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Message 248965 - Posted: 16 Feb 2006, 15:40:56 UTC

hello.
i have been running boinc/seti@home version 4.45 for awhile. i was running it yesterday and then i restarted my computer. When i tried to run it again it said "boinc manager is unable to connect to boinc client." i thought maybe i just needed to install the newest version 5.2.13. so i uninstalled 4.45 and installed 5.2.13. still i get the message "boinc manager is unable to connect to boinc client." now what do i do?
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Message 248997 - Posted: 16 Feb 2006, 16:54:31 UTC

Try File, Select Computer, leave the options blank, and hit OK.

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Message 248998 - Posted: 16 Feb 2006, 16:55:38 UTC

Did you check for error messages on the messages tab? A bit more info would help. We would only be guessing at this point.

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Message 249142 - Posted: 16 Feb 2006, 23:54:42 UTC - in response to Message 248997.  

when it first starts up it gives me this message. there is nothing in the message tab. it only says "boinc manager is unable to connect to boinc client" as it starts up initially. also i have tried to leave to leave it blank. if i do that it won't attempt a connection at all. what i don't understand is why it did work for months and now it doesn't work?
puzzling...
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Message 249351 - Posted: 17 Feb 2006, 12:48:30 UTC - in response to Message 248997.  
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Try File, Select Computer, leave the options blank, and hit OK.



I'm getting the same error. I just bought a new cpu and have a DSL connection. I thought this should be pretty easy(at least as easy as it was when I had it on my old cpu) but it's starting to become a headache. I don't have any messages in my box by the way.

Thanks in advance for your help.


***DISREGARD...RESTARTING THE CPU MIGHT HELP EH?!?! LOL!!***
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Message 249356 - Posted: 17 Feb 2006, 13:33:22 UTC - in response to Message 249142.  

when it first starts up it gives me this message. there is nothing in the message tab. it only says "boinc manager is unable to connect to boinc client" as it starts up initially. also i have tried to leave to leave it blank. if i do that it won't attempt a connection at all. what i don't understand is why it did work for months and now it doesn't work?
I firmly believe in the perversity of inanimate objects. 8-)

Try this. Check the password in the file gui_rpc_auth.cfg by closing BOINC and opening the file in a text editor. To make your life easier, remove the password and hit Enter, then save it. Restart BOINC manager. If it doesn't connect, in the menu bar go to File > Select Computer, use localhost as the host name and leave the password field blank. Click OK.

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Message 249976 - Posted: 18 Feb 2006, 21:16:54 UTC

Ok, I dunno if this will work for you but it worked for me. The BIONIC CLIENT wasn't being started when my computer started up. Only the BIONIC MANAGER was being started, hence it not being able to connect to the client because it wasn't running.

*Go to "C:\\Program Files\\Bionic\\" (Or where your Bionic folder is)
*Double Click the "BIONIC.EXE" file
*Re-Run your BIONIC MANAGER

Like I said, dunno if this will fix it for you but it did for me. Hope this helps!
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Message 250021 - Posted: 18 Feb 2006, 22:38:54 UTC - in response to Message 249976.  

Ok, I dunno if this will work for you but it worked for me. The BIONIC CLIENT wasn't being started when my computer started up. Only the BIONIC MANAGER was being started, hence it not being able to connect to the client because it wasn't running.

*Go to "C:\\Program Files\\Bionic\\" (Or where your Bionic folder is)
*Double Click the "BIONIC.EXE" file
*Re-Run your BIONIC MANAGER

Like I said, dunno if this will fix it for you but it did for me. Hope this helps!
It won't unless he corrects the spelling. It's not Bionic, it's BOINC....

MJ


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Message 250487 - Posted: 19 Feb 2006, 19:28:40 UTC - in response to Message 248997.  
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Try File, Select Computer, leave the options blank, and hit OK.


I'm having the same problem and have tried all the suggestions that has been provide in several different threads with no luck so far.

I have also tried reinstalling - no dice.

