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Message 112092 - Posted: 21 Jun 2023, 23:25:36 UTC

Installed an update and boinc stopped running. Purged boinc and reinstalled it according to the boinc webpage instructions and the problem persists:

james:~$ sudo apt install boinc-client-opencl (AMD)
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('
james:~$ sudo apt install boinc-client-opencl
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
linux-headers-5.15.0-71 linux-headers-5.15.0-71-generic linux-headers-5.15.0-72 linux-headers-5.15.0-72-generic linux-image-5.15.0-71-generic linux-image-5.15.0-72-generic
linux-modules-5.15.0-71-generic linux-modules-5.15.0-72-generic linux-modules-extra-5.15.0-71-generic linux-modules-extra-5.15.0-72-generic psensor-common
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
libnvidia-compute-530
The following NEW packages will be installed:
boinc-client-opencl libnvidia-compute-530
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 55.4 MB of archives.
After this operation, 231 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy-updates/restricted amd64 libnvidia-compute-530 amd64 530.41.03-0ubuntu0.22.04.2 [55.4 MB]
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy/universe amd64 boinc-client-opencl amd64 7.18.1+dfsg-4 [17.1 kB]
Fetched 55.4 MB in 5s (10.4 MB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package libnvidia-compute-530:amd64.
(Reading database ... 690871 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libnvidia-compute-530_530.41.03-0ubuntu0.22.04.2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libnvidia-compute-530:amd64 (530.41.03-0ubuntu0.22.04.2) ...
Selecting previously unselected package boinc-client-opencl.
Preparing to unpack .../boinc-client-opencl_7.18.1+dfsg-4_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking boinc-client-opencl (7.18.1+dfsg-4) ...
Setting up libnvidia-compute-530:amd64 (530.41.03-0ubuntu0.22.04.2) ...
Setting up boinc-client-opencl (7.18.1+dfsg-4) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.35-0ubuntu3.1) ...
james:~$ sudo usermod -aG boinc james
james:~$ sudo systemctl enable --now boinc-client
Synchronizing state of boinc-client.service with SysV service script with /lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install.
Executing: /lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install enable boinc-client
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/boinc-client.service → /lib/systemd/system/boinc-client.service.
james:~$

The final check did not show the expected results:

james:~$ ps aux | grep boinc
boinc 88176 0.2 0.0 112240 18796 ? SNsl 15:06 0:00 /usr/bin/boinc
james 89176 0.0 0.0 9076 2364 pts/0 S+ 15:06 0:00 grep --color=auto boinc
james:~$

Tried the benchmark test:

james:~$ boinc --run_cpu_benchmarks
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] Starting BOINC client version 7.18.1 for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] This a development version of BOINC and may not function properly
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task, app_msg_receive, app_msg_send
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.81.0 OpenSSL/3.0.2 zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.9 zstd/1.4.8 libidn2/2.3.2 libpsl/0.21.0 (+libidn2/2.3.2) libssh/0.9.6/openssl/zlib nghttp2/1.43.0 librtmp/2.3 OpenLDAP/2.5.14
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] Data directory: /home/james
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] No usable GPUs found
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] libc: version 2.35
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] Host name: james-MS-7C95
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] Processor: 16 AuthenticAMD AMD Ryzen 7 5700G with Radeon Graphics [Family 25 Model 80 Stepping 0]
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc rep_good nopl nonstop_tsc cpuid extd_apicid aperfmperf rapl pni pclmulqdq monitor ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt tce topoext perfctr_core perfctr_nb bpext perfctr_llc mwaitx cpb cat_l3 cdp_l3 hw_pstate ssbd mba ibrs ibpb stibp vmmcall fsgsbase bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid cqm rdt_a rdseed adx smap clflushopt clwb sha_ni xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1 xsaves cqm_llc cqm_occup_llc cqm_mbm_total cqm_mbm_local clzero irperf xsaveerptr rdpru wbnoinvd cppc arat npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save tsc_scale vmcb_clean flushbyasid decodeassists pausefilter pfthreshold avic v_vmsave_vmload vgif v_spec_ctrl umip pku ospke vaes vpclmulqdq rdpid overflow_recov succor smca fsrm
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] OS: Linux Linuxmint: Linux Mint 21.1 [5.15.0-75-generic|libc 2.35]
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] Memory: 121.75 GB physical, 0 bytes virtual
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] Disk: 1.79 TB total, 294.48 GB free
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] Local time is UTC -7 hours
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] VirtualBox version: 6.1.38_Ubuntur153438
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] General prefs: from https://www.sidock.si/sidock/ (last modified 14-May-2023 18:48:14)
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] Computer location: home
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] Reading preferences override file
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] Preferences:
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] max memory usage when active: 93500.43 MB
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] max memory usage when idle: 93500.43 MB
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] max disk usage: 100.00 GB
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] max CPUs used: 15
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] don't use GPU while active
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] Setting up project and slot directories
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] Checking active tasks
21-Jun-2023 15:21:13 [---] Setting up GUI RPC socket
21-Jun-2023 15:21:42 [---] GUI RPC bind to port 31416 failed: 98
21-Jun-2023 15:21:43 gstate.init() failed
Error Code: -180
james:~$

