Posts by marist_college

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : Windows 7 LCD not entering power saving with BOINC SS (Message 29476)
Posted 15 Dec 2009 by marist_college
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Any updates from the BOINC team on this?
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : Windows 7 LCD not entering power saving with BOINC SS (Message 29451)
Posted 14 Dec 2009 by marist_college
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Thank you Jack!
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : Windows 7 LCD not entering power saving with BOINC SS (Message 29380)
Posted 11 Dec 2009 by marist_college
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Collatz results:

6.2.28 WCG-branded:
With the screensaver set to "World Community Grid," the LCD turns off after 20 mins. It appears this screensaver is just the WCG image + text.

6.10.24 BOINC:
With the screensaver set to "BOINC," the LCD appears to eventually turn off, but not at the time it's set to (more like 30-35 minutes). It appears that this screensaver showing the BOINC logo & Collatz stats is OpenGL based.
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : Windows 7 LCD not entering power saving with BOINC SS (Message 29376)
Posted 11 Dec 2009 by marist_college
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Tried seti@home on 6.2.28 & 6.10.24. Same results as WCG screensaver...the display does not turn off after 20 mins.

For:
Also request from the BOINC Developers to test on a project that doesn't have a graphics application. Something like Collatz.


You want me to run this with the same settings?
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : Windows 7 LCD not entering power saving with BOINC SS (Message 29372)
Posted 11 Dec 2009 by marist_college
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Have you only tested against the WCG screen saver or does this happen on other BOINC projects?


The only BOINC project we run is WCG. Do you want me to test w/ another project?
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : Windows 7 LCD not entering power saving with BOINC SS (Message 29369)
Posted 11 Dec 2009 by marist_college
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It does NOT work ok with any client version I've tested on Windows 7.

It does work ok on Vista.

6.2.28 is not a typo, it's the latest available WCG-branded BOINC client available on worldcommunitygrid.org.

7) Message boards : Questions and problems : Windows 7 LCD not entering power saving with BOINC SS (Message 29367)
Posted 11 Dec 2009 by marist_college
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There are free trials of Windows 7 from Microsoft, so for this testing they wouldn't even need to purchase it.

We are a hardcore Lenovo shop @ Marist, so here's what I've tested on so far:

Win 7 Professional 32-bit:
ThinkCentre USFF 7479A8U w/ ThinkVision LCD 4422HB6, Intel driver 15.​16.​2.​1986
ThinkCentre USFF 8807AD8 w/ ThinkVision LCD 4434HB6, Intel driver 15.​​12.​​75.​​4.​​1930

Win 7 Professional 64-bit:
ThinkStation S20 410557U w/ 2x ThinkVision LCD 4422HB6 & 1x ThinkVision 4433HB2 driven by a Nvidia Quadro FX3800 & Nvidia Quadro FX3500, Nvidia driver 8.16.11.9100 (release 191.00)

My settings are:
BOINC - do work after 10 minutes of idle time
Screensaver - turn on after 11 minutes
Display powersave - turn off after 20 minutes

In all the above scenarios, the BOINC/WCG screensaver just stays on indefinitely.
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : Windows 7 LCD not entering power saving with BOINC SS (Message 29364)
Posted 11 Dec 2009 by marist_college
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It is limited to Windows 7. We currently have 1000+ machines w/ Vista & WCG-branded BOINC client 6.2.28 with the screensaver + powersave working.

We will be rolling out Windows 7 to some labs this Winter. We like to show off our WCG support by using the screensaver, but we also like to save $ on energy costs.
9) Message boards : Questions and problems : Windows 7 LCD not entering power saving with BOINC SS (Message 29355)
Posted 10 Dec 2009 by marist_college
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None are using stock Windows drivers. They all have the latest available version from Intel and Nvidia...and, an Nvidia Quadro card is targeted at OpenGL apps.

I understand that BOINC uses OpenGL and Microsoft's screensavers are DirectX; however, an OpenGL screensaver shouldn't prevent Windows from turning off the display.

I tried the suite of OpenGL screensavers from http://www.reallyslick.com/, and using them, the display turns off.

Even if the drivers had no OpenGL support, it still shouldn't prevent the LCD from entering powersave mode.

So it again appears to be a BOINC/WCG screensaver + Windows 7 issue.

10) Message boards : Questions and problems : Windows 7 LCD not entering power saving with BOINC SS (Message 29350)
Posted 10 Dec 2009 by marist_college
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It's not a driver issue. 1 machine is Intel Q45 based, 1 is Intel 965 based, and the third has an Nvidia Quadro FX3800. This happens on Windows 7 Pro x86 & x64. Using built-in Windows screensavers allows the displays to sleep. Using the WCG/BOINC screensaver does not. I've tried the WCG-branded 6.2.28, BOINC 6.10.17, 6.10.18 & 6.10.24. All exhibit the same behavior...the monitor will not turn off when BOINC is the screensaver. It works fine on Windows Vista, not on Windows 7.




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