Posts by James W

1) Message boards : News : Client version 7.8.2 released (Message 81244)
Posted 14 Sep 2017 by James W
Post:
Thanks to Ageless and Richard for the update/"clarification." I think I will hold off on doing this update until I have more info on possible benefits over 7.6.33. Once folks are curious enough to update, we should start getting real world feedback with pros and cons. Thanks again.
2) Message boards : News : Client version 7.8.2 released (Message 81221)
Posted 14 Sep 2017 by James W
Post:
My BOINC Messenger just recently brought up the following new notice:
Notice from BOINC
A new version of BOINC is available. (7.8.2) Download
9/14/2017 1:15:38 AM · more...

Clicking "more" brought me to the same page as Mei mentioned, https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Release_Notes_for_BOINC_7.6. Has the Release Notes page for this latest BOINC version been updated or just not published yet? Seems notice a bit ahead of itself and a bit confusing. I wanted to get some idea of any advantages of this new version versus the one I'm using before downloading and installing. Just an FYI, thanks.
3) Message boards : Android : No crunching on Tablet with Android V5.0 (Message 77630)
Posted 26 Apr 2017 by James W
Post:
Tablet: RCA
Model #RCT6773W22B
Android version 5.0
BOINC Version 7.4.53

Though I have preferences set to run on charger or with USB power connection, and tablet is connected to charger (verified by seeing battery is charging), BOINC continues with message "Connect your device to a charger to continue computing." I've tried couple chargers, and connected via USB to couple computers. However, continue with above message.

Also note that when I add "allow use with battery (set to be 90% or greater)" to preferences, I'll then get the message "Computing will resume when battery charge reaches 90% (currently 100%)." Strange!

Tablet otherwise works well on all other apps installed. Note that this BOINC version is working well on phones with Android 4.1.1 and 6.01 (though very slow crunching on 4.4.1 phone with 1 processor, as expected). It MAY crunch for a short time (no longer than 2-3 days) and then stop again after I restart BOINC Mgr. or abort a WU.

See Event Log and GUI Log samples below.

Latest Event Log:
Wed Apr 19 03:38:09 PDT 2017||Suspending network activity - GUI not active
Wed Apr 19 03:38:09 PDT 2017||Suspending computation - GUI not active
Wed Apr 19 03:37:28 PDT 2017|SETI@home|Started download of blc04_2bit_guppi_57829_04901_HIP37705_0015.20949.409.23.46.100.vlar
Wed Apr 19 03:37:28 PDT 2017|SETI@home|Started upload of 07fe08ab.17954.660491.15.42.227.vlar_0_r1952159406_0
Wed Apr 19 03:37:28 PDT 2017||Contacting account manager at http://bam.boincstats.com/
Wed Apr 19 03:37:28 PDT 2017||Resuming network activity
Wed Apr 19 03:37:26 PDT 2017||Suspending network activity - not connected to WiFi network
Wed Apr 19 03:37:26 PDT 2017||Suspending computation - on batteries
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||Not using a proxy
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||(to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 50%
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||don't use GPU while active
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||don't compute while active
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||max CPUs used: 3
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||max disk usage: 2.05GB
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||max memory usage when idle: 491.68MB
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||max memory usage when active: 491.68MB
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||Preferences:
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||Reading preferences override file
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017|rosetta@home|URL http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID 2450351; resource share 5
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017|SETI@home|URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 8001731; resource share 95
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||Config: report completed tasks immediately
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||Local time is UTC -7 hours
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||Disk: 3.77 GB total, 1.68 GB free
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||Memory: 983.36 MB physical, 512.00 MB virtual
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||OS: Android: 3.10.54
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||Processor features: swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp thumbee neon vfpv3 tls vfpv4 idiva idivt
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||Using 2 CPUs
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||Processor: 4 ARM ARMv7 Processor rev 3 (v7l)
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||Host name: android_3df64829
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||No usable GPUs found
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||Data directory: /data/data/edu.berkeley.boinc/client
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||Running as a daemon
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||Libraries: libcurl/7.48.0 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
Wed Apr 19 03:37:20 PDT 2017||Starting BOINC client version 7.4.53 for arm-android-linux-gnu

GUI Message Samples
04-19 03:22:58.284 E/BOINC_GUI( 3233): connection failed!

First couple lines of GUI log.
04-13 [time].451 E/BOINC_GUI(2613): Connection failed!
....: at java.util.Timer$TimerImpl.run(Timer.java:284)
4) Message boards : Android : No crunching with charger or USB connections (Message 74751)
Posted 13 Dec 2016 by James W
Post:
Tablet: RCA
Model #RCT6773W22B
Android version 5.0
BOINC version 7.4.53

Though I have preferences set to run on charger or with USB power connection, and tablet is connected to charger (verified by seeing battery is charging), BOINC continues with message "Connect your device to a charger to continue computing." I've tried couple chargers, and connected via USB to couple computers. However, continue with above message. Battery is 95+% or higher during these times.