I will attempt to provide any additional data requested. Please remember I did do the purge even if I was unable to copy it from the terminal. I doubt any boinc logs still exist.

The following is system information:

System:
  Kernel: 5.15.0-75-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 5.6.8
    tk: GTK 3.24.33 wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 21.1 Vera base: Ubuntu 22.04 jammy
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: MS-7C95 v: 3.0 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Micro-Star model: PRO B550M-VC WIFI (MS-7C95) v: 3.0 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: H.50 date: 07/29/2022
Battery:
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech M570 serial: <filter> charge: 20% status: Discharging
CPU:
  Info: 8-core model: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3
    rev: 0 cache: L1: 512 KiB L2: 4 MiB L3: 16 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 3454 high: 4568 min/max: 1400/3800 boost: enabled cores: 1: 3601 2: 3613
    3: 4515 4: 3629 5: 3525 6: 3531 7: 3287 8: 2393 9: 2392 10: 2395 11: 4568 12: 3601 13: 3611
    14: 3535 15: 3530 16: 3539 bogomips: 121374
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Curacao PRO [Radeon R7 370 / R9 270/370 OEM] vendor: Gigabyte driver: radeon
    v: kernel pcie: speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 1 ports: active: none
    empty: DP-1, DVI-D-1, DVI-I-1, HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 27:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:6811
  Device-2: AMD Cezanne driver: amdgpu v: kernel pcie: speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 ports:
    active: DP-3,HDMI-A-2 empty: DP-2 bus-ID: 30:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:1638
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.4 driver: X: loaded: ati,radeon
    unloaded: amdgpu,fbdev,modesetting,vesa gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3286x1080 s-dpi: 96
  Monitor-1: DisplayPort-2 mapped: DP-3 pos: right model: HP LV2311 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 96
    diag: 585mm (23")
  Monitor-2: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-A-2 pos: primary,left model: AOC 1950W res: 1366x768 dpi: 85
    diag: 470mm (18.5")
  OpenGL: renderer: RENOIR (renoir LLVM 15.0.7 DRM 3.42 5.15.0-75-generic)
    v: 4.6 Mesa 22.2.5-0ubuntu0.1~22.04.3 direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Oland/Hainan/Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7000 Series]
    vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 27:00.1
    chip-ID: 1002:aab0
  Device-2: AMD Renoir Radeon High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel pcie: speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 30:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:1637
  Device-3: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
    speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 30:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3
  Device-4: Logitech Clear Chat Comfort USB Headset type: USB
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 1-5:2 chip-ID: 046d:0a0c
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.0-75-generic running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.99.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: MEDIATEK driver: mt7921e v: kernel pcie: speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: N/A
    bus-ID: 29:00.0 chip-ID: 14c3:0608
  IF: wlp41s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI
    driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: d000 bus-ID: 2a:00.0
    chip-ID: 10ec:8168
  IF: enp42s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: MediaTek Wireless_Device type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-9:6
    chip-ID: 0e8d:0608
  Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 9 state: down bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block:
    hardware: no software: yes address: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 5.46 TiB used: 3.52 TiB (64.5%)
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD20EFRX-68EUZN0 size: 1.82 TiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    serial: <filter>
