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1) Message boards : Number crunching : linux question (Message 465392)
Posted 2797 days ago by Profile Dean Loros
For FYI--In any of the Ubuntu/Debian distros--the main boinc info is at /var/lib/boinc-client---there are two other places that info is located--/usr/lib/boinc-app-seti (the seti app itself) & ?usr/share/boinc-app-seti (where the app_info.xml file is)

And for the record--the Debian WiKi ia a good info source to set-up boinc on Ubuntu/Debian:

http://wiki.debian.org/BOINC

Happy crunching!!
2) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Graphics tab grayed out in Boinc Manager (Message 462956)
Posted 2800 days ago by Profile Dean Loros
Well--I've tried:

1. using the "Offical" boinc client (with the debian seti app)
2. Debian supplied boinc client with optimized seti app
3. Offical boinc app with optimized seti app

In all cases, no graphics--tab still grayed out--I'm thinking that it might be a problem with the new version of Xorg that Edgy is using----
3) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Graphics tab grayed out in Boinc Manager (Message 460027)
Posted 2804 days ago by Profile Dean Loros
I decided to report a "bug" in LaunchPad--I think that the new version was not compiled without the --show_graphics flag----We'll see if that gets some action--it looks like the bug reports upstream to the Debian maintainer.
4) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Graphics tab grayed out in Boinc Manager (Message 459705)
Posted 2805 days ago by Profile Dean Loros
Not for a while---I have not wanted to change something that other than the graphics has been working very well--I'll look at the offerings & think about changing this weekend :(
5) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Graphics tab grayed out in Boinc Manager (Message 458795)
Posted 2806 days ago by Profile Dean Loros
I'm running Ubuntu Edgy 6.10--using the Debian build of Boinc & SETI@home--Acording to the Debian Wiki, you can just xhost +local: & you will get graphics (tab non-grayed out)--So far this will not work & my stderr.txt has no errors in it--any more info anyone need?? Any Ideas??
6) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : problem getting work for client (Message 325000)
Posted 2971 days ago by Profile Dean Loros
Just installed the Ubuntu Boinc software & am getting this group of messages---

Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:42:35 AM PDT||Starting BOINC client version 5.4.9 for powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:42:35 AM PDT||libcurl/7.15.1 OpenSSL/0.9.8a zlib/1.2.3 libidn/0.5.18
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:42:35 AM PDT||Data directory: /var/lib/boinc-client
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:42:35 AM PDT||Processor: 2
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:42:35 AM PDT||Memory: 1.98 GB physical, 2.79 GB virtual
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:42:35 AM PDT||Disk: 9.17 GB total, 8.09 GB free
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:42:35 AM PDT||No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:42:35 AM PDT||Reading preferences override file
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:42:35 AM PDT||Local control only allowed
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:42:35 AM PDT||Listening on port 31416
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:42:35 AM PDT||Platform changed from to powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu - resetting projects
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:42:35 AM PDT||This computer is not attached to any projects
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:42:35 AM PDT||Visit http://boinc.berkeley.edu for instructions
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:42:35 AM PDT||Suspending network activity - running CPU benchmarks
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:42:37 AM PDT||Running CPU benchmarks
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:43:10 AM PDT||Resuming network activity
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:43:37 AM PDT||Benchmark results:
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:43:37 AM PDT|| Number of CPUs: 2
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:43:37 AM PDT|| 504 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:43:37 AM PDT|| 1466 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:43:37 AM PDT||Finished CPU benchmarks
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:43:38 AM PDT||Resuming computation
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:43:38 AM PDT||Rescheduling CPU: Resuming computation
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:43:48 AM PDT||Fetching configuration file from http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/get_project_config.php
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:46:28 AM PDT|http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/|Scheduler list download succeeded
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:46:28 AM PDT|http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/|Sending scheduler request to http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:46:28 AM PDT|http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/|Reason: Requested by user
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:46:28 AM PDT|http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/|Requesting 17280 seconds of new work
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:46:31 AM PDT|http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/|Scheduler request succeeded
Sat 03 Jun 2006 12:46:31 AM PDT|SETI@home|Message from server: platform 'powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu' not found


After this, the client waits 24 hours & then repeats. I know that the older command-line client I used didn't have this problem--any ideas?
7) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Questions about BOINC startup (Message 163661)
Posted 3242 days ago by Profile Dean Loros
Maybe you should try (compile) a newer version of BOINC.


