Posts by Ricky Moore

1) Message boards : News : Client version 7.8.2 released (Message 81343)
Posted 17 Sep 2017 by Ricky Moore
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The newest BOINC will not stop running when I am on battery. I have to exit the program. I have it setup as a service will that cause it not to stop running on battery?
2) Message boards : BOINC Manager : 6.10.33 ( through) 6.10.43 (Message 31885)
Posted 31 Mar 2010 by Ricky Moore
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This is added to BOINC not the project based on what the above statement says.

Yes, it's added to the BOINC 'server code' at the project sites.

Gruß,
Gundolf



Well, if that is true then it could take a long time! Depending how often a project "updates" their code. Until then it will be useless!
3) Message boards : BOINC Manager : 6.10.33 ( through) 6.10.43 (Message 31881)
Posted 31 Mar 2010 by Ricky Moore
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But I don't see anyplace during or after attaching to allow you to set a project to 0.

Project->Your account->Project preferences->Resource share.

But as far as I know, it only works on Seti. Perhaps on other projects that updated to later back-end updates as well, but you'll have to test that. If the value resets to 1 (or 100), that project isn't updated.


That is how you do it for the project which would limit any computer running that project for that location.

Based on the "NEW" improvements from the way it reads makes it sound like there is a setting in BOINC to control the PC it's installed on.

New: Added ability for a project to be specified as a "Backup Project" by setting its resource share to 0

This is added to BOINC not the project based on what the above statement says.
4) Message boards : BOINC Manager : 6.10.33 ( through) 6.10.43 (Message 31877)
Posted 31 Mar 2010 by Ricky Moore
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I downloaded the 6.10.43 to test on one computer and was wondering how you go about setting the resources to 0 for a project so it can be a "stand by" or "back up".

My Team mates have said that this would be something controled by the project not by BOINC.

From the way I read it, this is something BOINC would be in control of because you may have a project on stand by for one PC but may be running it at 100% on another PC.

But I don't see anyplace during or after attaching to allow you to set a project to 0.

Also, if I understand this right BOINC would treat this project that is set to 0 as if was not attached and so would not ask for any WU's from that project. Right?

5) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC OPENS on startup (Message 29449)
Posted 14 Dec 2009 by Ricky Moore
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Try BOINC Manager->Advanced view->Advanced->Options, slide "Network reminder interval" to zero. Then try this again.


Didn't Work!

Here is what goes on:

1 Start PC
2 Click on Account and add password
3 Vista opens to desktop
4 Background stuff loads
5 BOINC open to the Advance View and Attach Project Box opens with the following:

Project Not Found

The URL you supplied is not that of a BOINC Based Project.

Please check the URL and try again.

It gives you the choice of Back, Finish or Cancel

Meanwhile BOINC is trying to use the net to upload or download WU's!!!

During the install I did tell BOINC to install in another loacation. Could it still be reading something from an OLD install and looking in the wrong place for the files? The projects seem to run ok but this is very much a pain!
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC OPENS on startup (Message 29437)
Posted 14 Dec 2009 by Ricky Moore
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After installing BOINC and attaching my projects I can't stop BOINC from opening the Attach Project Wizward when I bootup. As Windows starts BOINC opens and trys to connect to the net (even with it set to "Supend Network".

I end up clicking on the Network and then back to supend before it will stop trying to connect to the net.

Plus It still won't work under a limited user account.

Using Vista and BOINC WCG_6.6.28.

7) Message boards : Questions and problems : Adding BOINC to a Limited user Account (Message 29411)
Posted 13 Dec 2009 by Ricky Moore
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UPDATE:

I found that this don't work for the VISTA in fact BOINC will not even run/attach to the core program. Something about a password not being correct.

I have try to remove and re-install BOINC and still it only works under the Admin account.

Anyone got any ideas?
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : Adding BOINC to a Limited user Account (Message 29322)
Posted 9 Dec 2009 by Ricky Moore
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I Knew someone would point that out!!

Yes you change the C to D or whatever drive you have your System on. I was thinking that most folks have their system on the C: Drive.

I don't know why but I try to enter the command before going to the Root Directory and it didn't work. It gave me a short lesson on how DOS can make you feel dumb! (For me that is not hard to do! ;) )
9) Message boards : Questions and problems : Adding BOINC to a Limited user Account (Message 29310)
Posted 8 Dec 2009 by Ricky Moore
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I am putting this on here because others may need the info plus to point out something that took me some time to figure out!

You can add users by going through the command line. You will need to be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this.

- Click on the 'Start' button.
- Click on 'Programs'.
- Click on 'Desktop-Accessories'.
- Click on 'Command Prompt'.
- In the command prompt window that opened, type: net localgroup boinc_admins 'username' /add (press Enter), where 'username' (without the quotes) is the user name you want to add. As far as I know, the user name is not case sensitive.

The above method can be used to add user names to the BOINC groups on Pro and Ultimate versions as well.

