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1) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC 7.4.42 Windows_x86_64 Keeps Shutting Itself Down Under Windows 8.1 (Message 1657310)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Ageless
What does it say in stderrdae.txt in the BOINC data directory (default at C:\Programdata\BOINC)?
Have you tried a repair installation, in case it had permissions problems?
Was there any clue in the output of Event Log in stdoutdae.txt, also in the data directory?
2) Questions and Answers : Getting started : I have a strange pulsin signal on my graph (Message 1656962)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
The Seti screen saver is explained here:
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1656364)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless
Monitors in general don't need drivers

Depends what's in it. Only a monitor, you can do with the Generic PnP drivers. But if it has speakers, you may already want those to be recognized via drivers. Perhaps it has a USB hub...
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1656344)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Ageless
In the BIOS, the mouse was behaving erratically.
Ah, I read that wrong. Must sleep more. Or less. Is 5 hours enough? :)

Difficult as it is, you can use the keyboard to navigate around Windows- ideally you'd log in to Windows, then make your way to Device Manager (get to the start menu, and type Device manager into the search box & then move up & select it at the top of the list) & look at the status of Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Not when the keyboard is also USB. Then the only option you have is to use it to enable the PS/2 port in the BIOS, and then connect a PS/2 keyboard.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1656328)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Ageless
It sounds like Windows misplaced or disabled the USB drivers. I don't wholly see how a BIOS reset helps in this, especially when as you say the mouse works in the BIOS, but alas maybe it helps.

Best thing in my opinion is to restart the computer and try to get into Windows Safe Mode. You do that by pressing F8 during boot-up, after the CMOS splash screen but before you see "Windows is starting up". If tapping F8 doesn't get you into Safe Mode, try holding it down during a reboot.

All that of course only if your keyboard is PS/2 (round connector) as when it's USB as well, it's going to be difficult.

When in Windows Safe Mode (Start->)right click "Computer"->Device Manager.
In Device Manager check the status of your USB controllers. Or are there any other yellow (warning) or red (broken) icons here?
6) Questions and Answers : Windows : Notice from BOINC Etiqueta de inicio perdida en cc_config.xml (Message 1655603)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ageless
cc_config.xml follows the following order:
<cc_config> <log_flags> ... </log_flags> <options> ... </options </cc_config>

If you posted the contents of your cc_config.xml file as is, you're missing the <cc_config> and </cc_config> tags at the start and end of the file.
7) Message boards : News : News from Berkeley SETI Research Center (Message 1654194)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Ageless
Hello Steve,

Thanks for that.

You won't find me dead on Facebook, not even when the whole of the rest of the world is on it and it's the only reliable source for news. I don't like their lack of privacy.
I don't tweet either. Not really the type to feel the need to tell the world my every thought. I just wish they didn't either, but alas.

Weird though that you're not on Google+, Tumblr or LinkedIn (just to name a few). ;-)

Does that mean you're going to blog about all things Seti from now on?
8) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Newbie (Message 1653954)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Ageless
It doesn't hurt to tell extra how to do it, especially when the user shows lack of knowledge on the capabilities of his GPU.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Newbie (Message 1653941)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Ageless
...a laptop with a video card that is CUDA capable.
...the GPU is an AMD Radeon HD 8750M.

Only Nvidia GPUs are CUDA capable. AMD GPUs are OpenCL capable.

Make sure you chose the correct GPU in the project preferences. (use ATI GPU, not Use Nvidia GPU)
10) Questions and Answers : Web site : Odd Signature! (Message 1653900)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Ageless
A while ago (just over a year) there was a mishap at the BOINCStats database that caused several accounts to be crossed. BOINCStats is a third party website that has nothing to do with Seti (or BOINC).

Probably best to ask at their forums how to fix this:

By the way, if you want to change your signature to something else, do so through the Community Preferences in Your Account (
11) Questions and Answers : Windows : Why BOINC not use my GPU? (Message 1652832)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Ageless
Install BOINC again but now Uncheck "Service Install"
(as BOINC installer remembers your last choice you will need to Uncheck this manually) 

And to do so...

In the third screen of the installer, click Advanced:

Then uncheck the mark on "Service Install":

And continue installation.

It's not possible to run BOINC as a service and use the GPU, because Windows services run in their own session, and therefore cannot reach drivers installed by the user. So then BOINC cannot detect what kind of GPU you use.

For any of this to change, you'll have to tell Microsoft to change this.
12) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Total Newcomer at SETI@HOME (Message 1652603)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Ageless
An account manager is an external page through which you can add multiple projects in one go. and are account managers.

If you cannot use the add project wizard (BOINC Manager->Tools->Add project or account manager->Add project), then you can use the command line, but in this case you then need the following command: boinc --attach_project <your account key> (which can be found under View account keys in your account).

If you want to use the BOINCCMD tool, use boinccmd --project_attach <account key>
Make sure that the BOINC binary is running before using the BOINCCMD tool. Or else you will get an error message.
13) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Can't add Project (Message 1652267)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Ageless
The BOINC binary requires an open port through any firewall on TCP ports 80 and 443 in order to be able to communicate with the projects. Even under Windows when you disable the firewall, it'll still stay on as else the most nastiest nasties can easily creep onto the computer. I'm willing to bet the same thing happens with the Mac. So just re-enable the firewall and instead add BOINC as am exclusion for ports 80 and 443.
14) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Why isn't my Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 ever used by BOINC? (Message 1652265)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Ageless
When you say the past days, do you mean the past couple of days? I honestly have not seen any GPU tasks processing until I added the use all gpus option.

The project still has trouble releasing enough work for all.
But other than that...
That's your own tasks. Sent 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 March and received at those days as well. All those tasks called CUDA42 are running on your GPU.
15) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Show Graphic option is Greyed out Please help!! (Message 1652261)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Ageless
... or get as much credit for them as you will GPU workunits.

The credit for tasks done on the CPU and GPU is the same. What you may mean is that a GPU, because it can run tasks much quicker than done on a CPU, can run up the credit much faster.

E.g. if a CPU takes 4 hours on a task and a GPU takes 20 minutes, the GPU can run 12 tasks in that time. If then the tasks cost 120 credits per, the CPU only racks up 120 credit, while the GPU racks up 1440 credit in that same time.
16) Questions and Answers : Windows : Server script question. (Message 1652105)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Ageless
I think you mean the secure page certificate needed to load these pages in HTTPS.
HTTPS uses an encrypted line between the server and your browser. To be able to use that, the server needs to be certified.

Since security certificates cost a lot of money, it's also possible to self-sign these certificates, but then some browser balk at this and ask if it's OK to allow the certificate, if you trust the owner. That's what happens here.

For more on HTTPS certificates and what they do, see this page.
17) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Why isn't my Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 ever used by BOINC? (Message 1651922)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Ageless
Uhm, you only have one GPU, so adding <use_all_gpus/> does nothing.
The list of tasks running on your computer also shows that you were getting CUDA tasks the past days, like e.g. this page shows. You could even see from the RAC you have that everything worked as normal, as it's nearly impossible to have a Seti RAC of 10,000+ on a quad core CPU only.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Radeon R9 285 not detected as a GPU (Message 1651045)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Ageless

Of course, if you do not read the blurb on the actual setting in the installer, you're not going to read any lines in the messages either.
19) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Questions about badge system (Message 1650825)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Ageless
I doubt it's working correctly at the moment.
20) Questions and Answers : Windows : Source Code for Windows (Message 1650456)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Ageless
(Also Number Crunching might be a better place to ask as a number of the developers and testers lurk there)

He can't at the moment. His RAC is zero. NC requires a RAC greater than 0.99

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