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21) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : boinccmd --project nomorework command returns error 02-Aug-2016 01:48:47: GUI RPC error: No such project Operation failed: Error -1 (Message 1806629)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Ageless
Operation failed: Error -1

This means you have no permission to do this operation, possibly because you haven't set a password in gui_rpc_auth.cfg and made BOINC read it.

So try this:
boinccmd --passwd password --project nomorework

The URL doesn't need the http:// or the trailing /

If you do not supply the password in gui_rpc_auth.cfg, this file should be in the current directory, where you do all the commands from. Else you should supply the password.

By default BOINC adds a random 32 character hexadecimal password to this file. You best add your own.
Do not finish with an Enter, there should be no end of line or Return characters after the password.
22) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Seti@home occasionally substantially slows / throttles printing & IO-centric activity (OS X 10.11.5) (Message 1806112)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Ageless
You're not running anything on your CPU, only on your GPU.

It's been known since the very beginning of GPU crunching that this slows down other things on your computer, including keyboard, mouse, screen-drawing, network, USB, Bluetooth, WIFI etc.

That's why the default setting for use of the GPU is when the computer is not in use. When you change that preference, or override it with the Activity menu, it's on your own.

@Ian, you also use the GPU. Try to work with the default preference setting for "Suspend GPU computing when computer is in use" set to enabled (checked). It's also a good idea to allow one CPU core to be free to handle the GPU and everything else on your system. Set "Use at most N % of the CPUs" to75%. On a quad core this will leave 3 cores used for crunching, the 4th one will be free.
23) Questions and Answers : Windows : Rebooted PC, Seti Project gone from Boinc (Message 1801542)
Posted 8 Jul 2016 by Profile Ageless
Please try BOINC 7.6.33, as it has a fix for Windows 10 for when you try to shut down the computer and BOINC continues running because it didn't see the Windows shutdown. Microsoft changed the error reporting that shows Windows is shutting down, for which a fix is put into 7.6.33

BOINC 7.6.33, 64bit version.
24) Questions and Answers : Web site : Why is one device showing up with two names? It is not letting me merge them. (Message 1801383)
Posted 7 Jul 2016 by Profile Ageless
It's not downloading any work because your cpu is not detected. It's still an empty string. Without a cpu BOINC can't send an application and work.
25) Questions and Answers : Web site : Why is one device showing up with two names? It is not letting me merge them. (Message 1800616)
Posted 4 Jul 2016 by Profile Ageless
The developer has finally released a new version, 7.4.53 which may fix your problems of CPU detection and downloads of work. Can you test? If it doesn't work, you can always return to 7.4.43
26) Questions and Answers : Web site : Why is one device showing up with two names? It is not letting me merge them. (Message 1800335)
Posted 3 Jul 2016 by Profile Ageless
I haven't heard back from the developers yet, but will fire another email in their direction. In the mean time, you can easily go back to BOINC 7.4.43 and then ignore the Google Play Store messages that there's an update:
27) Questions and Answers : Web site : Why is one device showing up with two names? It is not letting me merge them. (Message 1799588)
Posted 30 Jun 2016 by Profile Ageless
Devices can only be merged if they have the same name, with the same operating system (platform) and same CPU (brand). You ought to be able to rename the laptop, but you cannot rename the Android device. That's set by Android and/or the client.

Your other Android system is more of a problem.
hostID8006871 showed with full CPU under BOINC 7.4.43;
hostID 8034503 is missing its CPU description since 7.4.51;

I have reported that to the developers, please leave that be for now (don't go back to a previous BOINC for the moment).
28) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : AMD 6950 GPU load starts and stops (Message 1798749)
Posted 26 Jun 2016 by Profile Ageless
Install the AMD SDK

Why do you install the SDK? Are you an application developer, making your own GPU applications? If you aren't you don't need the SDK, you only need the AMD drivers, as they contain the necessary components for doing OpenCL calculations.

15.7.1 and SDK3 causes GPU to start and stop, it also does this with no SDK installed.

