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Message 1758725 - Posted: 23 Jan 2016, 18:02:01 UTC

OK, so here is the message log:
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | Starting BOINC client version 7.2.42 for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | Libraries: libcurl/7.35.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1f zlib/1.2.8 libidn/1.28 librtmp/2.3
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | Data directory: /var/lib/boinc-client
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | No usable GPUs found
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | Host name: DG33FB
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | Processor: 4 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           X3360  @ 2.83GHz [Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10]
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl aperfmperf pni tm2 ssse3 lahf_lm dtherm
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | OS: Linux: 3.19.0-47-generic
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | Memory: 5.76 GB physical, 5.93 GB virtual
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | Disk: 145.01 GB total, 130.66 GB free
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | Local time is UTC +1 hours
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | Config: GUI RPCs allowed from:
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 | World Community Grid | URL http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/; Computer ID 3405183; resource share 100
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 | World Community Grid | General prefs: from World Community Grid (last modified 17-Jan-2016 22:06:03)
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 | World Community Grid | Host location: none
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 | World Community Grid | General prefs: using your defaults
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | Reading preferences override file
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | Preferences:
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | max memory usage when active: 4426.49MB
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | max memory usage when idle: 5311.79MB
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | max disk usage: 10.00GB
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | max upload rate: 19999 bytes/sec
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | gui_rpc_auth.cfg is empty - no GUI RPC password protection
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:36:32 |  | Not using a proxy
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:45:42 |  | Fetching configuration file from http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/get_project_config.php
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:46:06 | SETI@home | Master file download succeeded
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:46:11 | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: Project initialization.
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:46:11 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:46:14 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:46:14 | SETI@home | No tasks sent
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:46:14 | SETI@home | No tasks are available for SETI@home v7
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:46:14 | SETI@home | No tasks are available for AstroPulse v7
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:46:14 | SETI@home | No tasks are available for SETI@home v8
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:46:14 | SETI@home | Tasks for CPU are available, but your preferences are set to not accept them
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:46:16 | SETI@home | Started download of arecibo_181.png
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:46:16 | SETI@home | Started download of sah_40.png
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:46:19 | SETI@home | Finished download of sah_40.png
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:46:19 | SETI@home | Started download of sah_banner_290.png
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:46:20 | SETI@home | Finished download of arecibo_181.png
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:46:20 | SETI@home | Finished download of sah_banner_290.png
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:46:20 | SETI@home | Started download of sah_ss_290.png
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:46:22 | SETI@home | Finished download of sah_ss_290.png
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:47:14 |  | Fetching configuration file from http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/beta/get_project_config.php
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:47:32 | SETI@home Beta Test | Master file download succeeded
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:47:37 | SETI@home Beta Test | Sending scheduler request: Project initialization.
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:47:37 | SETI@home Beta Test | Requesting new tasks for CPU
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:47:41 | SETI@home Beta Test | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:47:41 | SETI@home Beta Test | No tasks sent
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:47:41 | SETI@home Beta Test | No tasks are available for SETI@home v8
Sub 23 Sij 2016 18:47:41 | SETI@home Beta Test | Tasks for CPU are available, but your preferences are set to not accept them


I'm running an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS...on a computer with Quadro FX1700 CUDA GPU card...

after running these instructions after Ubuntu 14.04 LTS OS install, I've installed CUDA:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install boinc-client boinc-manager
sudo -u boinc boinccmd --project_attach http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org <Account Key>
sudo service lightdm stop
sudo killall Xorg
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit

that installed nVidia v340 drivers for Quadro FX1700...OS recognize my card, all works well, resolutions are changing (had problems on previous build, so reinstalled OS)...CUDA installed is v5.5!

any ideas what is wrong?!
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Message 1758773 - Posted: 23 Jan 2016, 20:12:57 UTC

There are still these threads about that on the BOINC forums, some may be old and their contents out of date, but they may help you figure it out. Others may be for AMD GPUs, but just following what's done and substituting your Nvidia card is all that's needed.

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=6307
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=10315
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=8571
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Message 1759795 - Posted: 27 Jan 2016, 21:33:38 UTC - in response to Message 1758773.  

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Message 1770385 - Posted: 8 Mar 2016, 8:31:44 UTC

I also have the same problem.
Running Linux Mint 17.3 cinnamon - Boinc tells me "No usable GPUs found".
Any "simple" idea? Read the links above but I'm new to Linux... so a bit hard for me. Thank you!

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Message 1770420 - Posted: 8 Mar 2016, 11:55:33 UTC

Simple answer - wait until the Linux Nvidia application has been debugged :-(

(A few folks are working on it, but progress has been slower than expected for various reasons)
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Message 1770446 - Posted: 8 Mar 2016, 16:06:04 UTC - in response to Message 1770420.  

I think I got a solution for that problem. It's now showing that my nvidia GeForce GT640 is recognized by Boinc but I'm still waiting for some cuda WUs.
Best solution so far is installing this cuda driver:
https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-downloads

The only thing I can do now is wait and see what happens. I'll let you know if that works.

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Message 1770545 - Posted: 9 Mar 2016, 13:02:57 UTC - in response to Message 1770446.  

