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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : LinkedIn Group (Message 800719)
Posted 2067 days ago by Profile De Zwirek
Whoops - sorry for the repeat message.

Just an idea about connecting with LinkedIn, especially in your case where it nonetheless recognizes you and sends you an e-mail.

LinkedIn permits multiple e-mails to be registered and used to logon, with one primary for messages. Since you imply it has been awhile since you used LinkedIn, is it possible that in the interim you have changed e-mail addresses, and that the e-mail you did receive from them is actually being forwarded from a previous e-mail of yours? You may wish to try logging on using an old e-mail address.

And - considering what I have now learnt about software problems at LinkedIn and their lack of responsiveness, I would have waited until after Labour Day when the group software and database upgrades are supposed to be complete, before creating and publicizing this group. Oh well . . .

Nonetheless, new members are coming in at a slow but accelerating pace - my hope is to eventually hit 1000. I expect that an initial 200 will join after seeing the announcements I put in Forums and BOINC put as News on their site. The membership will then blossom out through networking. So far there are 38 members.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : LinkedIn Group (Message 800715)
Posted 2067 days ago by Profile De Zwirek
Sorry - I am aware that there has been recent software changes at LinkedIn vis a vis the Groups and you seem to have fallen into one.

Try this - Logon to LinkedIn...

Unfortunately that is what I cannot do! I have sent an enquiry to their customer service.

I am not a LinkedIn employee or guru - just a normal user who found that there was no BOINC group and decided to voluntarily create one. Sorry I can't help you with a LinkedIn problem, but will try my best.

That is a very good idea and I hope it is successful.

3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : LinkedIn Group (Message 800514)
Posted 2068 days ago by Profile De Zwirek
Sorry - I am aware that there has been recent software changes at LinkedIn vis a vis the Groups and you seem to have fallen into one.

Try this - Logon to LinkedIn. Go to Groups and search for BOINC - click on it to register. Send the Group Manager (ie me) a message, and I'll watch over your registration. There were some problems yesterday causing a delay in registration so have some patience - I have found out that 3 to 4 days wait for a group registration - even from the bigger ones like DallasBlue - is normal.

I am not a LinkedIn employee or guru - just a normal user who found that there was no BOINC group and decided to voluntarily create one. Sorry I can't help you with a LinkedIn problem, but will try my best.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : LinkedIn Group (Message 800490)
Posted 2068 days ago by Profile De Zwirek
There is now a LinkedIn BOINC Group. You can join it by going to http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=678497. Non LinkedIn members will first be asked to join LinkedIn, a network of 25 million professionals.

LinkedIn is used by professionals to find resources, make sales and find jobs - and make contact with old friends and others with common interests. There are many "groups" that can be joined, and where members can contact other members. Some are work, profession or geography related, others are by interests. This linking proves useful in many ways - by finding, contacting and connecting with a person with specific skills by having something in common with them.

The BOINC group was created to gave a place to identify with BOINC in the LinkedIn environment; permit interested individuals to connect with each other; and to promote BOINC.
5) Questions and Answers : Windows : PC Clock battery - apps stop (Message 320604)
Posted 2882 days ago by Profile De Zwirek
Do you run the system on the battery and not the wall outlet part of the time? If so stop, leave the laptop plugged in and you will not care about the internal battery until you turn it off.


