Posts by Dean Southgate

1) Message boards : Projects : Some projects will not get tasks (Message 93495)
Posted 3 Nov 2019 by Dean Southgate
Post:
I've been a user of Boinc for a few years and try to let it use my machine for anything I can help with, while I'm not using it.
I have had the issue for years but am just getting round to asking for help with it.
Some of the projects I've connected with do not get any tasks but when I check the websites for the projects I don't see them as down and can see that others are still working, I think.


(not sure if the above will show or not as it does not in the preview).

Denis@Home, Milkyway@Home have no tasks at all, Enigma and Rosetta have had some tasks but then stopped. I've currently got about 20 tasks loaded for Moo !Wrapper, some yoyo and Seti and these are processing so the app and accounts are working.
As I said I've had this issue for a while.
I previously used Bam stats account manager and was using a different email address but still had this issue so closed the BAM account and changed the name and email address on each of the projects.
I've 'reset' the preferences on each of the projects accounts where allowed.
Not sure what else to do.

Boring stuff
Boinc manager 7.14.2 (x64)
Windows 10 Home 8GB 64bit operating system, but this is current, as I have changed machines and had the issue on the previous one as well so am thinking it's account related on the projects.
I'm using the Local preferences on Boinc, so what is set in the individual project's online preferences should not matter!?

If anyone can suggest a way to look into this with me then I'd appreciate it, it would just help me help the projects more.
Computer information from the Milkyway@home webpage

Local Standard Time UTC +0 hours
Created 13 Sep 2019, 7:37:50 UTC
Total credit 0
Average credit 0.00
Cross project credit BOINCstats.com Free-DC
CPU type GenuineIntel
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz [Family 6 Model 142 Stepping 9]
Number of processors 4
Coprocessors INTEL Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 (3216MB) OpenCL: 2.1
Virtualization Virtualbox (6.0.10) installed, CPU does not have hardware virtualization support
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10
Core x64 Edition, (10.00.18362.00)
BOINC version 7.14.2
Memory 7.87 GB
Cache 256 KB
Swap space 31.87 GB
Total disk space 225.01 GB
Free Disk Space 113.9 GB
Measured floating point speed 2.13 billion ops/sec
Measured integer speed 5.08 billion ops/sec
Average upload rate 133.2 KB/sec
Average download rate 680.73 KB/sec
Average turnaround time 0 days
Application details Show
Tasks 0
Number of times client has contacted server 203
Last time contacted server 3 Nov 2019, 10:53:16 UTC
Fraction of time BOINC is running 76.70%
While BOINC is running, fraction of time computer has an Internet connection 98.64%
While BOINC is running, fraction of time computing is allowed 85.28%
While is BOINC running, fraction of time GPU computing is allowed 80.12%
Task duration correction factor 1
Location ---

I've deliberately removed the IP and Domain name. so you can see I've been connected on this account since 13th Sept, contacted the server 203 times but not had any tasks.

Thanks in advance.
Dean
2) Message boards : Projects : Some projects will not get tasks (Message 93492)
Posted 3 Nov 2019 by Dean Southgate
Post:
I've been a user of Boinc for a few years and try to let it use my machine for anything I can help with, while I'm not using it.
I have had the issue for years but am just getting round to asking for help with it.
Some of the projects I've connected with do not get any tasks but when I check the websites for the projects I don't see them as down and can see that others are still working, I think.


(not sure if the above will show or not as it does not in the preview).

Denis@Home, Milkyway@Home have no tasks at all, Enigma and Rosetta have had some tasks but then stopped. I've currently got about 20 tasks loaded for Moo !Wrapper, some yoyo and Seti and these are processing so the app and accounts are working.
As I said I've had this issue for a while.
I previously used Bam stats account manager and was using a different email address but still had this issue so closed the BAM account and changed the name and email address on each of the projects.
I've 'reset' the preferences on each of the projects accounts where allowed.
Not sure what else to do.

