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Message 1422196 - Posted: 30 Sep 2013, 1:33:39 UTC - in response to Message 1422191.

If these WU gets validated, then my question is why we need a BETA for seti tasks for arm. Unless it's the Official Boinc client being tested there.


No, Dr. Korpela is testing the SETI@home client. He typically does far more testing than just a few validations.

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Message 1422273 - Posted: 30 Sep 2013, 6:58:32 UTC - in response to Message 1422191.


If these WU gets validated, then my question is why we need a BETA for seti tasks for arm. Unless it's the Official Boinc client being tested there.


As usual because of damn copyleft laws ;)
Eric considered binary Mateusz released not legally clean enough for SETI servers distributions (it absolutely doesn't mean there are problems with Mateusz app, it just means it can't be distributed via Berkeley's servers). So, Eric built own app, that does include another FFT library (FFTW probably). Resulting app slower than originally supplied by Mateusz, and has troubles with some devices for now... but it "home built" and considered as appripriate for Berkeley's servers distribution.

In short, who wanna just crunch SETI on Android right now can use NativeBOINC + third party app.
But participation in SETI beta will allow stock Android app distribution in the future that would have much bigger impact on performance then anonymous platfor can ever have (peoples are lazy in general ;) .

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Message 1422276 - Posted: 30 Sep 2013, 7:25:21 UTC - in response to Message 1411576.

New account I created, but no new job to my tablet can not download and therefore not processed. my system reports no work is processing
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Message 1422332 - Posted: 30 Sep 2013, 12:35:27 UTC - in response to Message 1422276.

New account I created, but no new job to my tablet can not download and therefore not processed. my system reports no work is processing

Link to your host at Seti Beta please,

Attaching your host to the Main project will do no good, this project does not have Android Arm apps yet, that's why they are being Beta tested at Seti Beta.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=7100819

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Message 1422657 - Posted: 30 Sep 2013, 20:43:13 UTC - in response to Message 1422273.

I get it now. Well, thank you all for the answers. I guess I'll just split my phone CPU time between nativeboinc when on a good charger (2A), and the official BOINC + SetiBeta at night, because the official BOINC apps does have a battery level/cpu time control.

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Message 1423276 - Posted: 2 Oct 2013, 20:48:37 UTC

Installed Boinc on Xperia Z and it overheated and drained battery

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Message 1423286 - Posted: 2 Oct 2013, 21:03:37 UTC - in response to Message 1423276.

Installed Boinc on Xperia Z and it overheated and drained battery

Putting devices on top of something metal like a computer case soaks the heat away fast,

Boinc on Android is configured to crunch only when connected to power, you can configure it to crunch on Batteries, and you can configure a minimum Battery % so you don't fully discharge the device,
If you're enabled compute on battery and set the % too low, then that is your decision,

Beware that if you plug the device into a computer, the USB socket will often not be able to supply enough power to keep it fully charged, in this case use your power adaptor instead.

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Message 1423471 - Posted: 3 Oct 2013, 7:26:16 UTC

Hi i downloaded Boinc and when i try to create an account no matter what i put into the boxes all i ever get is error 204. Any ideas.. George.
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Message 1423576 - Posted: 3 Oct 2013, 15:24:15 UTC - in response to Message 1415029.

Hi there,
I have boinc installed on a Samsung Galaxy mini GT-S5570 android ver 2.3.6
Gingerbread. After adding the Seti@home Beta project I cannot receive any tasks, I'm assuming the phone doesn't have enough cpu power ?

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Message 1423844 - Posted: 4 Oct 2013, 0:24:14 UTC - in response to Message 1423576.

Try checking your disk usage configuration, since that phone only has 160mb available for the user.

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Message 1423932 - Posted: 4 Oct 2013, 6:42:21 UTC - in response to Message 1423844.

Hi there, I have 181mb internal storage (with 103MB being used by something) and 1.84GB free on external SD card.

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Message 1423934 - Posted: 4 Oct 2013, 6:46:22 UTC

The "Nothing To Do" and "Computing" message flash on and off, I cant see any tasks. I've just checked the task manager, it shows that Boinc is occupying 24.33MB of RAM and using 21.20% of CPU. Not sure why Boinc / Seti@home Beta not working.
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Message 1423935 - Posted: 4 Oct 2013, 6:50:13 UTC - in response to Message 1423934.

If I change the CPU limit value to under 50% the "computing" message appears for longer, but still no tasks visible?

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Message 1423988 - Posted: 4 Oct 2013, 11:31:37 UTC - in response to Message 1423576.

Hi there,
I have boinc installed on a Samsung Galaxy mini GT-S5570 android ver 2.3.6
Gingerbread. After adding the Seti@home Beta project I cannot receive any tasks, I'm assuming the phone doesn't have enough cpu power ?

thanks

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I have similar device and was unable to get work via Berkeley's "official" BOINC client for Android.
Try to install NativeBOINC instead (and on SD card, not in internal memory). Yiu will be able to participate in SETI beta then and also to cruchs SETI main tasks with already released third party SETI v7 app.

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Message 1426797 - Posted: 10 Oct 2013, 19:56:28 UTC

OK, I'm onboard. Compal B15 - SDK:16 ABI: armeabi-v7a

http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/show_host_detail.php?hostid=67890
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Message 1427994 - Posted: 13 Oct 2013, 10:24:19 UTC

thanks for the advice, have installed native boinc added projects but still cannot get any tasks ?? I did have a problem where native boinc could not authorize access but got round that just by reinstalling. thanks

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Message 1428437 - Posted: 14 Oct 2013, 13:09:13 UTC - in response to Message 1427994.

thanks for the advice, have installed native boinc added projects but still cannot get any tasks ?? I did have a problem where native boinc could not authorize access but got round that just by reinstalling. thanks

Had same issue recently with Asus Transformer.
What helped: to chose older (4.x.x instead of 5.x.x) version of client. NativeBOINC offers such choice on install.
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Message 1431754 - Posted: 22 Oct 2013, 5:06:15 UTC

I have tried to join up for the Seti Android bta test but can't find the app anywhere on the Google Play store. Three Adndoid-ish items appear but appear more geared towards remote BOINC control of a PC, not on an Android. I was considering to install the basic BOINC client thru a browser session, but I don't know if the program can be limited to run only when powered by external means.
I feel foolish for asking such a basic question, but I've searched for anything related to SETI and BOINC and find nothing that is whet I'm looking for. What am I missing? Thanks for any and all help...even if to rub my nose in it, so to speak! :)
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Message 1431756 - Posted: 22 Oct 2013, 5:08:42 UTC - in response to Message 1431754.

It probably means that the BOINC team has decided your device isn't fully compatible with BOINC. What kind of device (model) is it?
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Message 1431817 - Posted: 22 Oct 2013, 10:15:53 UTC - in response to Message 1431754.

See my answer at Seti Beta.

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