Posts by Keith Myers

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : running windows and linux clients at the same time. (Message 104579)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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I think he may be trying to get around a problem with a project only offering Windows applications.

So the need for the Windows environment. He said he was using a virtualized version of Windows in Linux.

So my comment was only to point out it is possible to run the Windows BOINC client under Wine, and not that there was any advantage.

I regularly use BoincTasks under Wine. And the occasional other small Windows application that does not have a Linux equivalent.
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : running windows and linux clients at the same time. (Message 104576)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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I thought it would be possible since Wine creates its own Windows C:/ directory structure in /home/.wine. So the Windows (Wine) instance would have its own BOINC client and Manager.

I would think you could access that separately than the Linux BOINC.
3) Message boards : Projects : Can't create account at Amicable Numbers (Message 104560)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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Best to use the BOINC Manager to directly add a project through the Add Projects function in the Tools menu than trying to add a project directly through the website.
Your problem is very common with a lot of projects invoking a ReCaptcha barrier and the solution to Join a project through the Manager is the easiest solution.
4) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Shipping BOINC to https://store.steampowered.com/software/ (Message 104535)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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You can do it yourself. I don't think any of the regular BOINC devs will take any interest in your proposal.

Distribution of BOINC has always been done by the BOINC website and through all the distro maintainers.

They have been perfectly happy with that arrangement.
5) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 104528)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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Curious why you aren't just running bare metal BOINC in Linux in the first place instead of jumping through WINE.

Is is possibly because you want to run some project that does not have any Linux applications?
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : Your settings do not allow fetching tasks for Intel GPU. To fix this, you can change Project Preferences on the project's web site. (Message 104527)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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There are only 2 projects I know that accept Intel IGPs.
1- The Collatz Conjecture,
and
2- Einstein (but they have no jobs).

The Open Pandemics sub-project at WCG also accepts Intel IGPs. Just needs to support OpenCL 1.2 in hardware and software.
7) Message boards : BOINC client : Can'tswitch from Investor to Solo (Message 104523)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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LOL, I know . . . . don't know why they thought they would get an answer for a problem that has NOTHING to do with BOINC here.
8) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 104514)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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Looks like they just needed to update their website icon for Pride Month or something. Reachable again.
9) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 104512)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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Minecraft@home is unreachable. Last point traversed is Cloudflare.com. Error 522
10) Message boards : Questions and problems : headless raspberry pi (Message 104509)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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Believe the command line install of Linux by default is a minimum installation.
11) Message boards : BOINC client : Can'tswitch from Investor to Solo (Message 104495)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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Wrong place to ask for help. Go to https://discord.gg/9JUHehU2
First, are you running the latest client?
Are you using the Beacon Wizard in the wallet?
Have you followed the guide?
12) Message boards : Projects : Is it possible to view the picture of the sky? (Message 104433)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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Yes,
Thank you for the replies it is the Einstein one I am running when I see it.
I don't mean stars from outside the galaxy I mean the view from outside the milkyway galaxy
Does anyone know if it is possible to view it or something similar elsewhere?
Thanks,
Bob.

So how are you going to view the Milkyway Galaxy from within the Milkyway Galaxy?

Only artistic representations of the galaxy can be presented. For example, historical representations have always presented the MW galaxy as a standard spiral galaxy.
However, new data gathered from scientific examinations now tell us that the MW galaxy is in fact a barred spiral galaxy.
So the latest artistic representations are like this:
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/spitzer/multimedia/20080603a.html
13) Message boards : GPUs : How to limit usage of laptop GPU to not burn it?? (Message 104411)
Posted 19 May 2021 by Profile Keith Myers
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Simple, don't crunch on the gpu. Don't select gpu applications in your projects.

Other solution - TThrottle
http://efmer.com/TThrottle/#content
14) Message boards : Projects : Open-source projects (Message 104354)
Posted 11 May 2021 by Profile Keith Myers
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What about World Community Grid?

I thought I read a post within the last week that had a URL link to OPNG project software, but I can't find it now.
Unsure.
15) Message boards : Projects : Open-source projects (Message 104350)
Posted 10 May 2021 by Profile Keith Myers
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What about ODLK and ODLK1?

No clue. Never run them.
Ping the admins and ask them for their repository URL.
16) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Boinc Manager locked and [SOLVED] on Linux (Message 104348)
Posted 10 May 2021 by Profile Keith Myers
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Have to ask the developers.
Possibly the need is for when you start multiple BOINC clients.
17) Message boards : Projects : Open-source projects (Message 104347)
Posted 10 May 2021 by Profile Keith Myers
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Most of them are. I only know of one project that doesn't publish its source code for their application. The acemd3 code is not published by GPUGrid because it is owned by Accelera.
18) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 104326)
Posted 7 May 2021 by Profile Keith Myers
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Milkyway@home has disappeared also.
19) Message boards : BOINC client : Authorization required, but no authorization protocol specified (Message 104316)
Posted 7 May 2021 by Profile Keith Myers
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X.org is ancient. BOINC is ancient. They get along really well. Trying to get BOINC to cooperate with a new WDM is going to be troublesome.

I've been hearing about XWayland as a solution for older programs dependent on the X.server to run under Wayland. Have you tried that?

I wonder if the <ams_password_error> might have ams standing for an account manager?
20) Message boards : Questions and problems : Freeze Report Ubuntu 21.04 (Message 104300)
Posted 4 May 2021 by Profile Keith Myers
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He said his problem is fixed once he changed back to X.org WDM that I advised him to do.


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