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Message 1250389 - Posted: 23 Jun 2012, 12:46:49 UTC

It's interesting to hear that everything is supposed to be back up and running when I can't seem to get anything from any project.

This little notebook has pretty much been retired but I just downloaded the BOINC client to a new Ubuntu 12.4 x64 system and the silly thing has let me connect with 3 different projects, yet none of them have downloaded squat.

I don't even want the other two, I just need something to help with the burn-in for that new box and SETI has always been my "go-to" for this.

I'm SO disappointed right now....
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Message 1250409 - Posted: 23 Jun 2012, 13:36:06 UTC - in response to Message 1250389.  
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It's interesting to hear that everything is supposed to be back up and running when I can't seem to get anything from any project.

This little notebook has pretty much been retired but I just downloaded the BOINC client to a new Ubuntu 12.4 x64 system and the silly thing has let me connect with 3 different projects, yet none of them have downloaded squat.

I don't even want the other two, I just need something to help with the burn-in for that new box and SETI has always been my "go-to" for this.

I'm SO disappointed right now....
According to your hosts's 'All tasks for computer 6189385' page you have a Astropulse task in progress,
that's going to keep you single core host going for quite a while, so no more work required, yet.

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Message 1250904 - Posted: 24 Jun 2012, 15:44:30 UTC - in response to Message 1250409.  

According to your hosts's 'All tasks for computer 6189385' page you have a Astropulse task in progress,
that's going to keep you single core host going for quite a while, so no more work required, yet.

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I appreciate the input, but you missed the main gist of my post.

I know the notebook is working. That isn't my concern at the moment.

The notebook is being retired and it is being replaced by a x6 desktop. It is this very desktop that will not download anything from any project at the moment. I know it isn't the responsibility of this group to handle any of the other projects, but since I really don't care for or want any of the others, I thought I would come here and see if there is even a snowball's chance in a hot place that someone in this thread would have any insight into why.
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Message 1250909 - Posted: 24 Jun 2012, 15:51:31 UTC - in response to Message 1250904.  

You are only showing one computer on you list - that appears to be the aged notebook, not an x6 powered desktop.
So, are you sure that you created the account on the x6 using the same email account etc. as you have been using for the notebook. I "lost" a pc because I used the wrong email account when setting it, and it took a fair bit of work to get it going as I wanted it to.
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Message 1250913 - Posted: 24 Jun 2012, 15:59:16 UTC
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The Ubuntu 12.04 package of Boinc (7.0.24) is broken for Seti@home and a few other projects. (It's just a issue with Ubuntu's teams not seeming to want to change the package)

If you are trying to use that broken 7.0.24 Boinc, You need to remove it and manually install Boinc from Berkeley's website here, or try adding a PPA (an alternative repository) by doing:

for ubuntu 12.04, (Installs 7.0.27 built off of Debian's SID)
sudo apt-get remove boinc
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pkg-boinc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install boinc




You can see this thread. Look towards the end for ideas.
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Message 1251078 - Posted: 24 Jun 2012, 23:16:41 UTC - in response to Message 1250913.  

The Ubuntu 12.04 package of Boinc (7.0.24) is broken for Seti@home and a few other projects. (It's just a issue with Ubuntu's teams not seeming to want to change the package)

If you are trying to use that broken 7.0.24 Boinc, You need to remove it and manually install Boinc from Berkeley's website here, or try adding a PPA (an alternative repository) by doing:

for ubuntu 12.04, (Installs 7.0.27 built off of Debian's SID)
sudo apt-get remove boinc
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pkg-boinc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install boinc




You can see this thread. Look towards the end for ideas.

Dave,

I think you are on the right track here. I have been poking around the forums a bit and I saw another thread you had been posting on about the 12.04 LTR and how the devs were dragging their feet about making the changes to the repositories.

Let me ask you this: IF I put in the PPA as you suggest, will this be kept up to date down the line or is this simply a bandage for the short run? If it is only a bandage, how will I know when the main repo is finally updated and, since I am still learning the ropes of Debian (Ubuntu) after swinging over from Fedora, how to migrate back to the main repo when it is finally "Ready for Prime-Time"?


