Posts by Sirius B

1) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 113935)
Posted 26 days ago by Sirius B
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It seems yesterday was a day for glory.
1st glory.
Ordered 4 items Sat morn, houselold & personal.
Ordered another 2 items, I.T components Sat afternoon.
All stated Tues delivery & was surprised around 3pm.Amazon delivered all 6.

2nd glory & a strange one at that.
Pulled some drives from the 4 bay enclosures & put them into the 2 bay.
Drives recognised straight away, copied them over to the new 6tb drive.
Once done, reformatted them & did 2 more.
Followed by another 2.
Last copying over now. So far 4 drives (11tb) done.
Just another 8 drives (30tb left).
Their all dumb enclosures so can't understand why the 4 bay ones not seen.
Thankfully, I always name my drives so hoping I can access Data & Personal drives.
2) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 113836)
Posted 28 Mar 2024 by Sirius B
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Glory x2
I love small retailers.
Been annoyed for some time with software companies no longer providing software on disk with them opting for online downloading.
Finding out that my Office 2010 will no longer install on Win 10/11.
Didn't fancy the high cost of their last version before they switched to Office 365 & annua/monthly subscription.
Got a good deal for office 2021 (full package), unfortunately it was a download from M$.
Expecting to download an iso file, found an img file instead.
Unable to open. but needed access my files so as suggested tried Openoffice.
Again as suggested tried Libra Office.
Much better but...
..Excel has functions that are different to those packages
Retailer stuck with it & looked into the issue. Got that 1 sorted, Product key would not work. Retailer looked into it & apologised.
Employee sent wrong package key.
New key sent this mornin g.
Ah Bisto.

With the issues with M$ & Windows 10/11 installation issue & unable to access media drives, they'been shut down for a month already.
The saving on electricty shook me, so once access to media regained, must learn to shut them down when not in use.
Over a calender month, the saving equates to £30 a month.
Ah Bisto.
3) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 113774)
Posted 16 Mar 2024 by Sirius B
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After a week of hair pulling, get 3 wow's in one norning.
1st glory.
In my haste to complete the Ryzen build I rushed the installation of 2 drives.
1st one went okay but the 2nd I damaged the sata power connector so carried on & added a 3rd carefully.
Installed Windows 11 on 1 & linux on the other.
This morning decided to use an old trick used on the old IDE drives, using 2 flat head screwdrivers attempted to strainghen the pins & align them.
Success. To prevent any future connection issues with that drive used a molex to dual sata connector & fed it through the bay.

2nd glory.
Took the final reading for the gas 6 monthly spreadsheet.
We have used more gas this Winter that last Winter.
But comparing both, it is £63 less - Nice.

3rd glory.
After reading meter, postman delivered mail for everyone.
Taking ours indoors, knew straight away what it was.
The Council Tax bill for 2024-25.
WTH?
2 weeks early?
Normally issued on 15th March most years & sent out during the 1st week of April.
This year, issued on 8th & received this morning?
Have they got that efficient or just crying over shortage of funds?
Looking at our liability for the year, it is 0.
Also showing a credit of £55.07 from last year.
Definitely needs a phone call Monday, don't won't those muppets chasing us up after giving us 10 years of grief.

Oh & to paraphrase Mr Kipling, seti boards are...
...Exceedingly slow.
Edited for spelling errors.
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : GPU Issue (Message 113754)
Posted 9 Mar 2024 by Sirius B
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Thanks Jord. Noted.
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC projects launching multiple Terminal windows (Win 11) (Message 113753)
Posted 9 Mar 2024 by Sirius B
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I don't think Boinc is the problem.
I've been experiencing this nearly every day since 26 Feb.
It's got so bad, that after completing the 100 tasks still to run, I'm going to finally kill Windows on my systems & use Linux Mint.
Googling the issue found many are experiencing it.
It appeared to be Edge's helppane constantly bringing up Help in M$ support page,
Every time I closed it down, multiple pages opened.

Managing to get into task manager found helppage.exe + 3 other files associated with it.
Tried deleting them but no joy, so used a trick learnt in the early days of XP.
Delete from the bottom up. It worked for the 3 files but not the .exe so renamed it .cra. You can guess what word I meant. :)
Unfortunately, whatever caused it is still on the system somewhere & after every program closed they pop up again, only this time Boinc Advanced View page in the wiki, even though Boinc is even running.
This is after closing Firefox after a browsing session.
I'm thinking an M$ update.
#crew M$ & their "unstoppable updates".
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : GPU Issue (Message 113713)
Posted 2 Mar 2024 by Sirius B
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Ouch, thanks Jord.
Don't know how I missed that.
It worked, sadly I didn't do the job properly, it downloaded another 4.
My fault, I didn't uncheck Nvidia GPU.
Hopefully on the next download, it will work.
Surprised that in 7 days, no GPU tasks downloaded in Linux.
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : GPU Issue (Message 113709)
Posted 2 Mar 2024 by Sirius B
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After building a new computer (Ryzen 5 - 5500), I fitted 2 hard drives.
1 for Linux Mint 21 & 1 for Windows. 11 Pro.
I spent 7 days testiing out Linux & while doing that ran a 7 day test running Boinc - 7.22.1.
Next I installed Windows & Boinc & still testing Boinc with 2 days remaining of test.
For the 1st time in a very long time, had to abort tasks as they were suspended by prefs.
Checking both Web & local prefs, I cannot find any where to prevent GPU crunching just suspend when computer in use.
I don't do GPU crunching.

