Posts by Ross

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : Several Problems With BOINC (Message 58503)
Posted 7 Dec 2014 by Ross
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I went to the referenced site for the info and then did:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:user/ppa-nameppa:costamagnagianfranco/locutusofborg-ppa

in a terminal.

After giving the password, I received:

Cannot access PPA (https://launchpad.net/api/1.0/~user/+archive/ppa-nameppa) to get PPA information, please check your internet connection.

as the new PPA failed to be added. I also tried:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:costamagnagianfranco/locutusofborg-ppa/ubuntu

and that got:

Cannot access PPA (https://launchpad.net/api/1.0/~costamagnagianfranco/+archive/locutusofborg-ppa/ubuntu) to get PPA information, please check your internet connection.


I think I'm misunderstanding what part to use. Any suggestions?

Ross
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC Off-screen in Windows 7 (Message 55374)
Posted 12 Aug 2014 by Ross
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I can't see BOINC when it's not minimized. It's off-screen to the left. (I can see it zipping over there.)

I'm running BOINC on several computers and in one case I'm upgrading from XP to 7. I'm continuing to use an HP S2031 Wide Screen monitor. When I go into the screen resolution utility, it recommends 1600 x 900, but also says, "If your resolution is below 1600 x 1200, some items may not fit on the screen."

When I try to use a higher resolution, including 1600 x 1200, a notice pops up on the screen (generated by the monitor) which says that the data is out of range.

I would be satisfied to run BOINC in full screen mode, when not minimized, but I can't get to it to run it that way.
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : Updating My BOINC (Message 54887)
Posted 15 Jul 2014 by Ross
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I'm running BOINC 7.0.65 (x86) under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I would like to update it using the Ubuntu Software Center, but apparently even that is a backport from A later release.

The reason I want to use the Ubuntu Software Center is so I'll keep the database of installed software in synch.


Is this not possible? So should I install the bin file separately?

I thought I submitted a previous question about this, but I cannot find it.
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : Ubuntu: Upgrade from 7.0.27 to 7.0.65 (Message 51150)
Posted 4 Nov 2013 by Ross
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After d/l 65 and installing it (aptitude), then rebooting, I'm still running 27. When I started the manager from the left pop-out menu, it started 27 again. So I removed the manager from the pop-out menu (yes, that's not the right name for it).

I'd like to make sure that 65 is actually and correctly installed and I'd like to run it if it is. I'd also like to see that 27 is not installed any longer. Although I'd also like to continue work (if possible) on the existing stock of work units I have.

I hope I don't have to uninstall 27 and then re-install 65. Ideally, I'd like to add a source for BOINC so that the Update Manager will do the installations for me. Forlorn hope?

I'm hardly an expert in Linux, but I think I'm getting better. My long term goal is to migrate from Windows to Linux for most all of what I do.

Thanks for your support.

Ross
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : Upgrading to Manager xx.28 (Message 46635)
Posted 7 Dec 2012 by Ross
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Thanks. I knew I'd seen something before but I wasn't able to find it.

I think I'll study your BOINC / Ubuntu link a bit more before I do anything rash. Thanks.

Ross
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : Upgrading to Manager xx.28 (Message 46630)
Posted 6 Dec 2012 by Ross
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I am runing BOINC Manager 7.0.27, which I installed a while ago. Now that .28 is out I'd like to run it instead. I am currently on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, fully updated.

What I downloaded was a massive but strange shell script. When I run the shell script, I receive a message that I should run the downloaded /BOINC/run_manager to start BOINC.

When I run run_manager, it starts the .28 version of the manager, but it isn't connected to the client. Also, the terminal session receives 12 messages that the boincmgr is trying to remove a child which doesn't believe that "we're its parent."

