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1) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Boinc Manager can\'t start my browser (Message 28717)
Posted 15 May 2007 by old_user203155
Post:
Ok, I\'ve found a workaround to the problem. I\'ve added a little script called epiphany to my bin directory (in my PATH) that looks like this:

#!/bin/bash
firefox $1

It\'s like a wrapper that calls firefox when epiphany is invoked.

Hope this helps someone!

Cheers!

2) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Boinc Manager can\'t start my browser (Message 28585)
Posted 10 May 2007 by old_user203155
Post:
Hello!

Boinc Manager (v5.8.16) wont open a browser window when clicking in the \"Web Sites\" buttons.

I\'ve started it in a console to see stderr and each time I click on a web button it complains:

execvp(epiphany, http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/forum_index.php) failed with error 2!

Epiphany is the Gnome browser if I\'m not mistaken, and I don\'t have it instaled since I\'m running KDE (v3.5.6). I would like it to use firefox or konqueror. I have firefox configured in the KDE\'s \"System Settings\" and tried to export BROWSER=/usr/bin/firefox but stills complaining about epiphany and not opening any browser.

Does anybody knows what could be happening?

Thanx!
3) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Changing of Linux Distro & BOINC version (Message 28584)
Posted 10 May 2007 by old_user203155
Post:
Ok I declare myself defeated...

I\'ve done what Les B. said since the beginning.

I\'ve uninstalled everything that came from the repository, unpacked my backup from my old system and installed the new version of Boinc over it, so it replaces the old executables.

That\'s it, it\'s up and running smoothly!!

Thanx Les.
4) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Changing of Linux Distro & BOINC version (Message 28578)
Posted 10 May 2007 by old_user203155
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DUH!!

I\'ve forgot to chown boinc:boinc the files. That\'s why it couldn\'t do fopen.

I\'ve deleted and restored again (this time changed owner/group) and I feel a little closer... Now the client wont complain about anything, the \"Disk\" tab shows 452.53 MBs used (more realistic than 29 MBs), and I can see the \"Work done\" and \"Avg. work done\" entries in the \"Projects\" tab correctly (I think before it only showed 0s).

Then, in the \"Tasks\" tab appeared a new task (not the one I was running) so I did everything to stop it and prevent it from getting new tasks... cancelled like 15 downloads and everything :-P

Now that task doesn\'t show anymore (ok) but my original task stills not appearing. By looking to my Results in the web, I\'m shure this is the one:

Result ID 6002113
Work unit ID 5742023
Computer 656556

Thanx in advance!
5) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Changing of Linux Distro & BOINC version (Message 28559)
Posted 10 May 2007 by old_user203155
Post:
I was going to forget this...

This is a related post that doesn\'t solve my problem but may solve someone elses:

http://www.climateprediction.net/board/viewtopic.php?=&p=47290

Hope to help!
6) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Changing of Linux Distro & BOINC version (Message 28557)
Posted 10 May 2007 by old_user203155
Post:
Hi!

I\'ve finally got the time to do it. I\'ve backed up everything. Then, since I wanted to install the repository version (yes yes, I know, but I insist... automatic updates, pretty fonts in the boinc manager, it\'s already configured to start at boot with a dedicated username, etc.), I\'v done it and looked for the data folder. It\'s in /var/lib/boinc-client/ and it had some files:

/var/lib/boinc-client$ ls -l
total 12
-rw-r--r-- 1 boinc boinc 1858 2007-05-10 01:45 client_state_prev.xml
-rw-r--r-- 1 boinc boinc 1858 2007-05-10 01:45 client_state.xml
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 43 2007-05-10 01:47 global_prefs_override.xml -> /etc/boinc-client/global_prefs_override.xml
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 34 2007-05-10 01:47 gui_rpc_auth.cfg -> /etc/boinc-client/gui_rpc_auth.cfg
-rw-r--r-- 1 boinc boinc 0 2007-05-10 01:45 lockfile
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 2007-05-10 01:47 log_flags.xml -> /etc/boinc-client/log_flags.xml
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 34 2007-05-10 01:48 remote_hosts.cfg -> /etc/boinc-client/remote_hosts.cfg
-rw-r--r-- 1 boinc boinc 0 2007-05-10 01:45 stderrdae.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 boinc boinc 2806 2007-05-10 01:45 stdoutdae.txt

