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Roland Hughes

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Message 84279 - Posted: 8 Jan 2018, 13:39:45 UTC

AGILE is such a completely worthless software methodology. All it produces is perpetually broken (*&^)(*&)(*&.

KDE Neon 5.8.whatever 64-bit. Due to the latest INTEL CPU bugs getting much press and all of the claims the Linux world has fixes for them, I applied updates to all my machines. I actually have 2 running this configuration and they both have the same NVIDIA card with the same driver installed. The latest Linux-Lite is on the third machine running Boinc with NVidia.

My 6-core AMD no longer starts Boinc.

I did find this discussion https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=11230 but it doesn't seem to be the same problem.

This part of syslog may be Red Herring.

roland@roland-desktop:~$ tail /var/log/syslog                                                                                                                                      
Jan  8 06:59:25 roland-desktop ureadahead[373]: ureadahead:minirosetta_database/scoring/score_functions/rama/fd/all.ramaProb: Ignored relative path                                
Jan  8 06:59:25 roland-desktop ureadahead[373]: ureadahead:minirosetta_database/scoring/score_functions/rama/fd/prepro.ramaProb: Ignored relative path                             
Jan  8 06:59:25 roland-desktop ureadahead[373]: ureadahead:minirosetta_database/scoring/score_functions/rama/fd/prepro.ramaProb: Ignored relative path                             
Jan  8 06:59:25 roland-desktop ureadahead[373]: ureadahead:tracing_on: Ignored relative path                                                                                       
Jan  8 06:59:25 roland-desktop ureadahead[373]: ureadahead:events/fs/open_exec/enable: Ignored relative path                                                                       
Jan  8 06:59:25 roland-desktop ureadahead[373]: ureadahead:events/fs/do_sys_open/enable: Ignored relative path                                                                     
Jan  8 06:59:25 roland-desktop ureadahead[373]: Counted 6 CPUs                                                                                                                     
Jan  8 06:59:53 roland-desktop org.kde.kuiserver[1411]: kuiserver: adding job contact for address:  ":1.18"  objectPath:  "/DataEngine/applicationjobs/JobView_1"                  
Jan  8 06:59:53 roland-desktop org.kde.kuiserver[1411]: kuiserver: making async call of terminate for:  "/DataEngine/applicationjobs/JobView_1"                                    
Jan  8 06:59:53 roland-desktop org.kde.kuiserver[1411]: kuiserver: removing jobview from list, it finished 


What strikes me as odd is trying to start from the command line.

roland@roland-desktop:~$ boinc
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---] cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---] Starting BOINC client version 7.6.31 for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---] log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.47.0 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8 libidn/1.32 librtmp/2.3
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---] Data directory: /home/roland
execv: No such file or directory
[b]08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---] GPU detection failed. error code 512
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---] No usable GPUs found[/b]
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---] Creating new client state file
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---] Host name: roland-desktop
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---] Processor: 6 AuthenticAMD AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor [Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2]
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---] Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc rep_good nopl nonstop_tsc extd_apicid aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq monitor ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt aes xsave avx lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs xop skinit wdt lwp fma4 nodeid_msr topoext perfctr_core perfctr_nb cpb hw_pstate vmmcall arat npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save tsc_scale vmcb_clean flushbyasid decodeassists pausefilter pfthreshold
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---] OS: Linux: 4.10.0-42-generic
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---] Memory: 23.50 GB physical, 23.96 GB virtual
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---] Disk: 416.41 GB total, 362.42 GB free
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---] Local time is UTC -6 hours
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---] No general preferences found - using defaults
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---] Preferences:
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---]    max memory usage when active: 12033.91MB
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---]    max memory usage when idle: 21661.05MB
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---]    max disk usage: 362.32GB
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---]    don't use GPU while active
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---]    suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25%
08-Jan-2018 07:22:28 [---]    (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
[b]dir_open: Could not open directory 'slots' from '/home/roland'.[/b]
08-Jan-2018 07:22:57 [---] GUI RPC bind to port 31416 failed: 98
08-Jan-2018 07:22:58 gstate.init() failed
Error Code: -180


Prior to the updates the GPU was always found. There were no errors reported with the update

Updates were applied on the same day to the quad-core I7 with the same NVidia card and driver. All is well. That is why I was intrigued by the ureadahead message in syslog since this appeared initially to be a Boinc only problem.

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Message 84280 - Posted: 8 Jan 2018, 13:50:27 UTC

This is a vague and uncertain memory (I'm not a Linux user), but I think I've read that because of the way that the NVidia driver binds to the Linux Kernel, the driver has to be re-installed after every kernel update. Worth a try while you wait.
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