Posts by Hal Bregg

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : running windows and linux clients at the same time. (Message 104827)
Posted 18 Jul 2021 by Hal Bregg
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Both are trying to connect to the localhost on the default port 31416. The solution is simple and in the docs. Just start the virtual version on a different port. Use port 31417 for the virtual machine.
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Controlling_BOINC_remotely


Are suggesting to run another version of Boinc in virtual machine? Also manual you refer to doesn't help either. Nothing is mentioned about setting up different ports except GUI RPC port. Is this what I need to change?
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : running windows and linux clients at the same time. (Message 104720)
Posted 8 Jul 2021 by Hal Bregg
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OK, lets try and clarify what I am doing.

CPDN currently has only work for Linux most of the time. However, there are occasional small batches of work for Windows which I tend to ignore. What I do want to run is testing branch work for Windows without completely stopping main site work.

My solution now is to run main site work natively under Linux while testing branch work for Windows runs using WINE under a Virtual Box which has an Ubuntu installation. This seems to work well and gets around the issue of not being able to run both the Windows version of BOINC and the Linux one at the same time.


Is it something to do with localhost that prevents Boinc in Linux and Wine running at the same time?
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : running windows and linux clients at the same time. (Message 104715)
Posted 7 Jul 2021 by Hal Bregg
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I think he may be trying to get around a problem with a project only offering Windows applications.

So the need for the Windows environment. He said he was using a virtualized version of Windows in Linux.

So my comment was only to point out it is possible to run the Windows BOINC client under Wine, and not that there was any advantage.

I regularly use BoincTasks under Wine. And the occasional other small Windows application that does not have a Linux equivalent.



I run Boinc Manager under Wine succesfully but only 32bit version. 64bt version was crashing immediately. Boinc under Linux has to be stopped prior to launching Boinc under Wine. When I try to launch Boinc under Linux once Boinc under Wine is up and running I get this

#boinccmd --get_state
Authorization failure: -155


and

#/etc/init.d/boinc-client status
‚óŹ boinc-client.service - Berkeley Open Infrastructure Network Computing Client
     Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/boinc-client.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: inactive (dead) since Wed 2021-07-07 06:29:53 BST; 13h ago
       Docs: man:boinc(1)
    Process: 2885 ExecStart=/usr/bin/boinc (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
    Process: 7425 ExecStop=/usr/bin/boinccmd --quit (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
    Process: 7427 ExecStopPost=/bin/rm -f lockfile (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
   Main PID: 2885 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : Boinc 7.9.3 on Linux doesn't read global_prefs_override (Message 99036)
Posted 2 Jun 2020 by Hal Bregg
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In the Manager's menu under Activity, did you also change from Run always, to Run based on preferences?


No, I didn't. Works ok after changing to "Run based...".

Thanks.
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : Boinc 7.9.3 on Linux doesn't read global_prefs_override (Message 99027)
Posted 1 Jun 2020 by Hal Bregg
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I changed settings in global_prefs_override.xml to force BOINC not to run on battery and run only at certain times.
Those changes are not propagated.

When I issue
 boinccmd --read_global_prefs_override

I get error
 boinccmd --read_global_prefs_override


Changing settings in the Boinc Manager didn't help either.
6) Message boards : Projects : New project Brainstorm@home (Message 91689)
Posted 2 Jun 2019 by Hal Bregg
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Here's the project's website

http://brainstormhome.org/

Some WUs were available shortly after project started, but since then now new WUs available.




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