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Message 364 - Posted: 8 Aug 2004, 0:21:25 UTC

I can\'t get the screensaver to work on my system.

When I try to \"show graphics\", a small window opens behind the GUI with the name of the WU in progress, but then my monitor goes blank, and enters standy mode.

At first I thought it crashed my system as well, but apparently all it does is kill my video output. Although it\'s as good as crashing my system, as the only way to get my monitor back is to reset my system.

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Radeon x800 Pro
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Message 366 - Posted: 8 Aug 2004, 0:51:46 UTC
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Your graphics card may not beable to show the colors needed for the graphic model. I had the same thing happed on one of my laptops.
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Message 372 - Posted: 8 Aug 2004, 1:29:29 UTC - in response to Message 366.  

> Your graphics card may not beable to show the colors needed for the graphic
> model. I had the same thing happed on one of my laptops.

Thanks for the reply Endevour, but the x800 is ATI's latest high performance video card, so it should be more than capable of dealing with anything the screensaver throws at it.
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Message 376 - Posted: 8 Aug 2004, 2:06:36 UTC
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Have you by chance installed the Ati 4.9 Beta Catalysts (to "test out" Doom 3)?? If so, that might be your problem.

Else update your videocard drivers from http://www.ati.com/support/driver.html

Make sure you uninstall your present drivers & Ati control panel before you install the new ones.

Else leave some more details, Heffy. :D
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Message 380 - Posted: 8 Aug 2004, 3:34:46 UTC - in response to Message 376.  
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Thanks Jord.

No, I'm running the 4.5 <a href="http://www.omegadrivers.net/">Omega</a> drivers.

What more details do you want?

The screensaver worked fine with S@H.
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Message 682 - Posted: 11 Aug 2004, 0:46:28 UTC

I guess none of the programmers have any ideas either? :(
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Message 685 - Posted: 11 Aug 2004, 1:20:29 UTC - in response to Message 682.  

&gt; I guess none of the programmers have any ideas either? :(

I'm afraid it sounds like a specific hardware or driver problem, as I've never seen this problem before or heard about it.

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Message 686 - Posted: 11 Aug 2004, 1:51:04 UTC - in response to Message 685.  

&gt; &gt; I guess none of the programmers have any ideas either? :(
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&gt; I'm afraid it sounds like a specific hardware or driver problem, as I've never
&gt; seen this problem before or heard about it.

Bummer. I guess I'm stuck with no visualization joy.

Any other method of getting details about just what my PC is up to with these WUs?
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Message 789 - Posted: 12 Aug 2004, 7:48:25 UTC
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You can checkout your trickles on the stats pages for ongoing text information every few hours.

You can also use Martin Sykes' CPview add-on from a machine running CPDN classic to view files in the CP-boinc dataout directory too but you can't get 'realtime' information as yet.

<a href="http://www.nmvs.dsl.pipex.com/"><img src="http://boinc.mundayweb.com/cpdn/stats.php?userID=6&amp;team=off&amp;trans=off"></a>
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Message 817 - Posted: 12 Aug 2004, 13:23:29 UTC - in response to Message 789.  

&gt; You can checkout your trickles on the stats pages for ongoing text information
&gt; every few hours.
&gt;
&gt; You can also use Martin Sykes' CPview add-on from a machine running CPDN
&gt; classic to view files in the CP-boinc dataout directory too but you can't get
&gt; 'realtime' information as yet.
&gt;
&gt; <a href="http://www.nmvs.dsl.pipex.com/"><img> src="http://boinc.mundayweb.com/cpdn/stats.php?userID=6&amp;team=off&amp;trans=off"&gt;</a>
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Do you know which files CPView use?
<img src="http://www.funkymonkey.org/boinc/sig.php?id=87&amp;proj=cpdn">
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Message 822 - Posted: 12 Aug 2004, 14:01:21 UTC - in response to Message 817.  
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&gt; Do you know which files CPView use?
Try looking at the http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~sykesm/cpview.html web page for CPView.

Additionally this http://www.climateprediction.net/board/viewtopic.php?t=2127 web page explains how to use the CPDN Classic version of CPView. Of course, this does not apply to the CPDN BOINC Beta!