And the .27 manager is still in my side-of-screen "start menu."
7) Message boards : Projects : SETI@home is a waste of time, computing power & electricity (Message 46561)
Posted 3 Dec 2012 by Ross
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I used to divide my BOINC time between SETI@home and Rosetta@home. I initially did it because SETI was having down-time problems and I'd frequently run out of work (even with the pathetic computer I had then). But I've suspended Rosetta because (a) the WUs were too large (for my puny HD), (b) the client itself was too ill-behaved (and did not play well with others), and (c) they were having a lot of down-time problems as well.

If any of you have some suggestions for other worthy projects, I'd be glad to hear about them. i'm now running Ubuntu 12.04 on a much faster and larger computer and I'll be running it 24/7.

Thanks

Ross
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : Boinc problems in Ubuntu (Message 46560)
Posted 3 Dec 2012 by Ross
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I hope I'm not highjacking this thread. But I recently converted a new (to me) computer to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and installed BOINC 7.0.27, the then current manager. Now, 7.0.28 is the current manager and I'd like to install it over .27, but apparently my expertise is insufficient to do so. I have the massive boinc_7.0.28_i686-pc-linux-gnu.sh, but I'm not sure how to run it, or from where. I also have a BOINC folder in my ~/home/downloads folder and I think I should probably move it somewhere before enabling and executing the shell script.

I'd also like to make sure I have the correct version of the BOINC Manager. I believe I'm running a 32 bit version of Ubuntu, but I'm not sure how to determine that.

I've now sort of looked at the shell script (with gedit, but I exited when it complained about the contents) and it looks like the script may well generate files on it own. Could it have generated the BOINC folder I mentioned above?

Thanks for your support.

Ross
9) Message boards : Questions and problems : Linux: BOINC Manager 7.0.xx without menu (Message 46428)
Posted 22 Nov 2012 by Ross
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Thanks. This works. I am now a happy camper.

Now that I have the Advanced view, I can report that I'm running 7.0.27 (x86) under 12.04 Ubuntu.

Ross
10) Message boards : Questions and problems : How to control BOINC manager on Ubuntu 12.10? (Message 46416)
Posted 22 Nov 2012 by Ross
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OK, I checked the latest response in the other thread. I was told that Ctrl-Shift-A will give me the Advanced layout / menu and Ctrl-Shift-V will give me the Very (?) simple layout / menu again. And it works. I'm a happy camper.

Ross
11) Message boards : Questions and problems : How to control BOINC manager on Ubuntu 12.10? (Message 46415)
Posted 22 Nov 2012 by Ross
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I have the same problem. In another thread, I was told that this is a known problem in the current and several prior versions of the manager. I'll be interested to see what (more expert) responses you get.
12) Message boards : Questions and problems : Linux: BOINC Manager 7.0.xx without menu (Message 46347)
Posted 18 Nov 2012 by Ross
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Thanks. Now I know that this isn't just a problem with what I'm doing.

On re-sizing the BOINC Manager window, I seem unable to do that. When I move the cursor around near the borders / corners, I don't get the characteristic "change the size" icon. I realize this is more of an Ubuntu / Unity problem, but perhaps it's a problem with the manager instead. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Ross
13) Message boards : Questions and problems : Linux: BOINC Manager 7.0.xx without menu (Message 46343)
Posted 18 Nov 2012 by Ross
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I just today d/l the BOINC Manager for my new (to me) Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) box. I'm kind of disappointed in how little there is to see on it. I'm also currently running BOINC (w/ SETI@Home) on my XP box and I'm used to having tabs and a menu on the top line, so I can do stuff and see stuff, like the list of tasks I currently have. What I'm currently seeing is about nothing. I have two cores so I can see fairly extensive info on the two work units currently running, but that's about it.

Is there a config file I need to fill out to get from this simplified (goo goo da da) manager interface to one which lets me see what I'm used to seeing?

Thanks for your support.
14) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC Exits when I log out of Administrator (Message 45369)
Posted 20 Aug 2012 by Ross
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OK. I guess what I'll do is let it slide for now but (SETI@Home) tell it not to get any new work units. That way, when I run out of work, I'll probably be ready to set up the new newer newest (refurb) Win XP box and put BOINC on it.

