598 - Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 20:41:50 UTC - in response to Message 1247555.

Your problem seems to be with the picture (png) files for the project, not with the tasks themselves. See if setting

Skip image file verification? yes
Check this ONLY if your Internet provider modifies image files (UMTS does this, for example).
Skipping verification reduces the security of BOINC.
in your Computing preferences helps. Make sure that you use the same settings in your local preferences or to clear them altogether.

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Message 1247612 - Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 21:08:59 UTC
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Gundolf, did as you suggested, still not getting the work units. All the settings are the same on all my computers. Still try trying to get it to work. I have checked that the "PNG" files are there and that they open.
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Message 1247837 - Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 7:17:28 UTC - in response to Message 1247612.

Okay, then please reboot that machine (is it this one?) and post the first twenty to thirty lines of the BOINC event log here.

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