Posts by Lucas_W

1) Questions and Answers : Windows : Unable to connect to core client. (Message 1998843)
Posted 19 Jun 2019 by Profile Lucas_W
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Boinc Manager is unable to connect to core client, and I cannot switch the option to run the client back on.
Hmmm. Odd. I had no trouble switching the option back, even in the current v7.14.2 and disconnected from the client (client not running).

Lightbulb moment! You must be in Simple view - yes, that option dialog doesn't seem to be working when disconnected. Most of us on this message board always work in Advanced view, and you would have had a working escape route there. It's simple view that needs fixing.


Oh I see! I'll consider swapping to advanced view if it becomes necessary. I don't anticipate it will be immediately necessary, but that's great to know. Thanks Richard!
2) Questions and Answers : Windows : Unable to connect to core client. (Message 1998842)
Posted 19 Jun 2019 by Profile Lucas_W
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Well, I do wonder what happens if one just manually starts the client (boinc.exe) but I'll test that tomorrow.

Yes, that is one of the things I tried. I saw that there were some old threads that suggested this and it seemed to work in that instance, but for me launching the executable manually still resulted in Boinc Manager being unable to connect. In fact, I tried launching all the components I could find (the command line executable, the screen saver and boinc.exe) before launching the manager. Curiously, the manager still couldn't connect. At least in this particular case.
3) Questions and Answers : Windows : Unable to connect to core client. (Message 1998721)
Posted 18 Jun 2019 by Profile Lucas_W
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Yes, fortunately I'm just tech savvy enough to have been able to fix this with the right guidance. It might even be a good idea to hide the "run the client" option as an advanced option, or even remove the option. Alternately, if they could manage to find a way to give users the ability to switch those options within Boinc Manager while the manager is offline. Must have been an oversight.
4) Questions and Answers : Windows : Unable to connect to core client. (Message 1998717)
Posted 18 Jun 2019 by Profile Lucas_W
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3 cheers for Richard! You got me all sorted out in under an hour - even accounting for the time I spent googling how to safely make changes in regedit, lol. Very kind of you to help me sort this out.
5) Questions and Answers : Windows : Unable to connect to core client. (Message 1998710)
Posted 18 Jun 2019 by Profile Lucas_W
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Hi, I'm trying to install one more instance of Boinc on a family member's computer. In this case it's an older model Surface Pro. It was my intention to not allow Boinc to run at login. My big mistake was to also uncheck "run the client" in the options. After doing that, Boinc Manager is unable to connect to core client, and I cannot switch the option to run the client back on because Boinc Manager is offline (unable to connect). I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Then I tried uninstalling, locating Boinc's AppData folder and deleting it, and then reinstalling. Somehow Boinc insists on retaining this setting I've mistakenly used. Obviously I will re-check "run the client", and just for good measure, I'm going to allow Boinc to run at login so I don't run into any further hassle. But how do I get there from here?





 
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