Thanks for your reply. What you say is true - but . . . I do run plugged in, and on starting up the machine I have to reset the clock to the current time, as the time shown is when I shut down. However, while working, plugged in, the clock sometimes stops and even resets back a few hours! This results in the VPM I use when working remotely stopping and the BOINC application stopping. BOINC Manager shows it running, but the timers don't move, yest when I do An alt-cntl-del, the setihome (or whatever) task is not running.
My hope is that this means the clock battery is still working intermittently, and when it finally fails the problem will disappear. I have also turned off the Internet Time Updater to simplify matters.
Anything I can do to ensure that the BOINC applications continue to run even if the clock stops?
6) Questions and Answers : Windows : PC Clock battery - apps stop (Message 319153)
Posted 2884 days ago by Profile De Zwirek
Hi!
I'm running on a Pentium 4 Mobile (XP Pro SP2)Boinc with multiple apps (SETI, EINSTEIN, WORLDCOMMUNITY). I have noted at times that BOINC MANAGER (5.4.9)shows an app (eg SETI-enhanced) as running but the times do not change. I then see that my PC Clock has stopped. I check task manager and the setihome is not running!
Other than fixing my PC Clock battery (not an easy task with a laptop), any suggestions?
7) Questions and Answers : Windows : Connection Failed at startup (Message 141402)
Posted 3193 days ago by Profile De Zwirek
This problem has disappered for me ever since I installed BOINC 4.45. I was able to avoid it under 4.35 by going to ZONE-ALARM (do you have this or a similar firewall running?), and setting "PASS LOCK" for each of the three BOINC programs. This advise was thanks to another thread on this topic.
I therefore suggest that you download and install the latest recommended BOINC (4.45) and this should solve your problem.
8) Questions and Answers : Windows : Connection Failed at startup (Message 111602)
Posted 3261 days ago by Profile De Zwirek
Both my machines have the problem - one with XP Pro SP1 and the other with WIN2K - both running ZoneAlarm, one with Symantic Anti-Virus and the other with e-Trust Anti-Virus.
9) Questions and Answers : Windows : Connection Failed at startup (Message 106917)
Posted 3274 days ago by Profile De Zwirek
> > But why not have it try multiple times - let us say once every 15
> seconds
> > until it succeeds or until 2 minutes, then fail with the message box that
> it
> > now has.
>
> End result would be some serious hammering of the server when everyone tries
> to connect after an outage. And it's already bad enough as it is.
>
> Just increasing the intial timeout value by 20% would be more than sufficient
> i would think.
>
I bow to your superior and more informed suggestion!
10) Questions and Answers : Windows : Connection Failed at startup (Message 106794)
Posted 3274 days ago by Profile De Zwirek
> > So, why can't they extend this time ?
> >
>
> I have the same issue, how can we get an extended delay added to the wish
> list?
>
Agreed!
But why not have it try multiple times - let us say once every 15 seconds until it succeeds or until 2 minutes, then fail with the message box that it now has.
Does anybody involved in the maintenance of BOINC read these threads? If so can you confirm whether something will be done to address this problem? Can you please do the same for other threads?
11) Questions and Answers : Preferences : BOINC stopped working, won't even run benchmark (Message 104786)
Posted 3279 days ago by Profile De Zwirek
> BOINC client software > 4.19 is splitted in the "master control program",
> called the BOINC Daemon (boinc.exe) and the "graphic user interface",
> called BOINC Manager (boincmgr.exe).
>
> This programs communicate over TCP socket 1043, or in newer releases
> optional try 31416 if the official port didn't work. The problem is,
> that there is software out there, that doesn't care about offical ports, i.e.
> Microsoft software, but other too. This may create a problem where the
> BOINC Manager loose the connection or can't create a connection to the BOINC
> daemon and all tabs are empty.
>
> On the other side the BOINC Daemon started and scheduled the project
> applications. There it may be possible that a problem happens and the
> application killed the BOINC Daemon in a error situation. The again the
> connection is lost.
>
> If a problem like this happens, I look at first with the task manager if the
> application (setiathome_4.xx) is still running and if the BOINC Daemon
> (boinc.exe) is still to see in taskmanger. Is the CPU usage up to 100 %?
>
> Then I would try to connect to the BOINC Daemon with the open BOINC Manager
> again, by "select Computer .." with a empty host name or "localhost" as host
> name.
>
> I would check my personal firewall. Some firewalls may wrongly see the a
> connect to "localhost" as a not allowed access and block it.
>
> But that it needs some restarts to get it working again feels like a software
> capturing the port problem. At the end BOINC may be was quicker and get the
> port at first. ;)
>
> I don't remember if 4.25 could switch the port from 1043 to 31416. You may try
> the 4.32 release, which is a unconfirmed alpha release, but works good for
> me.
>
>
Danke Schoen Jens!

