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Charlie Fenton
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Message 47606 - Posted: 2 Feb 2013, 10:48:59 UTC - in response to Message 47603.  
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The GPU did not switch to the internal HD3000 chip an boinc was listed as the blocking program, on shutting boinc down the GPU switch after a few seconds.

The problem is the CUDA driver. We have asked NVIDIA for a fix, but they have not done so. If you have CUDA installed on your system, remove it.

A work-around was introduced in BOINC 7.0.35, but unfortunately the last public release was 7.0.31. You can download a test version of 7.0.47 here. However, all this does is disable CUDA on dual-GPU MacBooks. So the simplest thing is to remove CUDA from your system.
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Message 49927 - Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 6:36:46 UTC

The Boinc Manager screen pops up every time when I press the Finder's HIDE button.
Very annoying.
Could that be fixed?
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Message 50292 - Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 12:30:30 UTC

This may seem trivial, but every morning when I log on to my macbook air the first thing I see is the BOINC manager GUI appears on my screen, which I have to close or else have it cluttering my desktop for the rest of the day.

I like to contribute my computer to BOINC projects, but I'd rather the BOINC was invisible to me. Just works when system is otherwise idle, and stops when I log on. Again, just kind of an unnecessary annoyance. And why should doing something good cause annoyance? I never read the notifications or look over the other tabs first thing in the morning. SO it serves no useful purpose and I find it annoying.

I'm often blind when it comes to finding key settings buried in sub-menus. If there is an option to keep the app minimized and not maximize on my screen each morning, please tell me where it is. Thanks!
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Message 50294 - Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 13:09:53 UTC - in response to Message 50292.  

every morning when I log on to my macbook air the first thing I see is the BOINC manager GUI appears on my screen
When you say you log in, are you booting the Mac or just waking it from sleep? By default, on system startup OS X reopens all windows which were open when you shut down. Might this be what is happening? If so, make sure you close the BOINC window (press the red close button) before shutting down the computer.

There is also a check box in System Preferences -> General to tell OS X not to reopen all windows when relaunching apps.

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Message 50297 - Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 16:06:38 UTC - in response to Message 50294.  

There is also a check box in System Preferences -> General to tell OS X not to reopen all windows when relaunching apps.


And there's a check box in System Preferences -> Users & Groups ("Accounts" on older systems) -> Login Items which determines whether or not BOINCManager is hidden when it opens on log-in. It's worth making sure this is still ticked.

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Message 50357 - Posted: 30 Aug 2013, 12:38:29 UTC - in response to Message 50294.  

No, I close the window whenever I see it. I don't quit the boinc manager, but I red button out the window.
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Message 50358 - Posted: 30 Aug 2013, 12:44:52 UTC - in response to Message 50297.  

There is also a check box in System Preferences -> General to tell OS X not to reopen all windows when relaunching apps.


And there's a check box in System Preferences -> Users & Groups ("Accounts" on older systems) -> Login Items which determines whether or not BOINCManager is hidden when it opens on log-in. It's worth making sure this is still ticked.

NG


So far my "Login Items" checkbox for boincmanager ("These items will be automatically opened when you log in") has been checked. If I uncheck it will boinc fail to be active automatically, or just not open a window? I'll try.

Thanks!
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Message 51738 - Posted: 16 Dec 2013, 14:30:17 UTC - in response to Message 47604.  
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I suggest either a fixed 24 1 hour, or an unbounded number of slots for this; for each slot the ability to control run/not, gnu/not, cpu/not, run on battery/not, after idle for, cpu%<, %cpus %cpu time, each schedule should have a block of 7 day of week checkboxes.





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Message 51753 - Posted: 17 Dec 2013, 11:58:20 UTC - in response to Message 51738.  

I have found the "Day-of-week override:" and will play around with that. Can't find any info on what it's supposed to do
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Message 54182 - Posted: 19 May 2014, 15:05:43 UTC

1.) Possibility to choose a folder where the data is stored on the HD.

2.) Possibility to set computing NOT allowed when:
- another user is logged in (maybe this option is included, when you uncheck Computing allowed “While computer is in use”, but i don’t think so)
- every day from …

3.) Possibility to store all done work on the HD when you shut down Boinc (and not just close the window).

Y will explain why this would be imported for me (and possibly for others too):

1.) I use primary SSD and a secondary HD and would like to store often changing data (like Boinc files) on the HD

2.) I would like to make automatically stop working Boinc when my employee logs in in the morning and start again when (s)he logs out after work.

3.) Sometimes i have to log out the user/restart only to see that a Astropulse task (from Seti) has lost 20h of work starting all over again…

P.S. at this moment i have set the task checkpoint to disk at most every 86400 seconds (only 1 time a day to not use my SSD).
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Message 54183 - Posted: 19 May 2014, 16:02:33 UTC - in response to Message 54182.  

1.) Possibility to choose a folder where the data is stored on the HD.