What do you mean with start and stop? Like it's being throttled?
Or do you drivers crash?
29) Questions and Answers : Preferences : How can i delete a team? (Message 1798251)
Posted 24 Jun 2016 by Profile Ageless
Quit the team, then it has no members, only you as founder.
Then you'll be able to delete it.

The quit team option is available from
30) Questions and Answers : Web site : Can't merge computers by name on website (Message 1796659)
Posted 16 Jun 2016 by Profile Ageless
33,049 + 247,006 + 42,862 + 253,946 + 122,682 + 441,098 + 38,040 + 488,464 + 7,302 + 461,306 = 2,135,755 is the total credit of your other computers not included host ID: 7425224.

2,135,755 + 4,930,876 (total of host ID: 7425224) = 7,066,631 which at this time of typing is exactly your total credit.
31) Questions and Answers : Getting started : What does ready for report mean? (Message 1795425)
Posted 11 Jun 2016 by Profile Ageless
When you're done with a task in BOINC, it uploads the data that is has collected to a directory on the project's server. Then a notice has to be sent to the database that you have finished this task with whatever outcome you had, be it that you finished it correctly, had an error or aborted it.

This notice is the "ready to report" part.
BOINC will do this automatically in 24 hours, but if you can't wait that long, open BOINC Manager, Advanced view, Projects tab, select the project the task is from and press the Update button. That reports the tasks that are ready to report immediately.

Completed work is reported at the first of:

1) 24 hours before deadline.
2) Connect Every X before deadline.
3) 24 hours after task completion.
4) Immediately if the upload completes later than either 1, 2, or 3 upon completion of the task.
5) On a trickle up message.
6) On a trickle down request.
7) On a server scheduled connection. Used, but I am not certain by which project.
8) On a request for new work.
9) When the user pushes the update button.
10) On a request from an account manager.
11) Report immediately every task, if "No new Task" is set.

(BOINC FAQ source)
32) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Cant resume tasks after suspending em (Message 1795343)
Posted 11 Jun 2016 by Profile Ageless
boinccmd --h shows all commands in verbose.

boinccmd --task url task_name operation
Job operation options = suspend | resume | abort | graphics_window | graphics_fullscreen


boinccmd --project URL operation
Project operation options = reset | detach | update | suspend | resume | nomorework | allowmorework

boinccmd --task 23mr10ac.26672.11523.8.35.74_0 resume

boinccmd --project resume

The tasks command will only allow operations on individual tasks.
The project command will allow operations on the whole project.
33) Questions and Answers : Windows : Add Powered by seti or boinc link on website? (Message 1795339)
Posted 11 Jun 2016 by Profile Ageless
Wrong place to ask.

The BOINC logo can be found at
and the person to ask if you can use it, is David Anderson, address at
34) Questions and Answers : Web site : Can't access BOINC Statistics for the WORLD (Message 1794784)
Posted 9 Jun 2016 by Profile Ageless
No need, as it's not a BOINC problem either. It is as you say, the BOINC Synergy server is down and until someone can reach the admin of that site, there's not much that can be done about it. I've tried to reach him, only silence on the line.

It's only half a year until the domain expires, perhaps that that's what they're going for.
35) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : GPU tasks (Message 1793519)
Posted 4 Jun 2016 by Profile Ageless
Please exit BOINC completely, then restart it.
Open BOINC Manager, press CTRL+SHIFT+E simultaneously.
From the event log that you opened, copy the first 30 or so lines and post them here.
36) Questions and Answers : Windows : Lunatics? (Message 1793027)
Posted 3 Jun 2016 by Profile Ageless
Do know:

When Seti changes its applications, your system will not automatically follow and install the newest ones. You'll have to wait for Lunatics to release a new installer. This can take several weeks, because of testing.
37) Questions and Answers : Windows : Lunatics? (Message 1793023)
Posted 3 Jun 2016 by Profile Ageless
Oh, yes, probably. I wasn't thinking. But then at least explain the downside of optimized apps as well.

Excluding the application works as well. And at least when Seti's apps change, it's one less person who wonders why his do not and the exclusion is easily fixed.