I don't know how to switch ports so will try 4.32. It may be the firewall, but on my other machine which runs W2K and has the same firewall does not have this problem, although I have others there - my wait-time for the screensaver resets to 9995; and half my results do not compute and take much more CPU time than others with the same WU. I have posted these problems under the Windows part of the Forum.

Also under Windows, there is another thread on this subject. May I ask that you post your answer there too to help those following that thread? Also there someone suggested running BOINCVIEW.

Regards from the Galilee
Tscheuss
12) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC MANAGER DISCONNECTED (Message 104487)
Posted 3280 days ago by Profile De Zwirek
> I had the same problem yesterday, of Boinc manager 4.25 showing
> 'disconnected'. After a number of trial and error efforts it seemed that
> uninstalling this version (4.25), thereby leaving the program's folder with
> the workunits and stuff, and reinstalling version 4.19 (minimum version for
> Einstein) worked! It's now up and running again!!
>
> 4.25 might contain a severe bug it seems..?!
>
> Hopefully this reply can be of help to you guys.
>
> Greetz, An3s
>
Thanks! But isn't that a bit drastic? SETI does appear to keep on running. BTW it happened to me again today - over 8 hours and about 4 re-boots, it finally came alive again and connected. The Select Computer just returns and tells me that the name does not exist (blank or localhost).
13) Questions and Answers : Preferences : BOINC stopped working, won't even run benchmark (Message 104475)
Posted 3280 days ago by Profile De Zwirek
I have what appears to be the same problem! I posted it under "Questions and problems : Windows : BOINC MANAGER DISCONNECTED" and have had some response - but it hasn't helped - it still re-occcurs and only goes away after a few reboots (sometime 1 sometimes over a period of time). If it is the same problem the manager shows "disconnected" in the lower right and if you check task manager (ALT-CNTRL-DEL) you'll see that nonetheless SETI is running OK. I run BOINC 4.25 - WIN XP SP1

Very strange.
14) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC MANAGER DISCONNECTED (Message 104409)
Posted 3280 days ago by Profile De Zwirek
> And I make that more than 50 words lol!
>
>
It took me a while - but it finally dawned on me what you meant - it happens when you are about to turn 34 (in Hexadecimal)!

