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1) Message boards : Number crunching : @Pre-FERMI nVidia GPU users: Important warning (Message 1579071)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Ageless
More importantly most users never even look at the message boards.

Maybe that they don't read these boards, and maybe that they won't ask for help here. I have found people asking help in the weirdest of locations. You just need some info out there, Google/Bing having picked it up and others on those weird locations will be able to find this info and help those people out.

The info I just posted, I posted on the first of September on the BOINC forums. Goes to show that people here don't look there either, or make use of a search engine to look up information. Of course, all you then need to know is what CUDA version we're talking about, in this case 6.5. So go on, fill in "CUDA 6.5 BOINC" without quotes in your preferenced search engine...

Even Goodsearh has the thread as the 3rd possibility. The only thing that may throw you is that it's a thread about Mac OSX and CUDA 6.5, but just consider that Nvidia's drivers are essentially the same for whichever operating system out there.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : @Pre-FERMI nVidia GPU users: Important warning (Message 1579053)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Ageless
Attention, if you have a nVidia card that's 4 years old or older, and have updated to Driver 340.xx

People usually do know what kind of card they have, or can look that up. So then you point out to go to https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus. Any GPU with compute capability 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 will be affected.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : WARNING for MAC OSX & LINUX (Message 1578489)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ageless
Reports on the news about a virus called SHELLSHOCK

It isn't a virus, it's an exploit. In other words, it's not something that people have to download/install on their system, it's code in a program that comes standard with most Linux and OSX, that can be exploited.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (89) Server Problems? (Message 1577215)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ageless
Well, at least with the larger characters the index is better legible for those of us with reading glasses.
5) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : How to activate GPU project on SETI@home? Ubuntu 14.04LTS and Nvidia GPU. (Message 1577211)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ageless
Seti has an Astropulse application for Linux, but not the standard Multibeam one. Which is what it says for you:
In the Boinc manager under "Properties of project SETI@home" it says, under Scheduling, "Don't fetch tasks for NVIDIA GPU -- Projects has no apps for NVIDIA GPU


Astropulse are only available when the tapes have just been loaded, like now.
They need to be separately enabled in the project preferences:
Run only the selected applications:
SETI@home v7: yes
AstroPulse v6: yes
Of course, you'll also need to enable the Nvidia GPU in the project preferences. And do that on the correct venue (location).

And I was wrong, there is no GPU app for the Mac.
6) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : seti@home screensaver constantly restarting - BOINC 7.2.42 on Mavericks (Message 1577166)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ageless
I have the most recent version of BOINC

The 'most recent version of BOINC' on the Mac is also still 7.2.42, which has the problem. It is fixed in the present 7.4 betas. But just hold off on updating till that's released.
7) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : How to activate GPU project on SETI@home? Ubuntu 14.04LTS and Nvidia GPU. (Message 1577164)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ageless
Seti does not have a default CUDA or OpenCL application for GPUs. Only for Windows and Macintosh.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (89) Server Problems? (Message 1577159)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ageless
Oh come on, it must be great to be able to dump some unfinished code onto a working server, then go home to the family and see what to do about it the next day, or even later. Something we all wouldn't mind being able to do. ;-)
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (89) Server Problems? (Message 1577151)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ageless
I can finally do them. They now work for me, both as HTML code and as the actual character. ;-)

Then work your magic here too, please.

I've got a 9,000+ character, 229 line code snippet in my private message inbox from the server problems at the beginning of this month, and it's being rendered all on one line.

Talk about thread s - t - r - e - t - c - h - i - n - g ...

No, I'm not an admin here.
But why not copy that whole thing and add it directly into Wordpad or Notepad++ ? That'll add the line-ends again.

As for the <> signs in [code/] and [pre/]containers, all of those would go missing for me. Despite the containers, the code was executed, just as I have when I do not use the containers. Which makes for an interesting cc_config.xml example...

I had to resort for a while in translating the whole cc_config.xml example to use &lt; for < and &gt; for >, before that broke. But as I said, that works now for me. I'm just back to the situation where I need to remember that any XML code I write without containers will get executed and is not visible, not for you, not for me. :)
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (89) Server Problems? (Message 1577114)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
OK, 13:00 UTC has arrived. Any more error messages to report, while I draft the email?

pre- and code-tags don't work correctly. less-than character is converted to &lt; in both and code-tag eats line breaks.

pre:
less-than: < another line


code:
less-than: < another line

That got broken on the Boinc dev board too.

