Posts by Dave

1) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles and Glory (Message 92503)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Dave
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Glory: just looked at this watch's price asked on eBay. Up to €3,500!


Would it have told you what was happening with last week's SETI time warp?
2) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Boinc Manager won't run on Ubuntu 18.04 after update (Message 92474)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Dave
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If re-installing from scratch, I would go for 19.04 No problems with it so far.
3) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 92470)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Dave
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I think there must be some sort of more generalised temporal dislocation. The past two weeks the weekend credit script at CPDN has run on Thursdays. Knowing which day of the week it is is getting really difficult.
4) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Boinc Manager won't run on Ubuntu 18.04 after update (Message 92464)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Dave
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First check the task bar. If somewhere to the right of it is a BOINC icon, it is running in the back ground. Double click on it and it should bring up the manager to your screen.

To check whether the client is running open a terminal and type, "top" followed by enter. The line on the screen that will tell you if the client is running is at the bottom.

22341 dave      20   0  308912  40968  31944 S   0.7   1.0   0:00.66 boincmgr                                                                                                                              
    9 root      20   0       0      0      0 S   0.3   0.0   0:19.63 ksoftirqd/0                                                                                                                           
  646 root      20   0    2500      0      0 S   0.3   0.0   0:10.21 acpid                                                                                                                                 
  753 root      20   0  455696  93216  72328 S   0.3   2.3  35:33.51 Xorg                                                                                                                                  
21818 dave      20   0 2391820 109220  80520 S   0.3   2.7   0:02.28 WebExtensions                                                                                                                         
22073 dave      20   0  309492  35768  27076 S   0.3   0.9   0:01.44 xfce4-terminal                                                                                                                        
22358 boinc     30  10  113696  15024  12164 S   0.3   0.4   0:00.13 boinc   
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : Ubuntu: how to kill a task owned by boinc? (Message 92461)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Dave
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If you can't kill it as sudo, then you won't be able to kill it as boinc. - Unless I have completely misunderstood how Linux works.
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : strange error: garbage_collect ?cannot collect? (Message 92455)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Dave
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(2) what exactly does "uploading" mean?

(3) what exactly does "reporting" mean?


My understanding is that uploading is sending the zip file(s) with the data back to the server and reporting is telling the project that the result of the task is either success or failure. At least, that is what it means with CPDN
7) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 92438)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Dave
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spacetime is curved around every object with mass.

Does that make it Catholics' fault then?
8) Message boards : BOINC client : Seems 7.16.1 has been released but not shown on download page (Message 92435)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Dave
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Effectively, Gianfranco's PPA is "the" bleeding-edge test repository for BOINC under Linux. By adding that PPA, you are giving prior consent to receiving unconfirmed code.


I understood that when using it in the past but have yet to have a problem due to using it over several years on and off. Now that I have navigated the dependencies needed, I will probably stick to rolling my own.
9) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Opinions requested from home Linux users (Message 92432)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Dave
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Just re-read all/most of thread. Like Les, I run both the Windows and Linux versions of BOINC on my Linux machines. I stop the running client before exiting because otherwise the Windows one doesn't start and I get a message saying, "unable to connect to running client" or something like that. As has been noted, the way manager and client are integrated in the windows version means if I exit BOINC, stopping the running client it starts again when I next run the manager while running the Linux version I have to use the command,

sudo systemctl restart boinc-client
It is to saving having to use the kill command that makes me glad that the idea to get rid of stopping the running client has been shelved. It would be nice if there were a gui way to start it again though! Not a big issue for myself but sometimes I install Linux on machines for people who don't want to use Windows for ideological reasons but who wish to use their computers in a largely set and forget way just as they would have with Windows. For them remembering commands to type in a terminal just isn't going to happen!
10) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 92424)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Dave
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Or change the name of thread to, "The Seti is Not Down Cafe?"
11) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Down Cafe (Message 92418)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Dave
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Well at least I have something to blame when I miss an appointment because I don't know what day it is.
12) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 92413)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Dave
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Toni Morrison https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27635463
13) Message boards : BOINC client : Cannot find release 7.15.0 (Message 92399)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Dave
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You're in luck - there are still dependencies for VS2005 listed at https://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/SourceCodeGit#Windowsbuilddependencies.


Thanks Richard, Sadly when I download the .exe file for 2005, the installer starts but when the little squares reach 100% for extracting, it stops. Running the file from a terminal with wine VS80sp1-KB926749-X86-INTL.exe just returns to the terminal after about 2 seconds with no error indicating what the problem is.

Having succeeded in getting 7.16.1 running on both laptop and desktop machines, I might give up on trying to build the windows version under wine. (Or possibly steal partner's windows laptop and try copying files over.)

Edit: Is there anything in particular you would like those of us using the new builds to look at while running them?
14) Message boards : BOINC client : Cannot find release 7.15.0 (Message 92391)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Dave
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I'm building with VS2013 - if you can get hold of it. Microsoft doesn't tend to keep superseded versions hanging around for ever.


That version rated "garbage" on WINE site.

https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=892 To get something rated gold I need to go back to 2005!
15) Message boards : BOINC client : Cannot find release 7.15.0 (Message 92387)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Dave
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I'm not going to test it until after the SETI outage (when I can flush my - excessive - cache), but watch this space.


Have gone from 7.15 to 7.16.1 on desktop but haven't tested yet as I still have windows tasks running under WINE. On laptop 7.15 has completed one SETI task, and nearly finished another. and two testing branch tasks from CPDN have been running for 40 minutes.

Haven't managed to get visual studio installed under WINE yet to see if it is possible to do Windows builds on a Linux box. How recent a version do you need. All the more recent ones are ranked as garbage on the WINE site.
16) Message boards : BOINC client : Cannot find release 7.15.0 (Message 92383)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Dave
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The Windows build instructions, by way of contrast, are a model of clarity, and from memory I only had to work round one single outdatedness.


Next time I feel bored, I shall see if the Windows instructions work under WINE. Having done one build it was a lot quicker on my laptop. Also helped by the fact that the machine itself is quicker!
17) Message boards : BOINC client : Cannot find release 7.15.0 (Message 92376)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Dave
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As make runs again, I am just getting more and more impressed at anyone who can manage to build BOINC from source at least on the penguin platform!

Edit: Scratch that I have successfully built 7.15.0 but on a slow machine, it takes a long time when you have to work out what each fatal error is, fix it and then start again!
18) Message boards : Questions and problems : Ubuntu 19.04 no options available (Message 92354)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Dave
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I'm testing out a Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa box, which also has v7.9.3 as the default repository version. All the options are visible in the dialog there, so this isn't a generic BOINC Manager problem - might be a library issue on the OP's machine?


If it is a library issue, presumably starting from a terminal should show what the problem is?
19) Message boards : Questions and problems : Ubuntu 19.04 no options available (Message 92351)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Dave
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Is it worth trying an update to the most recent version, (7.14.2 with 7.16 due out some time soon.) I am also on Ubuntu 19.04 and at least with the latest version all the options are there.
20) Message boards : Questions and problems : no running task while computer is not in use (Message 92324)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Dave
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Need a bit more information to diagnose this. Which projects are you signed up to? Have they downloaded any tasks? What does the event log say?


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