Is this a Boinc issue or an issue for the project?
This did not occur when using Linux.
8) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 113697)
Posted 28 Feb 2024 by Sirius B
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It's not a Boinc issue but Microsoft 1.
The MS package states: Win 11 Pro 64 bit Eng Intl 1 pk DVD Version 22H2
Bulid Date 04/24/23.
Purchased all the Ryzen compnents & Win 11 lJuly 2023.
Actual disk states Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Full Version.
Also it activated no issues.
Reched out to the MS community yesterday morning but so far no answers.

2.5 days since running Boinc on Win lt looks like surpassing Linux (crunching same project).
I suppose that's all down to the project. Some crunch better on Linux & vice versa.
9) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 113692)
Posted 27 Feb 2024 by Sirius B
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Thanks Richard.
Oops, I posted the reply without checking.
That's the version installed & running.
10) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 113686)
Posted 26 Feb 2024 by Sirius B
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Glory & Grumble at the same time.
Glory. Able to run either Linux or Windows on new rig. Nice.
Grumble. Boinc shows O/S as Windows 10 Pro 22H2 but I installed Windows 11.
Is this normal for Boinc?
11) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 113642)
Posted 19 Feb 2024 by Sirius B
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Glory.
Ryzen rig up & running.

Grumble.
Win 7 rig turned out to be M/B issues, so ending up running laptop to grab all the log in info for various sites. No problem.
Shutting it down Sat night, it came up with installing updates before shutting down.
Switching on Sun...
Crap on a stick, 23H2 is nothing but trouble, anytime I clicked on anything, up popped a browser page wiith either MS Edge/Brave help centers.
No I don't want to ask Leo.
No I don't want Co-pilot.
.
Grumble 2.
Never had any issues in the past using KVM's but now...
Can't get a 2 PC HDMI/USB switch working.
12) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 113640)
Posted 19 Feb 2024 by Sirius B
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Shirley Anne Field 87 Actress (Alfie, The War Lover}
13) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 113622)
Posted 15 Feb 2024 by Sirius B
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Aargh, what is it with me & gpus. :-(
Plugging in a usb 2 bay enclsure Tuesday night & screen flashed off then got the dreaded blue dialogue box - no signal then it changed to - cable not connected.
Checked cables, no issues, yet the problem persisted.
Switched monitor off & on again, no change.
Hit reset button, no loy so hit power off button, no joy, neither worked so switched off from psu & rebooted.
Got into bios & couldn't see any issues so let it continue booting up.
Windows loaded up then boom, same problems, thinking Windows itself corrupted so restored from backup.
Fortunately last full backup was last Friday (any work done since then actually stored on separate drives.
Restore was successful but same problem so shut down for the night.

Spent most of the morning yesterday pulling the gpu out & replacing ("borrowed" the GT1030 for the Ryzen).
I'd forgotten how heavy a Coolermaster R1000 case was fully populated.
For the past several months, experienced weird bootup issues as well as some display issues, just niggling issues, no real problems.
After installing device driver, all those issues disappeared.
No more 2gb gpu's for me.
Min is going to be 4gb.

Managed to order another of the same GT1030's & was surprised to find it at the same price 7 months on rather than increased like other cards.
14) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 113621)
Posted 15 Feb 2024 by Sirius B
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Steve Wright 69 Legendary BBC Radio presenter.
15) Message boards : Projects : Anything and Everything to do with (WCG) World Community Grid (Message 113620)
Posted 15 Feb 2024 by Sirius B
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No problems with website or forum here.
16) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 113517)
Posted 30 Jan 2024 by Sirius B
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Never noticed it down. Up now though.
17) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 113509)
Posted 30 Jan 2024 by Sirius B
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Tried several times since 1st attempt, kept getting the same issue.
Every time got this, err_connection_failed.
Checked again a few minutes ago, now online. ::-)
18) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 113508)
Posted 30 Jan 2024 by Sirius B
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refused to connect here.
19) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 113469)
Posted 27 Jan 2024 by Sirius B
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Still down.
20) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 113468)
Posted 27 Jan 2024 by Sirius B
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I don't know either, its just what has been observed over time.
Normally, the radiators warmed up within a minute or two but it took approx.12-15 minutes for the whole radiator to heat up.
Over the course of this week, the radiators completely warmed up in 8 minutes.
As for the tank, it auto shut down while asleep, but looking at the tank before emptying, there was a small amount of space between the top of the tank & the top of the water level, so I would say just under 6.5 days to fill.
As for the cost, I wasn't far off with my calculations.
I worked it out as £0.4033 per day & it's been £0.41 per day.

As for the heating, we normally used to have it on for 3-4 hours an evening.
That is now down to 2.5-3 hours.
So for costing, think it's swings & roundabouts.
Gas is more expensive though.

Personally, think it's a small price to pay for improved health.


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