Posts by dentaku

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : Projects: "... needs more disk space. You currently have 0.00 MB available" [Linux] (Message 81675)
Posted 2 Oct 2017 by dentaku
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Oh, boy I used to run BOINC many years ago. Every now and then I tried to rerun it but it never worked anymore with current Ubuntu releases. Today, I tried it with the latest 7.2.42 and finally it got back working. But both of my projects don't start calculating - the news messages say:

"Rosetta Mini needs 953.67MB more disk space. You currently have 0.00 MB available and it needs 953.67 MB."
"SETI@home v8 needs 32.00MB more disk space. You currently have 0.00 MB available and it needs 32.00 MB."

but 0.00 MB is a lie. My settings are:

X use no more than 10 GB
x at least let 10 GB free

I uncompressed it in a separate partion - so not the system and also not the home partition, but a partiotion with
630 GB free disk space.

Is this a known bug?
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : What are the reasons that some people avoid BOINC project? (Message 79808)
Posted 27 Jul 2017 by dentaku
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Because the official dsownload package does not even run on a standard Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64Bit system (probably the widest spread Linux distribution in the world) ... ("./boincmgr: error while loading shared libraries: libwx_gtk2u_html-2.8.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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3) Message boards : Questions and problems : Linux: doesn't start (standard Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 Bit) (Message 79807)
Posted 27 Jul 2017 by dentaku
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Oh boy, many months ago, I tried to get BOINC running again but it didn't run anymore. Today, I downloaded the latest version, even followed the instructions on https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Installing_BOINC but it doesn't run on my pretty standard Ubuntu 16.04.02 LTS (64 Bit) system:

./boincmgr: error while loading shared libraries: libwx_gtk2u_html-2.8.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I tried to link the existinbg libs:

ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libwx_gtk2u_html-3.0.so.0 libwx_gtk2u_html-2.8.so.0
ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libwx_gtk2u_adv-3.0.so.0 libwx_gtk2u_adv-2.8.so.0
ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libwx_gtk2u_core-3.0.so.0 libwx_gtk2u_core-2.8.so.0
ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libwx_baseu_net-3.0.so.0 libwx_baseu_net-2.8.so.0
ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libwx_baseu-3.0.so.0 libwx_baseu-2.8.so.0

and start BOINC with

DIRECTORY=$(cd `dirname $0` && pwd)
cd $DIRECTORY

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/Daten/Programme/BOINC/lib/:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
export DISPLAY=:0

./run_client --daemon
./run_manager

but then I get:

./boincmgr: /Daten/Programme/BOINC/lib/libwx_baseu_net-2.8.so.0: version `WXU_2.8' not found (required by ./boincmgr)
./boincmgr: /Daten/Programme/BOINC/lib/libwx_gtk2u_html-2.8.so.0: version `WXU_2.8' not found (required by ./boincmgr)
./boincmgr: /Daten/Programme/BOINC/lib/libwx_gtk2u_adv-2.8.so.0: version `WXU_2.8' not found (required by ./boincmgr)
./boincmgr: /Daten/Programme/BOINC/lib/libwx_baseu-2.8.so.0: version `WXU_2.8' not found (required by ./boincmgr)
./boincmgr: /Daten/Programme/BOINC/lib/libwx_gtk2u_core-2.8.so.0: version `WXU_2.8.5' not found (required by ./boincmgr)
./boincmgr: /Daten/Programme/BOINC/lib/libwx_gtk2u_core-2.8.so.0: version `WXU_2.8' not found (required by ./boincmgr)


We live in 2017 ... 64 BIt is many many years standard. Please provide a standard 64 Bit Client.
4) Message boards : BOINC client : Linux: run BOINC without CPU switching to higher power modes? (Message 56738)
Posted 16 Oct 2014 by dentaku
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As a good boy, I first searched in the forums in hope to get an already written answer for my question. And then I found my own thread fromm 2009

Linux: always 100% CPU in newer versions: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=5771

Unfortunately, I can't post in this thread anymore - probably because it's too old.

After some years of "pause" from BOINC, I reactivated it some days ago with my new computer (AMD 7850K Quadcore 3.7 GHz, Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit Linux). And 5 years later I still have the same question:

Is there a way to stay in AMD's Cool&Quiet "on demand" power state (so that any other App except BOINC will get full CPU power if needed) and run BOINC without Cool&Quiet switches the lowest power state to a higher (full) one?

I played with the BOINC client settings and I can't get it to work. If I set to use only 5% processing time, the CPU goes to full power state and 3.7 GHz for these 5% of the time. That is not what I want.

If I set lowest power state manually, BOINC can run 100% of the time and the CPU stays in lowest power mode ... of course. But all other Apps also don't get more CPU power. That is not what I want.

I want to stay in "on demand" power state and somehow configure BOINC (or it's Linux process) to use 100% power without increasing the CPU's power state (i.e. stay in lowest freuqncy if no other prozess will use it).

The "ignore_nice_load" workaround might work for the BOINC process - but unfortunately for other processes, too. And - you guessed it - that's not what I want.

