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Jean-David

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Message 114063 - Posted: 25 May 2024, 17:00:46 UTC

I am running Red Hat Enterprise Linux release 8.10 (Ootpa) on a Dell computer.
CPU type 	GenuineIntel
Intel(R) Xeon(R) W-2245 CPU @ 3.90GHz [Family 6 Model 85 Stepping 7]
Number of processors 	16
Operating System 	Linux Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.10 (Ootpa) [4.18.0-553.el8_10.x86_64|libc 2.28]
BOINC version 	7.20.2
Memory 	125.08 GB
Cache 	16896 KB


I am running boinc version 7.20.2 from EPEL that is the latest version available from them for my system.

Now I run the boinc manager almost all the time and it works fine unless I select the top left tab that currently says Notices (2). When I select that, the boinc manager seems to vanish and stops runing.

Wondering if something went wrong with the code, I re-installed the boinc manager from the .rpm and it made no difference.

Is it just me, or do thers have this problem too? In any case, what do I do to fix it?
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Message 114064 - Posted: 25 May 2024, 18:31:57 UTC

I haven't run an RPM distro since Mandrake so am not sure about how to get other versions other than flatpack or rolling your own. To me it feels a bit like the bug that would crash the manager when switching from simple to advanced view. Anyone else on an RPM distro got any ideas?
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Message 114065 - Posted: 25 May 2024, 23:59:04 UTC - in response to Message 114064.  

To me it feels a bit like the bug that would crash the manager when switching from simple to advanced view.

I just tried that, switching from advanced view to simple view (or whatever they are called) and then back to advanced view and it worked with no trouble.
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Message 114066 - Posted: 26 May 2024, 2:09:04 UTC - in response to Message 114064.  

I set the Boinc Manager process to simple view and asked for Notices and it crashed just like the advanced view does.
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Message 114121 - Posted: 11 Jun 2024, 17:39:14 UTC - in response to Message 114066.  

Now it says there are three notices, but the Boinc manager exits without a word if I select the tab. Where in the file system are the notices kept? I should look at them, their ownership, and permissions. I rummaged around in /var/lib/boinc/notices but it does not seem to be what I thought.
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Message 114230 - Posted: 6 Jul 2024, 13:39:27 UTC
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Boinc manager stores logs in ~/.BOINC/stderrgui.txt
Maybe it wrote crash log there?
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Message 114231 - Posted: 6 Jul 2024, 15:35:14 UTC - in response to Message 114230.  

Boinc manager stores logs in ~/.BOINC/stderrgui.txt
Maybe it wrote crash log there?

I notice my log is mostly full of lines like

(boincmgr:170309): Gtk-CRITICAL **: 16:32:36.348: gtk_box_gadget_distribute: assertion 'size >= 0' failed in GtkNotebook
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Message 114240 - Posted: 9 Jul 2024, 5:45:38 UTC

I am running boinc version 7.20.2 from EPEL that is the latest version available from them for my system.

On this page there is a drop down menu which lets you choose instructions from various flavours of Fedora which I am pretty sure would work on Red Hat.
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