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1) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Where are all the data I'm downloading? (Message 1673382)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Ageless
The data directory has read and write permissions on it that are set by the installer. So therefore it is best to uninstall BOINC, do the move and reinstall after. Uninstalling BOINC won't throw away anything in the data directory.

And no, you will have to move the whole data directory, with all sub-directories and files. It won't work if you only move the projects directory. Even if you want to backup the Seti data, it's best to backup the whole data directory due to BOINC critical files being in this directory.
2) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Where are all the data I'm downloading? (Message 1673359)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Ageless
By default BOINC saves all data to the data directory at C:\Programdata\BOINC\
This is a hidden directory. You can see it when you put the path directly into Windows Explorer, or when you tell Windows Explorer to show hidden files and folders.

You can change the path for the data directory in the installer, third screen of the installer click Advanced, the second path is for the data directory.

Before you do so, you will want to:
- uninstall BOINC;
- move the present data directory with everything in it to the new position;
- then install BOINC, and point to the new data directory path as shown above.
3) Questions and Answers : Windows : VirtualBox - What does it do? (Message 1673037)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/VirtualBox explains what it is and where it is needed. It is not needed at Seti@Home. If you want to update BOINC, you can use the installer without VirtualBox.
4) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : boinccmd --read_cc_config -> retval 0 -> Proxy settings not loaded! (Message 1672222)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Ageless
So it's a simlink to the other directory? What if you edit the cc_config.xml file in /etc/boinc-client/ directly?

Checking the documentation, I can only find that the cc_config.xml file must be in /etc/boinc-client/, not in /var/lib/boinc-client/
5) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Message from server: This project doesn't support computers of type x86_64-pc-freebsd (Message 1672221)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Ageless
To be able to do work through BOINC means that the project must have a science application built for your operating system. Seti has a Linux application for Astropulse, but none for Multibeam. It has no FreeBSD applications at all for either.

So if you want to work on the project, you'll have to get the source code for the Seti applications and build them yourself for your version of FreeBSD, or look around on the net for third party applications. These must both be v7, all previous versions of the Seti app available no longer work.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Quick Question on BOINC 7.4.42 Cosmetics (Message 1671699)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ageless
The font in the tabs is hard coded, but can be adjusted in size by changing the DPI setting in Windows (100% .. 125% .. 150% at Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display).

The font of the menu items (File, View, Tools, Advanced, Help) can be changed by changing the font of the Menu Item in Windows Color and Appearance. You can change the font and the size here. This will change the font and the size of all your menus in Windows (and possibly other programs such as browsers) as well.
7) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : boinccmd --read_cc_config -> retval 0 -> Proxy settings not loaded! (Message 1671222)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ageless
In which directory did you store cc_config.xml?
8) Questions and Answers : Windows : Seti@Home Question (Message 1670924)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ageless
Seti Enhanced was v6, the one before the present versions. It's been deprecated, but hasn't yet been removed from the project preferences. The same answers for Astropulse v6.
9) Questions and Answers : Windows : More Computers, Less Credit :( (Message 1670350)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
Do some tasks give more credit then others?

Normally:
Seti Multibeam pays about 30 to 120 credit, depending on angle range.
Seti Astropulse pays 510 to 630 credit, depending on amount of radar blanking.

So as you can see, when running lots of Astropulse, your RAC will go bigger faster than running only Multibeam. Astropulse is not available at the time of writing, though. There are only a handful of resends going around.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Can't reinstall Boinc (Message 1669909)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Ageless
Anything else you did that you didn't say?
Why not tell everything you already tried, so we don't have to second guess?
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Can't reinstall Boinc (Message 1669870)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Ageless
Well, you didn't say that.

I read around that this could be due to a corruption problem in the registry.
You may want to delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley

Then if the problem continues, delete HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley as well.

You may want to back them up before you delete them. Right-click the key->Export->give a name and save.

