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Message 101557 - Posted: 13 Nov 2020, 0:48:00 UTC

Linux Mint 20 on an Asus CM5571 6GB ram nVidia GF8400 2GB 128-SSDrive
Boinc-client and boinc-manager both v 7.16.15
Recently Boinc will not stop running no matter the settings in computing preferences. Run based on preferences.
It will stop on Suspend in activity. Like no other box I have that have not issues of this.
All running Win10 or Linux Mint 19.. Seems to be only on this machine and on Linux 20 not LM 19 or windows.
Any thoughs to check?
Win10 x64-Acer-AMD 3.1GHzX2-8GB-ATI Radeon 1GB
Win10 x64-Asus AMD 2.7GHzX4-8GB-Geforce GT730 2GB
Mint19.3 x64-ASUS-Intel 2.7GHzX4-8GB-nVidia 1GB
Mint19.3 x64-Dell-Xeon 2.40GHzX4-16GB-nVidia GT730 2GB
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Message 101559 - Posted: 13 Nov 2020, 6:12:49 UTC - in response to Message 101557.  
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With regards to Linux,
I understand from the another thread that this is down to how BOINC detects activity (mouse or KB.) Doesn't work on my Xubuntu20.10 boxes but does with some distributions. I don't know if it has been reported as an issue on git-hub where the developers lurk.
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Message 101562 - Posted: 13 Nov 2020, 10:54:08 UTC - in response to Message 101560.  

Big long gigantico one at https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/issues/3715
Ah yes, I remember now. I have just had a read through it. I will keep an eye on it and at some point get a more recent master and build and check. - The only time I have used the feature is to test to see if it works or not.
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Message 101563 - Posted: 13 Nov 2020, 11:15:33 UTC - in response to Message 101562.  

tl;dr

Problem 1: BOINC won't start (permanently 'in use') - bug in versions 7.16.5/6/7. Avoid those versions.
Problem 2: BOINC won't stop (doesn't react to mouse/keyboard use) - BOINC can't read the X-server names. Needs a Linux guru.
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Message 101564 - Posted: 13 Nov 2020, 12:30:30 UTC - in response to Message 101557.  

@Keithsplace

I'm running Mint 18.3
When I run top in a terminal, near the start of the list is:
Xorg
boinc
boincmgr

Do you have those in Mint 20?
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Message 101597 - Posted: 16 Nov 2020, 18:53:50 UTC - in response to Message 101563.  

Problem 2: BOINC won't stop (doesn't react to mouse/keyboard use) - BOINC can't read the X-server names. Needs a Linux guru.
We've found our Linux guru!

Simple bug in creating the systemd file. Gianfranco's PPA has a new test version out - it works.

Other users can add it from terminal. Run

sudo systemctl edit boinc-client.service
and add these two lines into the empty override file which appears

[Service]
PrivateTmp=false
Then reload and restart the service.
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Message 101611 - Posted: 18 Nov 2020, 3:43:50 UTC - in response to Message 101564.  

yes
Win10 x64-Acer-AMD 3.1GHzX2-8GB-ATI Radeon 1GB
Win10 x64-Asus AMD 2.7GHzX4-8GB-Geforce GT730 2GB
Mint19.3 x64-ASUS-Intel 2.7GHzX4-8GB-nVidia 1GB
Mint19.3 x64-Dell-Xeon 2.40GHzX4-16GB-nVidia GT730 2GB
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Message 101612 - Posted: 18 Nov 2020, 3:48:47 UTC - in response to Message 101597.  

This seems to work, your my hero!
Thanks
Win10 x64-Acer-AMD 3.1GHzX2-8GB-ATI Radeon 1GB
Win10 x64-Asus AMD 2.7GHzX4-8GB-Geforce GT730 2GB
Mint19.3 x64-ASUS-Intel 2.7GHzX4-8GB-nVidia 1GB
Mint19.3 x64-Dell-Xeon 2.40GHzX4-16GB-nVidia GT730 2GB
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