Well--I'll wait til this "waiting" period is thru & if it goes into another cycle---I'll download & compile--any choices for PPC G4/Debian Linux "better" than others?
8) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Questions about BOINC startup (Message 163620)
Posted 3242 days ago by Profile Dean Loros
[/quote]That is no problem, but why is it deferring the communication so long?[/quote]

I've reset twice & both times it has "defered communication" starting with slightly less that 24hrs--I also joined Einstein@home & it is doing the same thing--

Think there is a problem with powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu? I found the link for this on the SETI site--listed as "third-party" software--
9) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Questions about BOINC startup (Message 162785)
Posted 3244 days ago by Profile Dean Loros
Have you tried to reset the project?


Just tried--still getting "No general preferences found"--output follows---

dean@Dual867:~$ /home/dean/Boinc_seti/boinc_4.27-powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu -reset_project http://setiathome.berkeley.edu
2005-09-03 16:47:14 [---] Starting BOINC client version 4.27 for powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu
2005-09-03 16:47:14 [http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/] Using your default project prefs
2005-09-03 16:47:14 [SETI@home] Resetting project
2005-09-03 16:47:14 [SETI@home] Project http://setiathome.berkeley.edu has been reset
dean@Dual867:~$ /home/dean/Boinc_seti/boinc_4.27-powerpc-ubuntu-linux-gnu -update_prefs http://setiathome.berkeley.edu
2005-09-03 16:48:20 [---] Starting BOINC client version 4.27 for powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu
2005-09-03 16:48:20 [http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/] Using your default project prefs
2005-09-03 16:48:20 [SETI@home] Host ID is 1355439
2005-09-03 16:48:20 [---] No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults
2005-09-03 16:48:20 [SETI@home] Deferring communication with project for 14 hours, 47 minutes, and 54 seconds
2005-09-03 16:48:20 [SETI@home] Deferring communication with project for 14 hours, 47 minutes, and 54 seconds

Any other ideas?
10) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Questions about BOINC startup (Message 162526)
Posted 3244 days ago by Profile Dean Loros
I've been running SETI "Classic" for over six years now & I guess it's time to change to the BOINC software--I'm currently running a Dual 1G Mirror-Door Mac with Ubuntu 5.04, so I downloaded the 3rd party boinc & seti clients--My problem is that when I start the boinc client-I get this output--

2005-09-03 07:53:42 [---] Starting BOINC client version 4.27 for powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu
2005-09-03 07:53:42 [http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/] Using your default project prefs
2005-09-03 07:53:42 [SETI@home] Host ID is 1355439
2005-09-03 07:53:42 [---] No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults
2005-09-03 07:53:42 [SETI@home] Deferring communication with project for 23 hours, 42 minutes, and 32 seconds
2005-09-03 07:53:42 [SETI@home] Deferring communication with project for 23 hours, 42 minutes, and 32 seconds

I've gone to SETI & setup all my preferences (including the "general" ones)--I've verified my account is active--so what is up?

Also--I was using the gkrellm seti plug-in, is there a similar one for BOINC or do I need to think about coding one?
11) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Quections about BOINC startup (Message 162525)
Posted 3244 days ago by Profile Dean Loros
I've been running SETI "Classic" for over six years now & I guess it's time to change to the BOINC software--I'm currently running a Dual 1G Mirror-Door Mac with Ubuntu 5.04, so I downloaded the 3rd party boinc & seti clients--My problem is that when I start the boinc client-I get this output--

2005-09-03 07:53:42 [---] Starting BOINC client version 4.27 for powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu
2005-09-03 07:53:42 [http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/] Using your default project prefs
2005-09-03 07:53:42 [SETI@home] Host ID is 1355439
2005-09-03 07:53:42 [---] No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults
2005-09-03 07:53:42 [SETI@home] Deferring communication with project for 23 hours, 42 minutes, and 32 seconds
2005-09-03 07:53:42 [SETI@home] Deferring communication with project for 23 hours, 42 minutes, and 32 seconds

I've gone to SETI & setup all my preferences (including the "general" ones)--I've verified my account is active--so what is up?

Also--I was using the gkrellm seti plug-in, is there a similar one for BOINC or do I need to think about coding one?


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