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Daniel Gandolfo

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Message 17131 - Posted: 3 May 2008, 8:49:09 UTC

Dear All,

I want to stop BOINC on Linux.

This is the way I have tried.

Go to 'System Monitor' to find the PID. All I can find is Boinccmgr which is sleeping. Obviously I need to find the PID of boinc-client which is obviously the program which takes up the processor power. I don't know where to find the PID for this process. Could anybody help please.

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Message 17134 - Posted: 3 May 2008, 9:18:50 UTC
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Try boinc_cmd --quit (note the double - symbol]. The command is in the Boinc directory.
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Message 17137 - Posted: 3 May 2008, 9:46:14 UTC - in response to Message 17134.  

Thanks,

boinc_cmd --quit

did work but how do I start boinc_cmd up again.

How do I find boinc_cmd PID because it does not appear in 'system monitor' list or under ps command?

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Message 17141 - Posted: 3 May 2008, 11:32:40 UTC

What distro? It sounds like you installed from a package manager.
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Message 17142 - Posted: 3 May 2008, 11:47:10 UTC - in response to Message 17141.  

What distro? It sounds like you installed from a package manager.


I am running Linux Debian (Lenny).

Kernel Linux 2.6.24.1-amd64

GNOME 2.22.1


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Message 17255 - Posted: 8 May 2008, 23:19:00 UTC - in response to Message 17131.  

Obviously I need to find the PID of boinc-client which is obviously the program which takes up the processor power.

It's not. boinc-client starts up project applications, and those use CPU.

In any case, it's a bad idea to kill boinc-client. Always use boinc_cmd --quit. And note boinc_cmd takes way less than a second to do its job (sending a message to boinc-client), so you will probably never see it in a process list.

If BOINC starts on boot, you can probably start it like this: /etc/init.d/boinc-client start. If BOINC doesn't start on boot... then you should already know how to start it, otherwise how did you start it the first time? :)

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