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Message 1956597 - Posted: 21 Sep 2018, 3:07:05 UTC - in response to Message 1956506.  

I use terminal to reset the properties without any luck so not sure what the issue is.


It was an error on my part. I was able to set properties for the screensaver and now have it up and running as well.
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Message 1956673 - Posted: 21 Sep 2018, 22:02:19 UTC

For the people who don't want to go the sudo chmod route, a fix is underway. The problem with BOINC is, that once the project released a new app, that they cannot release an updated version of that same app with the same version number. Then your BOINC won't download the newer version of those apps. So the solution here is to re-release the new apps with a newer version number, which is in the books and happening soon.
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Message 1957309 - Posted: 26 Sep 2018, 11:39:37 UTC - in response to Message 1956673.  

Is there any update on this issue?

I have Mojave on a Mac desktop - BOINC task works fine but no graphics when I click on the dropdown in task commands.

The screensaver is just blank for me too. Although, I don't want it to run as a screensaver, just showing the graphics on my desktop all the time, if that's possible? (which I assumes it was)

I first ran Seti@home with the classic screensaver back in 2003. I stopped using it when they removed the screensaver, so saw that it's back. I love the visualisation.
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Message 1957911 - Posted: 30 Sep 2018, 14:20:21 UTC

If anyone would like an AppleScript version of the enabling process, copy/paste the code below into Script Editor (which is in /Applications/Utilities/), change the quoted text in the first two lines to your own administrative user name and password (still in quotes), and compile and run the script (using the buttons in the tool bar). I didn't find it necessary to quit BOINC Manager first, but you can do so if you'd feel safer.

-- Start of code
-- CHANGE THE TEXT IN QUOTES TO THE NAME AND PASSWORD OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE USER ON YOUR MACHINE.
set administrativeUserName to "fredbloggs"
set administrativePassword to "mypassword"


set SAHFolderPath to (path to application support from local domain as text) & "BOINC Data:projects:setiathome.berkeley.edu:"
-- There may be more than one version of the graphics executable in the folder, eg. "setigraphics_8.04_i686-apple-darwin" and "setigraphics_8.04_x86_64-apple-darwin". Get them all.
tell application "Finder" to set setigraphicsFiles to (every file of folder SAHFolderPath whose name begins with "setigraphics") as alias list

-- Make the executables executable.
repeat with thisFile in setigraphicsFiles
	do shell script ("chmod +x " & quoted form of POSIX path of thisFile) user name administrativeUserName password administrativePassword with administrator privileges
end repeat
-- End of code

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Message 1957937 - Posted: 30 Sep 2018, 19:31:20 UTC - in response to Message 1957911.  

This way worked for me. Thank you!

Doing the way described in the other thread with the Terminal commands did not.

Thanks again!
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Message 1957946 - Posted: 30 Sep 2018, 21:55:14 UTC - in response to Message 1957937.  
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PeterJaySeti wrote:
This way worked for me. Thank you!

Glad it's proved useful. :)

Doing the way described in the other thread with the Terminal commands did not.

It's essentially the same method as far as the system's concerned, but having a script saves having to follow the Terminal instructions exactly correctly yourself.

In the other thread, I suspect there should be a space after "+x" in the "sudo chmod" line, though I haven't tried it as it is. And on my Intel Macs, there are two versions of the 8.04 graphics executable, paired with different versions of the crunching app. The script above handles both or whichever one may be present.
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Message 1958146 - Posted: 2 Oct 2018, 12:02:52 UTC

Thanks to all who brought the v8 8.05 version out.
The graphics are back and seem to be working fine.
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Message 1958215 - Posted: 3 Oct 2018, 3:00:17 UTC - in response to Message 1958146.  

Yes, same here. Thanks
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Message 1959279 - Posted: 8 Oct 2018, 17:40:26 UTC

Don't really know why, but I have suddenly got graphics back ( after ~2 months gone ), using 7.12.0. I did however restart w/<shift> down, used the new version of DiskWarrior [v5.2]. Don't know if doing that hepped, but all is forgiven as of now.

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Message 1961212 - Posted: 20 Oct 2018, 20:37:25 UTC - in response to Message 1957911.  

I used your Apple script and now have my graphics back!Ya! Thanks.
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Message 1964148 - Posted: 9 Nov 2018, 15:42:58 UTC

Thanks to those who sorted this out! The class love it- there is nothing quite like seeing the graphs and graphics in action as you try to inspire them! great work, thanks again!
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