Posts by Saint Alfonzo

1) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Moderators Contact Point (Explanations, Assistance etc) Post here! (Message 99052)
Posted 19 Sep 2020 by Profile Saint Alfonzo
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Hello Moderators,

There appears to be a spam account (Medstoreonline) that was created on 18 September advertising potency medication.

https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/forum_thread.php?id=14220&postid=99029

I have a feeling this runs afoul of forum rules.
2) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : New BOINC client 7.16.11 signed by Charlie Fenton (Message 99024)
Posted 17 Sep 2020 by Profile Saint Alfonzo
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The new BOINC client (version 7.16.11) is available for macOS. You may have noticed that it is signed by Charlie Fenton, which can trigger security messages, for example from Little Snitch, etc. similar to:

Charlie Fenton (R2TC2Z4282)" instead of "The University California Berkeley (ZVCAM664D8)".


The developer has confirmed that this is to be expected. Cross-linking his post on the BOINC boards.

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=13958
3) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Screen saver won't show graphics (Message 99017)
Posted 16 Sep 2020 by Profile Saint Alfonzo
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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.
4) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : No work available to process (Message 97593)
Posted 25 Jun 2020 by Profile Saint Alfonzo
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Thank you for the response, @Grant (SSSF). I didn't realize that the message was talking about the server.
5) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : No work available to process (Message 97588)
Posted 25 Jun 2020 by Profile Saint Alfonzo
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Hello,

Since last night my BOINC manager has seemed to have stalled with the message "No work available to process." I have tried the following:

    Restarting BOINC manager
    Restarting the machine
    Deactivating my VPN
    Removing and re-adding the project
    Uninstalling BOINC manager (including the library and preference files) and reinstalling



Nothing seems to work. Strangely when I try to re-add the Rosetta project to BOINC it tells me "This project may not work for your type of computer." I did not have that message when I added the project originally. Unfortunately, the log is not terribly helpful in this case.

Thu Jun 25 07:57:02 2020 |  | Fetching configuration file from https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/get_project_config.php
Thu Jun 25 07:57:38 2020 | Rosetta@home | Fetching scheduler list
Thu Jun 25 07:57:40 2020 | Rosetta@home | Master file download succeeded
Thu Jun 25 07:57:47 2020 | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
Thu Jun 25 07:57:47 2020 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
Thu Jun 25 07:58:24 2020 | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
Thu Jun 25 07:58:24 2020 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
Thu Jun 25 08:07:04 2020 | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
Thu Jun 25 08:07:04 2020 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds


Has anyone seen this problem? My other Mac continues to process tasks without interruption.

Thanks for any insight!
6) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Client can't connect to internet (Message 96788)
Posted 26 May 2020 by Profile Saint Alfonzo
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A good suggestion. Is anyone else seeing problems with their BOINC losing its internet connection when you connect to ProtonVPN or any other VPN?

https://protonvpn.com
7) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Client can't connect to internet (Message 96719)
Posted 22 May 2020 by Profile Saint Alfonzo
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Thanks for the continued suggestions. I do not use any of the Boinc tools to schedule network activity nor is it schedules to only run at certain times of the day. It runs continually.

I am fairly confident that the problem lies with the VPN somehow. I have consistency demonstrated over the past week or so that the problem only occurs when I am connected to the VPN. If I disconnect from the VPN, BOINC immediately reestablishes its connection and can upload finished jobs and download new.
8) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Client can't connect to internet (Message 96660)
Posted 20 May 2020 by Profile Saint Alfonzo
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Can't believe I didn't see that menu option. Thanks for pointing that out! I first saw the message in the list of notices, if I am not mistaken. Looking into the log, unfortunately little more information is exposed. In fact the message is exactly the same.


Wed May 20 14:25:24 2020 | Rosetta@home | Backing off 00:01:19 on upload of Junior_HalfRoid_design6_cart_COVID-19_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_0zs6uw6g_929381_18_0_r1885224697_0
Wed May 20 14:27:04 2020 |  | Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
Wed May 20 14:27:33 2020 |  | BOINC can't access Internet - check network connection or proxy configuration.
Wed May 20 14:39:29 2020 | Rosetta@home | Backing off 00:01:38 on upload of Junior_HalfRoid_design6_cart_COVID-19_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_2hx7sb3o_929581_22_0_r955138500_0
Wed May 20 14:41:12 2020 | Rosetta@home | Backing off 00:01:11 on upload of Junior_HalfRoid_design6_cart_COVID-19_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_2hx7sb3o_929581_22_0_r955138500_0
9) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Client can't connect to internet (Message 96629)
Posted 19 May 2020 by Profile Saint Alfonzo
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This is true. I disconnect periodically so it can upload its completed tasks and download new. The problem is still persisting however. Can you please direct me to where the logs are? There is nothing helpful in /Users/<user>/Library/Application Support/BOINC and I can't find any BOINC/Rosetta-related output in the console.
10) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Client can't connect to internet (Message 96621)
Posted 19 May 2020 by Profile Saint Alfonzo
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Thanks for responding. I can not say for certain, but I believe I changed the URL late last week, maybe Thursday or Friday (14-15 May). I only changed it on one of the machines since the other one was already processing.
11) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Client can't connect to internet (Message 96597)
Posted 18 May 2020 by Profile Saint Alfonzo
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Hello,

Recently, I have received notices from Boinc manager in the form of "BOINC can't access Internet - check network connection or proxy configuration." However I have changed nothing in my computer's setup. It seems that it now does not like my VPN. Once I disconnect from VPN, it is able to connect without a problem. Once I reconnect the VPN, it tells me it has lost its internet connection.

My VPN worked fine with Boinc before. I am not sure if it is a red herring, but this change of behavior seems to have coincided with Rosetta's move to HTTPS. I found this mention of something similar, but am not sure if it applies.

https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/forum_thread.php?id=13894&postid=96341

Anyone else seen this or have any tips?

Thanks!
12) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Screen saver won't show graphics (Message 94318)
Posted 13 Apr 2020 by Profile Saint Alfonzo
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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.
13) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Screen saver won't show graphics (Message 94226)
Posted 12 Apr 2020 by Profile Saint Alfonzo
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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?

Thanks!






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