then I\'ve overwritten that with the following from the backup:

account_climateprediction.net.xml
client_state_prev.xml
client_state.xml
create_account.xml
get_current_version.xml
get_project_config.xml
global_prefs.xml
gui_rpc_auth.cfg
lockfile
master_climateprediction.net.xml
projects/*
sched_reply_climateprediction.net.xml
sched_request_climateprediction.net.xml
slots/*
statistics_climateprediction.net.xml
stderrdae.txt
stdoutdae.txt

leaving these out (this files where in the backup, but I didn\'t copy them to the new boinc folder):

binstall.sh
boinc
boinc_cmd
boincmgr
boincmgr.16x16.png
boincmgr.32x32.png
boincmgr.8x8.png
locale
lookup_website.html
run_client
run_manager

Then I\'ve started the boinc manager, and found the following:

- The project climateprediction.net IS in the tab \"Projects\".
- The \"Task\" and \"Transfers\" tabs are empty.
- The \"Statistics\" tab show my statistics correctly (31363.2h!!!).
- The \"Disk\" shows the project with 29.04 MBs
and...
- The \"Messages\" tab shows a familiar start, but then it starts complaining like this:

Thu 10 May 2007 02:00:45 AM CEST|climateprediction.net|Scheduler request to http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc_cgi/cgi failed: system fopen
Thu 10 May 2007 02:00:45 AM CEST|climateprediction.net|Deferring scheduler requests for 1 minutes and 0 seconds

Also, the project shows Status: Scheduler request pending, Communication deferred 00:16:29

What can be happening?

Thanx in advance!
7) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Changing of Linux Distro & BOINC version (Message 28369)
Posted 2 May 2007 by old_user203155
Post:
EVERYTHING has to be backed up, starting with the BOINC folder.


Ok, so I\'ll back up the whole thing. But then, as I would like to get the latest version, should I unpack it over the old files? is that safe?
8) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Changing of Linux Distro & BOINC version (Message 28345)
Posted 1 May 2007 by old_user203155
Post:
Hello,

I\'ve a problem with my distro and since it\'s a little old, I\'ve decided to install another one from scratch. Doing that, I\'ll also install the latest BOINC version.

I\'ve one CPDN run that I wouldn\'t like to discard. The question: Is it enough to backup the project\'s folder under BOINC/projects and restore it in the new distro\'s new BOINC version\'s project folder? Will it be automaticaly recognized and restart the work from where it was left?

Thanx!
9) Questions and Answers : Preferences : 2 cpu\'s, 1 task (Message 25591)
Posted 13 Dec 2006 by old_user203155
Post:
There is a problem with getting the preference changes to actually work, and which won\'t get fixed until the next server software upgrade.

There is a work around which involves creating a local override file.
This is described here at the Berkeley site Preferences Override File, and talked about at cpdn here: this thread, starting at the indicated post, and \"working up to the latest post\".



Thanx! problem fixed.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Preferences not transferring from here to my m/c (Message 25590)
Posted 13 Dec 2006 by old_user203155
Post:
Hello!

After reading about global_prefs_override.xml, I\'ve fooled around and have seen a similar file in the BOINC dir that\'s called global_prefs.xml. This file looks the same as the frist one, and I assume this is the one that stores the preferences configured in the web.

Since there are some difficulties syncing this prefs, I\'ve tried to
1) configure the prefs in the web as normal,
2) update the project (I\'ve done it via the manager\'s update button) and
3) edit global_prefs.xml to manually make it reflect the web\'s prefs.

This gave me the expected results, so I\'ve deleted global_prefs_override.xml and have my machine working exactly as I want.

Hope this helps!
11) Questions and Answers : Preferences : 2 cpu\'s, 1 task (Message 25587)
Posted 13 Dec 2006 by old_user203155
Post:
Hello!

I have a Pentium D (dual core) and had recently upgraded my linux kernel to support smp so I\'ve enabled the second core..... I\'m somehow noob on this, jeje ;P

I\'ve raised the max number o cpu\'s to 2 in the prefs and updated the project (only one project running: climateprediction hadcm3 5.15). Restarted and everything.

When watching the cpu loads I see that only one processor is working, while the other only gets load when I do something else like moving a window on the desktop.

Is this task not capable of using both cpu\'s or I have some configuration problem? And if the first is right, how can I get the project to work in two units at the same time?

Thanx




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