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phtimo
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Message 8964 - Posted: 21 Mar 2007, 16:40:42 UTC

hi
I have been running boinc w/o being able to display any graphics since I started used my new IBM/T60 laptop.
I am now using 5.8.15 but it was the same issue for 5.8.11 and 5.8.16.
I have a single user install, when I upgrade, I first remove (via add/remove programs) and a couple times I also went as far as renaming the boinc folder.
note that I have been a Seti then boinc user for a couple years now so I am not a complete idiot with this.
I was running fine on my previous laptop and the ONLY thing which has changed is well, just that. the Laptop.
I have the latest LENOVO/ATI display driver and it does support openGL.
what else ?
it's frustrating to crunch the numbers in a blank screen. sometimes, I have the boinc logo bouncing around with the project(s) percentage but nothing else.
any idea ?
thank you

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Message 8987 - Posted: 22 Mar 2007, 13:20:17 UTC - in response to Message 8964.

hi
I have been running boinc w/o being able to display any graphics since I started used my new IBM/T60 laptop.
I am now using 5.8.15 but it was the same issue for 5.8.11 and 5.8.16.
I have a single user install, when I upgrade, I first remove (via add/remove programs) and a couple times I also went as far as renaming the boinc folder.
note that I have been a Seti then boinc user for a couple years now so I am not a complete idiot with this.
I was running fine on my previous laptop and the ONLY thing which has changed is well, just that. the Laptop.
I have the latest LENOVO/ATI display driver and it does support openGL.
what else ?
it's frustrating to crunch the numbers in a blank screen. sometimes, I have the boinc logo bouncing around with the project(s) percentage but nothing else.
any idea ?
thank you

Are you not able to start the graphics via the BOINC manager, too, or is only the screensaver not working? Which projects are you running?
To give you a piece of advice: Forget about the graphics, they're just eating performance.
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Message 9031 - Posted: 23 Mar 2007, 19:12:44 UTC

Climateprediction, Einstein and Seti.
the show graphics for the running task will usually work (I say usually b/c sometimes it's just no doing squat).
thanks for your advice :-) .. sounds a bit like a tech support talking to a mentally impaired user though.

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Message 9032 - Posted: 23 Mar 2007, 19:17:32 UTC

Dow did you install BOINC? When as a shared install, only the person who installed BOINC can see the graphics. When installed as a service, you don't have graphics by default. A work around is needed.

If a single user install, have you waited a couple of seconds before closing the graphics window again?
You do know that it happens that the graphics window starts minimized in the task bar?
Have you updated your DirectX version to the latest available? (9.0c is updated quite regularly)
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Message 9037 - Posted: 23 Mar 2007, 21:03:52 UTC

Jord,
I am updating DirectX (only component I had not upgraded so far :) as we speak.
answer to your question :
- single user install.
- yes and yes (yes, I wait and yes I do know the graphic windows sometimes appears as the small dos like window at the bottom of your screen)
I update this msg after DirectX upg.
thx

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Message 9039 - Posted: 23 Mar 2007, 21:17:38 UTC

no, it's not a winner ... same thing. If you guys are looking for dark matter ... I'm telling you, I found it, it's on my screen :-)

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Message 9040 - Posted: 23 Mar 2007, 21:31:10 UTC

OK, I have helped someone with the Ati x1400 Radeon before, also on an IBM T60, but can't remember what caused it in the end. Also can't remember where it was, which is difficult when you know I help on some 10+ forums. ;)

What I did ask the developers now is to add a graphics debug flag for a next alpha version of BOINC. One separate from the screen saver debug flag we have already. So if you don't mind waiting a bit until that flag is available, or until I find where the heck it was I helped the other person, run without graphics for the moment.

Although... does the screen saver work?
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Message 9069 - Posted: 24 Mar 2007, 16:45:45 UTC

If you guys are looking for dark matter ... I'm telling you, I found it, it's on my screen :-)

Nice line.
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Message 9136 - Posted: 26 Mar 2007, 18:29:49 UTC - in response to Message 9040.

I do not mind at all, I'll wait for your update .. thank you Jord.

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Message 9142 - Posted: 26 Mar 2007, 21:44:20 UTC

I've looked and searched, even Googled. I can't find where I handled the topic before. :(

So let's wait and see if the developers want to add the flag. ;)
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Message 9147 - Posted: 27 Mar 2007, 15:41:20 UTC - in response to Message 9040.
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OK, I have helped someone with the Ati x1400 Radeon before, also on an IBM T60, but can't remember what caused it in the end. Also can't remember where it was...

Did you mean this one (although not using T60)?

Peter

[No, you sure did not.]

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Message 9150 - Posted: 27 Mar 2007, 18:47:43 UTC

hi all
I checked this one already and it did not shed any light ...
still crunching in the dark...
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Message 9464 - Posted: 9 Apr 2007, 15:58:33 UTC

MOTD
since you guys are obviously dying to know what my problem is, I never miss an
opportunity to bring a little more information. so here we go for this week :
beta version 5.9.3 => same problem. no graphics.

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Message 10172 - Posted: 10 May 2007, 20:09:47 UTC

hey
I wonder if I would get an answer to my problem if I would post the question
on one of the Lost website ?
maybe in the theory board on flight815 ?? what do you think ?

oh btw, I am at version 5.9.9 and well, I am still in the valley of darkness.

thanks

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Message 10251 - Posted: 14 May 2007, 15:24:05 UTC - in response to Message 10172.

yo !

it's terrible, last week Benjamin shot Locke .. I don't believe he is dead but
what a shocker !

this week, I am using 5.9.10 beta ..
still no change

having lots of fun

cheers

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