Boring stuff
Boinc manager 7.14.2 (x64)
Windows 10 Home 8GB 64bit operating system, but this is current, as I have changed machines and had the issue on the previous one as well so am thinking it's account related on the projects.
I'm using the Local preferences on Boinc, so what is set in the individual project's online preferences should not matter!?

If anyone can suggest a way to look into this with me then I'd appreciate it, it would just help me help the projects more.

Thanks in advance.
Dean
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : Slow typing (Message 68553)
Posted 27 Mar 2016 by Dean Southgate
Post:
Thanks for all the help.
It's still not 100% resolved but this is where I'm at:-
Uninstalled everything.
Left a couple of days and all was working fine.

Reinstalled Boinc (not using the VM).
Removed all the projects.
Left a couple of days and all was working fine(Boinc telling me I had no attached projects, but I knew this and it was good to see it confirmed).

Re-attached the Seti@home project (And reset the default settings on the website), but still have it using the local settings set on my machine.
This has now been working for about a week, one project, screen saver and no issues....

I'll leave it a few more days and then attach another project, one at a time and slowly to see if any one project gives issues or just the number of projects running.

Will update again later

Dean
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : Slow typing (Message 68208)
Posted 9 Mar 2016 by Dean Southgate
Post:
Hi,

Sorry for the delay in replying, been giving it a while anyway still troubled.
I have taken Ageless's statement a bit further and have uninsalled both VM and Boinc and re-booted, then re-installed Boinc on it's own and then removed the Cosmology project.
And still have issue.

I have looked at Taskmanager a few times but not seen anything that stood out as being wrong but am not really sure what I'd be looking for. I do know that there are to processes for Boinc and then I think there should be one for each of the running tasks?
Currently Boinc Client is running at 0.2-0.5% CPU and the System tray icon is at 0% and I can see 4 processes that I think are the apps and each appear to be 0% CPU, waiting for the user activity to end!

I'm struggling to type this as I'm having to go back and correct it all the time and trying to type slower than I normally would.

