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Message 1258246 - Posted: 10 Jul 2012, 0:43:42 UTC - in response to Message 1258213.
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Well, it seems you are having the same problem as I am. I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and Bionc 7.0.28 and now it doesn't work. I noticed that your Bionc log shows 'no GPU' same as mine. When I view the Ubuntu settings it seems to think my PC is a Laptop and there is no Graphics card or driver. I can not figure out how to fix that, however when I run Nvidia-settings, it shows my graphics card, drivers and proper monitor. I suspect that this is the problem, somewhere Ubuntu 12.04 is not in touch with reality. When I ran the new version of Ubuntu in demo mode from the CD it ran perfectly well, but after the install it thinks my PC is a Laptop. I noted others complaining about this in Ubuntu forums, but nobody is offering or has a fix.


Grey wizard was having an issue with his internet connection with Boinc.

If you're running 7.0.28, I assume you did a manual install of Boinc from the website?...(probably the preferred method as of the moment) but:
If you want to try going back one point release to 7.0.27, you can try a repository package, which may satisfy some dependencies or hardware support better.
You can try the Debian Boinc teams release of 7.0.27 by:

first run out your tasks and remove your current install of Boinc, then

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pkg-boinc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install boinc


What this does is add a PPA repository to your package sources, which overrides the use of the standard repository version 7.0.24 that is broken.
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Message 1262624 - Posted: 20 Jul 2012, 17:10:48 UTC
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Ubuntu has made moves towards replacing the broken repository package of Boinc 7.0.24, with Debians working 7.0.27

Precise-proposed repository contains the 7.0.27 from Debian.

If testing goes well, this package should become the standard repository version for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise. It still may be awhile before we see the package moved into the standard repository, but at least it's on its way.

I'm sure many of us would prefer 7.0.28 become the standard repository version, however I am aware of both Debian maintainers and Ubuntu devs having many issues getting 7.0.28 to build on their web-based compilers. So 7.0.27 is the better option when taking that into account.

And as mentioned Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal), has a working 7.0.27 already.
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Message 1262664 - Posted: 20 Jul 2012, 18:15:55 UTC - in response to Message 1262624.

Ubuntu has made moves towards replacing the broken repository package of Boinc 7.0.24, with Debians working 7.0.27

Precise-proposed repository contains the 7.0.27 from Debian.

If testing goes well, this package should become the standard repository version for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise. It still may be awhile before we see the package moved into the standard repository, but at least it's on its way.

I'm sure many of us would prefer 7.0.28 become the standard repository version, however I am aware of both Debian maintainers and Ubuntu devs having many issues getting 7.0.28 to build on their web-based compilers. So 7.0.27 is the better option when taking that into account.

And as mentioned Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal), has a working 7.0.27 already.


Of course BOINC has moved on to 7.0.31 now that has further fixes.
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Message 1262701 - Posted: 20 Jul 2012, 20:39:30 UTC - in response to Message 1262624.
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Excellent job Ex (Dave) in being diligent in getting this fixed for all of our Linux friends.

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Message 1262834 - Posted: 21 Jul 2012, 5:32:42 UTC

Arkayn, yes you are very correct. But repositories, (ESPECIALLY Debian flavored), tend to have slightly dated packages.

I would have preferred 7.0.28, but as I mentioned there were in fact some Debian specific compilation issues with that one, however several of us out there are using 7.0.28..



And long story short, there are worlds of differences between 7.0.24 and 7.0.27...

I think it will be some time (if ever) before we see anything beyond 7.0.27 in the standard Ubuntu (12.04 precise) repository.

I'll be continuing to use the alternative PPAs out there to test the newer versions, this will at least help the Debian team with their "Unstable" packages.


And, I'll update when the fix is officially applied to the standard repository. I believe the Ubuntu people are waiting to get confirmation on as many projects as possible...



Ozz, thanks. But no big deal, It was a personal thing. I love Debian, I like Ubuntu, and Boinc obviously means a little to me as well. :-)
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Message 1262863 - Posted: 21 Jul 2012, 7:32:02 UTC - in response to Message 1262834.
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Hey guys,

Just to check that I'm having the same problem, I keep getting computation errors after not even running the task for 1 second.
Ubuntu 12.04 and the latest BOINC from the Ubuntu Software Centre.

