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Message 1257031 - Posted: 7 Jul 2012, 13:39:56 UTC

Heya, I am just getting back into SETI@home after a long hiatus and have two old PCs running BOINC 6.10.58 on Ubuntu 10.04. Anyway, I was wondering if there is a way to get the two to put their displays to sleep after a specified time of inactivity like they did pre-BOINC. It seem like I have to choose between running BOINC on spare cycles while they are in use, or only when not in use (start 1 min after specified display is set to sleep). Thoughts?

This is not an issue with Macs though if I recall the GUI BOINC client there runs at a higher level vs at a low level on Linux. The Mac BOINC client just runs with or without me there and the display sleeps whenever I specify it to independent of BOINC.

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Message 1257272 - Posted: 8 Jul 2012, 0:02:35 UTC
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As far as putting the displays to sleep after a specified time, that's a setting you control in Ubuntu, so I'm not sure what your question is there...

If you have boinc set to always run, it will always run, regardless of whether or not your display is on, so again I'm unclear what the question is.


The Mac BOINC client just runs with or without me there and the display sleeps whenever I specify it to independent of BOINC.


This should be the same with ANY OS...

Again I'm not sure exactly the issue you are having...

What is it that Boinc is doing wrong (or not doing)?

If your issue is that your screen will not sleep, first off are you sure this is due to boinc?.., perhaps you should file a bug report at launchpad for boinc, if the bug is indeed related to Boinc.


One more thing to consider, some of the Windows guys here were dealing with a bug that meant they couldn't let their computer monitor sleep, without having issues. The solution, turn off your monitor manually. Just something to consider.
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