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Message 51002 - Posted: 24 Oct 2013, 15:06:34 UTC

Was running 10.8 Snow Leopard. Updated yesterday to the newest 10.9 Maverick. Everything Boinc / seti@home related appears to run fine except the screensaver. I cannot find a way to turn in back on. Only the Maverick screensavers which have formats I do not like. Arrrrrgh!
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Message 51003 - Posted: 24 Oct 2013, 17:34:06 UTC - in response to Message 51002.
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After selecting a running task, can you do Show graphics from BOINC Manager?
Does your system have an Nvidia videocard? We do know about the problem that OpenCL doesn't work under Mavericks, that's because Nvidia hasn't released an updated driver yet that works under Mavericks.

Since the graphics application/screen saver uses OpenGL and because OpenCL and OpenGL use essentially the same hardware inside the GPU, this could be related. And then there's nothing you can do except wait until Nvidia has released new drivers.
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Message 51004 - Posted: 24 Oct 2013, 18:02:34 UTC - in response to Message 51003.

If from within Boinc Manager I select a running task, and click on "show graphics" I do see what used to be the screen saver in a small window. I have a mac-mini with 4gb of memory, I replaced the HD with an SSD, it came with a Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 graphics card.

When I go to "system preferences" and click on Desktop and Screen Saver. Then choose screen saver, BOINC is not one of the choices, and there seems to be no way to indicate that I want to use BOINC.

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Message 51005 - Posted: 24 Oct 2013, 18:28:28 UTC - in response to Message 51004.

After you updated to Mavericks, did you reinstall BOINC?
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Message 51007 - Posted: 24 Oct 2013, 19:21:06 UTC - in response to Message 51005.

Yes...Should I have deleted anything in addition to uninstalling BOINC before I reinstalled? I have version 7.0.65. After I install it, it found the task that had been working and in a couple of minutes took off where the old one left off.

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Message 51010 - Posted: 24 Oct 2013, 21:52:49 UTC - in response to Message 51007.

No, I don't think you should've removed anything additionally. But I'll ask the developer for the Mac.
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Message 51035 - Posted: 26 Oct 2013, 21:24:32 UTC - in response to Message 51002.

Similar problem with mavericks and boinc.

Macbook Pro OSX 10.9
CPU: Intel Core i7 2.2 GHz
Memory: 16 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
SSD: OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD 480 Gb

I keep getting a "No Running Tasks / Computer is in use after a few minutes of running. Occasionally the screen saver will change to show a running process, but then the next message is the "No Running Tasks" instead of the various completion rates of the Seti&Home downloads. I get this error even when I have everything set to run all the time with no limits on CPU.

Here's a sample of the BOINC log. I think that PermittedFrontApps may be part of the Gatekeeper in Mavericks but I'm not really familiar with the OS.

10/25/13 5:06:57.539 PM launchservicesd[101]: Application App:"boincscr" asn:0x0-2ff2ff pid:43337 refs=5 @ 0x7fbf5a921d40 tried to be brought forward, but isn't in fPermittedFrontApps ( ( "LSApplication:0x0-0x2fd2fd pid=43323 "ScreenSaverEngine"")), so denying. : LASSession.cp #1481 SetFrontApplication() q=LSSession 100004/0x186a4 queue
10/25/13 5:06:57.539 PM WindowServer[121]: [cps/setfront] Failed setting the front application to boincscr, psn 0x0-0x2ff2ff, securitySessionID=0x186a4, err=-13066
10/25/13 5:06:57.625 PM launchservicesd[101]: Application App:"boincscr" asn:0x0-2ff2ff pid:43337 refs=6 @ 0x7fbf5a921d40 tried to be brought forward, but isn't in fPermittedFrontApps ( ( "LSApplication:0x0-0x2fd2fd pid=43323 "ScreenSaverEngine"")), so denying. : LASSession.cp #1481 SetFrontApplication() q=LSSession 100004/0x186a4 queue
10/25/13 5:06:57.625 PM WindowServer[121]: [cps/setfront] Failed setting the front application to boincscr, psn 0x0-0x2ff2ff, securitySessionID=0x186a4, err=-13066
10/25/13 5:11:58.822 PM launchservicesd[101]: Application App:"boincscr" asn:0x0-300300 pid:43392 refs=5 @ 0x7fbf5a8260e0 tried to be brought forward, but isn't in fPermittedFrontApps ( ( "LSApplication:0x0-0x2fd2fd pid=43323 "ScreenSaverEngine"")), so denying. : LASSession.cp #1481 SetFrontApplication() q=LSSession 100004/0x186a4 queue
10/25/13 5:11:58.822 PM WindowServer[121]: [cps/setfront] Failed setting the front application to boincscr, psn 0x0-0x300300, securitySessionID=0x186a4, err=-13066
10/25/13 5:11:58.909 PM launchservicesd[101]: Application App:"boincscr" asn:0x0-300300 pid:43392 refs=6 @ 0x7fbf5a8260e0 tried to be brought forward, but isn't in fPermittedFrontApps ( ( "LSApplication:0x0-0x2fd2fd pid=43323 "ScreenSaverEngine"")), so denying. : LASSession.cp #1481 SetFrontApplication() q=LSSession 100004/0x186a4 queue
10/25/13 5:11:58.909 PM WindowServer[121]: [cps/setfront] Failed setting the front application to boincscr, psn 0x0-0x300300, securitySessionID=0x186a4, err=-13066
10/25/13 5:12:36.014 PM launchservicesd[101]: Application App:"boincscr" asn:0x0-302302 pid:43399 refs=5 @ 0x7fbf59570500 tried to be brought forward, but isn't in fPermittedFrontApps ( ( "LSApplication:0x0-0x2fd2fd pid=43323 "ScreenSaverEngine"")), so denying. : LASSession.cp #1481 SetFrontApplication() q=LSSession 100004/0x186a4 queue

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Message 51037 - Posted: 26 Oct 2013, 21:43:16 UTC - in response to Message 51005.

After you updated to Mavericks, did you reinstall BOINC?

BUMP.

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Message 51039 - Posted: 26 Oct 2013, 23:09:28 UTC - in response to Message 51010.

No, I don't think you should've removed anything additionally. But I'll ask the developer for the Mac.

Here's what Charlie answered me:
Hi Jord,

I also tested this tonight on OS 10.9 Mavericks with BOINC 7.0.65 and also 7.2.23. In both cases, the BOINC installer set BOINC as the screen saver (when I selected that option in the installer) and the screen saver ran correctly. And in both cases the BOINC screensaver did correctly appear in the list of screen savers, at the end of the list just before the "Random" screen saver.

It is worth noting that the BOINC screen saver appeared with a generic icon in the list, as it does under OS 10.8 Mountain Lion, so you must look for its name rather than for an icon.

I have added thumbnail images to the screen savers for new builds (including 7.2.25), so that they will appear with their own icon in the list of screen savers.

Cheers,
--Charlie

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Message 51041 - Posted: 26 Oct 2013, 23:32:32 UTC - in response to Message 51035.
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Similar problem with mavericks and boinc.

I have forwarded your problem to the developer, but in the mean time, same question for you: Did you reinstall BOINC after updating to Mavericks?
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Message 51064 - Posted: 28 Oct 2013, 16:21:25 UTC - in response to Message 51035.

Similar problem with mavericks and boinc.

Can you whether the Event Log and Tasks tab show BOINC running or suspended, and if suspended what is the suspend reason shown?
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