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Tools_for_Mac_OS_X#Moving_BOINC_Manager_or_BOINC_Data_Folder_to_a_Different_Drive

2.) Possibility to set computing NOT allowed when:
- another user is logged in (maybe this option is included, when you uncheck Computing allowed “While computer is in use”, but i don’t think so)

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Tools_for_Mac_OS_X#Disabling_auto-launch_of_BOINC_Manager
- every day from …

Already checked BOINC Manager Advanced view->Tools->Computing preferences?

3.) Possibility to store all done work on the HD when you shut down Boinc (and not just close the window).

Project science applications checkpoint, which saves intermittent data done to disk. When you exit BOINC completely, any data done between the shut down and the last checkpoint written to disk will go lost. Not much that can be done about that, it's not up to BOINC to dictate when applications should write their data to disk. Some project applications don't checkpoint at all. The value for "Tasks checkpoint to disk at most every X seconds" is a suggested value, the application does not need to follow it. Default value is 60 seconds, maximum value is 999 seconds.
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Message 55215 - Posted: 2 Aug 2014, 7:30:22 UTC
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The BOINC Manager is causing my MacMini to run real, real, real slow. Seriously. I've just upgraded to the Beta version of OS X Yosemite, but this has been going on since before I upgraded. Before that I was running whatever the newest public version was (prob OS X 10.9.4, since that is what's on my old macbook). People have given me advice on how to improve performance by adjusting BOINC preferences and such, which I have done. But my MacMini is still running like molasses when BOINC is running. I'm 99% sure it's BOINC that's causing this because, when I put it to sleep or quit it, the computer speeds up.

I'm running version 7.2.42 (for Mac, of course). I don't recall this ever happening before I installed this version.

Since this is the "Wishlist for Mac" group, let me put this into the form of a wish:

•I wish this didn't happen.
•I wish someone could tell me how to make it stop once and for all.
•I wish I wasn't the only one having this problem. (Sorry if that means someone else has to suffer, but really, who wants to suffer alone? And it will also mean it's not my fault.)
•I wish the BOINC developers would contact me to let me know how to fix it, or that a new version is on the way that won't cause the slowdown.

Too many wishes?
8^)~~
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Message 55445 - Posted: 17 Aug 2014, 20:47:18 UTC

It would be great to have a retina version of the Boinc manager!
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Message 55749 - Posted: 30 Aug 2014, 17:19:02 UTC - in response to Message 55215.  

I've got the same problem you do Suzie-Q, but on my iMac. I'm am not running Yosemite (yet) - still using Mavericks, and about 3 or 4 weeks ago my system also slowed way down. I too was able to eliminate the slowdown by shutting off the BOINC Manager. What made the slowdown even worse was running the BOINC screensaver. Shutting down the screensaver made a difference, but did not eliminate the problem. Until this problem occurred, I was running BOINC 24/7 with the screensaver active. The only time I'd "snooze" it was when I was doing processor-intensive work, such as editing with Final Cut Pro X.

I'm also running the latest version of the manager, 7.2.42, but the problem did not occur when updating to that version (which I think has been out for awhile now). Something else has changed. Until this problem is solved I won't be running the program. So, I agree with all of your "wishes", especially #3 since you are NOT the only person having this problem!

I wish it was fixed too - and soon!

John
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Message 56860 - Posted: 20 Oct 2014, 20:57:17 UTC - in response to Message 55749.  

Have any of you run any disk utility software? Just asking. I find at time, I lose the ability to connect to the internet. I've found that running permissions repair fixes the problem. Also, apple chat rooms talk about Yosemite slowing down systems is improved by running the permissions repair from the disk utility as well. Just something to try.

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Message 56862 - Posted: 20 Oct 2014, 22:31:19 UTC

I strongly recommend setting the options to not compute or use the GPU while the computer is in use. The default is to wait until there has been no mouse or keyboard activity for 3 minutes.
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Message 58110 - Posted: 25 Nov 2014, 1:40:22 UTC - in response to Message 15258.  

I just signed up to say, I run many music production studio computers that I'd love to share on the computation grid, but I wish there was a "Snooze for 1hour" or 1-12 hours, instead of just 'Snooze' and needing a manual restart. If I'm doing audio production, I need the CPU, and wish I could snooze for few hours.

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Message 58111 - Posted: 25 Nov 2014, 1:56:19 UTC - in response to Message 58110.  

I wish there was a "Snooze for 1hour".

That is exactly what the Snooze menu item (under the BOINC icons in the menu bar and in the Dock) does. It does not need a manual restart; it resumes automatically after 1 hour.

There is also a setting to suspend BOINC if (non-BOINC) CPU usage exceeds a set percentage of the system's capability. This can be set on your web-based preferences or in the Computing Preferences dialog under BOINC Manager's Tools menu in the Advanced View.
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Message 58187 - Posted: 26 Nov 2014, 0:24:48 UTC - in response to Message 58111.  

Ah thats fantastic! thanks for pointing that out :D!
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Message 58474 - Posted: 7 Dec 2014, 0:09:23 UTC

Hmm, another thought -- I'd like to propose a 'Schedule' feature. Where you (much like say, MS Active Directory's Logon Hours feature) just fill in blocks, or maybe set a schedule for when this program can run.

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