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1) Questions and Answers : Preferences : My BOINC doesn\'t work (Message 29035)
Posted 28 May 2007 by old_user387622
Post:
Yesss !

It seems I HAD some customized preferences ! I removed them and the machine started working ! (I mustva pressed the darn key sometime and forgot... we\'re humans, not computers :-p)

Guys, thanx to everyone who answered my questions and gave me advice. Bon voyage towards the future.

Mike
2) Questions and Answers : Preferences : My BOINC doesn\'t work (Message 29025)
Posted 28 May 2007 by old_user387622
Post:
I stopped and restarted BOINC, i.e. Exited and then launched from Programs.

I got the following :

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
28.05.2007 13:22:16||Starting BOINC client version 5.8.16 for windows_intelx86
28.05.2007 13:22:16||log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
28.05.2007 13:22:16||Libraries: libcurl/7.16.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8a zlib/1.2.3
28.05.2007 13:22:16||Data directory: C:\\Program Files\\BOINC
28.05.2007 13:22:16||Processor: 1 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.40GHz [x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8] [fpu tsc sse sse2 mmx]
28.05.2007 13:22:16||Memory: 958.23 MB physical, 2.26 GB virtual
28.05.2007 13:22:16||Disk: 37.26 GB total, 10.45 GB free
28.05.2007 13:22:16|climateprediction.net|URL: http://climateprediction.net/; Computer ID: 662181; location: (none); project prefs: default
28.05.2007 13:22:16||General prefs: from climateprediction.net (last modified 2007-05-28 11:18:33)
28.05.2007 13:22:16||Host location: none
28.05.2007 13:22:16||General prefs: using your defaults
28.05.2007 13:22:16||Reading preferences override file
28.05.2007 13:23:11|climateprediction.net|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work
28.05.2007 13:23:11|climateprediction.net|Requesting 8640 seconds of new work
28.05.2007 13:23:16|climateprediction.net|Scheduler RPC succeeded [server version 509]
28.05.2007 13:23:16|climateprediction.net|Message from server: No work sent
28.05.2007 13:23:16|climateprediction.net|Message from server: (there was work but you don\'t have enough disk space allocated)
28.05.2007 13:23:16|climateprediction.net|Message from server: Not enough disk space (only 433.9 MB free for BOINC). Review preferences for maximum disk space used.
28.05.2007 13:23:16|climateprediction.net|Deferring communication for 1 hr 0 min 0 sec
28.05.2007 13:23:16|climateprediction.net|Reason: requested by project
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As you can see, the problem persists. I noticed this :

28.05.2007 13:22:16||General prefs: using your defaults
28.05.2007 13:22:16||Reading preferences override file

What is a \"preferences override file\" ? Where can I find it ? Maybe herein lieth the problem ?

I also noticed that my system set the virtual memory to 2.26 GB. That means that BOINC won\'t be able to use the 8 GB memory I allowed it to. Could that be a problem, or does it know to make the best of it ?

Mike

3) Questions and Answers : Preferences : My BOINC doesn\'t work (Message 29022)
Posted 28 May 2007 by old_user387622
Post:
Ok, so now I changed my configuration as follows :

Use at most 9 GB disk space
Leave at least 2 GB disk space free
Use at most 90% of total disk space
Write to disk at most every 60 seconds
Use at most 90% of page file (swap space)
Use at most 70% of memory when computer is in use
Use at most 90% of memory when computer is idle

And guess what ?! Still doesn\'t work !
The software acknowledges my changes, but... issues the same bloody 434 MB message.


Mike
(Hope I don\'t become the nuisance of the Century on this message board :-))

PS. My C: disk reports 10.4 GB free.
Swap file management set to automatic.


4) Questions and Answers : Preferences : My BOINC doesn\'t work (Message 28937)
Posted 24 May 2007 by old_user387622
Post:
Actually, I don\'t have ANY clue where the (434 something MB) come from ! Why 434 ?

The disk is 36 GB.
The last question I didn\'t quite get, please rephrase it ?

mike



5) Questions and Answers : Preferences : My BOINC doesn\'t work (Message 28936)
Posted 24 May 2007 by old_user387622
Post:

A few questions ...

On the \'disk\' tab in Boinc manager:

* How much space in total has been used by Boinc?
* How much space is in use on the disk (by anything)
* How big is the disk?
* How much space has been used by CPDN specifically?



The Disk Tab has the following to say :

free disk space 10.49 GB
used by BOINC 50.45 MB (yes, MEGA !!)
used by other programs 26.72 GB

disk usage by BOINC projects 50.45 MB

I guess 50.45 MB is the BOINC subdirectory in Program Files.

mikey




6) Questions and Answers : Preferences : My BOINC doesn\'t work (Message 28908)
Posted 23 May 2007 by old_user387622
Post:
My system says it hasn\'t enough memory to work. The message is :
23.05.2007 07:24:01|climateprediction.net|Message from server: No work sent
23.05.2007 07:24:01|climateprediction.net|Message from server: (there was work but you don\'t have enough disk space allocated)
23.05.2007 07:24:01|climateprediction.net|Message from server: Not enough disk space (only 434.3 MB free for BOINC). Review preferences for maximum disk space used.
23.05.2007 07:24:01|climateprediction.net|Deferring communication for 1 hr 0 min 0 sec
23.05.2007 07:24:01|climateprediction.net|Reason: requested by project
23.05.2007 07:24:01|climateprediction.net|Deferring communication for 3 hr 58 min 30 sec
23.05.2007 07:24:01|climateprediction.net|Reason: no work from project

My preferences are :

Processor usage
Do work while computer is running on batteries?
(matters only for portable computers) no
Do work while computer is in use? yes
Do work only between the hours of (no restriction)
Leave applications in memory while suspended?
(suspended applications will consume swap space if \'yes\') no
Switch between applications every
(recommended: 60 minutes) 60 minutes
On multiprocessors, use at most 1 processors
Use at most
Enforced by version 5.6 and greater 100 percent of CPU time
Disk and memory usage
Use at most 3 GB disk space
Leave at least
(Values smaller than 0.001 are ignored) 3 GB disk space free
Use at most 40% of total disk space
Write to disk at most every 60 seconds
Use at most 50% of page file (swap space)
Use at most
Enforced by version 5.8 and greater 50% of memory when computer is in use
Use at most
Enforced by version 5.8 and greater 90% of memory when computer is idle
Network usage
Connect to network about every
(maximum 10 days) 0.1 days
Cache enough work for an additional
(maximum 10 days; requires 5.10+ client) 3 days
Confirm before connecting to Internet?
(matters only if you have a modem, ISDN or VPN connection) no
Disconnect when done?
(matters only if you have a modem, ISDN or VPN connection) no
Maximum download rate: no limit
Maximum upload rate: no limit
Use network only between the hours of
Enforced by versions 4.46 and greater (no restriction)
Skip image file verification?
Check this ONLY if your Internet provider modifies image files (UMTS does this, for example).
Skipping verification reduces the security of BOINC. no

I have 10+ GB free disk space.

So what the heck ? I want to save the world (climate-wise, at least) and cannot ! Please help !

Mike




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