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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Multibeam WU appears to end processing but doesn't stop running - general problem? (Message 822048)
Posted 2137 days ago by Profile Graham Thomas
Thanks. That's worth a try.

Graham
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Multibeam WU appears to end processing but doesn't stop running - general problem? (Message 821899)
Posted 2137 days ago by Profile Graham Thomas
Every so often (but twice in the past two days, which is why I'm writing) I get a Seti work unit that seems to reach its conclusion (either 100% or 99.997% complete, and no more graphics action) but never stops running. Normally my WUs take either just over an hour or just over four hours, but one of these rogues can go on for over 24 hours.

So I abort, but then of course don't get any credit. Is this a general problem or is it something to do with my setup? (I'm running an Athlon 64 3200 - I know AMD chips take longer to process Astropulse units but I haven't seen any issues relating to multibeam ones.) Should I abort or will the unit eventually complete?

Graham
3) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 4 and Win98 (Message 24108)
Posted 3641 days ago by Profile Graham Thomas
Would it be possible for the BOINC Webmaster(s) to put a notice about the Win98 issues and the availability of 4.08 or newer versions on the home page, so that it stays there until it's deliberately taken down?

The original notice has now scrolled off the first screen, but people running pre-XP Windows are clearly still downloading 4.05 and having their computers crash - see the 'Questions & Problems / Windows' forum. Also, people are still asking for the location of the new alpha versions, which means that kind people in the forums have to keep answering the same question.

Graham
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Graham Thomas
Innovation Studies
University of East London, UK
4) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 4 and Win98 (Message 20878)
Posted 3650 days ago by Profile Graham Thomas
I've had the Win98 problems with 4.05 too, and don't really have anything to add on the main issues. One thing I've seen that nobody's yet mentioned, though:

After my first 4.05 crash, every time I started BOINC 4.05 (I don't do this any more!) I was getting messages from ZoneAlarm saying 'boinc_gui is trying to act as a server' and 'boinc_gui is trying to access the trusted zone'. I didn't get this from 3.20, and I didn't get it from 4.05 when I installed it (i.e. before the first upload and the first triggering of the slowdown/crash problem).

Allowing or denying this access didn't seem to make any difference to Boinc's behaviour.

I'm hoping this will either turn out to be normal v4 practice or that it will go away when I download v4.06 or higher (I'm going to wait a little while before doing this, as I don't have much time to devote to Boinc right now).

Anyone else seen anything similar?
Graham Thomas
Innovation Studies
University of East London, UK
5) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Can't attach to project - account problem or server problem? (Message 2680)
Posted 3713 days ago by Profile Graham Thomas
I'm up and running at home, but when I tried just now (Tues 3.30pm in UK) to attach from my work machine I got 'BOINC failed to log in.. Check your account ID' in the alert box, and 'Message from server - server has software problem' in Messages. So, is the problem at my end or the server's? I'm pretty sure I'm pasting in the URL & account ID correctly. I don't think I need to use a proxy from here - I didn't need it for SAH 'classic'. Any suggestions?

Graham Thomas
Innovation Studies
University of East London, UK


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