Is there a way at all to do this?
5) Message boards : BOINC client : Linux: always 100% CPU in newer versions (Message 33052)
Posted 26 May 2010 by dentaku
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Nope, no GPU calculations. My current projects are SETI@home (Enhanced 5.28), Spinhenge@home (Monte Carlo Metropolis 3.12).
6) Message boards : BOINC client : Linux: always 100% CPU in newer versions (Message 32992)
Posted 24 May 2010 by dentaku
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I really miss the old BOINC days: on my Linux (64 Bit) computer, several BOINC versions earlier, BOINC always let my CPU in the lowest powersaving mode (1 GHz). I have "On demand" enabled, so when applications need CPU power, the AMD Cool&Quiet feature speeds up to 2,5 GHz - just to drop down to 1 GHz, wenn there is no need anymore. With older BOINC versions always running in the background and with using 100% CPU, my CPU stayed in the lowest Cool&Quiet mode at 1 GHz. But since several versions of BOINC, it never drops below the maximum 2,5 GHz. (Of course, I can set CPU usage in BOINC to e.g. 50% but this results just in 50% time with no cpu usage and 50% time in full 2,5 GHz usage.)

Is there a way to get back the old behaviour so that a 100% CPU BOINC keeps calm and lets Cool&Quiet work? Just like in the good old BOINC days?
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : "only when computer is idle" doesn't work. (Message 30311)
Posted 23 Dec 2009 by dentaku
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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.
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : "only when computer is idle" doesn't work. (Message 30310)
Posted 23 Dec 2009 by dentaku
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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.
9) Message boards : Questions and problems : "only when computer is idle" doesn't work. (Message 30304)
Posted 22 Dec 2009 by dentaku
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Did you select "Run based on preferences" in the Activity menu of BOINC manager?


Yes.
10) Message boards : Questions and problems : "only when computer is idle" doesn't work. (Message 30302)
Posted 22 Dec 2009 by dentaku
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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?
11) Message boards : Questions and problems : 6.10: "No usable GPUs found" (Message 28406)
Posted 31 Oct 2009 by dentaku
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9400. BUt hey, the GPU was correctly detected and used in the former 6.6.4 version!
12) Message boards : Questions and problems : 6.10: "No usable GPUs found" (Message 28400)
Posted 30 Oct 2009 by dentaku
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Ubuntu 9.04, NVIDIA driver 180.44
13) Message boards : Questions and problems : 6.10: "No usable GPUs found" (Message 28397)
Posted 30 Oct 2009 by dentaku
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I just upgraded from boinc_6.6.41_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.sh to boinc_6.10.17_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.sh. And suddenly my GPU is not detected anymore:

"No usable GPUs found"

Argh! 2 Lines above:

"cDriverGetVersion() missing from NVIDIA library"

I guess the "No usable GPUs found" is a follow up result of the missing "cuDriverGetVersion()" call, isn't it?

So, do I need a newer NVIDIA driver?
14) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Linux: 6.6.36 and 6.6.37 need run_client started in shell: Why? (Message 26708)
Posted 20 Aug 2009 by dentaku
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When you go to the BOINC download page, you will see that 6.6.36 is labeled Development version (MAY BE UNSTABLE - USE ONLY FOR TESTING)

So 6.6.36 and .37 are effectively ALPHA versions. In which case you should report these problems to the BOINC Alpha email list. This list needs registration.


Well, iof you go to the official download website (http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php) version 6.6.36 is displayed to download - no mentioning of "alpha".... I just downloaded this yesterday and also noticed that the clienbt doesn't start anymore.
15) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Linux: 6.6.36 and 6.6.37 need run_client started in shell: Why? (Message 26707)
Posted 20 Aug 2009 by dentaku
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My workaround for this: I changed run_manager to

#!/bin/bash
sleep 5s
cd "/home/BOINC"
./boinc $@ &
exec ./boincmgr $@ 
16) Message boards : BOINC Manager : 6.6.11 (Linux 64BIt): still doesn't get new work from projects (Message 23374)
Posted 28 Feb 2009 by dentaku
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Can't find such an "alpha email list": http://boinc.berkeley.edu/email_lists.php
17) Message boards : BOINC Manager : 6.6.11 (Linux 64BIt): still doesn't get new work from projects (Message 23318)
Posted 26 Feb 2009 by dentaku
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... except climateprediction ... :-(
18) Message boards : BOINC Manager : 6.6.4 - only WUs from CPDN and GPUGRID (Message 23135)
Posted 15 Feb 2009 by dentaku
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... nope: I got a new one from climateprediction - so it's like the behaviour described by sTEk.
19) Message boards : BOINC Manager : 6.6.4 - only WUs from CPDN and GPUGRID (Message 23133)
Posted 15 Feb 2009 by dentaku
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I also updated to 6.6.4 (in hope to get the broken "suspend when computer is active" feature back working - but it still doesn't work), and I don't get any new WUs anymore. No error messages, all projects just say "Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks" - even climateprediction. :-(
20) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Only active when computer not in use: doesn't work (V 6.4.5, Linux 64 Bit) (Message 23127)
Posted 15 Feb 2009 by dentaku
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It sounds like your local preferences aren't written away. Do you see a message such as "Reading preferences override file" in your Messages when you Save the preferences?

yes.


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