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Message 1443868 - Posted: 18 Nov 2013, 21:45:27 UTC

I have been a proud volunteer and crazed lover of SETI@home for many a year (well, a couple) and run 3 of your projects. I am expecting a new arrival for my birthday (and Beethoven's) but am not supposed to know about it and will happily donate more time and CPUage and GPUage to more SETI@home projects. My mission statement is "you can never have too much SETI, or weird-st00fs going on, pl0x, pwn3d!" Just kidding; I'm lame and a geek trifecta; music, math and computers. Oh, and gaming, if Runescape can be considered a game. Personally, it's a glorious waste of time, but hey! Everyone needs a hobby and I digress.

I recently downloaded the new Seti@home V 7.00 and then, the Oracle VM machine. I rebooted between each download in order to ensure the downloads were "clean." Last night, was the first time I had a chance to run SETI@home. All seemed well, until last night, or rather, early this AM, when I experienced a failure with the graphics portion. I just wanted to report this, and post my hardware configuration.

I think I need to un-install both packages, and reboot from a cold boot and then install just the VM Oracle box. Is this correct? When I went back to school for a computer science degree after I had gotten a degree in music performance, because my ex-husband, who was also a violist was mad that I got to tour with the Moody Blues and he didn't, and hey, the money was all coming to the same house and it was apparent that the Zither Fairy wasn't going to appear and change me into a Zither player, everything should be hunky-dorey? No?

So, to recap: Uninstall both, reboot, install just the Oracle VM box and all should be well. I never read a computer text book in college and I fear I didn't read the instructions. This is probably either the most entertaining, or the most infuriating thread you'll read all day...

Info from Dump File from NVIDIA:

Status
Not Reported

Description
A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
Application Name: setigraphics_7.00_windows_intelx86.exe
Application Version: 7.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 5140f6e5
Hang Signature: 3591
Hang Type: 0
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Hang Signature 1: b52ce36ec066153c4d563278cdeb044c
Additional Hang Signature 2: c5bd
Additional Hang Signature 3: f8143136579417961e3b8e4e7822a4ca
Additional Hang Signature 4: 3591
Additional Hang Signature 5: b52ce36ec066153c4d563278cdeb044c
Additional Hang Signature 6: c5bd
Additional Hang Signature 7: f8143136579417961e3b8e4e7822a4ca

Info from Dump File from WINDOWS VISTA:

Product
Windows

Problem
Video hardware error

Date
11/18/2013 5:51 AM

Status
Not Reported

Description
A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem
WD-20131118-0550.dmp
sysdata.xml
Version.txt

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP1: 845DC510
BCP2: 8D411DD0
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_0_6002
Service Pack: 2_0
Product: 768_1

I run a lean and clean system and have NEVER had a problem with SETI@home before; I disabled AVG during the installs. This info may be helpful, but if I've overlooked something, please feel free to weigh in. I am going to be adding a quad core x2 after my birthday.

If I'm going in the right direction, as to just adding the VM, a simple "yea" will do. If not, please let me know. I'm pretty low maintenance. Thank you so much. It is such a kick to be part of this endeavor! I really, really love this!

Cheers!

ViolaFury

P. S. I am participating in http://NaNoWriMo.org with 300k other writers and have 30k words written; I need 50k by November 30th. I may actually get a published book out of the challenge. I'm supposed to tell everyone.

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Message 1443942 - Posted: 19 Nov 2013, 0:39:08 UTC - in response to Message 1443868.

VirtualBox is not used at the projects you run. So you can uninstall it if you only run Seti, SAT and Cosmology. Furthermore, the projects you run are independent of each other. There's only one Seti@Home project which runs from Berkeley, Cosmology@Home runs from Illinois, SAT@Home runs from Russia.

They all run under the BOINC framework. You're probably confused with that. BOINC allows projects to easily and cheaply get volunteers and their hardware, to do their calculations for them. Although BOINC also runs from Berkeley, even from the same building as Seti, they're not the same and they're not related. You may want to read the papers about it.

The numbering of the Seti applications has nothing to do with the numbering of the BOINC clients. It's a pure coincidence that Seti released their v7.00 applications and BOINC released versions 7.0 and now 7.2

With all that done, your graphics problem: What model Nvidia videocard do you have? Does it have drivers installed from the manufacturer, or done by Windows?
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