09/03/2016 12:22:36 | | Starting BOINC client version 7.6.22 for windows_x86_64
09/03/2016 12:22:36 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
09/03/2016 12:22:36 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.45.0 OpenSSL/1.0.2d zlib/1.2.8
09/03/2016 12:22:36 | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
09/03/2016 12:22:36 | | Running under account Dean
09/03/2016 12:23:32 | | CAL: ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon HD 6200/6300/7200/7300 series (Wrestler) (CAL version 1.4.1848, 384MB, 351MB available, 167 GFLOPS peak)
09/03/2016 12:23:32 | | OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon HD 6200/6300/7200/7300 series (Wrestler) (driver version 1800.11 (VM), device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1800.11), 384MB, 351MB available, 167 GFLOPS peak)
09/03/2016 12:23:32 | | OpenCL CPU: AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (OpenCL driver vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., driver version 1800.11 (sse2), device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1800.11))
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | | Host name: Dean-HP
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | | Processor: 2 AuthenticAMD AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics [Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0]
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 htt pni ssse3 cx16 popcnt syscall nx lm svm sse4a ibs skinit wdt page1gb rdtscp
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Core x64 Edition, (10.00.10586.00)
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | | Memory: 7.60 GB physical, 15.35 GB virtual
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | | Disk: 908.81 GB total, 599.23 GB free
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | | Local time is UTC +0 hours
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | Asteroids@home | URL http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/; Computer ID 189906; resource share 100
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | climateprediction.net | URL http://climateprediction.net/; Computer ID 1365322; resource share 100
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | DistributedDataMining | URL http://www.distributeddatamining.org/DistributedDataMining/; Computer ID 17117; resource share 100
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | Einstein@Home | URL http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/; Computer ID 11921228; resource share 100
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | Leiden Classical | URL http://boinc.gorlaeus.net/; Computer ID 130960; resource share 100
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | LHC@home 1.0 | URL http://lhcathomeclassic.cern.ch/sixtrack/; Computer ID 10364611; resource share 100
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | malariacontrol.net | URL http://www.malariacontrol.net/; Computer ID 1538696; resource share 100
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | Quake-Catcher Network | URL http://qcn.caltech.edu/sensor/; Computer ID 50064; resource share 100
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | rosetta@home | URL http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID 2307537; resource share 100
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 7592888; resource share 100
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | SZTAKI Desktop Grid | URL http://szdg.lpds.sztaki.hu/szdg/; Computer ID 361353; resource share 100
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | Universe@Home | URL http://universeathome.pl/universe/; Computer ID 5071; resource share 100
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | vdwnumbers.org: Van Der Waerden Numbers | URL http://www.vdwnumbers.org/; Computer ID 1242; resource share 100
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | World Community Grid | URL http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/; Computer ID 3484362; resource share 100
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | SZTAKI Desktop Grid | General prefs: from SZTAKI Desktop Grid (last modified 24-Feb-2016 17:22:03)
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | SZTAKI Desktop Grid | Host location: none
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | SZTAKI Desktop Grid | General prefs: using your defaults
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | | Reading preferences override file
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | | Preferences:
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | | max memory usage when active: 77.78MB
09/03/2016 12:23:33 | | max memory usage when idle: 7389.35MB
09/03/2016 12:23:35 | | max disk usage: 40.00GB
09/03/2016 12:23:35 | | max CPUs used: 1
09/03/2016 12:23:35 | | don't compute while active
09/03/2016 12:23:35 | | don't use GPU while active
09/03/2016 12:23:35 | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
09/03/2016 12:23:37 | | Suspending computation - computer is in use
09/03/2016 12:23:37 | | Suspending network activity - computer is in use
09/03/2016 12:28:46 | | Resuming network activity
09/03/2016 12:45:58 | | Suspending computation - computer is in use
09/03/2016 12:45:58 | | Suspending network activity - computer is in use

Another dump from Boinc as it's not long been re-started.

Dean
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : Slow typing (Message 68012)
Posted 26 Feb 2016 by Dean Southgate
Post:
Hi,

Nope still doing the same. I'm currently running Malwarebytes but don't expect it to find/cure anything as I've run it a few times before.

Ive also run HiJackthis and don't see anything that I can't explain.

Question about VirtualBox, how do I know Boinc is running in a virtual machine?
Would it be better if I re-installed Boinc as a service?

Can you suggest anything else to look at?

Dean
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : Slow typing (Message 68007)
Posted 25 Feb 2016 by Dean Southgate
Post:
Hi,

It is usually set "Run Based on Preferences" for all three settings but I had turned it to "Run Always" for testing and had not switched it back.
Anyway, yes set all to "Run based on Preferences" again.

Seti@Home is the only task that is using GPU.

I'll leave like this for tonight and look again tomorrow.
I have also altered my machines screen saver settings so as to not turn the monitor off (set it back to default).

Dean
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : Slow typing (Message 68005)
Posted 25 Feb 2016 by Dean Southgate
Post:
Hi there,