Now for my added 2 cents worth:

Make sure you are at the "C" Prompt before typing the above info. For those that don't know about DOS. Type "cd.." without the quotes and hit enter until you get to something like:

C:>

then type this:

net localgroup boinc_admins 'username' /add




10) Message boards : Questions and problems : Adding BOINC to a Limited user Account (Message 29308)
Posted 8 Dec 2009 by Ricky Moore
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Thanks again!!!
11) Message boards : BOINC Manager : My Wish List - part 3. (Message 29306)
Posted 8 Dec 2009 by Ricky Moore
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When you install BOINC it should add "Limited User Acounts" too! At least give you the choice to do so during the install part!

Also, DON"T forget some of us are still using the old dailup. So BOINC should be more dailup friendly!

Thanks!
12) Message boards : Questions and problems : Adding BOINC to a Limited user Account (Message 29305)
Posted 8 Dec 2009 by Ricky Moore
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I like to setup my PC's so that I can use a Limited user acount for everyday use. When I install BOINC it runs fine on the admin acounts but when I go to the "Limited User" acount I get a popup from BOINC telling me that I need to add that acount to the "BOINC_MASTER" acount in order to use it.

I know I can uninstall BOINC and re-install it to get to work but that is a pain. Can someone tell me how to add an acount?

I am using Vista and XP so I need to have the info for both (unless it's done the same way).

Thanks!

13) Message boards : Promotion : Problems Getting folks to run BOINC (Message 27805)
Posted 6 Oct 2009 by Ricky Moore
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After talking to some people about running BOINC they tell me that they don't like the idea of a program that is downloading and uploading stuff with out them knowing it. Most are worried about someone breaking into the computer and getting their info like bank accounts and things.

I have tryed to tell them that this should not happen (has not as far as I know) Plus I have told them they have 100% control as to when BOINC goes "online" and what it download (as far as what project is downloaded). I tell them that only info for the project they pick will be thansfered. Plus what time of day or night it goes "online".

However some don't trust it. They want to be sure it's not going to hurt their PC.
14) Message boards : Promotion : BOINC for unusual devices ? (Message 27804)
Posted 6 Oct 2009 by Ricky Moore
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I have a Brother Word Processor and one of those old Mail Station... be nice if there was a way to get them to run BOINC!
15) Message boards : Questions and problems : Runtime Error (Message 27802)
Posted 6 Oct 2009 by Ricky Moore
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Can you test the latest BOINC 6.10 on that machine, see if you can reproduce the error?


Ageless, were you asking me this question or Invisible Man?
16) Message boards : BOINC client : Suggestion of a new option in preferences (Message 27800)
Posted 6 Oct 2009 by Ricky Moore
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BOINC is supose to work like a "ScreenSaver". When you are using the PC BOINC takes a "backseat" until you stop using it and kicks in again. You may need to check if you have the box checked that allows BOINC to run while you are using the PC. Also check the number of mins that pass before BOINC kicks in. I think the default is 3.

However if you have a fast Computer then it should be able to run BOINC while you are on it unless you are playing a game that requires all of your CPU Power!


This may help.
17) Message boards : BOINC Manager : My Wish List - part 3. (Message 27797)
Posted 6 Oct 2009 by Ricky Moore
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Yes I thought about that too. But I still like to see it done. Maybe it could be a user's choice during install/setup for BOINC?
18) Message boards : BOINC Manager : My Wish List - part 3. (Message 27787)
Posted 5 Oct 2009 by Ricky Moore
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1. I wish BOINC would treat projects that are set to "NNT" as if they were not attached to the PC thereby given the other project the full 100% of resoures. Then when you set them to "Allow New Tasks" BOINC would start getting WU's for it. This would be helpful for Team during racing.

2. When a WU is 5% or so from complete BOINC should over ride the 1 hour between projects or how many that was set and complete that WU. This way a WU would not stop at 98% and have to wait another hour to the last 2% of work and the WU could be uploaded faster.

3. How about a BOINC that will run for DOS 5.0? (Just thought I throw that in there) I do have 1 PC that I run DOS sometimes for fun.
19) Message boards : Questions and problems : Preference Override File (Message 27786)
Posted 5 Oct 2009 by Ricky Moore
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Each PC is given from 9pm to 6am to use the net. Each Modem is set to hangup about 30 mins of idle time. After that if the PC needs to call home again it can do so.

Yes on the 2nd posting. However once I found out it was not working I went to doing it myself. I still would like to get it to work on it's own because I have missed some deadlines doing it myself.
20) Message boards : Questions and problems : Preference Override File (Message 27779)
Posted 5 Oct 2009 by Ricky Moore
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I have 7 PC's and I wanted to set each one to have it's own day of the week to "call home" to whatever project that it is running. However the Day-of-week over ride don't seem to work for dialup. Is this ture or is there a setting I am missing somewhere?

Right now they dial anytime BOINC needs to "call home" and this is good BUT (always a BUT!) it ties up my phone line to the point that people have a hard time calling me.

I was thinking to let each PC have it's own Night of the week and have the phoneline free for me during the day.

Thanks for your help!

P.S. Most of my PC's are using either wcg_boinc_6.6.28 or the one downloaded from the BOINC Site 6.6.28

I tried using the 6.6.38 but BOINC stops working in Limited User Account even if it installs to run as a service for everyone.


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