Edit: Let me explain a bit more in-depth what I was thinking, and not do so from my phone ((restarted my PC, I was already in bed, see...)
The application in the Lunatics installer is a highly optimized GPU application.
The SoG application is a highly optimized specifically for GPU application. It's in the name: Signals on GPU.

What I always understood is that the GPU application in the Lunatics package isn't so very different from one released as stock. So who is to say that the Lunatics application isn't the same as the SoG? Go wonder, why else is there an SoG as stock? (And no, I never returned to my 5 app thread in NC, and never ever will again. I have even stopped crunching for Seti and may not ever return, because of the bullcrap answers that some dev we shall not name in that thread gave me, was reason enough for me for that. I said what I wanted to say, stuck up two middle fingers to everyone and left. For all I care you lock and hide that thread. I'm running Primegrid on my GPU now, it taking more than 40 hours to complete a 130k credit task. But at least here I can choose which apps I want, and I don't get 7 sent my direction to just nilly-willy figure out what runs best on my system, all doing the same kind of work.)

So perhaps it may be wiser to just exclude the SoG application(s). Especially if it's only these that give the problems.
And not sure if that's also not a possibility through the app_config.xml file, but I didn't dwell on that.

(Okay, back to bed. PC is going off again.)
38) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Is my GPU too old for numer crunching? (Message 1792971)
Posted 2 Jun 2016 by Profile Ageless
I can only think that the drivers are bad again.
The pre-Fermi version of the Nvidia GPU has had its rough patch in the driver department for the past year or so. First they were not getting updates, then they would get updates, but even then it's still hit and miss because of broken drivers.

It's possible that the present 341.95 are broken again for the pre-Fermi and that the server knows this and doesn't give work to GPUs running this driver, because it causes all the work to be returned with errors. Not much use in that, of course.

But you best ask about that in Number Crunching: as that's where the developers of the applications post.
39) Questions and Answers : Windows : Lunatics? (Message 1792968)
Posted 2 Jun 2016 by Profile Ageless
How will Lunatics help my crunching?

It can speed up doing work on the CPU and GPU, due to better optimized applications.

Where do I download the best version?


Are there any problems using Lunatics on an older machine?

How old is older? Your i5 should have no problems, you'll just not be able to use the higher optimized applications.

Not looking to increase my crunching. Just want to exclude gpu sog

You won't be able to do so with the optimized applications.
Better use the <exclude_gpu> option in cc_config.xml with the <app> element: see

That would be
<cc_config> <log_flags> </log_flags> <options> <exclude_gpu> <url></url> <device_num>0</device_num> <type>NVIDIA</type> <app>setiathome_8.12_windows_intelx86__opencl_nvidia_SoG</app> </exclude_gpu> </options> <cc_config>

Watch out, I used the HTTPS URL for the project. If you used the HTTP link, you need to change it.
Also check the actual application name in the data directory /projects/ directory as I am just guessing it may be that.

Write the cc_config.xml file in the BOINC data directory, saved as ANSI format. If you update to BOINC 7.6 you can write a fully populated cc_config.xml file through BOINC Manager's Event Log options... by just checking one debug flag, then clicking OK, it'll save a whole cc_config.xml file in the correct directory, in the correct format.

Then you only need to hand-edit it with Notepad and insert the lines above in the right place.

By specifying the app name, you tell BOINC you only want to exclude this app being run on your GPU, all other apps are still run.
40) Questions and Answers : Windows : Is it possible to run SETI@home without virtualBox? (Message 1792886)
Posted 2 Jun 2016 by Profile Ageless
The BOINC download page has two installers. One - more prominently - with VirtualBox included, and one without.

The one with VBox included sits at the front because the developers would want as many people to install VirtualBox, in case present projects decide to start developing for the virtual environment. Then the user base already has a correct VM installed.

Users can install the version with VirtualBox included, and then later uninstall VirtualBox. Then when a new BOINC is released and they want to upgrade the BOINC client, they can use the installer without VirtualBox.

The Add Project wizard in BOINC Manager and the Choose Projects list on the BOINC website show which projects support and use VirtualBox. You can recognize that from the VirtualBox image.

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