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What is the definition of \"idle\" for BOINC/Linux?

What is the definition of \"idle\" for BOINC/Linux?

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Steve Bergman

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Message 34634 - Posted: 15 Aug 2008, 0:36:11 UTC

If I start boinc with:

./boinc --daemon

what is the definition of idle? Is it \"recent mouse activity\" or \"someone is logged in at the console\" or something else?

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Message 34636 - Posted: 15 Aug 2008, 0:49:33 UTC
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Not sure about Linux, but for Windows it\'s any mouse or keybord activity.
Which is why a mouse which is overly sensitive to vibrations would(will?), keep the computer from being treated as \"idle\".
Recent versions of BOINC use boinctray.exe for sensing the activity.

There is yet another upgrade to BOINC V6 just out, which should fix the keyboard/mouse sensing problems.
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Message 34639 - Posted: 15 Aug 2008, 2:45:46 UTC - in response to Message 34636.  

Thank you. The machine I need to use \"only run when idle\" is remote and has both a local X and remote X logins, currently, plus my SSH session. It seems to be sensitive to activity on my ssh session. It\'s kind of hard to tell. I should probably go to the BOINC forum for an answer.
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Message 34675 - Posted: 18 Aug 2008, 14:57:41 UTC - in response to Message 34639.  

Thank you. The machine I need to use \"only run when idle\" is remote and has both a local X and remote X logins, currently, plus my SSH session. It seems to be sensitive to activity on my ssh session. It\'s kind of hard to tell. I should probably go to the BOINC forum for an answer.


The keyboard/mouse activity is by default only the console and only if you have a PS/2 keyboard. If you want it to be sensitive to all remote logins, pass in the command line parameter --check_all_logins when you start BOINC.
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