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Message 63440 - Posted: 31 Jan 2021, 9:15:07 UTC

Talking about misconfigured machines. I have a bit of a problem. Tenth gen Intel i7. Boinc problems. I tried to suspend CPDN so that I get no further work. Boinc does not understand the term suspend, everyday a new lot arrives. I try to exit Boinc, upfront it exits but in Taskmanager it is still working. I want all work to finish somehow so that I can boot up in Safe Mode, uninstall Boinc and do a clean install again, but Boinc is adamant. Boinc, at least on my machine has started behaving like a virus but there are no further observations from anyone else.
Have you ticked, "Stop running tasks when exiting the BOINC Manager?" If not the client keeps going in the background. If you don't have these options when exiting Manger, go to options>other options and enable Manager exit dialogue and client shutdown dialogue.
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Message 63447 - Posted: 1 Feb 2021, 9:01:47 UTC - in response to Message 63440.  
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Have you ticked, "Stop running tasks when exiting the BOINC Manager?" If not the client keeps going in the background. If you don't have these options when exiting Manger, go to options>other options and enable Manager exit dialogue and client shutdown dialogue.


No intention to divert the thread topic, but under Ubuntu 20.04 and BOINC 7.16.6 this function does not work (I have two machines like that) No matter if I select the option, the Manager always closes without the dialogue window mentioned.

And thanks to Andy, will keep posting mis-configured machines.
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Message 63448 - Posted: 1 Feb 2021, 9:48:07 UTC - in response to Message 63447.  

Several options have been removed from the Manager by Package Managers to meet the requirements of professional groups using the progamme, who don't want users to be able to control some aspects of something.
I forget the details, but it was discussed about a year ago on the BOINC site.

The only way to get them back, is to compile your own version from the source code.
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Message 63449 - Posted: 1 Feb 2021, 13:08:23 UTC - in response to Message 63448.  

No intention to divert the thread topic, but under Ubuntu 20.04 and BOINC 7.16.6 this function does not work (I have two machines like that) No matter if I select the option, the Manager always closes without the dialogue window mentioned.


Not 100% sure but I think the problem was on a Windows machine.

The only way to get them back, is to compile your own version from the source code.


Gianfranco's repository I think keeps those functions as well Les. Though I have gone down the route of compiling my own, unless you have a very good knowledge of the Linux OS (better than mine) the process is not trivial!
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Message 63450 - Posted: 1 Feb 2021, 14:40:39 UTC - in response to Message 63449.  

Gianfranco is one of the people who's been removing the options. :(
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Message 63451 - Posted: 1 Feb 2021, 17:10:10 UTC

A solution (or maybe a work-around) is -

Go to Terminal

sudo service boinc-client stop

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/etc/init.d/boinc-client stop
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Message 63452 - Posted: 1 Feb 2021, 17:32:46 UTC

Under Linux, the exit dialogue is missing from the manager. This is not done by those looking after the BOINC code but by managers of the various repositories for different distributions. The only real solution is to compile BOINC yourself from source code. This is non trivial and each time I do it I seem to run into fresh problems with what I need to get everything to work but it is possible!

I am creating this thread to move some posts from another thread into it to keep the other thread closer to its intended purpose.
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Message 63454 - Posted: 1 Feb 2021, 19:32:54 UTC - in response to Message 63452.  

Under Linux, the exit dialogue is missing from the manager. This is not done by those looking after the BOINC code but by managers of the various repositories for different distributions. The only real solution is to compile BOINC yourself from source code. This is non trivial and each time I do it I seem to run into fresh problems with what I need to get everything to work but it is possible!


Or, if you are on recent versions of Ubuntu, download the standalone development boinc version from berkeley. https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php

I've been running it for 10 months with no problems. The only issue is you might have to install some dependencies for boinc manager if you haven't been running the one downloaded from your distribution's repository. I think I had to install libwx_gtk3 from the package manager.
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Message 63466 - Posted: 2 Feb 2021, 18:59:56 UTC

If anyone is interested, I will try and document what I needed to build from source using the code from Git-hub. but no guarantees will come with those instructions and they will be specific to Ubuntu20.10 though that may well be enough to give hints for those with other flavours/iterations.
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