I think I got a solution for that problem. It's now showing that my nvidia GeForce GT640 is recognized by Boinc but I'm still waiting for some cuda WUs.
Best solution so far is installing this cuda driver:
https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-downloads

The only thing I can do now is wait and see what happens. I'll let you know if that works.

well, you can do something else & help:
- join to SETi@home BETA project, which has nVIDIA WUs
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Message 1770586 - Posted: 9 Mar 2016, 19:45:52 UTC - in response to Message 1770545.  

Does this mean there are no Cuda WUs for Linux?

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Message 1770606 - Posted: 9 Mar 2016, 21:23:46 UTC - in response to Message 1770586.  

No, there is no GPU application for Multibeam for Linux. It's still being tested.
There is a GPU application for Astropulse for Linux, but Astropulse isn't being split as much.
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Message 1770726 - Posted: 10 Mar 2016, 9:54:23 UTC - in response to Message 1770606.  

Oh ok. I thought it is already available because of this thread:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=78881

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Message 1770730 - Posted: 10 Mar 2016, 10:20:51 UTC - in response to Message 1770726.  
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You can check availability of applications on Seti's application page http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/apps.php.
The thread you point out is of the beta test of the application at Seti Beta, the app isn't yet being used (or tested?) at Seti Main.
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Message 1770930 - Posted: 11 Mar 2016, 7:01:21 UTC - in response to Message 1770606.  

No, there is no GPU application for Multibeam for Linux. It's still being tested.
There is a GPU application for Astropulse for Linux, but Astropulse isn't being split as much.

as far as I know, there are no new v7 AP or MB for LINUX_x64 (CUDA or no-CUDA)...& my device hasn't got any work on SETi@home:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7784676

but even with throttle of only 10% got so many jobs on SEIi@home BETA:
https://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta//results.php?hostid=77454
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Message 1770940 - Posted: 11 Mar 2016, 7:52:44 UTC

As you should be aware APs are rarely produced, and as they "pay" well there are folks who grab as many as they can. The current AP application is at v7, its version being totally independent of the version of the MB application.

The ONLY MB v7 work is returns that have failed for one reason or another.

Work done on Beta does not contribute directly to the search for ET, but is there to test an application. Thus work for a particular application is dependent upon the tests being performed at the time and may be designed to fail, or be a sub-set of a full run, and may cause all sorts of other issues...
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Message 1784271 - Posted: 2 May 2016, 18:10:47 UTC

Switched my GPU from nvidia to AMD/Ati on Linux. Boinc tells me "No usable GPUs found". What did I do wrong? Thanks!

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Message 1784279 - Posted: 2 May 2016, 18:41:03 UTC - in response to Message 1784271.  

Did you uninstall the Nvidia drivers?
Did you install the AMD drivers?
When you use clinfo, does it find the GPU and does it show it's OpenCL capable?

By the way, which Linux?
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Message 1784281 - Posted: 2 May 2016, 19:01:44 UTC - in response to Message 1784279.  

Yes, I uninstalled the nvidia drivers.
It automatically installed the "xserver-xorg-video-ati (recommended) (open source)" but I switched to "fglrx updates".
Yes clinfo shows me
- OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP (1800.11)
- AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series


Linux Mint 17.3 LTS


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Message 1784307 - Posted: 2 May 2016, 20:45:10 UTC - in response to Message 1784281.  

When you start BOINC, have the drivers and X loaded completely? It's possible you need to wait for them to load completely before you can start BOINC and it detects the GPU.

Can you test by restarting the BOINC binary?
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Message 1784336 - Posted: 2 May 2016, 21:55:06 UTC
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What I did now is a clean install of Linux Mint and then updated it.
After this I installed Boinc but it doesn't recognize my AMD GPU.

I start Boinc manually now - no longer by system startup.

It's frustrating... I bought an AMD GPU because it's supported for crunching Seti@home they said... Because Green Bank WUs are only available on (any) CPU and (only) AMD GPUs they said :(

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Message 1784351 - Posted: 2 May 2016, 22:51:52 UTC - in response to Message 1784336.  

Yeah well, the Greenbank tasks don't run that well on any GPU. They're either all so called VLARs (Very Low Angle Range) which run for a long time but are incompatible with running on a GPU (any brand GPU), or they run in seconds flat and therefore don't give much credit. I think 1.35 was the max I had.

So please, don't stare yourself blind on that.

When you had the Nvidia GPU, what did you do to get it to recognize?
Perhaps the same path is needed for AMDs. (Sorry, I'm more of a Windows guy, but apparently all the Linux gurus are busy elsewhere).
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Message 1784389 - Posted: 3 May 2016, 2:18:14 UTC - in response to Message 1784336.  
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What I did now is a clean install of Linux Mint and then updated it.
After this I installed Boinc but it doesn't recognize my AMD GPU.

I start Boinc manually now - no longer by system startup.

It's frustrating... I bought an AMD GPU because it's supported for crunching Seti@home they said... Because Green Bank WUs are only available on (any) CPU and (only) AMD GPUs they said :(

Most of the time you can get BOINC to see the AMD card by making a link to your libOpenCL.so.1 library in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu and moving the link to /usr/lib then renaming it libOpenCL.so
There still aren't any GPU Apps for Linux on SETI main. You'll have to get one from SETI Beta and install it manually or use one of the ones online. I'm still using the one from here, http://www.arkayn.us/forum/index.php?topic=191.msg4368#msg4368, for me it works just as well as the Apps currently on Beta and it does work with the Green Bank VLARs.
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