{on a unrelated note, how do I get rid of this outdated signature that I don't even remember adding to my forum account??}
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Message 1251082 - Posted: 24 Jun 2012, 23:23:49 UTC - in response to Message 1251078.  
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{on a unrelated note, how do I get rid of this outdated signature that I don't even remember adding to my forum account??}

Edit your Community preferences, remove the signature from the box, then click update near the bottom of the page,

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Message 1251129 - Posted: 25 Jun 2012, 3:13:39 UTC - in response to Message 1251078.  
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Let me ask you this: IF I put in the PPA as you suggest, will this be kept up to date down the line or is this simply a bandage for the short run? If it is only a bandage, how will I know when the main repo is finally updated and, since I am still learning the ropes of Debian (Ubuntu) after swinging over from Fedora, how to migrate back to the main repo when it is finally "Ready for Prime-Time"?


This PPA will be kept current with the most stable build of Debians SID version (which will always be current release or beta packages or somewhere in between). Simple answer yes you will get updates as needed. Currently as far as repository installs go for Ubuntu this is going to be your best bet.

When the standard repository version is bumped to a working version (if ever LOL), you get rid of this PPA repository by:
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pkg-boinc-ppa-precise.list

Which removes the PPA from your Apt sources (there are other methods of doing this also)

And then you just do a:
sudo apt-get update

which updates your package list without the added PPA's packages

at which time a:
sudo apt-get upgrade

would upgrade your Boinc, IF the repository version was newer than your installed version.

You could also just add the PPA, install boinc, and then remove the PPA, and your Boinc version would not upgrade until/unless the repository version surpasses your installed version (which would be 7.0.27).

And one tiny side note: The bug with the 7.0.24 package would not prevent you from connecting to the project, it would connect and download tasks just fine (unless they changed something on the server side to not allow 7.0.24 to connect), the issue is work units will error once they attempt to run. So you still may be having another issue, but either way you don't want to use 7.0.24

If you have any further questions on this issue please start a thread or post in one of the Ubuntu ones in Unix/Linux in the Q&A forums.

Thanks and good luck.
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Message 1251263 - Posted: 25 Jun 2012, 11:17:23 UTC - in response to Message 1251129.  

Claggy,

Thanks for the tip. Finally got the silly signature thing resolved. Been looking for that everywhere I could think of and it is SO nice to have it done now!



Dan,

You are a true Prince among men. I'm not usually much on the idea of testing a beta anything these days. My "gee, let's see if this works" days are pretty much behind me and I am at a point where I simply want my stuff to work.

I know this isn't the thread for this kind of stuff and I thank you for taking an extra moment to put me on the straight-and-narrow here.



Matt,

Sorry for hijacking your "Holy crap! Our stuff melted down!!" thread. Appreciate your patience with my diversion and I hope you guys get it all resolved permanently and even get to bring some of the previously thought of as dead boxes back online. Loosing hardware is never a good thing.




One last little question --- I notice that many of you are Volunteer Testers, so what do you to to test them? Is it written, oral? What happens if they don't pass?
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Message 1251292 - Posted: 25 Jun 2012, 13:19:56 UTC - in response to Message 1251263.  

One last little question --- I notice that many of you are Volunteer Testers, so what do you to to test them? Is it written, oral? What happens if they don't pass?

If you join Seti Beta, which is where we test the apps for the Main project, you'll get a Volunteer tester tag,

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Message 1252077 - Posted: 27 Jun 2012, 13:04:39 UTC - in response to Message 1251292.  

If you join Seti Beta, which is where we test the apps for the Main project, you'll get a Volunteer tester tag,

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Further proof that we REALLY need a "sarcasm" font. It was an effort to poke fun at a title I find somewhat humorous for reasons that do not seem obvious to anybody else.

But thank you for the honest reply, Claggy
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