Posts by Bauglir

1) Message boards : Promotion : University Involvement (Message 33202)
Posted 1 Jun 2010 by Bauglir
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Well, it turns out they don't actually pay taxes, being a government organization. I was afraid of that. So I can't appeal to saving money, so I'll just see if I can't convince them on the PR grounds, and maybe put up some information on bulletin boards for students.
2) Message boards : Promotion : University Involvement (Message 33106)
Posted 28 May 2010 by Bauglir
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I'm thinking I might try and get my university involved in this by seeing if I can get them to run BOINC on all the public computers on campus, ideally by setting it up to run on an administrator account, immediately on startup, so that student users can't mess with it. Of course, what with current economics, my university isn't likely to shell out for the additional energy costs just for humanitarian reasons, so I thought I might try appealing to their wallets. Unfortunately, I don't know much about accounting or law or anything like that, so I need to ask around a bit, starting here. With that, how does this email (for the Provost's office) sound for starting things off

Hello, this is <redacted>. I'm a senior in <redacted> here at <redacted>. I recently had an interesting idea that I think might be helpful to the University's budget, but I don't have the law or accounting background necessary to know if it's in any way feasible. Since your work is so closely tied to budgeting, I thought that you might be the best-placed person to give an answer. Essentially, what I have in mind is converting some necessary operating costs of the University (in this case, power costs for public computers) into charitable donations, without negatively affecting their performance. What I don't know is whether or not that's a significant cost, or even whether or not such a conversion would save the University any money at all. If you could help answer those questions, I would appreciate it greatly. Let me know if there's any more information you'd need.

Thank you for your time,
<redacted>
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : Sudden Disconnect (Message 33061)
Posted 27 May 2010 by Bauglir
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Hooray, seems to be working. Between deleting my old virus scanner, reinstalling the libc6 package, increasing my swap file to a preposterous 14 GiB, and giving the whole thing another reboot afterward, it's been functioning for a fair bit with actual work being done. I appreciate your help. Thank you!
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : Sudden Disconnect (Message 33057)
Posted 26 May 2010 by Bauglir
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Ok, stderrdae has two very similar errors (and these are the only errors in the file),

    SIGSEGV: segmentation violation
    Stack trace (12 frames):
    /home/xerxes/Downloads/BOINC/boinc(boinc_catch_signal+0x64)[0x80af514]
    [0x2bc400]
    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(memset+0x37)[0x3d7b57]
    /home/xerxes/Downloads/BOINC/boinc[0x80aa62f]
    /home/xerxes/Downloads/BOINC/boinc[0x8058101]
    /home/xerxes/Downloads/BOINC/boinc[0x805881c]
    /home/xerxes/Downloads/BOINC/boinc[0x8073cd2]
    /home/xerxes/Downloads/BOINC/boinc[0x805f289]
    /home/xerxes/Downloads/BOINC/boinc[0x809585c]
    /home/xerxes/Downloads/BOINC/boinc[0x8095c58]
    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe6)[0x379b56]
    /home/xerxes/Downloads/BOINC/boinc(__gxx_personality_v0+0x195)[0x804c121]

    Exiting...
    SIGSEGV: segmentation violation
    Stack trace (12 frames):
    /home/xerxes/Downloads/BOINC/boinc(boinc_catch_signal+0x64)[0x80af514]
    [0xd5f400]
    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(memset+0x37)[0x1aab57]
    /home/xerxes/Downloads/BOINC/boinc[0x80aa62f]
    /home/xerxes/Downloads/BOINC/boinc[0x8058101]
    /home/xerxes/Downloads/BOINC/boinc[0x805881c]
    /home/xerxes/Downloads/BOINC/boinc[0x8073cd2]
    /home/xerxes/Downloads/BOINC/boinc[0x805f289]
    /home/xerxes/Downloads/BOINC/boinc[0x809585c]
    /home/xerxes/Downloads/BOINC/boinc[0x8095c58]
    /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe6)[0x14cb56]
    /home/xerxes/Downloads/BOINC/boinc(__gxx_personality_v0+0x195)[0x804c121]

    Exiting...



Where xerxes is my user account. Am thinking there's no sufficiently identifying information in there to be risky. These are beyond what little knowledge I have to understand. Thanks for your help so far.

EDIT: No, they don't contradict each other, as far as I can tell. In the first, I say the manager doesn't die and the client does, and in the second, I say the process for the client dies but the one for the manager doesn't. In the third I say that the manager remains open, because that's the part that has a window; the client does not, right?

5) Message boards : Questions and problems : Sudden Disconnect (Message 33054)
Posted 26 May 2010 by Bauglir
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Just to clarify, there seems to be no indication in the log file that anything's gone wrong with the client when it exits.

Just to be sure: are you aware that the client consists of two programs, the core client and the manager? So, the client can continue running when the manager exits.

Gruß,
Gundolf


Yeah; the manager doesn't exit, the client does. At least, according to the system monitor (the equivalent of the Task Manager in Windows), the process for the client dies, but the process for the manager keeps functioning (and the window stays open, it just loses all functionality). The weird thing is that the stdoutdae file seems to keep recording log info even after the client appears to exit. If it helps, this log information is not displayed in the manager, even though that remains open.

I'm away from my home computer right now, but I'll check to see if stderrdae is around when I get back, although I don't remember it. Perhaps that will prove enlightening.
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : Sudden Disconnect (Message 33043)
Posted 26 May 2010 by Bauglir
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Well, I've found stdoutdae. There's no error messages listed in there, and, oddly, it continues adding entries even after the client has exited for a minute or two. It also seems to have a few extra copies of the preferences and benchmark message logs. I am, at this point, mystified, as it's doing things that don't seem like they should be possible, unless I misunderstand how the client works with downloads.

Just to clarify, there seems to be no indication in the log file that anything's gone wrong with the client when it exits.
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : Sudden Disconnect (Message 33030)
Posted 26 May 2010 by Bauglir
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Actually, strike that. I should have waited longer; it happened again. I think that the problem may have been that there was no work available earlier when I tried it, but this time it downloaded several files and the same thing happened. Watching the client in the system monitor, it spontaneously vanishes when the manager begins experiencing problems.
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : Sudden Disconnect (Message 33015)
Posted 25 May 2010 by Bauglir
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Ah, sorry about the misplacement. Thanks for moving it. I didn't have a firewall before, but you reminded me that I ought to install one. Having done so, and having enabled that exception, it now works for some inexplicable reason. I'd have thought the complete absence of a firewall would've made no difference, but things seem to be working, so thank you.
9) Message boards : Questions and problems : Sudden Disconnect (Message 33011)
Posted 25 May 2010 by Bauglir
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I've just downloaded 6.10.56 and am running it on Ubuntu 9.10. I'm trying to connect to the World Community Grid. When I initially run the manager, I get the window that has me attach to a project, and after going through that everything seems to be running fine (I'm connected to localhost), but within a second of starting the actual downloading of files, everything in the Messages tab is greyed out, downloads stop, and the lower right of the GUI says "Disconnected". It will then try to reconnect, and fail. I can't attach to a new project, and World Community Grid vanishes from my Projects tab. Any ideas on what's up? Let me know if I need to supply additional info.




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