I have 8GB of ram in a 64 bit operating system

Having stopped Boinc and then re-started the log is:
25/02/2016 16:59:24 | | Starting BOINC client version 7.6.22 for windows_x86_64
25/02/2016 16:59:24 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
25/02/2016 16:59:24 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.45.0 OpenSSL/1.0.2d zlib/1.2.8
25/02/2016 16:59:24 | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
25/02/2016 16:59:24 | | Running under account Dean
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | | CAL: ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon HD 6200/6300/7200/7300 series (Wrestler) (CAL version 1.4.1848, 384MB, 351MB available, 167 GFLOPS peak)
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | | OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon HD 6200/6300/7200/7300 series (Wrestler) (driver version 1800.11 (VM), device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1800.11), 384MB, 351MB available, 167 GFLOPS peak)
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | | OpenCL CPU: AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (OpenCL driver vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., driver version 1800.11 (sse2), device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1800.11))
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | | Host name: Dean-HP
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | | Processor: 2 AuthenticAMD AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics [Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0]
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 htt pni ssse3 cx16 popcnt syscall nx lm svm sse4a ibs skinit wdt page1gb rdtscp
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Core x64 Edition, (10.00.10586.00)
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | | Memory: 7.60 GB physical, 15.35 GB virtual
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | | Disk: 908.81 GB total, 540.73 GB free
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | | Local time is UTC +0 hours
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | | VirtualBox version: 5.0.12
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | Asteroids@home | URL http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/; Computer ID 189906; resource share 100
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | climateprediction.net | URL http://climateprediction.net/; Computer ID 1365322; resource share 100
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | Cosmology@Home | URL http://www.cosmologyathome.org/; Computer ID 270220; resource share 100
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | DistributedDataMining | URL http://www.distributeddatamining.org/DistributedDataMining/; Computer ID 17117; resource share 100
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | Einstein@Home | URL http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/; Computer ID 11921228; resource share 100
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | Leiden Classical | URL http://boinc.gorlaeus.net/; Computer ID 130960; resource share 100
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | LHC@home 1.0 | URL http://lhcathomeclassic.cern.ch/sixtrack/; Computer ID 10364611; resource share 100
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | malariacontrol.net | URL http://www.malariacontrol.net/; Computer ID 1538696; resource share 100
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | Quake-Catcher Network | URL http://qcn.caltech.edu/sensor/; Computer ID 50064; resource share 100
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | rosetta@home | URL http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID 2307537; resource share 100
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 7592888; resource share 100
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | SZTAKI Desktop Grid | URL http://szdg.lpds.sztaki.hu/szdg/; Computer ID 361353; resource share 100
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | Universe@Home | URL http://universeathome.pl/universe/; Computer ID 5071; resource share 100
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | vdwnumbers.org: Van Der Waerden Numbers | URL http://www.vdwnumbers.org/; Computer ID 1242; resource share 100
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | World Community Grid | URL http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/; Computer ID 3484362; resource share 100
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | SZTAKI Desktop Grid | General prefs: from SZTAKI Desktop Grid (last modified 24-Feb-2016 17:22:03)
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | SZTAKI Desktop Grid | Host location: none
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | SZTAKI Desktop Grid | General prefs: using your defaults
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | | Reading preferences override file
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | | Preferences:
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | | max memory usage when active: 77.78MB
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | | max memory usage when idle: 7389.35MB
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | | max disk usage: 40.00GB
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | | max CPUs used: 1
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | | don't compute while active
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | | don't use GPU while active
25/02/2016 16:59:26 | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)

But having re-started I still have the issue and am finding this difficult to type.
The connect projects are in the above log.
Off for another reboot now.

Dean
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : Slow typing (Message 67986)
Posted 24 Feb 2016 by Dean Southgate
Post:
Hi,
I have the latest boinc, 7.6.22, with the Oracle VM virtual box installed.
I have uninstalled and re-installed boinc numerous times and even taken a break for a few months in between installs.

I have boinc set to suspend while the computer is in use.
After a few hours of processing and no human intervention,over night lets say I'll try and wake the computer which it does but I find I'm not able to type as I would normally I have to press each key for about half a second then go onto the next one. I'm not a speed typist and don't even use the home keys (yes I have had some training) but am not a very fast typist.
Anyway if I re-boot I'm able to type as I would normally.
I have tried uninstalling all other applications and testing but it always comes back to Boinc.

Has anyone else experienced this and what can I do to rectify it.
I'm currently using Windows 10
Typing is affected in Google Chrome, Explorer, MS Word,Notepad. Online and local applications!
I've tried using an account manager and not (currently running local preferences).
If anyone can help and wants log files or anything else please let me know as I like having Boinc using my machine for good while I'm not, and want to continue.

Thanks in advance
Dean




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