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Message 88510 - Posted: 18 Oct 2018, 22:41:33 UTC

Version 7.14.2 of the BOINC client for Windows and Mac has been released. Release notes are here.
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Message 88821 - Posted: 12 Nov 2018, 22:44:37 UTC - in response to Message 88510.  

Hello,

I received notice of 7.14.2 availability as a WCG release, not a BOINC release. Why the change of ownership (I assume in name only?)?

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Message 88822 - Posted: 12 Nov 2018, 23:56:01 UTC - in response to Message 88821.  

It's an additional offering, not a replacement.

WCG now have their own wrapping paper for delivery, but it's the same client underneath.
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Message 89019 - Posted: 25 Nov 2018, 1:13:01 UTC
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I installed BOINC about a week ago and uninstalled it yesterday. Immediately after the uninstall my screen saver will no longer start. For Windows
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Message 89020 - Posted: 25 Nov 2018, 1:14:01 UTC - in response to Message 89019.  

For Windows...
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Message 89021 - Posted: 25 Nov 2018, 1:21:33 UTC - in response to Message 89019.  

I installed BOINC about a week ago and uninstalled it yesterday. Immediately after the uninstall my screen saver will no longer start. For Windows

Good luck. You could try selecting a new screen saver in your preferences. It might have been left set to none after BOINC was uninstalled.
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Message 89037 - Posted: 26 Nov 2018, 17:14:26 UTC - in response to Message 89021.  

I installed BOINC about a week ago and uninstalled it yesterday. Immediately after the uninstall my screen saver will no longer start. For Windows

Good luck. You could try selecting a new screen saver in your preferences. It might have been left set to none after BOINC was uninstalled.

I've checked those things. I find left-over stuff in my registry. I'm hoping for some support form the Authors who have left me with this mess.
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Message 89039 - Posted: 26 Nov 2018, 17:27:45 UTC - in response to Message 89037.  
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See this FAQ. The groups are only made when BOINC was installed as a service.
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Message 89314 - Posted: 24 Dec 2018, 16:27:36 UTC - in response to Message 88510.  

I have been away for quite awhile and I was wondering where things are. I do not totally remember how but I was told at the time to come back later and see if I could be of help. I run only Linux and I see no native app is available for that platform. I somehow guessed that I might be able to assist through a Web Browser but I forget the specifics. Question: Is there an app for Linux similar to those for Mac and Win?
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Message 89316 - Posted: 24 Dec 2018, 16:33:54 UTC - in response to Message 89314.  

BOINC on Linux is built by the package maintainers, you can see how to get yours at https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Installing_BOINC#Linux
Do know that the 7.14 is not available for Linux (last I checked).
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Message 89572 - Posted: 13 Jan 2019, 12:31:18 UTC - in response to Message 88510.  

Hello,
Every now and than I'm receiving a message, that a new version (7.4.2) is available for download.
But every time I'm clicking the download link, I'm getting an error message: "The page you requested is not available"
So what is going on?
Is there another possibility to find the new version for download?
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Message 89573 - Posted: 13 Jan 2019, 12:51:34 UTC - in response to Message 89572.  

Which operating system are you using? (Android, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows)
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Message 89584 - Posted: 14 Jan 2019, 11:18:11 UTC - in response to Message 89573.  

I'm using Windows 10 Pro.
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Message 89586 - Posted: 14 Jan 2019, 11:58:38 UTC - in response to Message 89584.  

I'm using Windows 10 Pro.
Then you should be getting messages about the availability of v7.14.2, not as you typed.

Try going directly to the download page on this website: https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php

if that url is different from the one your message is directing you to, please tell us what the faulty one is (and exactly where you're seeing it), so that we can investigate further.
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Message 89587 - Posted: 14 Jan 2019, 13:26:25 UTC - in response to Message 89586.  

I downloaded the new version directly from your link.
After that I installed it.
And it opened afterwards.
So far so good.
But after closing the BOINC manager, I can't start it again.
There's now icon to be found for it.
And when I go th the Windows Icon in the left bottom corner of the screen, I can see the BOINC manager in the list of programms, but clicking on it, nothing happens.
When I reinstall the BOINC-manager, it opens again after installing and seems to be fine.
But after closing the manager it seems to be gone again.....
How can I start it in a normal way.....?????
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Message 89588 - Posted: 14 Jan 2019, 13:37:59 UTC - in response to Message 89572.  

even double-clicking on boincmgr.exe in C:\Program Files\BOINC doesn't seem to be doing anything
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Message 89589 - Posted: 14 Jan 2019, 14:37:21 UTC - in response to Message 89588.  

OK, we can solve that.

First, some background. BOINC consists of two parts:

The Manager (boincmgr.exe - which you can see and interact with) - this is for 'command and control' only. I doesn't do any work by itself.
The Client (boinc.exe) - this part actually ensures that scientific work is done.

When you logon to Windows, both parts should be started automatically. You should be able to see one copy of each in the Task Manager list of active processes.

BOINC prevents you starting a second copy of either. This probably explains why double-clicking has no effect.

Now the tricky bit. When you click on the red 'X' in the top-right hand corner of the Manager, that doesn't actually stop it running. Instead, it minimises to an icon in the 'notification area' at the bottom-right of the screen, next to the clock. And Windows has made it increasingly difficult to find / see / restore these icons. Windows 10 makes it particularly hard.

But you can overcome that. https://winaero.com/blog/always-show-tray-icons-windows-10/ shows you multiple ways. You can show icons for all running programs, or if that's too much for your particular setup, you can turn them on and off individually. Find BOINC (boincmgr.exe) in that list, and turn icon display on for it.

That makes life much easier. If you want to restore the full Manager window to see how it's getting on, simply double-click on the small icon in the notification area.
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Message 89592 - Posted: 14 Jan 2019, 18:40:27 UTC - in response to Message 89589.  

OK Richard, Thanks.
It's running again.
Or probably it still was, but I couldn't see it.
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Message 89641 - Posted: 16 Jan 2019, 0:30:10 UTC - in response to Message 89592.  
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I'm having problems running GPU-Tasks in a second BOINC-Instance. As I

Release Notes 7.14 wrote:
Fix GPU detection when run with --detach_console or using $PATH
I'm starting my second instance with this command:

start "BOINC_CI2" /MIN C:\Programme\BOINC\boinc.exe --redirectio --detach_console --allow_multiple_clients --dir X:\BOINC_DATA\02_9002 --gui_rpc_port 1234

When this instance is started the GPU-Tasks don't start and I can see following line in event-log:

Remote desktop in use; disabling GPU tasks

So far no Remote Desktop is in use.

Now I log on to the machine (via Teamviewer), stop the second instance and start the second instance again with the same command like above and now GPU-Tasks are run

So, what is going wrong ?
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Message 89646 - Posted: 16 Jan 2019, 14:03:57 UTC - in response to Message 89641.  

Remote desktop in use; disabling GPU tasks

HM, I found a solution that works on my personal PC, but I don't know if it is a workaround or a real solution

I started my BOINC-Instances with the Task-Scheduler of Win10 (1803 and former Versions) by starting the batch file direct.

Now I changed this and start only C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe with parameter /C "PathToMyBatchFile\Batch.bat" and now it works fine
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