HELP!! Paspberry Pi 4 + BOINC - What am I doing wrong??

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Message 108082 - Posted: 14 May 2022, 11:47:21 UTC

Hi all,

I started with a Raspi 4 - 8 GB also installed SSD and booting from it.
Raspberry Pi OS (64 Bits) Debian Bullseyes.

Installed boinc either by sudo ... either by install programs feature. hundred times installed, cleaned, etc.
I see it's installed and I can run via terminal boinc, but I have to keep this windows active, no way to start the program at startup, also I've been able to connect to another computer via BOINCView.

1 - Boinc not started and started Boinc manager, not able to find boinc running, start the client and restart the manager??? I've also check that in the manager is the option on start and close the client.
2 - Started boinc in terminal window, started the manager, can't find gui_rpc_auth.cfg file, not able to connect the visit https://boinc.berkeley.edu/gui_rpc.php
3 - Started boinc in terminal window,
started another terminal window
sudo su
boincmgr ..... and working like a charm, but also not able to close neither open again the client

Could anyone explain me what happens?? how to solve it from my current user in RasPi??
I'm lost 😵‍💫

initial text of events in Raspi:
1 cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
2 Starting BOINC client version 7.16.16 for aarch64-unknown-linux-gnu
3 log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
4 Libraries: libcurl/7.74.0 OpenSSL/1.1.1n zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.9 libidn2/2.3.0 libpsl/0.21.0 (+libidn2/2.3.0) libssh2/1.9.0 nghttp2/1.43.0 librtmp/2.3
5 Data directory: /home/pi
6 No usable GPUs found
7 libc: Debian GLIBC 2.31-13+rpt2+rpi1+deb11u2 version 2.31
8 Host name: XXXX
9 Processor: 4 ARM BCM2835 [Impl 0x41 Arch 8 Variant 0x0 Part 0xd08 Rev 3]
10 Processor features: fp asimd evtstrm crc32 cpuid
11 OS: Linux Debian: Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye) [5.15.38-v8+|libc 2.31 (Debian GLIBC 2.31-13+rpt2+rpi1+deb11u2)]
12 Memory: 7.63 GB physical, 100.00 MB virtual
13 Disk: 233.42 GB total, 198.60 GB free
14 Local time is UTC +2 hours
15 Config: GUI RPCs allowed from:
16 XXXXXXXX
17 XXXXXXXX
18 XXXXXXXX
19 General prefs: from http://XXXXXXX/ (last modified 21-Nov-2021 13:23:45)
20 Host location: none
21 General prefs: using your defaults
22 Preferences:
23 max memory usage when active: 3905.73 MB
24 max memory usage when idle: 5858.60 MB
25 max disk usage: 10.00 GB
26 don't use GPU while active
27 suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 50%
28 (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
29 Setting up project and slot directories
30 Checking active tasks
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Message 108084 - Posted: 14 May 2022, 16:50:10 UTC - in response to Message 108082.  

after squeezing the brain and trying everything, I guessed that could be something related to folders permission, because I had some similar behaviour with another apps.

so I did:
    sudo systemctl enable boinc-client
    sudo systemctl start boinc-client
    sudo su
    chmod 777 /var/lib/boinc
    chmod 777 /var/lib/boinc-client
    exit


also transferred fresh copies with the data I want of "remote_hosts.cfg" and "gui_rpc_auth.cfg" to /var/lib/boinc-client and in /var/lib/boinc too, but I show that was auto transferred to it.

sudo reboot now

after being on line I show that boinc is running and I was able to controle from Boincview in another computer with my previous settings.

only difference shown now is this line in the boinc log:
Data directory: /var/lib/boinc-client

started now boinc manager and I was able to work with it, but it showed me the dialog to attach new project and no project was listed in the window, so I did it from my desktop with Boincview and I was able to attach projects.
after that I can see the work in my RasPi.

still attach projects in boinc manager has no project list to attach??[/list]
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Message 108085 - Posted: 14 May 2022, 17:23:59 UTC - in response to Message 108084.  

still attach projects in boinc manager has no project list to attach??
You should have a file in var/lib/boinc-client called

all_projects_list.xml
It should be downloaded automatically by the boinc client, now that you've got the permissions sorted out and the client is running. If the automatic download doesn't seem to be working, you can copy that file from another machine. It should also be possible to download it manually from this BOINC web site, but just at the moment I can't find it.
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