See sample of Event Log below. Note in particular "Suspending computation - GUI not active." This is at the same time get the above message about connecting device to charger. Note that most of time Event log is blank.

Also note that when I also set preferences to allow use with battery (set to be 90% or greater), I'll get a message such as "Computing will resume when battery charge reaches 90% (currently 100%)." Strange! Tablet's been working well since my issues in April (see my previous threads from then). I had same issue previously with BOINC 7.4.43. Thank you for any suggestions.

Mon Dec 05 17:27:18 PST 2016||Suspending network activity - GUI not active
Mon Dec 05 17:27:18 PST 2016||Suspending computation - GUI not active
Mon Dec 05 17:26:41 PST 2016||Resuming network activity
Mon Dec 05 17:26:38 PST 2016||Suspending network activity - not connected to WiFi network
Mon Dec 05 17:26:38 PST 2016||Suspending computation - on batteries
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||Not using a proxy
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||(to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 60%
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||don't use GPU while active
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||don't compute while active
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||max CPUs used: 3
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||max disk usage: 2.24GB
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||max memory usage when idle: 491.68MB
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||max memory usage when active: 491.68MB
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||Preferences:
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||Reading preferences override file
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016|Rosetta@home|URL http://boinc.bakerlab.org/Rosetta/; Computer ID 2450351; resource share 5
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016|SETI@home|URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 7908343; resource share 95
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||Config: report completed tasks immediately
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||Local time is UTC -8 hours
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||Disk: 3.77 GB total, 1.85 GB free
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||Memory: 983.36 MB physical, 512.00 MB virtual
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||OS: Android: 3.10.54
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||Processor features: swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp thumbee neon vfpv3 tls vfpv4 idiva idivt
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||Using 2 CPUs
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||Processor: 4 ARM ARMv7 Processor rev 3 (v7l)
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||Host name: android_635f638c
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||No usable GPUs found
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||Data directory: /data/data/edu.berkeley.boinc/client
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||Running as a daemon
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||Libraries: libcurl/7.48.0 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
Mon Dec 05 17:26:33 PST 2016||Starting BOINC client version 7.4.53 for arm-android-linux-gnu
5) Message boards : Android : Available BOINC versions for Android (Message 69764)
Posted 27 May 2016 by James W
Post:
I note that the BOINC download page indicates recommended version for Android is 7.4.41 and that 7.4.43 is still in development. It also recommends to download from Google Play. I started with 7.4.41 and upgraded to 7.4.43 when prompted by Google Play. Later on I began having issues with my tablet not recognizing it was on charger. (I started a thread for this previously.)

Anyway, I thought it might be good to go back to version 7.4.41. However, only 7.4.43 is currently available on Google Play. Should I download and try to install 7.4.41 from BOINC site, or just leave as is now? Thanks.
6) Message boards : Android : Android tablet pauses though battery at 100% (Message 69261)
Posted 28 Apr 2016 by James W
Post:
Wall socket, USB connection, and Battery.

Thanks!
7) Message boards : Android : Android tablet pauses though battery at 100% (Message 69225)
Posted 28 Apr 2016 by James W
Post:
BOINC client version 7.4.43 My Android 5 tablet often will show WUs as "ready" and with notice that "Computing will resume when battery charge reaches 90% (currently 100%)." 90% is the level set in preferences. This is while plugged into charger. Sometimes using another app and going back to BOINC will get things going, or eventually BOINC will "decide" to start crunching WUs again.

Strange to me that BOINC client doesn't realize that 100% is above 90%! During this "ready" phase, event log also will be blank. I'm using 3 of 4 cores, running 3 WUs (2 SETI@Home and 1 Rosetta). Power set to run on USB, wall socket (charger), and battery. Previously I was only using 2 cores for 2 SETI WUs, with no problem like this. Overworking tablet? Thanks for any ideas.
8) Message boards : Android : Adding Android 5 tablet to Acct. Manager (BAM) (Message 67068)
Posted 22 Jan 2016 by James W
Post:
Thank you so much. I didn't go "deep" enough into Projects screen (i.e. Add Project). Didn't think Acct. Manager would be considered a "project." :-)Tablet's been added to BAM and it automatically readded Seti.

Hopefully the BOINC FAQ & Wiki will be updated to address Android app in more detail.
9) Message boards : Android : Adding Android 5 tablet to Acct. Manager (BAM) (Message 67018)
Posted 21 Jan 2016 by James W
Post:
I've been using BAM as my acct. manager for some time to manage my 3 PCs and 1 Smartphone. However, earlier this week I activated BOINC on my Android 5 tablet and began crunching SETI. This has been going well, and stats are showing in BOINCstats and other stat sites. BOINCstats shows I'm using 5 devices (including the new tablet). However, BAM still does not show the new tablet in my acct.

My phone has the BOINCstats/BAM link under Projects for synching, etc. However, the tablet only shows the projects themselves in the Projects tab. Therefore, how am I to add the tablet to my BAM acct.?




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