Posts by Trog Dog

1) Message boards : GPUs : GPU still not working. HD6950 (Message 44794)
Posted 8 Jul 2012 by Profile Trog Dog
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In my experience yes
2) Message boards : GPUs : GPU still not working. HD6950 (Message 44790)
Posted 8 Jul 2012 by Profile Trog Dog
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I logged out from root and switched to my standard user account. It detected the GPU! THANK YOU!!! Now I have two more questions.

1, How do I get it load right from rc.local (or at boot). I believe rc.local executes as root.



I've had mixed success and I'm unable to pinpoint the differences in setup that cause it to be detected or not (I've got 3 boxes and only one continues to recognise the gpu on startup) for the ones that don't I use gnome to autostart a terminal and execute the boinc command.

I wrote these a while back - you'll have de-gentoo-fy them
3) Message boards : GPUs : GPU still not working. HD6950 (Message 44785)
Posted 7 Jul 2012 by Profile Trog Dog
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It's quite probably a permissions issue. Try running boinc from within an X terminal as a non-root user. Don't worry about specifying that it use your existing /opt/BOINC directory we intentionally don't want it to do so.

~ ./boinc


See if it can detect your GPU
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC processes keep crashing on excessive disk usage (Message 44653)
Posted 28 Jun 2012 by Profile Trog Dog
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If you've been suffering this problem for several years that would cover many versions of boinc - initial thoughts are that this is a hardware (or local) issue. First thing I would check would be the power supply.
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : Boinc computation error (Message 44638)
Posted 27 Jun 2012 by Profile Trog Dog
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You're best going to the individual projects web sites to ask this
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : g++: libboinc.a: No such file or directory (Message 44211)
Posted 21 May 2012 by Profile Trog Dog
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If you have wine (or are able to compile it) have a look at boinctasks its an alternative boinc manager.

And if you ever get sick of slackware give gentoo a try ;)
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : g++: libboinc.a: No such file or directory (Message 44208)
Posted 21 May 2012 by Profile Trog Dog
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This lists the main dependencies - note you can run the client(CLI) without the manager(GUI). I couldn't see any errors in the build log you posted, maybe it got truncated. Sorry, I have no idea what bumblebee is - but if you have an NVIDIA gpu you need the NVIDIA drivers, likewise for ATI gpu you need the ATI drivers.
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : g++: libboinc.a: No such file or directory (Message 44204)
Posted 20 May 2012 by Profile Trog Dog
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7.0.25 is the currently listed "stable" version although 7.0.28 is a bugfixed version of this. Try building at least 7.0.25 (although I would recommend you just start with 7.0.28) and use this info as a guide to assist you compiling. I'm not sure how many slackers frequent the forums.
9) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Problem with BOINC manager from v 6.12.n onwards (Message 44140)
Posted 14 May 2012 by Profile Trog Dog
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A bug has been raised on trac and the devs are aware - guess you could always add a me too comment in the bug to bump it - as to when it will be addressed....?
10) Message boards : Questions and problems : 7.0.25 will not upload on FreeBSD (Message 44101)
Posted 12 May 2012 by Profile Trog Dog
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Sorry guys, haven't got time to do anything about this at the moment. Getting married tomorrow and then on honeymoon for a week. I'll take a look at it when I return if you haven't already resolved it.


Congratulations
11) Message boards : Questions and problems : boinc can`t connect (Message 44046)
Posted 8 May 2012 by Profile Trog Dog
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i managed to solve it by myself,

thank you all who helped me with this issue


Care to explain it may help another user.
12) Message boards : Questions and problems : 7.0.25 will not upload on FreeBSD (Message 44045)
Posted 8 May 2012 by Profile Trog Dog
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Are you able to compile against an earlier version of curl eg 7.18.0 which alpha reported as working with 6.12.26?
13) Message boards : BOINC client : massive work fetch bug in 7.0.25 (Message 43975)
Posted 4 May 2012 by Profile Trog Dog
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Likewise, may be there a mistranslation in Bam prefs' settings, because I do not find these new ones. I guess that Bam prefs' labels haven't been updated to follow new 7.x version. Anyway, should I put my 5 and 0,1 values into:
"Connect to network about every" 5 days
"Maintain enough work for an additional" 0,1 day
Correct?
Regards


Unfortunately issues with BAM need to be raised with Willy over at the BAM/Boincstats website - I do know that his has been working on a new version of the website for about 18 months and the new site is expected to go live around the end of this month
14) Message boards : BOINC client : BOINC 7.0.26 (Message 43935)
Posted 3 May 2012 by Profile Trog Dog
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7.0.27 compiles fine on gentoo (stable 64bit) and no noticable hiccups running it so far.
15) Message boards : Questions and problems : 7.0.25 will not upload on FreeBSD (Message 43934)
Posted 3 May 2012 by Profile Trog Dog
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No probs, the other difference apparent is that 6.12.26 reports it was compiled against libidn/0.5.18 whereas 7.0.25 is compiled against c-ares/1.8.0 have you tried recompiling against libidn?



16) Message boards : BOINC client : BOINC 7.0.26 (Message 43928)
Posted 2 May 2012 by Profile Trog Dog
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A 7.0.27 tag has been created in the tree so an official release is getting nearer ;)
17) Message boards : Questions and problems : 7.0.25 will not upload on FreeBSD (Message 43921)
Posted 2 May 2012 by Profile Trog Dog
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I used Ageless's link and tried 6.12.26. It works perfectly.

I noticed that with this version, the task computation progress steadily increases, but with 7.0.25 it stayed at 0% until completion.

6.12.26 outputs:
01-May-2012 12:33:24 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.18.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8e zlib/1.2.3 libidn/0.5.18


7.0.25 outputs:
01/05/2012 15:55:05 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.24.0 GnuTLS/2.12.18 zlib/1.2.5 c-ares/1.8.0



GnuTLS - I suspect is where your problem lies - BOINC requires curl with ssl but NOT tls (at least on gentoo and that appears to be the same with bsd at least on a cursory inspection)
18) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC doesn't detect mouse or keyboard activity (Message 43894)
Posted 30 Apr 2012 by Profile Trog Dog
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How are you running boinc - as a service or from a terminal?
19) Message boards : BOINC client : BOINC 7.0.26 (Message 43892)
Posted 30 Apr 2012 by Profile Trog Dog
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There are other bugs that have surfaced and the devs are working on a 7.0.27

Interesting philosophical debate. In a situation where the "receommended" version has bugs which are complete show-stoppers for some projects, is it better to wait and promote the bug-free version, or to promote an interim "not quite so bad" version.

Hint: if we waited for bugs like [trac]#336[/trac] - described as 'critical' by the lead developer, when he reported it five years ago - to be fixed, we would still be in a pre-beta testing phase.

So why wait now?


I'm not speaking on behalf of the devs but if we were able to recruit a greater number of alpha testers then we could probably have recommended releases that were "stable" and relatively bug free avoiding this situation - and this is only meant as a comment, not an answer or counter-point to your question :)
20) Message boards : BOINC client : BOINC 7.0.26 (Message 43878)
Posted 29 Apr 2012 by Profile Trog Dog
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Since there is nowhere feedback to be found for this build, I give some here.

BOINC 7.0.26 works all fine for me; well, with its small and useful changes (from 7.0.25) it should do so ;)

IMHO you should set this build as the "Recommended version". Even more, since it does solve some problems as can be seen here.


Greetings
:)


There are other bugs that have surfaced and the devs are working on a 7.0.27


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