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Message 1275946 - Posted: 26 Aug 2012, 20:40:35 UTC

Whenever I try to run the BOINC screensaver, it flashes, flickers and judders insanely. How can I make it run properly?
Also, is there a way to tell it that I only want to see the SETIsaver?


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Message 1276047 - Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 2:32:45 UTC - in response to Message 1275946.  

Whenever I try to run the BOINC screensaver, it flashes, flickers and judders insanely. How can I make it run properly?
Also, is there a way to tell it that I only want to see the SETIsaver?

The last question first: Since you are running several projects, no, you cannot show the SETI screen saver only. You can, however go to the settings for the BOINC screen saver and show only the project screen savers.

As for the first question: We probably need some more information about the problem. Which portion of the screen saver is running at the time?


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Message 1276122 - Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 7:33:11 UTC - in response to Message 1275946.  
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Very probably some background program is interfering, something that uses/probes the video card.
It may be some Gadget or Hardware Monitoring program that shows GPU related things (e.g. MHz, used VRAM, Temperatures).
Or some media player.
Or some program that want (is set) to be 'On-Top' (so it try to be 'On-Top' the screensaver (and all screensavers also try to be 'On-Top' of everything so they 'fight'))


AMD ATI Radeon HD 5x00 series (Redwood) (1024MB) driver: 1.4.553

Or it may be that old driver you are using (1.4.553 == Catalyst 10.2 (2010.Feb))
http://www.hal6000.com/seti/boinc_ati_gpu_cheat_sheet.htm





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Message 1276410 - Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 20:03:21 UTC - in response to Message 1276047.  

Not sure what you mean by portion of the screensaver. If you mean What Image, well, it seems to be showing the globe from Climate Analysis.


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