Do know, deleting the HKLM key will delete the installer's 'knowledge' of where your data directory is. If you changed it, you'll have to change it again, as else BOINC starts up clean from C:\Programdata\BOINC\
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Can't reinstall Boinc (Message 1669864)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Ageless
First try to download the installer anew, saving it to a different location/drive than the last time.
13) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : my results were shown as computing errors (Message 1669321)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Ageless
Your tasks are failing with error code 0xc0000026B, which in Windows terms means STATUS_DLL_INIT_FAILED_LOGOFF. Which when read in that sense, seems to be a problem with the drivers you use for the Intel device.

Do you know which drivers you use?
If not 10.18.10.3621, try those first. These are old drivers, but sturdy. Here in GPGPU land, the latest drivers don't always mean they're good for use with GPUs doing OpenCL data crunching.

If you want to try newer ones, the other one tested by people here is 15.33.32.64.4061.
14) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Possibly getting new tasks when "no new tasks" is chosen (Message 1668969)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Ageless
BOINCMGR.EXE communicates with BOINCCMD.EXE via TCP/IP

New to me... :)

You meant BOINCMGR.EXE communicates with BOINC.EXE :)
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem with the SSL CA cert (Message 1667700)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Ageless
If I'm not mistaken that would also mean that you can only run BOINC as a service on the server, and no longer on any workstation on that network/domain, because only one account with the BOINC user names can be made.

But I'll ask Rom.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem with the SSL CA cert (Message 1667694)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Ageless
Could the required local accounts and groups be documented so such a thing can be scripted by SysAdmins?

Hasn't changed (much) since BOINC Six: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/ClientSetupLogicWinSix

Or is there a way to create global accounts and groups?

No, else it would've been done ages ago.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem with the SSL CA cert (Message 1667688)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Ageless
Is there a technical reason that BOINC can't be installed as a service on a DC?

The same reason as to why all of BOINC 6 and part of BOINC 7 cannot be installed on a DC: the making and using of local accounts and groups specifically for BOINC.

Since 7.3.8 there's been a change in BOINC setup that it makes and uses the BOINC accounts and groups only when installed as a service. No longer on the 'normal' or 'user' install.

DCs use global accounts, so when the BOINC installer tries to make local accounts, it'll err on that.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem with the SSL CA cert (Message 1667657)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Ageless
I finally got an answer back from Rom.

He'll test with the installer of a next BOINC (7.5.x I guess) if the check for a DC can be disabled. That way BOINC can be installed on a DC, just not as a service. Edit: But the installer will probably grey out the option to install as a service when it detects it's being installed on a DC.

As for XP, BOINC as a service and GPUs, the answer is No, that change will not be reverted.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem with the SSL CA cert (Message 1666133)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Ageless
But could we have a version from current sources, built with current tools

A current version of what? OpenSSL? For what?
When building the BOINC client, it's built against a couple of libraries. OpenSSL is one of those libraries. So it's not possible to just update OpenSSL on the older clients, because that then breaks that client, as it's expecting the older OpenSSL library. Then you get what Charlie (Ozzfan) had, that the client just crashes.

So the only option would be to build a new OpenSSL using the older compiling tools and libraries, but with the newer OpenSSL libraries. That's not undoable, but won't be done by the developers. Perhaps that if the community feels it needs to be done, that someone, or some people can do it.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem with the SSL CA cert (Message 1666088)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Ageless
David Anderson:
The SSL certificate used for this is issued by a UC Berkeley CA, which I imagine is not included in older CA bundles.

Not worth pursuing this point; we're fine with HTTP.

(read: costly)

Apropos, it's not possible to release new versions of old clients with new OpenSSL, or just an updated OpenSSL for older clients.

Rom:
OpenSSL would have to be re-built using the same version of Visual Studio (with all the patches) used to build that version of BOINC, e.g. with 5.10 we were probably still using Visual Studio 2003.


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