There are two ways to control BOINC on Linux:
Each of these requires a 'key' to communicate with the BOINC client.
The client creates this key and stores it in a file
gui_rpc_auth.cfg in the BOINC data directory.
To locate the key file,
do the following:
boincmgrlooks in a directory specified with the
--datadircommand-line option (
boinccmddoesn't have this option).
/etc/boinc-client/config.propertiesand look for a line of the form
data_dir=PATHThis tells them where the data directory is. If you install BOINC using a package manager, this is set up automatically.
gui_rpc_auth.cfgyou get a 'not found' error message. To fix this, either reinstall BOINC, or create a configuration file as above, or run the program in the BOINC data directory, or use the
--datadiroption in the Manager.
If you get an error message like
gui_rpc_auth.cfg exists but can't be read,
the problem is file permissions.
You can generally fix this by adding yourself to the 'boinc' group:
sudo usermod -a -G boinc $USER exec su $USER
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