Claggy

I can finally do them. They now work for me, both as HTML code and as the actual character. ;-)
11) Questions and Answers : Windows : Program hangs both my PCs; screens go black, happens nearly immediately... clean OS installs! (Message 1574670)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Ageless
I have tried setting the program to both "Run always" or "Run when idle" but that made no difference.

If it still happens at Windows login, with BOINC only being able to use the GPU(s) when the system is idle, then you'll have to look elsewhere for causes.

What does Windows Event Log say for errors on System and Applications?
12) Questions and Answers : Windows : Program hangs both my PCs; screens go black, happens nearly immediately... clean OS installs! (Message 1574464)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Ageless
Do know that the default BOINC preferences set up is that the GPU is only used when the system has been idle for N minutes. If you changed that to "Use GPU always" you will experience the lag at Windows start-up. Perhaps for the course of testing time to set it back to "Use when idle"?

Edit: Or if you must want to start BOINC at Windows login, have it start with a delay. You can do this by using Windows Task Scheduler, create a new task, have it start BOINC Manager (boincmgr.exe), Trigger: At log on, Delay task for xx minutes (I'd say the default 15 minutes to allow for all background programs to fully load).

Black screens sound like technical (hardware) problems, or that the power supply unit isn't strong enough to cater for the GPU(s). Checking your system's tasks, you only have one error thus far in this result, which has likely more to do with the values for Spike count: 2, Autocorr count: 6, Pulse count: 8, Triplet count: 5, Gaussian count: 0 than anything else. So on the whole, the systems do seem to crunch OK, it's just that you don't see anything, which leads back to a technical (hardware) problem.

I have a HD6850 here which will cause the whole desktop to go black unreadable, when I uninstall its drivers prior to installing new drivers. The desktop is still there, I can move the mouse over it, I can start programs, I just can't see them as everything is pitch black. That HD6850 has always done that, in 2 different systems and it'll probably go do that in the TV server, if I ever get enough time to take that down for a day and swap cards over. (Problem there is that the LED-TV that's on it is non-standard, so that really takes a long time to reinstall everything and get it working, hence why I am waiting.)

Anyway, sounds familiar?
My solution at the time was to buy a HD7870. :)
13) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC may not be working fully with IPv6 addresses (Message 1572660)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Ageless
Forwarded to BOINC development.
14) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Ability to specify "How many" CPUs to use when computer is in use (Message 1571813)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Ageless
This forum may be for wishes, but what you wish for is something that needs to be added to the Boinc framework, not to Seti. And no, the Boinc developers certainly don't read these forums.

That said, what you wish for is one thing that gets wished for about 7 times a year on the Boinc forums and which I no longer forward to the developers anymore, as it's in some form on their "future to do list" already: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/PrefsRemodel.
15) Questions and Answers : Windows : Question to 4P board owners (not utilising 32+ cores) (Message 1571236)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Ageless
Yes, I have configured the thingo to allow usage of all processors.

Which one?

Look, the first preference with N processors is a minimum value that BOINC will use. The X% value sets the amount of processors of those N.

Which is why I asked for the actual numbers, not expecting just a "yes, I set those", as that wasn't exactly an answer to my question. By not answering simple questions like that, you make it look like you don't actually need help. Shrug.
16) Questions and Answers : Windows : my avatars (Message 1571082)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Ageless
In any case, the avatars (and many other pictures you put in at your profile) are cached on the site. A couple of CTRL+F5s renew the cache of your browser enough to show the new images.
17) Questions and Answers : Windows : Question to 4P board owners (not utilising 32+ cores) (Message 1570995)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Ageless
In the computing preferences what are these preferences set to?
On multiprocessors, use at most N processors
On multiprocessors, use at most
X% of the processors


Did you set local preferences as well ?
18) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Can one run BOINC on single Win User Account when multiple Win User Accounts are active (Message 1570127)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Ageless
On the account that you do not want to run BOINC on: Open BOINC Manager -> Tools -> Options -> Uncheck Run Manager at login? -> OK.

When you (update-)install BOINC, third screen in the installer, click Advanced, then uncheck Allow all users on this computer to control BOINC.
19) Questions and Answers : Getting started : How the 'H' do I actually get this to run? (Message 1568468)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Ageless
Just tell them to press CTRL + ALT + E simultaneously and it'll open the event log on simple view.

It's CTRL+SHIFT+E according to docs you write ;)

Thanks for the check and correction. You're right. Serves me for typing on my phone.
20) Questions and Answers : Getting started : How the 'H' do I actually get this to run? (Message 1568163)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Ageless
@Zalster, simple view has the event log as well, no need to tell people to go to advanced view. Just tell them to press CTRL + ALT + E simultaneously and it'll open the event log on simple view.


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