Posts by Ageless

1) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : No graphics on Mac 8.04 version (Message 1956673)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Ageless
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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.
2) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : No graphics on Mac 8.04 version (Message 1956381)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Thanks Eric. And excuses for being wrong in my previous post.
3) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : No graphics on Mac 8.04 version (Message 1956122)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Ageless
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It's not the BOINC version that broke it, it's the new Seti application that did. As https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/apps.php shows, v8.04 was just released on the 29th of August. Any work you had before with older applications would still have had the graphics/screen saver. Any newer will not.

But that's always been the problem here at Seti, since they gave the community the chance to build the science applications. There's just one volunteer developer who decides for all that the graphics are no longer needed, and thus they're removed. Same thing happened with the Windows (GPU) apps. You apparently have no say in this, another user decides for you.

I don't agree with that and have written a complaint about it to the admin of this project.
4) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : The system is entering sleep (Message 1956118)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Your account->Preferences for this project: SETI@home preferences, edit, uncheck Use Intel GPU, Update preferences. The next time your BOINC contacts the server, it will immediately get the new preferences.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : NVIDIA Driver 388.13 Crashing/Recovering... (Message 1955058)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Ageless
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I think it's an Nvidia thing. My TV server ran for years with an AMD HD7870 until it blew itself up. But all those years not a single problem with the drivers. I could reboot, hibernate or leave the system on for hours. After the AMD we put in an Nvidia GTX 1050 and since that time, about every time the computer comes out of hibernation or has had a reboot, the driver crashes. Guess you just shrug about it. We do.

(Before the DDU advice comes, prior to installing the Nvidia drivers, I ran the AMD driver uninstall program, I ran DDU, I ran one other program just to be sure. There are no remnants of AMD drivers on that system, afaik.)
6) Message boards : Number crunching : No start tag in scheduler reply (Message 1954994)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Is it difficult to do what Richard asked? Try the internet connection from the computer with the problem? Because although your network may be connected to the same modem/router, they're not all connected via the same Ethernet cable, via the same Network Interface Card. You're asking for help, but once given just wave it aside as if that can't be it. Help will dry up quite quickly if you continue to react this way.
7) Questions and Answers : Getting started : How do i get credit? (Message 1954266)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Ageless
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You'll need to allow BOINC to add your computer and run work on that, return it on time and wait for it to be validated (checked against other computers outcomes). Then you'll get credit. If you didn't get BOINC when you registered here, download it now. When installed it'll ask you to add a project, for that select Seti@Home from the drop down menu, Next, choose "Yes, returning user", fill in the email address and password you used to register your account, and continue with the installation. Then it'll do things by itself from there on in.
8) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : How to use multiple GPU's (Message 1953828)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Ageless
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...you would have to see if you could figure out a way to give each card a different "app_config.xml" parameter. Which is something else I don't know how to do.
Run multiple clients. But that's Astrophysics level BOINC.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (113) Server Problems? (Message 1953540)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Ageless
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For those of you wondering where the BOINC forums went, they're now on https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_index.php
I was notified that it's about to be moved to https://boinc.berkeley.edu/forum_index.php (not there yet) to coincide with where the forums are on most all BOINC projects.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (113) Server Problems? (Message 1953525)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Ageless
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For those of you wondering where the BOINC forums went, they're now on https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_index.php, while a lot of other links from the BOINC main page are broken. Someone is moving things around and hoping no one notices.
11) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Screensaver/Graphics stopped working (Message 1953452)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Ageless
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According to some of the other projects you run, you have an Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 GPU which, when you run work on that, doesn't have graphics. Only tasks run on the CPU have graphics, and then only when they're Multibeam v8.
12) Questions and Answers : Windows : where do I download and install this?? (Message 1952957)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Ageless
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If you use that link, Seti will be auto-added to BOINC. Since you can only add a project once, it won't appear in the add projects list after that.
13) Questions and Answers : Windows : No projects, can't connect to client. Please help. (Message 1952906)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Ageless
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I am not sure what you mean in number 5.
This is a possibility where you start the wrong program from the wrong directory. If for instance you installed a 32bit BOINC, it will have installed into the C:\Program Files (x86)\BOINC\ directory on a 64bit Windows. If you then installed a 64bit BOINC, it has installed its parts in C:\Program Files\BOINC\
It is possible to run a client from one directory and a manager from the other, but these won't be able to communicate with each other, as they don't start from the same directory.

But that's a highly unlikely scenario on a fresh computer, so you can ignore that scenario.
14) Questions and Answers : Windows : No projects, can't connect to client. Please help. (Message 1952904)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Navigate to your BOINC Data directory (default a hidden directory at C:\Programdata\BOINC\ so just fill that in into Windows Explorer and hit Enter) and look for the stderrdae.txt file. Set Windows Explorer to show the window with all details. Is this file larger than 0 KB?
If it is larger than 0KB, open it in Notepad and scroll to the bottom.

Look for the last (most recent) occurrence of
BOINC Windows Runtime Debugger Version xxx

Dump Timestamp    : xx/xx/xx yy:yy:yy
- that should be today.

Below that, look for "*** Dump of thread ID...". Copy from there to the end, and post it here.
15) Questions and Answers : Windows : No projects, can't connect to client. Please help. (Message 1952851)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Check in Windows Task Manager if the boinc.exe process is running. That's the client.
If it is running and BOINC Manager still cannot make contact with it:
1. when in BOINC Manager, go to View->Advanced view (if not there already), Options, Other Options, and check that "Run the client?" is checked. If it isn't, check that, do Save, File->Exit BOINC Manager and restart it.
2. add incoming and outgoing rules into the Windows firewall or whichever other firewall you have, for boinc.exe and boincmgr.exe
3. exclude boinc.exe. boincmgr.exe, boinctray.exe etc. from being actively scanned by anti-virus and other anti-malware programs.
4. check that your user account has rights to run both.
5. check that both BOINC Manager (boincmgr.exe) and the client (boinc.exe) start from the same program files directory, not one from Program Files (x86) and the other from Program Files.
16) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : A "How to install" a version of Linux (Lubuntu) and the "All in one CUDA90" from Tbar. (Message 1952573)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Moderators cannot edit user's posts, only their own.
17) Questions and Answers : Windows : Account question. (Message 1952555)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Ageless
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On top of that, you can still log in with your account key. Just put it where it asks for the email address at https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/get_passwd.php
18) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Reporting Lost Tasks (Message 1952392)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Ageless
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The project has an option to resend lost tasks, but due to this being very database intensive, they don't have it on constantly. The option checks between your client's scheduler request and the database if you have all the tasks you should have, and if there are missing ones, you get them resent.
19) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Nvidia RTX 2080 cards (Message 1952391)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Ageless
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As long as they do CUDA and OpenCL, I wouldn't see why not. But who would want to buy such expensive extravagances?
20) Questions and Answers : Preferences : How to reset preferences offline (Message 1952328)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Go to the BOINC Data directory (default a hidden directory at C:\Programdata\BOINC, so fill that in in Windows Explorer and hit Enter) and delete global_prefs_override.xml, then hand edit global_prefs.xml with Notepad and change <max_ncpus_pct>100</max_ncpus_pct> to <max_ncpus_pct>50</max_ncpus_pct>, save the file (do not do Save As!)

Next to exit BOINC & restart it:
Right click ion the Taskbar and choose Start Task Manager.
When that has finally opened, go to the Processes tab, select boinc.exe and click End process. Then do Start->All Programs->BOINC->BOINC Manager.

If for whatever reason that doesn't work, just reboot the computer.


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