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Stephenish

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Message 37310 - Posted: 28 Mar 2011, 6:36:56 UTC

3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Starting BOINC client version 6.10.60 for windows_x86_64
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Libraries: libcurl/7.19.7 OpenSSL/0.9.8l zlib/1.2.3
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Running as a daemon
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Running under account boinc_master
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz [Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4]
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Processor: 256.00 KB cache
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 syscall nx lm vmx tm2 popcnt pbe
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Home Premium x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Memory: 11.99 GB physical, 23.98 GB virtual
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Disk: 279.36 GB total, 239.74 GB free
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Local time is UTC -5 hours
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM No usable GPUs found

I haven't loaded a specific DirectX version, whatever is native to a fresh Windows 7 install. There are 2 GTX 260 Core 216 cards from eVGA installed in SLi. GPUGRID lists these processors in green on the compatibility list. So, I should be good to go, n'est pas? Running BOINC 6.10.60. nVidia driver v. 266.58.
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Message 37311 - Posted: 28 Mar 2011, 7:00:18 UTC - in response to Message 37310.  

This might be a "feature" of the newest stable version, as there are several other threads stating the same.

See if 6.10.58 (from here) works better for you.

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Message 37314 - Posted: 28 Mar 2011, 12:09:03 UTC - in response to Message 37310.  

3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Starting BOINC client version 6.10.60 for windows_x86_64
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Libraries: libcurl/7.19.7 OpenSSL/0.9.8l zlib/1.2.3
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Running as a daemon
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Running under account boinc_master
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz [Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4]
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Processor: 256.00 KB cache
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 syscall nx lm vmx tm2 popcnt pbe
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Home Premium x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Memory: 11.99 GB physical, 23.98 GB virtual
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Disk: 279.36 GB total, 239.74 GB free
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM Local time is UTC -5 hours
3/28/2011 1:17:28 AM No usable GPUs found

I haven't loaded a specific DirectX version, whatever is native to a fresh Windows 7 install. There are 2 GTX 260 Core 216 cards from eVGA installed in SLi. GPUGRID lists these processors in green on the compatibility list. So, I should be good to go, n'est pas? Running BOINC 6.10.60. nVidia driver v. 266.58.


That's your problem, uninstall Boinc, reinstall Boinc and don't use the 'Protected application execution'

See No GPUs Found for more information.

Claggy
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Message 37323 - Posted: 28 Mar 2011, 19:21:22 UTC - in response to Message 37314.  
Last modified: 28 Mar 2011, 19:37:51 UTC

Thank you very much. I'll get rid of the protected application execution, immediately.

I did want to run under an unprivileged user account, though.

MS DEVs take note. As if they'll see this.

Maybe I'll go complain on a MS forum. Though I don't know where the forum resides, atm.

Thanks again for the assist, Claggy. Nice link.
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Message 38134 - Posted: 2 Jun 2011, 17:17:08 UTC

Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT Starting BOINC client version 6.10.58 for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT Libraries: libcurl/7.21.3 NSS/3.12.9.0 zlib/1.2.5 libidn/1.19 libssh2/1.2.7
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT Data directory: /var/lib/boinc
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT Processor: 6 AuthenticAMD AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T Processor [Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0]
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT Processor: 512.00 KB cache
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc rep_good nopl nonstop_tsc extd_apicid aperfmperf pni monitor
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT OS: Linux: 2.6.38.6-27.fc15.x86_64
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT Memory: 3.87 GB physical, 5.87 GB virtual
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT Disk: 49.22 GB total, 45.67 GB free
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT Local time is UTC -4 hours
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT No usable GPUs found
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT GPUGRID URL http://www.gpugrid.net/; Computer ID 101578; resource share 100
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT General prefs: from http://boinc.fzk.de/poem/ (last modified 16-Sep-2009 12:19:58)
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT Host location: none
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT General prefs: using your defaults
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT Preferences:
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT max memory usage when active: 1980.29MB
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT max memory usage when idle: 3564.52MB
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT max disk usage: 1.50GB
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT don't use GPU while active
Thu 02 Jun 2011 12:50:31 PM EDT suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25 %

Similar problem as in this thread.

System includes NVIDIA GTX480 graphics card which works in Windows Vista 32 bit configuration with Boinc 6.10.60,

Now setting up to run Fedora 15 (to test if processing performance is better for GPUGRID) where Xserver recognizes and is using GTX480 graphics card with driver version 270.41.19 installed from NVIDIA website, but Boinc indicates it is not present.

Any ideas why Boinc can not find my GPU in this configuration? Thank you in advance.

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Message 38135 - Posted: 2 Jun 2011, 17:37:55 UTC - in response to Message 38134.  

Permissions, most likely. You may have installed the driver, but it may not be running in the same plane as BOINC is and as such BOINC cannot find the driver and see your GPU.
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Message 38156 - Posted: 4 Jun 2011, 16:17:58 UTC - in response to Message 38136.  

Interesting...

I actually installed Boinc with "yum install boinc-client boinc-manager" per Boinc website (as user root) since I was working in command line mode to install NVidia driver.

I had to change boot mode to command line since NVidia driver install did not like the Xserver running. I did this by using "ln -s /lib/systemd/system/multi-user.target /etc/systemd/system/default.target" [analogous to runlevel 3].

I already had included both the "rdblacklist=nouveau noveau.modeset=0" in the kernel boot line of grub.conf pursuant to other comments I found about loading NVida drivers for Fedora 14.

I even added lines to xorg.conf file as suggested:
"
Section "Files"
ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
ModulePath "/user/lib64/xorg/modules"
EndSection
"
The modules and extensions are all owned by root.

I did use "/sbin/chkconfig boinc-client on" to have boinc auto-start as daemon at boot time.

Using "/usr/sbin/usermod -G boinc -a {username}", I added my user account (not root) into the boinc group.

I changed "remote_hosts.cfg" and "gui_rpc_auth.cfg" files for use with BoincTasks in my network.

Using "lspci | grep VGA" in terminal in Gnome results in message "01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GF100 [GeForce GTX 480] (rev a3)"

Now I am thinking that I may need to give user boinc (or group boinc) persmission to access the modules directory. I will check that out before using yum to remove boinc and reinstalling the Boinc program from within Gnome. I will let you know the status later.

How did you finally control fan speed in Fedora? I used TThrottle in Windows to control temperature, but I don't think it has a linux version (I need to check on that).

Thank you again for the help.

Tom
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Message 38183 - Posted: 5 Jun 2011, 20:55:18 UTC - in response to Message 38161.  

Added boinc user to video group. Still no usable GPUs message.

Tried to create symbolic link to modules directory in /var/lib/boinc directory to give boinc access to modules. Still no usable GPUs message.

After several other attempts, I gave up and used yum remove boinc-client boinc-manager.

Then I downloaded boinc from boinc.berkeley.edu download page and installed from Downloads directory as non-root user.

It now finds my GPU and connects to GPUGrid.

However, I do not like where the program is located within /home/{username}/Downloads/BOINC. Seems strange to me, but it works now.

Strange it will not work the other way.
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