Posts by Patrick Bailey

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC 7.4.27 install problem (Message 57684)
Posted 16 Nov 2014 by Profile Patrick Bailey
I just encountered a problem installing BOINC. The installation stops and asks me to search for the boinc.msi file. I browse to it, click it and then the installation tells me it's not a valid msi file.
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : Resetting the percentage. (Message 21537)
Posted 27 Nov 2008 by Profile Patrick Bailey
Hi, when the call went out from my team about ABC@Home, I suspended all of my other projects. How do I get BOINC to allocate 100% of resources to that project? Currently it's running at 4.35%
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : Screensaver (Message 20482)
Posted 25 Sep 2008 by Profile Patrick Bailey
OK, so I got an answer from ageless(below and, btw, thank you ageless) I checked my installation and BOINC is not running as a service. So, where do I go from here? Would it help if I uninstall BOINC and then reinstall it? Or is the message I'm getting that the graphic jut wo't work with BOINC 6.0 and above?

This is as close as I can get. I don't really have a bug to report. Back when SETI@Home was out there by itself, it came with a graphics screen saver that showed the progress the program was making and what functions it was performing . With this BOINC platform the graphics have just gone away!!!!????? I also believe that when running multiple tasks in the past that the same graphical rendition was there for whatever task happened to be present at that moment. So.............I want to know. Are those graphics compatible with BOINC? And also, where can I get them to download and install.

You don't have to, the graphics module is included in the normal download of the science application. But not all projects have graphics, only a handful of them do. (Seti, Einstein, LHC, Leiden Classical, QMC, Primegrid, to name a few)

The graphics are OpenGL, so you video card needs up-to-date drivers from the manufacturer to be able to show this. The standard Windows drivers don't always include the OpenGL portion of the drivers.

Now then, for BOINC 5.10 and below, the graphics module is built in into the science application. When you have BOINC installed as a service in Windows, you don't have graphics by default. This is an incompatibility bug with Windows. But there is a workaround for that.

For BOINC 6.2 and above, the way the graphics are used is different.
The science application and graphics application are separated. Mind, not all projects use the BOINC 6 compliant applications yet.

See the Graphics and screen saver section in this FAQ for a full explanation on what is what.

And please, ask any further questions in the forums. I am not much around these days for private reasons, so any follow-up questions will take a while to be answered if done through PM.
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : What happened to the Graphical Screen Saver? (Message 17795)
Posted 12 Jun 2008 by Profile Patrick Bailey
I just reinstalled BOINC and got reconnected to all my projects, but when the screensaver goes active I don't get what I used to get which was a different screensaver for each project. ??????? Help me, Help me

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