Anyway - it is exactly 50 words (according to MS WORD "Word Count") - but I did cheat quite a bit by using hyphens ("four-kids" and "long-island-ice-tea"). The idea of the 50 words to describe oneself is from ecademy (www.ecademy.com)- which I think is quite brilliant, as it is a very communicative and efficient way of describing oneself.
15) Questions and Answers : Windows : Half my results don't compute! (Message 103665)
Posted 3282 days ago by Profile De Zwirek
> > >
> > Thanks! My settings were OK (I think) - .5 GB, leaving 1 GB and 10% -
> I've
> > upped them to 1,1 & 25%. There is plenty of disk space on the machine
> for
> > this (1.62 GB free out of a partition of 8), and no restrictions.
> >
>
> Hope it helps... but I'm not convinced it will :(
> The settings you had in your preferences sound like they were the defaults
> (don't remember exactly what the defaults should be though). These should have
> been sufficient for normal use.
>
> On further thought...
>
> The error you are getting seems to indicate that the output file that it is
> trying to create is 138621 bytes long. This seems very large for a result
> output. If this is the file that gets returned to Berkeley, I would expect it
> to be more in the range 8000 - 20000 bytes or so.
>
> If I am correct, then it seems that your system is generating too much
> reportable data. There is another error that reports too many results for the
> available storage, which happens when you get a 'noisy' WU - full of spurious
> signals - but you're not getting this detected.
>
> I guess it's possible that your system has some type of instability or
> memory/CPU fault. What is your hardware? Is it overclocked at all?
>
>
>
You are being very helpful- thanks!
As per my recent answer to another helpful individual, it does not appear to be a noisy WU - however your second point deserves some thought.
The machine is an old well banged up Celeron think pad with an interesting history running W2KSP5 - with its original ME still extant on another partition. It is setup with regular keyboard, monitor, etc. and used primarily by my youngest - an active 17 year old - so who knows what else is running on it, although I keep it current and have the latest anti-virus, firewall and anti-spyware running. However it is stable, and has no other program problems, other than its BOINC screesaver wait-time being reset intermitently (see another thread).
16) Questions and Answers : Windows : Half my results don't compute! (Message 103663)
Posted 3282 days ago by Profile De Zwirek
>
> I've had a lot of noisy Work Units lately. Noisy Work Units result in large
> result files, hence Seti will bail out on them sooner or later.
>
> I'm just crunching Seti & having 50MB is more than enough for 4 days worth
> of work & that still leaves at least 20MB of unused BOINC allocated space.
>
Thanks - but I should have mentioned that others who had the same WUs succeeded and had a fraction of my CPU time - something is causing my "puter" not to compute correctly!
For instance, with my last WU, three others succeeded two with 12,000 plus CPU and one with 15,000 plus and I had almost 82,000!!
17) Questions and Answers : Windows : Half my results don't compute! (Message 103645)
Posted 3282 days ago by Profile De Zwirek
> Check the General Preferences on 'Your Account' page. Under 'Disk and Memory
> Usage' are three settings that control how much disk BOINC can use.
>
> Other than those, do you have disk quotas enabled on youe disks?
>
>
>
Thanks! My settings were OK (I think) - .5 GB, leaving 1 GB and 10% - I've upped them to 1,1 & 25%. There is plenty of disk space on the machine for this (1.62 GB free out of a partition of 8), and no restrictions.
18) Questions and Answers : Windows : Half my results don't compute! (Message 103639)
Posted 3282 days ago by Profile De Zwirek
On my WIN2K machine running SETI 4.09 & BOINC 4.25, half of my results get client error - taking much more CPU that others. The following show on my results:

54253635 13208686 18 Apr 2005 13:55:21 UTC 25 Apr 2005 7:37:25 UTC Over Client error Computing 81,968.23 70.69 ---

This is what shows on my messages under BOINC:
25/04/2005 10:30:20|SETI@home|Computation for result 23ja05aa.3021.10433.117328.79 finished
25/04/2005 10:30:20|SETI@home|Output file 23ja05aa.3021.10433.117328.79_3_0 for result 23ja05aa.3021.10433.117328.79_3 exceeds size limit.
25/04/2005 10:30:20|SETI@home|File size: 138621.000000 bytes. Limit: 65536.000000 bytes
25/04/2005 10:30:21|SETI@home|Unrecoverable error for result 23ja05aa.3021.10433.117328.79_3 ( 23ja05aa.3021.10433.117328.79_3_0 -131 )

It is very frustrating - literally half my results are in error, and they take up most of my donated SETI time, with WU taking over 24 hours (then thrown in the trash) compared to the successful ones taking 9 hours or so.
19) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC MANAGER DISCONNECTED (Message 103636)
Posted 3282 days ago by Profile De Zwirek
It's still happenning on occasion - the suggestions made on "Select Computer" did not help - neither did a re-boot - until the third time. And Yes - although BOINC shows nothing, SETI is still running (as shown by Task Manager).
20) Questions and Answers : Windows : SCREENSAVER WAIT TIME RESETS TO DEFAULT - WIN2K (Message 103635)
Posted 3282 days ago by Profile De Zwirek
It is still happening - my Screensaver on WIN2K has itswait-time intermittently reset to 9995 minutes from the 5 that I set it. There appears to be no pattern to when it happens.
Any ideas?


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