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    Default Running BOINC

    Whats the deal with this BOINC Manager? I have used it on many other systems the past, Solaris, Windows, Ubuntu, never an issue getting it to work. With OpenSUSE, it seems to be an issue; I used the zypper connected respositories similar to the way Fedora would do it with yum; I installed the client based on the directions found here: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Insta...INC_on_Fedora;
    zypper install boinc-client boinc-manager; I assume this installs the correct packages?

    systemctl start boinc-client.service

    If you don't want to put the password every time you run the BOINC manager, you can:

    1. /usr/sbin/usermod -G boinc -a username
    2. chmod g+rw /var/lib/boinc
    3. chmod g+rw /var/lib/boinc/*.*
    4. ln -s /var/lib/boinc/gui_rpc_auth.cfg /home/username/gui_rpc_auth.cfg
    5. Finally, logout and login again so that your new group membership takes effect.

    I did all this; nothing happens, the manager will not connect to the work units servers at all. Should I uninstall it and forget it?

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    Default Re: Running BOINC

    Hi
    So what is the status of the service?
    Code:
    systemctl status -l boinc-client.service
    I've only ever run as my user (as in install the sh package), never worried about the rpm...

    I do see a later version is at the development project (and also a comment)
    https://build.opensuse.org/package/s...e=boinc-client
    Last edited by malcolmlewis; 25-May-2016 at 07:17.
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    rthornton@b590:~> systemctl status -l boinc-client.service
    boinc-client.service - Berkeley Open Infrastructure Network Computing Client
    Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/boinc-client.service; enabled)
    Active: active (running) since Wed 2016-05-25 09:21:35 EDT; 1h 15min ago
    Main PID: 1301 (boinc)
    CGroup: /background.slice/boinc-client.service
    └─1301 /usr/bin/boinc --dir /var/lib/boinc

    rthornton@b590:~>

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSDuser View Post
    Code:
    rthornton@b590:~> systemctl status -l boinc-client.service
    boinc-client.service - Berkeley Open Infrastructure Network Computing Client
       Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/boinc-client.service; enabled)
       Active: active (running) since Wed 2016-05-25 09:21:35 EDT; 1h 15min ago
     Main PID: 1301 (boinc)
       CGroup: /background.slice/boinc-client.service
               └─1301 /usr/bin/boinc --dir /var/lib/boinc
    Hi
    So it is running, just not doing squat....

    Perhaps try the later version from the network repo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    So it is running, just not doing squat....

    Perhaps try the later version from the network repo?
    Hi
    I see from the service file there are some logs created down in /var/log, check those as well; /var/log/boinc.log and /var/log/boincerr.log
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    Default Re: Running BOINC

    I uninstalled the packages; zypper rm boinc-client etc.

    I was looking at the sh version; its old, version 7.2; Ubuntu 15.10 runs 7.6; Right now I am cheating - running a vm of Ubuntu with boincmgr running.

    I downloaded the src code from git and am make the objects now for version 7.7; will see how that goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSDuser View Post
    I uninstalled the packages; zypper rm boinc-client etc.

    I was looking at the sh version; its old, version 7.2; Ubuntu 15.10 runs 7.6; Right now I am cheating - running a vm of Ubuntu with boincmgr running.

    I downloaded the src code from git and am make the objects now for version 7.7; will see how that goes.
    Hi
    Well 7.2.42 is the recommended version according to;
    https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php

    I'm playing with the system service file (running as my user) to see if I can figure out why the client won't start.
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    Default Re: Running BOINC

    On Wed 25 May 2016 06:06:01 PM CDT, malcolmlewis wrote:

    BSDuser;2779739 Wrote:
    > I uninstalled the packages; zypper rm boinc-client etc.
    >
    > I was looking at the sh version; its old, version 7.2; Ubuntu 15.10
    > runs 7.6; Right now I am cheating - running a vm of Ubuntu with
    > boincmgr running.
    >
    > I downloaded the src code from git and am make the objects now for
    > version 7.7; will see how that goes.

    Hi
    Well 7.2.42 is the recommended version according to;
    https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php

    I'm playing with the system service file (running as my user) to see if
    I can figure out why the client won't start.
    Hi
    OK so just using the systemd service file from the rpm and running that
    (via root user) and tweaking the file locations and just using my user
    worked fine...

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    Default Re: Running BOINC

    Here are some details that I found needing doing to get through the "Disconnected" problem.


    • The directory /var/lib/boinc and all sub-directories need to be owned by user "boinc" and group "boinc"
    • The password file gui_rpc_auth.cfg needs to be in the BOINC data directory /var/lib/boinc
    • The file gui_rpc_auth.cfg needs to be chmod'ed 664

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    Default Re: Running BOINC

    Unfortunately the boinc_client daemon does not recognize when the computer is "in use" during normal activities. The only time it recognizes "in use" is when text is typed into an open shell window (Example: Konsole)

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