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Message 1537794 - Posted: 8 Jul 2014, 5:56:52 UTC
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Been trying to add other projects, but can't get my BOINC manager to appear. Might be some distantly-related Ubuntu issue I'm not techie enough to understand. I have heard that one can remote-access BOINC on another computer. Is that true?
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Message 1538711 - Posted: 9 Jul 2014, 21:37:09 UTC

What distro are you running?
How are you trying to open/launch program?

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Message 1538888 - Posted: 10 Jul 2014, 3:41:03 UTC

Don't know what "distro" means. I'm not computer savvy, so please use layman's terms whenever possible. I only use Ubuntu because my techie friend didn't have any of the Windows OS discs when I needed to reload one after accidentally downloading a virus.

I tried to open the BOINC manager by going into the BOINC folder and clicking on the boincmgr icon.
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Message 1540446 - Posted: 12 Jul 2014, 18:32:26 UTC - in response to Message 1538888.

Don't know what "distro" means. I'm not computer savvy, so please use layman's terms whenever possible. I only use Ubuntu because my techie friend didn't have any of the Windows OS discs when I needed to reload one after accidentally downloading a virus.

I tried to open the BOINC manager by going into the BOINC folder and clicking on the boincmgr icon.


What they mean by "distro" is what type of OS are you running. IE: Window$, Linux, or an Apple.

This will help them to be able to be more specific in their answer..

My issue is my BOINC client starts during boot and, I am unable to find a checkbox to untick or, any other setting that I can change to disable this.

Needless to say the sneaky fu***** at Berkley put a string in the code somewhere and left out any way to disable it.

Unless I am missing something.. can someone help me with this?

I'm on Linux Mint 17 mate.

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Message 1540465 - Posted: 12 Jul 2014, 19:02:15 UTC

The OS I want to use as the remote is Windows XP.

I've clicked on that manager icon lots of times, and the manager won't appear.
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Message 1542122 - Posted: 15 Jul 2014, 15:58:15 UTC - in response to Message 1540465.

Are you asking what Ubuntu distro I'm using? How do I find that out?
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Message 1545003 - Posted: 20 Jul 2014, 18:49:39 UTC - in response to Message 1542122.

OK, if I can't remote-operate from another computer, how do I make the BOINC manager appear, or how do I attach to another project without it?
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Message 1545054 - Posted: 20 Jul 2014, 21:39:13 UTC - in response to Message 1537794.

I have heard that one can remote-access BOINC on another computer. Is that true?

Try BoincTasks (the site seems offline just now):
http://www.efmer.eu/boinc/boinc_tasks/
http://www.efmer.com/b/eFMer_programs

But you will have to do 2 things on the Linux machine (in your BOINC data directory):
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Controlling_BOINC_remotely

- Copy the password from gui_rpc_auth.cfg (and put (on Windows machine) in BoincTasks - Computers tab - Password column)
- Create remote_hosts.cfg (in your BOINC data directory on the Linux machine)
with content similar to this (depend on the address range in your local network):
The-Windows-hostname 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.2 192.168.1.3 192.168.1.4 192.168.1.5 192.168.1.6 192.168.1.7 192.168.1.8 192.168.1.9 192.168.0.1 192.168.0.2 192.168.0.3 192.168.0.4 192.168.0.5 192.168.0.6 192.168.0.7 192.168.0.8 192.168.0.9 192.168.0.100 192.168.0.101 192.168.0.102 192.168.0.103 192.168.0.104 192.168.0.105 192.168.0.106 192.168.0.107 192.168.0.108 192.168.0.109

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Message 1546172 - Posted: 23 Jul 2014, 4:57:04 UTC - in response to Message 1545054.

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