Posts by Jeff Knox

1) Message boards : Android : "Power sources for computation" no longer allows battery? (Message 54966)
Posted 21 Jul 2014 by Jeff Knox
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http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/boinc_7.3.17.apk


Great, thanks!
2) Message boards : Android : "Power sources for computation" no longer allows battery? (Message 54964)
Posted 21 Jul 2014 by Jeff Knox
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Oh, ha, great thanks! Turned out the selection box was just hidden by the red. An invisible selection box. Thanks again!

The checkbox became invisible on some devices like my 2012 HTC One S, upgrading to Boinc 7.3.17 should fix that,

Claggy


Good to know, thanks! But I'm stuck with BOINC 7.3.12 at the moment on my Android 4.1.2 phone, and the Market knows of no upgrades. C'est la vie!
3) Message boards : Android : "Power sources for computation" no longer allows battery? (Message 54963)
Posted 21 Jul 2014 by Jeff Knox
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I'm not sure you will want to compute on battery, unless you're planning on moving from charger to charger... Or have a very large battery.


That's why I make an adjustment to the setting for CPU limit several times a day, to ensure that I'm donating what I can afford to at the moment. :-)
4) Message boards : Android : "Power sources for computation" no longer allows battery? (Message 54959)
Posted 20 Jul 2014 by Jeff Knox
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Oh, ha, great thanks! Turned out the selection box was just hidden by the red. An invisible selection box. Thanks again!
5) Message boards : Android : "Power sources for computation" no longer allows battery? (Message 54956)
Posted 20 Jul 2014 by Jeff Knox
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Hi all, so my Android phone was recently replaced by the manufacturer, and I'm still in the process of getting it back to the level of functionality my old phone had. One of those items was to reinstall BOINC. Okay, no sweat, done. But wait, what's this? It's not running and says I need to connect to a wall charger? OH, that's a setting, lemme go change that. "Power sources for computation"-- found it! BUT HANG ON... I can select the check mark next to wall socket, USB, and wireless charging, but the battery option is RED across the entire line & I can't select it? Well that explains why it's not running, but it ran fine on battery power on the old phone, so I wonder what's causing the weirdness? Anyone know?
Thanks!
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : my PC is getting hijacked by !!! (Message 46981)
Posted 1 Jan 2013 by Jeff Knox
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Well many thanks y'all. It appears to be fixed, and I'm embarrassed to say how this came about-- I figured my PC had gone into Hibernate overnight for too many days maybe, so last night I shut it all the way down for the first time in a really long time. Then this morn I was talking to mom, asking if Staples does PC tune-up's. "Well, try rebooting first." And lo and behold, I turned it on this morning and everything seems back to normal. *sigh* Don't tell anyone that my last job was as a computer programmer... :-) Thanks again, case closed....
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : my PC is getting hijacked by !!! (Message 46957)
Posted 31 Dec 2012 by Jeff Knox
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I need help! I've been noticing that Google Chrome has been
acting oddly VERY sluggish, and maybe some other programs that
are lightweight (i.e. Windows' Minesweeper game, and Notepad)
have been slowing down. I was convinced it had to do with the
number of extensions I had installed in Chrome, but the more I
thought about it, I've had those Chrome extensions for many
months and this is a somewhat new phenomenon. That was
strengthened when I uninstalled Chrome, reinstalled, and exact
same behavior. And then I realized it couldn't be Chrome since
Windows itself is acting so incredibly sluggish. As in, I might
move my mouse, and it could take 30 seconds to see the cursor
move. And sometimes what I type does NOT match what's on the
screen, like Windows is having a hard time catching up.

I was about to post to the Chrome forums when suddenly it hit
me-- I had recently told BOINC to run while the computer is in
use, and also gave it permission to use 100% of the processor.
Well duh, NO WONDER I'm having issues. And then I had
immediately forgotten that I had done so.

So I updated my BOINC preferences to uncheck "Run BOINC while
the computer is in use" and saved, but I didn't notice an
improvement. So I reopened the BOINC manager and found that it
had not saved my change. So I unchecked that box again, and
modified the percentage of CPU that BOINC is allowed to use from
100% to 5% and saved again, reopened BOINC manager to see if my
changes had taken effect, and no-- right back to using 100% of
CPU while computer is in use. NOTE TO ALL FUTURE BOINC USERS:
-=NEVER=- DO THAT-- MY COMPUTER IS USELESS AND THIS SHORT NOTE
HAS TAKEN SEVERAL HOURS TO COMPOSE IN NOTEPAD. I've tried
several times to snooze and suspend BOINC activity, but no
relief. That makes me suspicious that perhaps it's not BOINC
that's hogging my processor-- well heck, I just ran Windows Task
Manager, which showed me that Chrome was highest on CPU usage
and was eating all me memory. Plus, for some odd reason I had 3
different Chrome processes running. Task Manager let me kill
all three, and everything's mostly good again.

So then I had Task Manager open while I started Chrome, to see
if it is the culprit, and was surprised to see 13 different
processes for Chrome all start, so now I'm confused as to
whether Chrome is causing my woes or BOINC, as without Chrome
running I just checked my BOINC settings, and I still cannot get
it off of "use 100% of the processor while the computer is in
use." But I mostly only notice the PC dragging when Chrome is
open, so goodness sakes am I confused. I'm going to post this
to both the Chrome forum and the BOINC forum. Can anybody help figure this out? MANY THANKS!




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