Posts by JohnMD

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : gui_rpc_auth.cfg exists but can't be read. Check the File permissions. (Message 103640)
Posted 21 Mar 2021 by JohnMD
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IsnĀ“t time you "know-alls" got to the bottom of this ?
I'm just an amateur that wants to donate.
2) Message boards : BOINC client : BOINC 7.16 Change Log (Message 101127)
Posted 17 Oct 2020 by JohnMD
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Sorry Jord to have wasted your time.
It has become clear to me that BOINC can't find the the virtual disk that Oracle has allocated to the virtual machine that Lubuntu runs on. My problem almost certainly arises from some error in my VM setup.
3) Message boards : BOINC client : BOINC 7.16 Change Log (Message 101097)
Posted 13 Oct 2020 by JohnMD
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Nice, but let's start at the beginning shall we?
What is the actual system you run it on? Windows 10 version 2004.
Do you run Linux in a VM? If so which one? YES - I've already told you - the Oracle VM shipped together with BOINC.
Have you tried a different one? NO - are there grounds to doubt your competence ?
Have you set up the VM yourself, or does it come as a package? I followed Oracle and filled in the blanks. I'm a newbie in Linux - I don't know what else to do.

or refer to your partners at Oracle
You mean the makers of VirtualBox? They're not our partners. BOINC ships a version of VirtualBox included in one of the installers as an optional download, because we know the version that's included works with BOINC and all the projects that use VirtualBox. Not all VBox versions work well with all projects.


That's why I wouldn't dream of any other - it's BOINC's Oracle's version of VirtualBox I've used.

I respect that it's important for researchers to eliminate 'red herrings'.
Please take this problem seriously - it is not a mirage.
There are many levels involved, to which I certainly do not not have access.
Please find the source
4) Message boards : BOINC client : BOINC 7.16 Change Log (Message 101093)
Posted 13 Oct 2020 by JohnMD
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Sorry I haven't described the problem good enough.
5) Message boards : BOINC client : BOINC 7.16 Change Log (Message 101090)
Posted 13 Oct 2020 by JohnMD
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Total disk storage is precisely the same as available virtual memory. That's what made me suspicious.
I have used both Lubuntu's recommended 8GB (fixed, not dynamic) and Ubuntu's recommended 10GB (fixed, not dynamic) - with the same result. I would have expected a 2GB difference in disk storage.
'Something' is looking at the wrong variable.
Maybe Oracle VM ?
I have a BOINC 7.16.11 system in Windows 10 2004 under the the same VM - available memory here is noted around 1000MB, disk around 24GB total, 4GB free..
Maybe Lubuntu ?
I regret I am totally new to it - I wouldn't know where to look for state variables there.
I hope you have the time and inclination to verify this detail in BOINC 7.16.6 - or refer to your partners at Oracle.
Someday I'll get my Pi farm !
6) Message boards : BOINC client : BOINC 7.16 Change Log (Message 101087)
Posted 13 Oct 2020 by JohnMD
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On a minimal Lubuntu system, 7.16.6 fails to get tasks because of the following banale error -

Memory: 603.08 MB physical, 301.54 MB virtual
Disk: 301.54 MB total, 159.46 MB free

BOINC is using available RAM as if it were available DISK - the server reports insufficient disk to download a task.
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : Science United options (Message 95243)
Posted 18 Jan 2020 by JohnMD
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The "join" page lists the following options -
Low power
Standard
Maximum computing

The "Intro" page lists the following options -
green, standard, and max

It's easy to draw the parallel, but I cannot find a description of their implementation.
This is particularly important for laptops having a separate GPU - some can hardly support a fully utilised GPU, even without subsidiary CPU tasks.
Please explain the effect of these 3 options - both for CPU and GPU.
8) Message boards : BOINC Manager : https://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz (Message 69767)
Posted 27 May 2016 by JohnMD
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I have just received a "Notice from BOINC" that says I should remove the current URL and add this https-URL.
"Add Project" still has URL http://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/
Shouldn't you have updated the manager before sending a notice ?




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