Posts by Jord

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : SRBase suddenly not requesting CPU tasks (Message 100258)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Jord
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BURP still exists, but is in hibernation as well. From Janus, its admin:
quick update on the current situation:
- Blender 2.80 was ready and deployed to the farm
- Corona virus took 2020 out of the calendar
- BURP is essentially in maintenance mode until the end of the year
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : SUNET - first impressions (Message 100234)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Jord
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Hmmm, something I didn't expect. The site is hosted by... drum roll: Alibaba.com (but then the Chinese setup, Google can't translate the page because it can't get there).
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : Bug? Prefix option not honored in client compilation (Message 100233)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Jord
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I would liked you to put that through to Github immediately, yes. No need to dawdle here. :)
https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/issues
4) Message boards : BOINC Manager : BSOD - Memory Management (Message 100226)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Jord
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Although bad memory isn't usually the case. I've had systems that threw bad memory codes - by just running Windows, not even stress it out - and upon returning the memory and getting new, I had the exact same trouble. For me it disappeared when I changed the motherboard (which was tested by the manufacturer and deemed not broken). Memory troubles are very notorious to figure out, as Windows will just throw one because memory is addressed outside of a scope it likes. Or because any application that runs is using memory and there's no specific code for whatever happened there, so the nearest error is used, which is memory.
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : Science United & BOINC | Questions about BOINC behavior (Message 100222)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Jord
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The path to your data directory is shown in the event log messages:
Mon Aug 3 22:44:54 2020 | | Data directory: /Library/Application Support/BOINC Data

It may be a hidden directory under MacOS as well.
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : SUNET - first impressions (Message 100212)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Jord
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I still think they secretly want you to type the extra 's'... yeah, look that one up. :D
7) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 100207)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Jord
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Interesting, Minecraft@Home website is up, front page as well, can reach my and other accounts. But the forums give a Gateway Timeout.
8) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 100206)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Jord
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But then again, the whole of SETI (and BOINC, for that matter) is very strange at the moment.
Oi!
9) Message boards : GPUs : second gpu not in uses (Message 100201)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Jord
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Also current version of BOINC for Windows is 7.16.7 I would upgrade to the latest version otherwise you might have issues connecting to certain projects.
Current BOINC still has the lack of default log flags bug though, and some other irritations. As far as I know, 7.10.2 is the minimum version people would need to not have trouble with the certificates. Some of the projects have a workaround at the server level.
10) Message boards : GPUs : second gpu not in uses (Message 100200)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Jord
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But some GPU projects require CUDA drivers, not just OpenCL.
Psst, he has two AMD cards. They don't do CUDA. :-)

I would at this time remove the cc_config.xml file and start over.
Open Notepad.
Copy the following lines:
<cc_config>
<log_flags>
</log_flags>
<options>
<use_all_gpus>1</use_all_gpus>
</options>
</cc_config>
And paste these into Notepad.
Then do File->Save As...
Type the name cc_config.xml
Press on the "Text Documents" bar and choose "All Files (*.*)" from the drop down option.
Make sure that Encoding is ANSI
And Save this file to C:\Programdata\BOINC\

Next exit BOINC (Manager) and restart it in the normal way. Do make sure you stop running processes on exiting BOINC Manager.

If the above doesn't do it, then I don't know.
11) Message boards : Questions and problems : Not able to join - E-mail error??? (Message 100190)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Jord
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Do you use a proxy or VPN, or are you behind a (company) firewall?
12) Message boards : GPUs : second gpu not in uses (Message 100182)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Jord
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Where did you save it to?
What did you make it with?
Did you save it with ANSI encoding?
Did you make sure the extension of the file is just .XML, not that it has the (by default by Windows hidden extension) .TXT extension as well?
13) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 100166)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Jord
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Alan Parker, 76, British film maker (Bugsy Malone, Evita, Fame, Midnight Express, The Wall)
14) Message boards : Questions and problems : boinc not suspending GPU while in use (Message 100161)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Jord
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There is another thing as well: security.

Under Windows we measure idle time with a dedicated small program that constantly runs in the background (boinctray.exe) for your user account. And for any other account you gave permission to control BOINC. BOINC Manager itself also has code on board to check for idle time. Since the mouse and keyboard processes run under your user account in Windows, it's easy to check these.

Under Linux that's a difficult thing to do, because mouse and keyboard run under a different process than BOINC or even your user account. Last I heard we measure idle time by checking X server, but that doesn't work the same under all Linux distributions. And once the developers made it working for one distro, others will fail again. There's no single easy check or API to fall back to, because every distro handles idle time differently and to go code If strings for all different distros is undoable.
15) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2) (Message 100157)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Jord
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So you want to report a bug to Ubisoft, but have noticed their moderators haven't been in their forums the past 5 days. What do you do then?
I tried reverting to Support. Logging in, making a ticket. Only to be stopped by a message saying "In the light of the current situation, we are restricting our support to Live Chat only"

The Submit my Support Case option is greyed out... but then so is the Start Chat option, because....
"Chat is current unavailable. Please choose another support method."

Yes. Sure.
16) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 100149)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Jord
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Kansai Yamamoto, 76, Japanese fashion designer, known for his avant-garde collections and career-defining collaboration with David Bowie.
17) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 100146)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Jord
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Olivia de Havilland, 104, Japanese born British-American actress, Gone with the Wind
18) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC unusually freezing when trying to sign into a project (Message 100107)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Jord
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It's possible you have a corrupt installation. At this point I would uninstall BOINC and reinstall it, possibly to another drive, but at least another directory.

You can also try a reboot. Those fix the weirdest of glitches.
19) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC unusually freezing when trying to sign into a project (Message 100105)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Jord
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Okay, what if you make your account via https://minecraftathome.com/minecrafthome/signup.php and then use the "Existing user" option in the add project wizard?

And same for Milkyway: https://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/signup.php

And by the way, I don't know what you're doing in the video. You have a cursor blinking at the Make new account option but you just move your mouse around. What happens there then? And what are you waving your mouse around on the Windows Task Manager?
20) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can't login (Message 100103)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Jord
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When I tried to create a new account it complained that my user name already existed.
Which project was this with, World Community Grid? Because they are about the only ones I know where a unique username is required. All other projects the email address is unique, but everyone can call themselves Jord.


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