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Message 102544 - Posted: 13 Jan 2021, 20:46:31 UTC
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Installed Boinc on Debian headless v7.14.2
Ran install and changed permissions as per this page (https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Installing_BOINC_on_Debian)
Added BAM as acount manager with: boinccmd --join_acct_mgr http://bam.boincstats.com <name> <password>
Checked with: boinccmd --acct_mgr info
... and BAM is attached as the account manager.
But nothing happens... no tasks pulled down, no CPU usage.

I can see the hosts from my BAM account if I login to the BAM website. And I have another WIndows PC with the Boinc client manager and have added BAM to that machine fine.

Tried re-boot; tried restart.

Worked fine when I attached scienceunited (except I couldn't detach and had to re-install).

Odd thing is boinccmd --lookup_acct_mgr polls and returns a blank key, so not sure if that's an issue.

All help gratefully received.

Jon
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Message 102545 - Posted: 13 Jan 2021, 21:57:04 UTC - in response to Message 102544.  

Installed Boinc on Debian headless v7.14.2
Ran install and changed permissions as per this page (https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Installing_BOINC_on_Debian)
Added BAM as acount manager with: boinccmd --join_acct_mgr http://bam.boincstats.com <name> <password>
Checked with: boinccmd --acct_mgr info
... and BAM is attached as the account manager.
But nothing happens... no tasks pulled down, no CPU usage.

I can see the hosts from my BAM account if I login to the BAM website. And I have another WIndows PC with the Boinc client manager and have added BAM to that machine fine.

Tried re-boot; tried restart.

Worked fine when I attached scienceunited (except I couldn't detach and had to re-install).

Odd thing is boinccmd --lookup_acct_mgr polls and returns a blank key, so not sure if that's an issue.

All help gratefully received.

Jon


It sounds like you have attached to an account manager but not attached to any projects.

The account manager only records what you have done and gives you some control over your projects, it’s the projects that give you work (Science United is an exception, it takes control over the projects away from you).

Log into BAM and select the menu, about 6 entries down there’s an entry Sign Up For Projects which brings up a list of those available.
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Message 102551 - Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 7:06:00 UTC - in response to Message 102545.  

Should have said, I have signed-up for 3 projects and the host machine that is attached via the Windows client is running tasks.
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Message 102552 - Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 8:07:28 UTC - in response to Message 102551.  

What does the Event log show?
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Message 102559 - Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 11:08:02 UTC - in response to Message 102551.  

Should have said, I have signed-up for 3 projects and the host machine that is attached via the Windows client is running tasks.


If you list projects through Boinccmd does it show them or are they only visible in BAM?
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Message 102560 - Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 12:06:11 UTC

Do the projects have science applications for (your version of) Linux?
Do they require something extra, VirtualBox maybe?
Do they have work (for the chosen applications)?
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Message 102594 - Posted: 16 Jan 2021, 8:07:24 UTC - in response to Message 102559.  

Should have said, I have signed-up for 3 projects and the host machine that is attached via the Windows client is running tasks.


If you list projects through Boinccmd does it show them or are they only visible in BAM?


using boinc --get_project_status just returns the title ========Projects==========
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Message 102595 - Posted: 16 Jan 2021, 9:20:02 UTC - in response to Message 102552.  

What does the Event log show?


Sorry to be a noob - and I have searched the internet for 30 mins to try and find more info - also looked in /var/lib/boinc-clinet and /etc/boinc-client but can only find GPU detect logs and not stdoutdae.txt which I understand is the event log file? In fact I searched my entire machine and couldn't find it... must be doing something wrong.

Any ideas where to look?

Thanks,
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Message 102596 - Posted: 16 Jan 2021, 10:00:43 UTC - in response to Message 102594.  

Should have said, I have signed-up for 3 projects and the host machine that is attached via the Windows client is running tasks.


If you list projects through Boinccmd does it show them or are they only visible in BAM?


using boinc --get_project_status just returns the title ========Projects==========


In BAM > projects try setting default attach against each of the projects. It sounds as though the projects are set up in BAM but have never been downloaded into Boinc.

Either that or take back control, use BoincCmd to attach the projects directly.
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Message 102597 - Posted: 16 Jan 2021, 10:01:48 UTC - in response to Message 102595.  

What does the Event log show?


Sorry to be a noob - and I have searched the internet for 30 mins to try and find more info - also looked in /var/lib/boinc-clinet and /etc/boinc-client but can only find GPU detect logs and not stdoutdae.txt which I understand is the event log file? In fact I searched my entire machine and couldn't find it... must be doing something wrong.

Any ideas where to look?

Thanks,


The stdout files are usually in in home/.boinc
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Message 102598 - Posted: 16 Jan 2021, 10:18:35 UTC - in response to Message 102595.  
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Sorry to be a noob - and I have searched the internet for 30 mins to try and find more info - also looked in /var/lib/boinc-clinet and /etc/boinc-client but can only find GPU detect logs and not stdoutdae.txt which I understand is the event log file? In fact I searched my entire machine and couldn't find it... must be doing something wrong.

Any ideas where to look?

Thanks,
How did you install BOINC? Recent repository versions have transferred what used to be stdoutdae.txt into the system journal.

Edit - try variations on

journalctl --boot=-1 --unit=boinc-client
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Message 102599 - Posted: 16 Jan 2021, 11:52:16 UTC - in response to Message 102595.  

- also looked in /var/lib/boinc-clinet
If you looked there as you have typed that, then that directory doesn't exist. try /var/lib/boinc-client
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Message 102600 - Posted: 16 Jan 2021, 11:56:29 UTC

How did you install BOINC? Recent repository versions have transferred what used to be stdoutdae.txt into the system journal.


Not just the repository versions. It has moved there in my home compiled 7.17.0
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Message 102601 - Posted: 16 Jan 2021, 17:45:26 UTC - in response to Message 102596.  

Should have said, I have signed-up for 3 projects and the host machine that is attached via the Windows client is running tasks.


If you list projects through Boinccmd does it show them or are they only visible in BAM?


using boinc --get_project_status just returns the title ========Projects==========


In BAM > projects try setting default attach against each of the projects. It sounds as though the projects are set up in BAM but have never been downloaded into Boinc.

Either that or take back control, use BoincCmd to attach the projects directly.



They default attach to other machines, but I have amended the settings anyway in BAM.
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Message 102604 - Posted: 16 Jan 2021, 21:31:57 UTC - in response to Message 102598.  

Sorry to be a noob - and I have searched the internet for 30 mins to try and find more info - also looked in /var/lib/boinc-clinet and /etc/boinc-client but can only find GPU detect logs and not stdoutdae.txt which I understand is the event log file? In fact I searched my entire machine and couldn't find it... must be doing something wrong.

Any ideas where to look?

Thanks,
How did you install BOINC? Recent repository versions have transferred what used to be stdoutdae.txt into the system journal.

Edit - try variations on

journalctl --boot=-1 --unit=boinc-client


Great - thanks - that worked without the boot switch (just whinged about it not being necessary when I tried with).

Looked at the event log and there were a few complaints about memory, but the right projects were there. The machine was started at 500MB and 'dynamic' in the Hyper-V guest settings. My Ubuntu guest running Boinc client and GUI manager just grabs what it needs, but maybe Debian with the Boinc client only doesn't have the same capability, so I allocated more and have left it to run. Looks like that's sorted it Thanks all!!
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