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Message 94226 - Posted: 12 Apr 2020, 10:37:05 UTC

Hello,

I am just getting started with Rosetta@home and have been processing tasks for a few days now. Unfortunately when the screen save starts, after showing the message "starting screen save graphics, please wait" for a couple of seconds, it then shows "Could not connect to screen saver of application rosetta mini." However when I open the graphics in the Boinc manager, they show without problem. Any ideas?

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Message 94242 - Posted: 12 Apr 2020, 14:01:16 UTC

I have not heard of others reporting this, but in general, it is desirable to not use BOINC as your screensaver. This is because it makes for a very active screensaver that consumes a fair amount of CPU and memory. Most would rather have those resources available to do more work on the science.
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Message 94262 - Posted: 12 Apr 2020, 18:49:13 UTC - in response to Message 94226.  

Same issue here; "starting" and then "con't connect to rosetta mini"
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Message 94318 - Posted: 13 Apr 2020, 5:53:29 UTC

Thanks for the reply Mod.Sense. Though I understand that the graphics can take some computer power, it is a nice "wow" factor of the software and I would still like a solution if anyone has a suggestion. I thought perhaps it could not handle my external monitor, but once detached, it still gives the same error. The screen saver seems to work just fine on my 2009 iMac.

dogboy, what make/model do you have? I am seeing trouble on a late 2014 iMac on 10.15.4. Maybe we have a commonality? Will post back if I find anything further.
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Message 99017 - Posted: 16 Sep 2020, 6:56:23 UTC

It seems that the new 7.16.11 version of the BOINC manager seems to have solved the issue. The screen saver graphics are working perfectly now.
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