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quiggibub

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Message 16187 - Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 20:40:03 UTC

BOINC was running fine for a few hours, then all of a sudden,I get an error "BOINC manager is not able to connect to a BOINC client". IT WAS RUNNING FINE. I haven't made any changes to the computer at all. When I close BOINC and restart it, my projects appear for about 3 seconds, then everything blanks out and the error message appears. I have tried to repair BOINC, but I still get the error. Before I get suggestions of "check your firewall settings", please note that IT WAS RUNNING FINE FOR SEVERAL HOURS TODAY before this error showed up, and I've been running BOINC for a little over a year on this computer without this problem.
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Les Bayliss
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Message 16189 - Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 21:01:14 UTC

This sounds similar to another current thread, here

So, are you using Vista?
Did you install in the default location?

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Message 16192 - Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 21:03:41 UTC - in response to Message 16189.  

This sounds similar to another current thread, here

So, are you using Vista?
Did you install in the default location?


Nope, running XP.
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Marc Jarry

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Message 16193 - Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 21:03:47 UTC

Hello,

Same here, running fine almost a year under vista business(Boinc 5.10.30), then "can't connect to local host".

Struggling since more than 2 hrs, uninstall boinc 5.10.30, install boinc 5.10.45
in f:Boinc(not program file), diabled user account...
Is it an april fools day prank ?

note: no problem under Win XP based computers!


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Marc Jarry

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Message 16208 - Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 21:46:30 UTC

Boinc client not responding...
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quiggibub

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Message 16212 - Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 21:54:39 UTC

I just talked to a BOINC helper on skype, who determined that BOINC.exe crashes whenever it's started. I have installed the newest version of BOINC, and I still get the same exact problem.
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Marc Jarry

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Message 16216 - Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 21:58:56 UTC

Did start client by hand (from the folder) running ok, but manager can not connect to client.
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quiggibub

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Message 16222 - Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 22:13:33 UTC

Found out what the problem was. Apparently there's a problem with trying to upload to LHC that causes BOINC.exe to crash.


"You can try to edit the client_state.xml file, scroll all the way down and edit the network option to show <user_network_request>3</user_network_request>

That means you suspended network activity. " - taken from http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=2563#16170

I did this and it worked, BOINC.exe didn't crash on start up. I'll try to upload my work when LHC is back up and running.
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Marc Jarry

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Message 16229 - Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 22:32:05 UTC

Thanks, It Works
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Professor Ray

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Message 16244 - Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 23:14:11 UTC

Yep, that'll work. But now one has to decide how long they want to wait for the LHC server to back on-line to upload outstanding WU's to get credit for processing time. In the meantime no new WU's can be received, and no other WU's can be uploaded either.

Advice: check your project WU deadlines and adjudicate accordingly.

There is a scheme to get rid of problem child LHC WU's stuck in the upload transfer queue.

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Message 16297 - Posted: 1 Apr 2008, 14:58:02 UTC

Since yesterday, four of my machines are unable to run Boinc -- with the exact problem described here. I'll try the fix recommended above and let you know if it works.
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Message 16349 - Posted: 2 Apr 2008, 2:39:13 UTC - in response to Message 16297.  

Since yesterday, four of my machines are unable to run Boinc -- with the exact problem described here. I'll try the fix recommended above and let you know if it works.

LHC is back on line.

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Ralph

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Message 16383 - Posted: 3 Apr 2008, 12:20:14 UTC

I'm curious- from http://distributedcomputing.info/projects.html, I get

LHC unreachable, and their website still shows down for maintenance.

Can anyone confirm LHC is up?
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Message 16385 - Posted: 3 Apr 2008, 12:25:17 UTC

Being a little gun-shy, I thought I'd wait.

I've connected, and the LHC units uploaded just fine.

We're good to go.
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Message 16408 - Posted: 3 Apr 2008, 21:08:54 UTC - in response to Message 16385.  

Being a little gun-shy, I thought I'd wait.

I've connected, and the LHC units uploaded just fine.

We're good to go.

I was trying to debug BOINC to see why it was crashing when the upload happened.

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