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Message 30302 - Posted: 22 Dec 2009, 21:04:07 UTC
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I changed my setting in BOINC Manager (Linux 6.10.17) from "when computer is used" to "only when computer is idle since 5 minutes". But it doesn't work - the CPU usage ist still 100%. (And yes, it's the BOINC processes taking this CPU time; when BOIUNC is quit, CPU falls down to 5% usage.) No matter if I type on the keyboard or move the mouse - BOINC doesn't pause/stop. Is this a known problem in the Linux BOINC manager?
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Message 30303 - Posted: 22 Dec 2009, 22:08:27 UTC - in response to Message 30302.  

Did you select "Run based on preferences" in the Activity menu of BOINC manager?

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Message 30304 - Posted: 22 Dec 2009, 22:52:25 UTC - in response to Message 30303.  

Did you select "Run based on preferences" in the Activity menu of BOINC manager?


Yes.

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Message 30306 - Posted: 23 Dec 2009, 0:32:12 UTC - in response to Message 30304.  

Did you set the preferences local or online? The local settings override the online ones.

There have been threads about difficulties with keyboard/mouse detection on linux boxes, but not lately.

How's your keyboard/mouse connected? (usb?)

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Message 30309 - Posted: 23 Dec 2009, 7:54:11 UTC - in response to Message 30302.  

And yes, it's the BOINC processes taking this CPU time;

What exactly do you mean with that statement? The BOINC binary, BOINC Manager binary or any science application?
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Message 30310 - Posted: 23 Dec 2009, 8:33:28 UTC - in response to Message 30306.  

Did you set the preferences local or online? The local settings override the online ones.

There have been threads about difficulties with keyboard/mouse detection on linux boxes, but not lately.

How's your keyboard/mouse connected? (usb?)


Local. Mouse and Keyboard via USB.
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Message 30311 - Posted: 23 Dec 2009, 8:33:57 UTC - in response to Message 30309.  

And yes, it's the BOINC processes taking this CPU time;

What exactly do you mean with that statement? The BOINC binary, BOINC Manager binary or any science application?


The project's science apps.
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Message 30312 - Posted: 23 Dec 2009, 9:04:54 UTC - in response to Message 30311.  

As per the still open Trac ticket on the subject, comment by David:

The mechanisms for detecting activity differ between USB devices and PS2 devices, and they differ between distros and versions as well. We only have 1 Linux system for testing (FC10), and we rely on outside developers to provide code for the other cases. Can you point me to code for Ubuntu?

If you know where the USB user-is-idle detection code in Ubuntu can be looked at, let me know and I'll forward it to that ticket.
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Message 34817 - Posted: 21 Sep 2010, 17:20:39 UTC

Hello. I'm just posting to reiterate the bug. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 with Boinc 6.10.17 and the only way it recognizes user input is 1) keyboard inputs into the terminal (not into any other program, that I can find) or 2) when I first boot, Boinc will correctly recognize all keyboard and mouse (both connected via USB) inputs.
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Message 34821 - Posted: 21 Sep 2010, 19:04:57 UTC - in response to Message 34817.  

Hello. I'm just posting to reiterate the bug. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 with Boinc 6.10.17 and the only way it recognizes user input is 1) keyboard inputs into the terminal (not into any other program, that I can find) or 2) when I first boot, Boinc will correctly recognize all keyboard and mouse (both connected via USB) inputs.


If Boinc 6.10.17 had this Bug 10 months ago, then it'll still have it now, try a later version, 6.10.58 being the current recommended version,

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