Thanks.
15) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC Exits when I log out of Administrator (Message 45357)
Posted 20 Aug 2012 by Ross
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I'm running BOINC 7.0.28 (widgets 2.8.10) on Windows XP Pro (5.1, SP3), using a 3.00 GHz Pentium 4 (two apparent processors). I'm running SETI@Home as a project. There are two work units running at the same time, so I conclude that BOINC found two processors. My (on-board) GPU is not usable.

I'm replacing an older (dying) Win XP Home computer and I re-installed BOINC. But I think I messed up. I installed BOINC via and administrative account and I do everything else via a user level account.

My biggest problem is that when I log out of my administrator account, BOINC exits as well (my processor usage goes WAY down and my machine is mostly idle if I'm not doing anything). A work-around it to leave the admin account logged in, but with no "active" tasks. Then, my processor usage remains high even when I'm logged into my user account and I'm not doing anything.

A minor problem is that when I installed BOINC, I specified that "all users can control BOINC" but my current user account can't. There was a message about enabling something like "BOINC_Administrator" but I failed to write it down.

This is a less serious problem, but I'd still like to get the solution, as this Windows XP computer is an interim platform and I'd like to know how to do it in about a month when I transition YET AGAIN to another refurbished PC. I expect at that time to turn this one into an Ubuntu computer (as my main computer) and link it to the new Windows XP Pro (refurb) box. I hope to run BOINC on both boxen.

I do not intend to abuse any folks on account of their race, religion, gender, class, or sexuality.
16) Message boards : Questions and problems : Where's the Message Tab? (Message 43217)
Posted 31 Mar 2012 by Ross
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Thanks, Ageless Jord.
17) Message boards : Questions and problems : Where's the Message Tab? (Message 43209)
Posted 30 Mar 2012 by Ross
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I just upgraded to 6.12.34 (x86) running under Windows XP (Home). There's a new notifications tab but I'm missing the Messages tab. I've yet to see anything in the Notifications tab, so it's no replacement for the former Messages tab. Is there something I have to set to see the messages to which I've become accustomed?
18) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 41915)
Posted 4 Jan 2012 by Ross
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The last time I was able to get to rosetta@home (automatically reporting a completion) was Monday afternoon. I tried this afternoon (Tuesday) and no go. I've disabled it and will leave it for a few days to see if they come back to life.

Sorry; I didn't see BarryAZ's post before I posted this one. He's absolutely right.
19) Message boards : Questions and problems : Visibility and Control of BOINC as a Service (Message 34161)
Posted 12 Aug 2010 by Ross
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I would like to have BOINC run in a way which may have mutually incompatible aspects.

I have two privileged (admin) accounts and two unprivileged (user) accounts on my computer and I am now running BOINC as a service. I can see and control BOINC from either admin account. From the two user accounts, I receive the warning message (at the system tray) that I need to contact the sys admin (me) to be able to link to the BOINC client.

What I want is to link to the client from one user account and not even see the request or icon from the other user account.

Failing this, my fall-back position will be to control BOINC from all accounts. My goal is to eliminate the message and, if possible, control from one of the user accounts.

Re-checked. Now it complains (briefly) about a password.

Thank you,

Ross
20) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC 6.10.58 released to public (Message 34152)
Posted 12 Aug 2010 by Ross
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OK. I found the FAQ for running BOINC as a service (on XP in my case). I didn't understand everything there, but I certainly am more confident than I was before.

I don't have a BOINC capable GPU, so no problem there.

My current BOINC is NOT set up as a service. The new BOINC will be. Is that a problem? i.e., do I need to do anything special?

I would like to manually add users to the 'boinc_users' group. I gather that is done after BOINC service installation established said group. (I'm not that familiar with groups in Windows.)

I don't understand the purpose of the passwords for boinc_master and boinc_projects. I have passwords for the SETI and Rosetta web sites, but I expect that's not relevant.

The link to a base64 encoder online doesn't work for me (running Chrome). I also tried Firefox and IE. No go there either.\

Thanks,

Ross


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