Posts by Stephen Korsman

1) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Unable to process SETI@home data on one PC (Message 1850985)
Posted 24 Feb 2017 by Profile Stephen Korsman
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I'll need a bit of courage to change drivers ... my other PC was incredibly resistant to new drivers - blank screen and shell commands (which I'm not an expert at) to get it right. In a few weeks maybe when I have a few days to spend fiddling and fixing things that break.

But thanks for all the help ... very much appreciated!
2) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Unable to process SETI@home data on one PC (Message 1850892)
Posted 24 Feb 2017 by Profile Stephen Korsman
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Hi

@rob smith - thanks - removing the app_info.xml worked (I'm sure I tried that as part of previous troubleshooting attempts, though ... maybe I didn't). The file was not re-created when I restarted BOINC. All the other settings you mentioned were already set that way.

@ShootY - I installed via Synaptic Package Manager

My GPU:

lspci | grep VGA

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF119 [GeForce GT 610] (rev a1)


sudo lshw -C video

*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: GF119 [GeForce GT 610]
vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: a1
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0
resources: irq:28 memory:f6000000-f6ffffff memory:e8000000-efffffff memory:f0000000-f1ffffff ioport:e000(size=128) memory:f7000000-f707ffff


I'm running this driver - xserver-xorg-video-nouveau, v 1:1.0.12-1build2. I've run into problems with nvidia on my other PC, and I've never had a reason to change anything on the current PC.

Thanks for the help with this!! Very much appreciated!

Stephen
3) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Unable to process SETI@home data on one PC (Message 1850817)
Posted 23 Feb 2017 by Profile Stephen Korsman
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That restart had no effect. It resulted in the following if boincmgr is started from the shell (and from the launcher if tried from the shell without restarting the daemon again):


Starting from the shell produced no messages, even with boincmgr --verbose

The event log, including a manual "update" at the end is posted below. The manual update is the last 4 lines, and on the PC that doesn't work it says "Not requesting tasks: don't need ()" whereas on the PC that does it says "Not reporting or requesting tasks" (I assume because it has nothing to report or because it's busy on tasks).

Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | Starting BOINC client version 7.6.31 for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.0 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8 libidn/1.32 librtmp/2.3
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | Data directory: /var/lib/boinc-client
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | No usable GPUs found
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | SETI@home | Found app_info.xml; using anonymous platform
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | SETI@home | File referenced in app_info.xml does not exist: setiathome_v8
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | SETI@home | File referenced in app_info.xml does not exist: setiathome_graphics
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | SETI@home | [error] State file error: missing application file setiathome_v8
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | Host name: stephen
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | Processor: 4 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570 CPU @ 3.40GHz [Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9]
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | 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 rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf eagerfpu pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm epb tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase smep erms xsaveopt dtherm ida arat pln pts
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | OS: Linux: 4.4.0-62-generic
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | Memory: 7.76 GB physical, 7.96 GB virtual
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | Disk: 907.96 GB total, 232.08 GB free
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | Local time is UTC +2 hours
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | VirtualBox version: 5.0.32_Ubuntur112930
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | Config: GUI RPCs allowed from:
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | Asteroids@home | URL http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/; Computer ID 405761; resource share 100
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 8202334; resource share 1000
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | Asteroids@home | General prefs: from Asteroids@home (last modified 23-Feb-2017 07:58:08)
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | Asteroids@home | Host location: none
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | Asteroids@home | General prefs: using your defaults
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | Reading preferences override file
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | Preferences:
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | max memory usage when active: 1986.55MB
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | max memory usage when idle: 7151.59MB
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | max disk usage: 15.00GB
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | max CPUs used: 2
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | don't use GPU while active
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25%
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:26:25 SAST | | gui_rpc_auth.cfg is empty - no GUI RPC password protection
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:27:35 SAST | | Suspending computation - CPU is busy
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:27:45 SAST | | Resuming computation
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:27:53 SAST | SETI@home | update requested by user
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:27:55 SAST | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:27:55 SAST | SETI@home | Not requesting tasks: don't need ()
Thu 23 Feb 2017 19:27:58 SAST | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed
4) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Unable to process SETI@home data on one PC (Message 1850794)
Posted 23 Feb 2017 by Profile Stephen Korsman
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Hi

I'm not able to process SETI@home data on my original PC. I suspect I've been banned or blocked or that something has gone wrong that has stopped SETI@home from working.

I first installed on my main PC on 11 Feb. I didn't know how to work the BOINC software at first, and got a few errors that seemed unresolvable with reboots etc., so I had to uninstall and reinstall several times. I finally got it going, but SETI@home never had any work for me. I joined Asteroids@home and that has been chugging away nicely ever since. SETI@home remains silent. For troubleshooting, this is my main PC where SETI@home doesn't work - https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=8202334 - you can see 2 tasks, both of which have "Abandoned" status. They probably died in the uninstall/reinstall process. I've tried the "Reset project" option and that changes nothing.

I just installed BOINC on my other PC, and there it works perfectly, and has started work immediately. That PC is here - https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=8210617

The only difference in project "Properties" that are not descriptions of different PCs and speeds is the "Scheduling priority":
PC that works: -1.02
PC that doesn't: -0.00

I have not set any separate preferences for "home" vs "work" etc. Both PCs are at home, on the same network.

Any ideas how I can get both PCs to run SETI@home? What other data should I post for troubleshooting?

EDIT: Linux Mint on both PCs
PC that works: Mint 13, BOINC 7.0.27 [in the process of updating, hasn't been on for a while, so this may change]
PC that doesn't: Mint 17, BOINC 7.6.31

Thanks!
Stephen





 
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