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Toshiba model: DT01ACA200 size: 1.82 TiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    serial: <filter>
  ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Hitachi model: HDS722020ALA330 size: 1.82 TiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s
    serial: <filter>
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 1.79 TiB used: 1.41 TiB (78.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 511 MiB used: 6.1 MiB (1.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1
Swap:
  Alert: No swap data was found.
USB:
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 10 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0002
  Device-1: 1-5:2 info: Logitech Clear Chat Comfort USB Headset type: Audio,HID
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip-ID: 046d:0a0c
  Device-2: 1-6:3 info: Seiko Epson ME Office 600F/Stylus BX300F/TX300F type: Printer
    driver: usblp rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 04b8:0848
  Hub-2: 1-7:4 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 05e3:0608
  Device-1: 1-8:5 info: Micro Star MYSTIC LIGHT type: HID driver: hid-generic,usbhid rev: 1.1
    speed: 12 Mb/s chip-ID: 1462:7c95
  Device-2: 1-9:6 info: MediaTek Wireless_Device type: Bluetooth driver: btusb rev: 2.1
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 0e8d:0608
  Hub-3: 2-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0003
  Hub-4: 3-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0002
  Hub-5: 4-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 2 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0003
  Hub-6: 5-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0002
  Hub-7: 5-1:2 info: D-Link DUB-H7 7-port USB 2.0 hub ports: 7 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    chip-ID: 2001:f103
  Device-1: 5-1.5:4 info: Logitech Unifying Receiver type: Keyboard,Mouse,HID
    driver: logitech-djreceiver,usbhid rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip-ID: 046d:c52b
  Hub-8: 5-2:3 info: D-Link DUB-H7 7-port USB 2.0 hub ports: 7 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    chip-ID: 2001:f103
  Hub-9: 6-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 2 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0003
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  GPU: device: amdgpu temp: 44.0 C device: radeon temp: 46.0 C
Repos:
  Packages: apt: 2198
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
    1: deb http: //packages.linuxmint.com vera main upstream import backport
    2: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy main restricted universe multiverse
    3: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    4: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    5: deb http: //security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jammy-security main restricted universe multiverse
Info:
  Processes: 365 Uptime: 4d 7h 43m Memory: 121.75 GiB used: 13.46 GiB (11.1%) Init: systemd v: 249
  runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 11.3.0 alt: 11/12 Client: Unknown python3.10 client inxi: 3.3.13
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Message 112094 - Posted: 22 Jun 2023, 5:01:45 UTC

What do you mean by BOINC does not run? If you are able to run the benchmarks, then the client is running.
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Message 112095 - Posted: 22 Jun 2023, 5:11:08 UTC - in response to Message 112094.  

What do you mean by BOINC does not run? If you are able to run the benchmarks, then the client is running.


Ran the benchmark from the terminal. When I try to run boinc, nothing happens.
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Message 112096 - Posted: 22 Jun 2023, 5:14:41 UTC - in response to Message 112094.  

What do you mean by BOINC does not run? If you are able to run the benchmarks, then the client is running.

The benchmark ended with an error message.

21-Jun-2023 15:21:43 gstate.init() failed
Error Code: -180
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Message 112097 - Posted: 22 Jun 2023, 5:55:04 UTC - in response to Message 112094.  

