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Message 109619 - Posted: 17 Aug 2022, 0:04:12 UTC
Last modified: 17 Aug 2022, 0:09:29 UTC

When running a task for Cosmology@home, or Rosetta@Home - BOINC Can't access the VirtualBox VM's properly.

My system is Ubuntu 22.04.1 [EDIT] running VirtualBox Version 6.1.34_Ubuntu r150636

In trying to solve this problem, I've tried a couple of versions of BOINC now:

Ubuntu's package manager installed: 7.18.1
- This wouldn't even run.. Illegal instruction error (core dumped)
- This triggered me to try another version

Costamagna Gianfranco-ubuntu-boinc: 7.20.2
- Runs but all tasks using VirtualBox error out with:
2022-08-16 16:40:02 (180543): Error in host info for VM: -1041038848
Command:
VBoxManage -q list hostinfo
Output:
VBoxManage: error: Failed to create the VirtualBox object!
VBoxManage: error: Code NS_ERROR_SOCKET_FAIL (0xC1F30200) - IPC daemon socket error (extended info not available)
VBoxManage: error: Most likely, the VirtualBox COM server is not running or failed to start.

- If I copy/paste the exact command listed 'VBoxManage -q list hostinfo' - I see this:
→ VBoxManage -q list hostinfo
Host Information:

Host time: 2022-08-16T23:55:33.129000000Z
Processor online count: 8
Processor count: 8
Processor online core count: 4
Processor core count: 4
Processor supports HW virtualization: yes
Processor supports PAE: yes
Processor supports long mode: yes
Processor supports nested paging: yes
Processor supports unrestricted guest: no
Processor supports nested HW virtualization: no
Processor#0 speed: 2668 MHz
Processor#0 description: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
Processor#1 speed: 2668 MHz
Processor#1 description: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
Processor#2 speed: 2668 MHz
Processor#2 description: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
Processor#3 speed: 2668 MHz
Processor#3 description: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
Processor#4 speed: 2668 MHz
Processor#4 description: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
Processor#5 speed: 2668 MHz
Processor#5 description: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
Processor#6 speed: 2668 MHz
Processor#6 description: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
Processor#7 speed: 2668 MHz
Processor#7 description: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
Memory size: 24029 MByte
Memory available: 17880 MByte
Operating system: Linux
Operating system version: 5.15.0-46-generic


Build directly from Source: 7.21.0 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
- SAME ERRORS AS ABOVE

I'm going to try to download the older version (7.4.22) next, but I'd much prefer to be on the latest versions (and at least one that my package manager supports and upgrades regularly).

VirtualBox is installed, the command works as myself, the user 'boinc' (which runs the service) or as root.
What it doesn't seem to do it run when BOINC tries to launch it.

Before I downgrade - does ANYONE have an idea on why this is happening, or next steps for me to try to figure it out myself?
I'm quite linux savvy, and handy with a compiler - but I don't yet see where this happens.

tia -

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Message 109663 - Posted: 19 Aug 2022, 16:29:54 UTC - in response to Message 109619.  

As an update - I've tried upgrading VirtualBox to 6.1.36, as there was some threads in their forums showing that a bad LOCALE could be causing it.

My locale is "en_US", so I didn't expect this to be the fix - and it wasn't.

6.1.34 (from ubuntu package manager) and 6.1.36 (installed from VirtualBox directly) both exhibit the same behavior.

Hoping this helps.

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