Here's my 1st 30 lines

Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Starting BOINC client version 7.0.24 for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Libraries: libcurl/7.22.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1 zlib/1.2.3.4 libidn/1.23 librtmp/2.3
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Data directory: /var/lib/boinc-client
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Processor: 4 AuthenticAMD AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor [Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3]
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Processor: 512.00 KB cache
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc rep_good nopl nonstop_tsc extd_apicid pni monitor cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | OS: Linux: 3.2.0-26-generic
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Memory: 7.80 GB physical, 8.00 GB virtual
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Disk: 51.52 GB total, 43.15 GB free
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Local time is UTC +2 hours
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | No usable GPUs found
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Config: GUI RPC allowed from:
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | A new version of BOINC is available. <a href=http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php>Download it.</a>
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 6729385; resource share 100
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | General prefs: from http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/ (last modified 18-Oct-2011 19:33:25)
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Host location: none
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | General prefs: using your defaults
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Reading preferences override file
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Preferences:
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | max memory usage when active: 3993.28MB
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | max memory usage when idle: 7187.90MB
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | max disk usage: 25.76GB
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | max CPUs used: 3
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | don't use GPU while active
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25 %
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Not using a proxy


Here is also a link to all my failed tasks...

Is this something that will be fixed in the new release? Or is there a problem on my pc?

Also, does the GPU processing work in Ubuntu? I have the latest ATI drivers installed for my HD4800's, but it's not picking them up.

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Message 1262900 - Posted: 21 Jul 2012, 11:23:42 UTC

I am still using BOINC 6.10.58 on my SuSE Linux 11.1, no following BOINC version will ever start. I am managing 7 BOINC projects with no problem, including one using a Virtual Machine based on Virtual Box (BOINC_VM in Test4Theory@home).
Having recently bought a HP 635 laptop with SLES 11 from SuSE, I tried installing BOINC 7.0.28 on it. No way, two libraries are missing, libssl.so.1.0.0 and libwx_gtk2u-html-2.8.so.0.
Having asked support to www.suseitalia.org, I was led to a repository with those libraries for SLES sp1. The first one refused to install (why?), the second installed as a version more recent than that used by BOINC, that is libwx_gtk2u-html-2.9.so.3.0.0.
So I gave up.
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Message 1262969 - Posted: 21 Jul 2012, 16:03:21 UTC - in response to Message 1262863.
Last modified: 21 Jul 2012, 16:07:11 UTC

Hey guys,

Just to check that I'm having the same problem, I keep getting computation errors after not even running the task for 1 second.
Ubuntu 12.04 and the latest BOINC from the Ubuntu Software Centre.

Here's my 1st 30 lines
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Starting BOINC client version 7.0.24 for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Libraries: libcurl/7.22.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1 zlib/1.2.3.4 libidn/1.23 librtmp/2.3
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Data directory: /var/lib/boinc-client
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Processor: 4 AuthenticAMD AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor [Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3]
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Processor: 512.00 KB cache
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc rep_good nopl nonstop_tsc extd_apicid pni monitor cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | OS: Linux: 3.2.0-26-generic
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Memory: 7.80 GB physical, 8.00 GB virtual
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Disk: 51.52 GB total, 43.15 GB free
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Local time is UTC +2 hours
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | No usable GPUs found
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Config: GUI RPC allowed from:
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | A new version of BOINC is available. <a href=http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php>Download it.</a>
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 6729385; resource share 100
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | General prefs: from http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/ (last modified 18-Oct-2011 19:33:25)
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Host location: none
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | General prefs: using your defaults
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Reading preferences override file
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Preferences:
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | max memory usage when active: 3993.28MB
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | max memory usage when idle: 7187.90MB
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | max disk usage: 25.76GB
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | max CPUs used: 3
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | don't use GPU while active
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25 %
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
Sat 21 Jul 2012 09:46:03 AM SAST | | Not using a proxy


Here is also a link to all my failed tasks...

Is this something that will be fixed in the new release? Or is there a problem on my pc?

Also, does the GPU processing work in Ubuntu? I have the latest ATI drivers installed for my HD4800's, but it's not picking them up.


GPU processing unfortunately I cannot help with. I know linux supports CUDA on 64 bit systems, but you are ATI so I'm not sure. I would think if Ubuntu sees your cards, boinc will as well, but I'm sure that's not always the case.

And as far as your errors it does look like you are suffering from the broken package, NOT a system issue.
The 7.0.27 package will fix the instant errors. You do not need to wait for this package to enter the main repository if you do not want. You can use a "PPA" repository to add the sources for 7.0.27

Do this in a terminal line by line:
sudo apt-get remove boinc
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pkg-boinc/ppa
sudo apt-get update


This adds the alternative repository handled by the Ubuntu/Debian Boinc Team.

Then either do
sudo apt-get install boinc

or just use your GUI package manager to do the install (which will be 7.0.27)
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