Noob Questions for BOINC on Ubuntu 18.04

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Message 94560 - Posted: 26 Dec 2019, 14:57:02 UTC

Hello,

Just install BOINC manager from the PPA (https://launchpad.net/~costamagnagianfranco/+archive/ubuntu/boinc) and have registered for the SETI@Home project. Everything seems to be working, but I wanted to know the answers to the following questions:

(1) Does BOINC need to be added to my <startup programmes> to start?

(2) Is there a taskbar icon for UNITY desktop manager for BOINC?

TIA
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Message 94561 - Posted: 26 Dec 2019, 17:36:53 UTC - in response to Message 94560.  

Hello,

Just install BOINC manager from the PPA (https://launchpad.net/~costamagnagianfranco/+archive/ubuntu/boinc) and have registered for the SETI@Home project. Everything seems to be working, but I wanted to know the answers to the following questions:

(1) Does BOINC need to be added to my <startup programmes> to start?

(2) Is there a taskbar icon for UNITY desktop manager for BOINC?

TIA


By default, BOINC appears under the SYSTEM menu. Not intuitive or at least it wasn't for me!
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Message 94586 - Posted: 28 Dec 2019, 21:08:57 UTC - in response to Message 94561.  

(2) Is there a taskbar icon for UNITY desktop manager for BOINC?

No there isn't. You can create your own desktop icon by creating a BOINC desktop file. This is my desktop file for the Manager. You will have to alter your locations of where the BOINC files are for the repo version. I use the AIO version.

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Name=BOINC Manager
Icon=/home/keith/Desktop/BOINC/boincmgr.32x32.png
Path=/home/keith/Desktop/BOINC
Exec=/home/keith/Desktop/BOINC/boincmgr
StartupNotify=false
StartupWMClass=Boincmgr
OnlyShowIn=Unity;
X-UnityGenerated=true
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