Connection Failed (Mac version 6.2.18)

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Nello Lucchesi

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Message 21743 - Posted: 11 Dec 2008, 22:19:11 UTC

I'm trying to run BOINC on my iMac G5 running MacOS X 10.5.5.

When I choose "Select Computer" from the Advanced menu, I get this error:

"Connection Failed

"Boinc Manager is not able to connect to a BOINC client.
"Would you like to try again."

I'm using LOCALHOST and leaving the password blank.

Obviously, since I'm able to post to this message I have a network connection.

Can someone give me a clue what to try next?

Thanks.

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Message 21745 - Posted: 11 Dec 2008, 23:50:58 UTC - in response to Message 21744.  

I'm not sure where that file lives on Mac systems but try looking in the BOINC data directory first.

/Library/Applications Support/BOINC/
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Message 21747 - Posted: 12 Dec 2008, 2:03:06 UTC - in response to Message 21745.  

On MacOS X 10.5 (Leopard) the path is:

/Library/Application Support/BOINC Data/gui_rpc_auth.cfg
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Message 21748 - Posted: 12 Dec 2008, 2:06:25 UTC - in response to Message 21744.  
Last modified: 12 Dec 2008, 2:07:38 UTC

It can't connect to the client if the client is not running so verify that the client is running.


How can I tell if the client is running, i.e., what is the name of the client process? If it is NOT running, then how do I start it?

Thank you.

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Message 21750 - Posted: 12 Dec 2008, 2:36:04 UTC

I re-booted and the problem went away. Oh well.

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