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Message 1413728 - Posted: 10 Sep 2013, 15:00:49 UTC - in response to Message 1413711.  

Huh? On my Beta account page, it says the phone's OS is Android
3.0.31-1098177, but the phone itself says it's running Android 4.1.2. What's going on?

That's the kernel version, not the actual Android version, it's the same with Linux, on my T8100 Laptop running Ubuntu:

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3.5.0-36-generic


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Message 1413782 - Posted: 10 Sep 2013, 16:13:01 UTC - in response to Message 1413696.  

considering the low-power -> low crunch rate of mobile phones, why make an ARM version to begin with? Is crunching on your mobile really going to contribute to the grand scale of SETI and other BOINC projects, or is it just going to drain your battery faster without making much of a difference at all?


Actually, low power and large numbers are some of the point. There are 100 times as many phones out there as PCs, so potentially phones can have a large impact (if we sign up enough users). And phones individually use very little power, so in terms of FLOPS per watt, they could be more efficient than PCs.

BOINC, by default, only runs applications when your phone is plugged and fully charged, so it shouldn't run down your battery.
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Message 1413807 - Posted: 10 Sep 2013, 16:30:49 UTC - in response to Message 1413719.  

Out of 5 tasks I've had, 4 have died on segmentation violations, and one is still running, and I'll let it run.

At this point, I'm not fetching any new ones.


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Message 1413907 - Posted: 10 Sep 2013, 21:52:43 UTC

I've signed up with my Samsung Galaxy S3 & Tab 10.1. I'm wondering about having them being on power 24/7, as far as I know it's not good for the battery?

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Message 1413938 - Posted: 10 Sep 2013, 22:33:33 UTC

Downloaded, connected, and crunching. Thanks for making a cell phone version of the best project out there!

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Message 1413941 - Posted: 10 Sep 2013, 22:35:16 UTC - in response to Message 1413907.  

I've signed up with my Samsung Galaxy S3 & Tab 10.1. I'm wondering about having them being on power 24/7, as far as I know it's not good for the battery?

You should be able to change your preferences>Show advanced prefs...> Power/Compute on Battery must be unchecked.

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Message 1413951 - Posted: 10 Sep 2013, 22:49:08 UTC - in response to Message 1413907.  

I'm wondering about having them being on power 24/7, as far as I know it's not good for the battery?


Don't feel the need to charge them 24/7. Just use them normally. I charge mine at night and have it hooked to my laptop when at work.

Charging shouldn't damage your battery (unless the charging circuit is very poorly designed). Most devices have a temperature sensor on the battery that BOINC monitors, so it will shut down if it's getting warm. The phone usually monitors that sensor and stops charging to protect the battery if it gets warm, too.

Deeply discharging your battery too often can cause damage, so I don't recommend that anyone set BOINC to run on batteries. Anything you see online about batteries developing a "memory" that requires them to be discharged fully doesn't apply to NiMH or Lithium batteries. It really didn't apply to NiCd batteries either. It's just one of those urban legends that refuses to go away.
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Message 1414208 - Posted: 11 Sep 2013, 13:34:21 UTC

One thing I learned in the first day: when it's crunching, my phone uses more power than my computer, at least the one at work, can supply. The battery level dwindled (while plugged in) to below 90% and Boinc stopped. Crunching didn't resume until I got home and my stand-alone charger brought it up above 90% again.

I suppose another factor here could be that the phone signal at my desk is so poor, the phone is always actively searching for it, thus using a lot of power. But without Boinc it still manages to charge. I'm trying a stand-alone charger now (a different one than at home), so we'll see what happens.

The computer was scheduled to be replaced a couple weeks ago, so I'll try the new one when I finally get it.


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Message 1414229 - Posted: 11 Sep 2013, 14:19:50 UTC
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As long as SETI@home v7 v7.07 (armv7-*****) work was running, computing went well without errors. However I've noticed nothing but computing errors since v7 v7.10 started to appear. I'm not gonna keep on trashing work so I've set Boinc to NNT until further notice.

Below: always the same details when looking at the task details

Stderr output

<core_client_version>7.2.9</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
process exited with code 193 (0xc1, -63)
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<stderr_txt>
SIGILL: illegal instruction

Exiting...

</stderr_txt>
]]>


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Message 1414240 - Posted: 11 Sep 2013, 14:58:13 UTC - in response to Message 1414229.  

Best post that at Seti Beta, until you're had completed and validated tasks there your projects here will still be only shown as Seti and Milkway,
and until then no-one here can look at your errored tasks there.

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Message 1414267 - Posted: 11 Sep 2013, 16:05:46 UTC - in response to Message 1414240.  

Done so now ;)


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Message 1414587 - Posted: 12 Sep 2013, 8:52:38 UTC - in response to Message 1411602.  

Utiliza http://translate.google.es/


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Message 1414726 - Posted: 12 Sep 2013, 18:29:19 UTC

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It would help if you posted a question, or comment in addition to your link to a translation page.


Ayudaría si publicaste una pregunta o comentario, además de su enlace a una página de traducción.


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Message 1415028 - Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 11:16:24 UTC

Hi,

today I´ve tried to run the first two tasks for beta testing. Unfortunately the the work doesn´t start due to computation error. Also after downloading the tasks again it does not work.

Any idea what the cause could be?

Thanks for help
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Message 1415029 - Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 11:21:28 UTC - in response to Message 1415028.  

Read the News thread on Seti Beta, there is on going development on getting apps working on all devices, at the moment some devices have no problem, some do.

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Message 1415070 - Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 13:52:21 UTC

My phone finished its first unit, which says Ready to Report. So why doesn't it report already??? Is there a way I can make it report? Running the official Boinc.

It did download a new unit to work on.


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Message 1415072 - Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 13:54:18 UTC - in response to Message 1415070.  
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My phone finished its first unit, which says Ready to Report. So why doesn't it report already??? Is there a way I can make it report? Running the official Boinc.

Go to the project tab, tap on the Setiathome project, a list of selections will appear, hit update.

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Message 1415140 - Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 16:11:23 UTC - in response to Message 1415072.  

My phone finished its first unit, which says Ready to Report. So why doesn't it report already??? Is there a way I can make it report? Running the official Boinc.

Go to the project tab, tap on the Setiathome project, a list of selections will appear, hit update.

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Hmmph. I must've tried everything but that. Thanks.

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Message 1415275 - Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 20:22:32 UTC - in response to Message 1411576.  

I downloaded the App from the store but when I need to type in the project code I can't opn up the text box. I don't know if anyone else has had the same problem but I thought you should know.

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Message 1415329 - Posted: 13 Sep 2013, 23:08:08 UTC - in response to Message 1415275.  

What device are you running on?


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