I can start the client and it is shown running in task manager. However, it I try close the manager (minimize to task bar) or answer no to the retry question then about 15-20 seconds later the seti client quits (per task manger). I'bve been spending quite a bit of time trying to get it to work (works fine on my other computers). I'm out of ideas.
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Message 250935 - Posted: 20 Feb 2006, 16:10:53 UTC - in response to Message 250487.  
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I have been experiencing the same problem. I have a "fresh" Windows XP load on a laptop which connects and performs fine. I have a desktop that I updated with the latest Microsoft patches and it will not connect. I did the double click on the BOINC.exe and that looks like it is running . . . but the older version. (I also upgraded to the new BOINC version when I started having problems.

There is no GUI response . . . The error message displays after several minutes and when acknowledged, removes the window and the BOINC icon out of the task bar.


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Message 253564 - Posted: 25 Feb 2006, 13:43:54 UTC - in response to Message 249976.  

Ok, I dunno if this will work for you but it worked for me. The BIONIC CLIENT wasn't being started when my computer started up. Only the BIONIC MANAGER was being started, hence it not being able to connect to the client because it wasn't running.

*Go to "C:\\Program Files\\Bionic\\" (Or where your Bionic folder is)
*Double Click the "BIONIC.EXE" file
*Re-Run your BIONIC MANAGER

Like I said, dunno if this will fix it for you but it did for me. Hope this helps!


This worked, but the bionic.exe window stays open. When I close the bionic.exe window the Manager disconnects from the localhost. I don't understand what would have caused this malfunction. I changed nothing on my computer that I am aware of. Sounds like a bug.
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Message 253980 - Posted: 26 Feb 2006, 9:09:24 UTC

I have also this connection problem. It started 2 days ago. I removed BOINC from the autostart and started it ùmaually. It worked. This morning, no connection possible. Deinstall and reinstall without success.
I miss teh Seti classic :-(
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Message 253981 - Posted: 26 Feb 2006, 9:10:58 UTC - in response to Message 248997.  
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I had this problem also when I first dl-ed and installed BOINC.
My solution to the problem was a simple reboot and it did its Java thing during startup and after that it's all good.

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Message 255735 - Posted: 1 Mar 2006, 13:33:57 UTC

Not receiving work from BOINC.

You never know if it is "Thee" or "Me".

Is it Thee?
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Message 256293 - Posted: 2 Mar 2006, 18:16:57 UTC - in response to Message 253981.  

I had this problem also when I first dl-ed and installed BOINC.
My solution to the problem was a simple reboot and it did its Java thing during startup and after that it's all good.

Same here, but when I tried to connect to "localhost" w/o rebooting, it keeps trying, but also keeps coming back to "retry or cancel" popup. Only solution seems to be reboot.
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Message 256297 - Posted: 2 Mar 2006, 18:19:09 UTC - in response to Message 255735.  

Not receiving work from BOINC.

You never know if it is "Thee" or "Me".

Is it Thee?

When you have difficulties connecting {or downloading work}, check the Home Page, the Server Status, and the Technical News. Today, you'll see that on Tuesday there was a campus-wide power outage, and then the lab went on to do some maintenance on the servers. As a result of the outage, "all the metadevices needed to be resynced. This resync could take up to 24 hours, during which the master science database will be down. That means no splitting and no assimilating, and we'll probably run out of work to send before too long. Oh well." Yesterday was the normal Wednesday outage for database backup. Any time this happens, nobody gets through while they're working, and then there's such a traffic jam of backlogged work and requests that it takes a few hours for everybody to get through. If you're still seeing this problem after the server status shows work being generated and available again, then go to the Messages tab, copy the last 20 or so entries from there and paste them into a reply here. Don't bang on the Update button or reset, we need to see what BOINC is doing or trying to do by itself.

MJ

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Message 256322 - Posted: 2 Mar 2006, 18:41:03 UTC - in response to Message 249356.  

when it first starts up it gives me this message. there is nothing in the message tab. it only says "boinc manager is unable to connect to boinc client" as it starts up initially. also i have tried to leave to leave it blank. if i do that it won't attempt a connection at all. what i don't understand is why it did work for months and now it doesn't work?
I firmly believe in the perversity of inanimate objects. 8-)

Try this. Check the password in the file gui_rpc_auth.cfg by closing BOINC and opening the file in a text editor. To make your life easier, remove the password and hit Enter, then save it. Restart BOINC manager. If it doesn't connect, in the menu bar go to File > Select Computer, use localhost as the host name and leave the password field blank. Click OK.

