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mystiquewolf

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Message 101162 - Posted: 19 Oct 2020, 22:03:19 UTC

I've used the "Science United" account manager. It has the option from its site preferences to run projects only when the computer is in use. It didn't detect the computer as in use even when i was using it, so i removed the "Science United" manager/stopped using it. This is the first issue that i was experiencing.

Then i added World Community Grid and selected to use local preferences. However, it still says that "Suspended - computer is not in use". And there is no checkbox to change this status. This is issue number two that i'm experiencing.

Also, there is a button "Use web prefs", but it says that it will start using the prefs from "Science United", however i'm using WCG now and have remoted the "Science United", why wouldn't it use Web Prefs from WCG instead? This is issue 3 that i'm experiencing.

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 with Wayland session. I am reporting here because it said to do so before adding a bug.
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Message 101167 - Posted: 20 Oct 2020, 1:18:07 UTC - in response to Message 101162.  

I've used the "Science United" account manager. It has the option from its site preferences to run projects only when the computer is in use. It didn't detect the computer as in use even when i was using it, so i removed the "Science United" manager/stopped using it. This is the first issue that i was experiencing.
Make sure BOINC Manager->view->Advanced view->Activity is set to Run based on preferences.

Then i added World Community Grid and selected to use local preferences. However, it still says that "Suspended - computer is not in use". And there is no checkbox to change this status. This is issue number two that i'm experiencing.

When to suspend

Also, there is a button "Use web prefs", but it says that it will start using the prefs from "Science United", however i'm using WCG now and have remoted the "Science United", why wouldn't it use Web Prefs from WCG instead? This is issue 3 that i'm experiencing.
BOINC can only know you're using WCG preferences if you ever changed them on the website and had BOINC contact that project to get those preferences in. That's how that's done. You change preferences on a project's website or account manager, you let BOINC contact that project, during the scheduler contact information of those changed preferences is sent to BOINC, it'll then show that this was the last place the preferences changed at. Simple as that.
WCG preferences are differently worded on their website, a thing to keep in mind. That's because they still use their own old proprietary forums and website software for these things.
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Message 101171 - Posted: 20 Oct 2020, 6:07:25 UTC

To add to what Jord has said, if you change the preferences on the WCG site, in Manager go to projects, make sure WCG is highlighted and click update project to start using the new settings.
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Message 101512 - Posted: 6 Nov 2020, 22:15:38 UTC - in response to Message 101171.  

To add to what Jord has said, if you change the preferences on the WCG site, in Manager go to projects, make sure WCG is highlighted and click update project to start using the new settings.

Thank you very much, this resolved my problem.
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