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Message 832 - Posted: 12 Aug 2004, 16:10:11 UTC - in response to Message 817.  
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&gt; Do you know which files CPView use?

<img src="http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~sykesm/img/CPView/CPViewLatestVersion.jpg">

Just about anything from the dataout directory ( buried down in the projects directory somewhere under boinc )

Be warned though, the files saved by CPDN are monthly or seasonal averages so they won't have any useful data until you've completed at least 1 month or 3 months of your model depending on the file. They work best when you've got at least a year of data.
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Message 855 - Posted: 12 Aug 2004, 19:36:44 UTC
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Thanks guys! :-)

I had seen the trickles, but wanted more info.

CPView doesn't even attempt to run. It gives me an error that says "REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG" and then a send/don't send window.

<a><img src="http://boinc.mundayweb.com/cpdn/stats.php?userID=18"></a>
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Message 885 - Posted: 13 Aug 2004, 6:42:13 UTC - in response to Message 855.  
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&gt; Thanks guys! :-)
&gt;
&gt; I had seen the trickles, but wanted more info.
&gt;
&gt; CPView doesn't even attempt to run. It gives me an error that says
&gt; "REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG" and then a send/don't send window.
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&gt; <a><img src="http://boinc.mundayweb.com/cpdn/stats.php?userID=18"></a>
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You need to have cpdnshmem.dll ( from CPDN Classic ) on your system.

Give me a mo and I'll do a new version which will run without it.

[EDIT] - Try downloading a new version. It should work for boinc users who don't have the old CPDN installed. You still can't look at the live data, but you can look at your saved files.
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Message 889 - Posted: 13 Aug 2004, 6:59:19 UTC - in response to Message 885.  

&gt; You need to have cpdnshmem.dll ( from CPDN Classic ) on your system.
&gt;
&gt; Give me a mo and I'll do a new version which will run without it.

That would be too cool Martin!

Thanks! :-)
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Message 891 - Posted: 13 Aug 2004, 7:12:10 UTC - in response to Message 889.  

&gt; &gt; You need to have cpdnshmem.dll ( from CPDN Classic ) on your system.
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; Give me a mo and I'll do a new version which will run without it.
&gt;
&gt; That would be too cool Martin!
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&gt; Thanks! :-)
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Try downloading the new version. It should work for boinc users who don't have the old CPDN installed. You still can't look at the live data, but you can look at your saved files.

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Message 894 - Posted: 13 Aug 2004, 7:36:19 UTC - in response to Message 891.  

&gt; Try downloading the new version. It should work for boinc users who don't have
&gt; the old CPDN installed. You still can't look at the live data, but you can
&gt; look at your saved files.

Excellent! That works great. :)

Thank you! :D

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Message 978 - Posted: 14 Aug 2004, 15:34:50 UTC - in response to Message 380.  

&gt; Thanks Jord.
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&gt; No, I'm running the 4.5 <a href="http://www.omegadrivers.net/">Omega</a>
&gt; drivers.
&gt;
Sorry for my lack of communication in the past few days, but I was temporarily out of my mind ;)

I take it your screensaver did work okay with 3.xx and the Omega drivers? Did you test the normal 4.7 (4.8 probably by now?) Catalysts?

If you did and it didn't matter much, maybe it's something to do with the BOINC 4.02 files (or the fact it is 4.02 but due to Carl's typo it's 4.03 ;)), in which case you could ask the alpha testers about this. If you aren't one yourself.
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Message 990 - Posted: 14 Aug 2004, 20:09:05 UTC - in response to Message 978.  

&gt; Sorry for my lack of communication in the past few days, but I was temporarily
&gt; out of my mind ;)

No problem. :-)

&gt; I take it your screensaver did work okay with 3.xx and the Omega drivers? Did
&gt; you test the normal 4.7 (4.8 probably by now?) Catalysts?

Yes, it worked fine with 3.xx. No, I haven't tried the ATI drivers yet. That's the next step, just haven't gotten around to it yet. ;-)

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