MJ

Thanks. I decided to keep the password though. Interesting that it changed from 14ecdd0a03e4c73e47906c008a704483 (when I first established the account) to 883ed1a0a0046b35eb3568de86e8d35f. After first detaching, when I typed in "localhost" and then "883ed1a0a0046b35eb3568de86e8d35f" (or pasted from Outlook) it reattached & went through the menu thing asking for e-mail & password. Of course, it reattaches fine with a simple re-boot as well.




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Message 256659 - Posted: 3 Mar 2006, 8:27:47 UTC
Last modified: 3 Mar 2006, 8:43:32 UTC

I'm Haveing this Problem too and I've been running Boinc Since Beta

Ive Actualy had it Twice the First Time I totaly Scrubbed Boinc from the Folder and Registry. I seem to think the prblem Lies in the Registry of XP

BTW I've Got a Uni T1 Conn
AMD 3200+ XP
2GB matched DDR
1.3 TB storage

I'll Scrub the Registry and reinstall I think it's a XP/Office Bug

BTW it's to do with Boinc Not the Software running on it As I'm Connected to 4 projects at any one time
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Message 256667 - Posted: 3 Mar 2006, 9:31:32 UTC

OK Folks It Seems To not Be the Client Directly
I just Booted up into 2000 on the same machine (Dual Boot) and it pulls Bionc from the same file location as XP and it Runs fine

It seems that microsoft has Patched recently something that screws up the boinc Client
So It is a bug though not one of Boincs doing
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Message 257344 - Posted: 4 Mar 2006, 14:39:21 UTC

3/4/2006 8:16:33 AM||Starting BOINC client version 5.2.13 for windows_intelx86
3/4/2006 8:16:33 AM||libcurl/7.14.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8 zlib/1.2.3
3/4/2006 8:16:33 AM||Data directory: C:\\Program Files\\BOINC
3/4/2006 8:16:33 AM||Processor: 1 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.26GHz
3/4/2006 8:16:33 AM||Memory: 2.00 GB physical, 3.85 GB virtual
3/4/2006 8:16:33 AM||Disk: 111.73 GB total, 95.08 GB free
3/4/2006 8:16:33 AM|SETI@home|Computer ID: 2196610; location: home; project prefs: default
3/4/2006 8:16:33 AM||General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 2006-02-21 23:06:17)
3/4/2006 8:16:33 AM||General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
3/4/2006 8:16:34 AM||Remote control not allowed; using loopback address
3/4/2006 8:16:34 AM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request to http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi
3/4/2006 8:16:34 AM|SETI@home|Reason: To fetch work
3/4/2006 8:16:34 AM|SETI@home|Requesting 86400 seconds of new work
3/4/2006 8:16:39 AM|SETI@home|Scheduler request to http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi succeeded
3/4/2006 8:16:39 AM|SETI@home|General preferences have been updated
3/4/2006 8:16:39 AM||General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 2006-03-04 07:58:28)
3/4/2006 8:16:39 AM||General prefs: using separate prefs for home
3/4/2006 8:16:39 AM|SETI@home|No work from project
3/4/2006 8:16:45 AM||request_reschedule_cpus: project op
3/4/2006 8:16:49 AM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request to http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi
3/4/2006 8:16:49 AM|SETI@home|Reason: Requested by user
3/4/2006 8:16:49 AM|SETI@home|Requesting 8640 seconds of new work
3/4/2006 8:16:54 AM|SETI@home|Scheduler request to http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi succeeded
3/4/2006 8:27:04 AM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request to http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi
3/4/2006 8:27:04 AM|SETI@home|Reason: To fetch work
3/4/2006 8:27:04 AM|SETI@home|Requesting 8640 seconds of new work
3/4/2006 8:27:09 AM|SETI@home|Scheduler request to http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi succeeded
3/4/2006 8:27:09 AM|SETI@home|No work from project

Hi, I, too, have not been unable to download any new work since the outage the week of 27 February. I'm running a Dell with WinXP Pro, SP2 and current for all Windows auto updates. My older IBM laptop which runs WinXP Home, SP2 and current for all Windows auto updates is running Boinc 5.2.13 and is working just fine.
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