What do you mean by BOINC does not run? If you are able to run the benchmarks, then the client is running.

I should make myself a bit clearer. the program may be running, but I have no idea of how to use it unless the graphical user interface (gui) shows up. That does not happen and unless I have copy and paste instructions, I am helpless to make it work. So far I was using that which I found on the website and that which I could understand from other sources. So, until the gui becomes available to me, boinc is not working. I do not know why the gui does not load as it has always been available until the system upgrade. I hope this explains my problem sufficiently to suggest a solution.

I even tried running boinc-manager from the terminal.

james:~$ man boinc-manager
No manual entry for boinc-manager
james:~$ boinc-manager
boinc-manager: command not found
james:~$
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Message 112098 - Posted: 22 Jun 2023, 6:28:51 UTC

BOINC 7.18 is for Android versions only, it's not suitable to run on Linux.

Report that to your package maintainer and return to a previous version. Tell them to use branch 7.20 or 7.22 to make their package.
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Message 112099 - Posted: 22 Jun 2023, 11:24:20 UTC - in response to Message 112098.  

BOINC 7.18 is for Android versions only, it's not suitable to run on Linux.

Report that to your package maintainer and return to a previous version. Tell them to use branch 7.20 or 7.22 to make their package.

The repository I am able to access does not have the versions you indicate and I have no idea where to acquire them. I appreciate the information and I will make the attempt again when the appropriate version is available to me. In the mean time, I purged boinc from the system using
sudo apt purge boinc*
and I will check back when I next have time to see if there is a suggestion of where to acquire the appropriate version of boinc for linux mint.
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Message 112100 - Posted: 22 Jun 2023, 13:43:34 UTC - in response to Message 112099.  

Check https://launchpad.net/~costamagnagianfranco/+archive/ubuntu/boinc

Gianfranco is an official BOINC builder.
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Message 112107 - Posted: 23 Jun 2023, 8:55:00 UTC - in response to Message 112100.  

Check https://launchpad.net/~costamagnagianfranco/+archive/ubuntu/boinc

Gianfranco is an official BOINC builder.

Managed to purge before loading from the new repository.
Similar problem in that I had to execute the manager from the terminal. The manager says it is unable to open the client. While the graphical user interface (gui) is visible, it does not connect to the internet and none of the functions I tried had any effect.

I did manage to get some results by executing the client first then the manager from the terminal. A work around at best, but at least it seems to work. The connection was deferred so I have yet to see any tasks loaded to be executed.
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Message 112108 - Posted: 23 Jun 2023, 12:44:13 UTC - in response to Message 112107.  

I did manage to get some results by executing the client first then the manager from the terminal. A work around at best, but at least it seems to work. The connection was deferred so I have yet to see any tasks loaded to be executed.

Seems to be functioning normally now that I have some active tasks. Thank you for your assistance.
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Message 112112 - Posted: 24 Jun 2023, 1:34:42 UTC
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Not sure why you installed the Nvidia drivers in your previous attempt when you don't have an Nvidia card. Your video drivers need to be by AMD.

Redo your group addition from your previous attempt. Should clear the Manager connecting to the client issue.

sudo usermod -aG boinc james
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Message 112163 - Posted: 27 Jun 2023, 11:11:45 UTC - in response to Message 112112.  

Not sure why you installed the Nvidia drivers in your previous attempt when you don't have an Nvidia card.

Never noticed until I had a problem.
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Message 112164 - Posted: 27 Jun 2023, 11:25:29 UTC - in response to Message 112112.  

Redo your group addition from your previous attempt. Should clear the Manager connecting to the client issue.

sudo usermod -aG boinc james

The thought never crossed my mind. Did not know it was that important to my problem. The description seemed to indicate that the only function was to limit access. In any case, this allows me to just click and get things going. I would say that your suggestion solved the problem I was having. Thank you.

I used the code you posted. After a reboot, I was able to launch BOINC from the menu.

SUCCESS
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