Posts by jasonwishart

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Minirosetta v1.32 bug thread (Message 55511)
Posted 3 Sep 2008 by Profile jasonwishart
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For people having trouble This may help you out hope it helps.
Cheers
Speedy


Thanks Speedy...this did indeed help me out. It took a few go\'s for me to get it right, but yes this did solve my problem.

Cheers to you as well.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Minirosetta v1.32 bug thread (Message 55406)
Posted 31 Aug 2008 by Profile jasonwishart
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It seems that since the minirosetta 1.32, I not had a completed job on my AMD 3000+ machine, yet it is fine on my other two machines?? All jobs now end, either slowly or quickly, with a \"Output file absent\" error, see output messages below....

8/31/2008 12:58:36 PM|rosetta@home|Computation for task abinitio_homfrag_71_A_1l6pA_4443_21507_0 finished
8/31/2008 12:58:36 PM|rosetta@home|Output file abinitio_homfrag_71_A_1l6pA_4443_21507_0_0 for task abinitio_homfrag_71_A_1l6pA_4443_21507_0 absent
8/31/2008 1:00:37 PM|rosetta@home|Computation for task abinitio_homfrag_71_A_1zd0A_4443_21518_0 finished
8/31/2008 1:00:37 PM|rosetta@home|Output file abinitio_homfrag_71_A_1zd0A_4443_21518_0_0 for task abinitio_homfrag_71_A_1zd0A_4443_21518_0 absent

This has been going on for a few weeks...thought it was a irregularity and have put up with it. But now it is really getting to me. Is there any way to complete these jobs (future jobs) on this machine, or might I just as well abandon R@H on this machine??
3) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Why can\'t I get the volume of work I request? (Message 30043)
Posted 26 Oct 2006 by Profile jasonwishart
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[quote]Have a look (I use internet explorer) at this file:
C:\\Program Files\\BOINC\\client_state.xml
The first nested section is <host_info>, go to the section section called <time_stats> and copy/paste the contents of that section in to a reply here.

OK here\'s the requested info from the client_state file....

<time_stats>
<on_frac>0.157307</on_frac>
<connected_frac>0.226434</connected_frac>
<active_frac>0.999797</active_frac>
<cpu_efficiency>0.890929</cpu_efficiency>
<last_update>1165834482.701714</last_update>
</time_stats>

4) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Why can\'t I get the volume of work I request? (Message 29986)
Posted 25 Oct 2006 by Profile jasonwishart
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Hi all, One of my PC\'s does not have a permanent connect to the net and as a result I have the \"Connect to the network about every..\" setting set to 5 days in the School preferences setion of my preferences. This has been working fine for me for quite a long time now, but recently something has gone amiss. The PC is on 24/7 and I am only able to get about 12 hours of work a day, which I don\'t understand, thus the PC is sitting idle for the other half of the day. The PC in question IS using the \"School\" preferences (as stated in the message log), when rosie fires up after a reboot or I shut it down to restart rosie, it requests 432000 seconds of work (about 120 hours yeah?), but for some reason it only recieves 43200 seconds of work (about 12 hours). There is no error associated with this discrepancy - at least not any more.... recently I upgraded both R@H and BOINC at virtually the same time, which is roughly about the same time this error started occuring. Originally, after the upgrades, I was recieving a strange error in the message log from the server that went something like this:::

Message from Server...Machine is only on 10% of the time and rosetta is running 78% of that, work not sent

:::

The error no longer appears when the machine requests work, but I still am only getting about 10% of what the PC is requesting. Subsequent detaches, reattaches, uninstalls and reinstalls - even upgrading BOINC to the unstable testing version (5.6.5) has reaped no results. I am at a loss as to what to do to remedy this problem and would appreciate any help given. TIA
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Report Problems With BOINC SERVER UPGRADE (Message 18782)
Posted 16 Jun 2006 by Profile jasonwishart
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Did you change your \"target CPU time\" recently? What estimate do you have for each WU within BOINC? It might underestimate the completion time so that you in fact have WU for three days.


Thanks for reply tralala. In answer to your question I haven\'t changed the target CPU time for quite a while. But, as I checked my preferences I noticed that I only have the target CPU time set for 2 hours on my \"home\" computers whereas my default setting is for 4 hours. This is most likely the cause of the problem. I will continue to monitor the suspect PC and see if changing the default target CPU time has the desired effect.

Thanks for the help :-)
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Report Problems With BOINC SERVER UPGRADE (Message 18776)
Posted 16 Jun 2006 by Profile jasonwishart
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Hi all, since the upgrade of the servers, I had a strange problem. I have 1 computer that has no permanant connection, I just hook it up when it needs work. My problem is that since the upgrade of the servers this computer only downloads enough work for around 24 hours instead of the 72 hours it is supposed to. I have seperate preferences for this PC ( I use the school preferences) and according to the messages tab it is still using the school preferences, but it only downloads 24 hours of work. I have the \"Connect to network\" option set to 3 days in the school preferences, which used to work fine for me. It is a hassle to have to connect up every day as this PC belongs to my step son who is Autistic and plays war games on the PC as often as possible. I am only able to connect the PC when he is not around.

Is there any fix for this?
7) Questions and Answers : Windows : Update command -Error 161 not found (Message 13521)
Posted 12 Apr 2006 by Profile jasonwishart
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OK it seems since I posted on the forum that the problem has gone away by itself. Go figure. I assume it had something to do with reinstalling boinc but now I guess I\'ll never know. If you have some suggestions as to why this happened at all, I would greatly appreciate the input.

Thanks in advance.
8) Questions and Answers : Windows : Update command -Error 161 not found (Message 13510)
Posted 12 Apr 2006 by Profile jasonwishart
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Hi folks, one of my crunchers has a small problem, when I try to update boinc using \"C:\\Program Files\\BOINC\\boinccmd.exe -- project http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta update\" I recieve the message \"Error - 161 not found\"

This only happens on one of my crunchers, which is pretty much set up the same as the others. I\'ve shut down the firewall to no avail. I\'ve reset the project to no avail, even a complete reinstall of boinc failed to knock this error over.

Does anyone know why I would be getting this error message? Or maybe what it means exactly, like what is it that it can\'t find? The boinccmd.exe or the project?

Interestingly enough when I use the RosettaUpdate cmd on its own, I get the same error, but once again, only on this particular cow. I can update through the Boincmgr though so its not all bad, but i am currently using a small rosetta viewing app created by Win2KUser at Team XPC called RosettaView. No one else in the team seems to get this error and Win2KUser himself is stumped. I been working on this error for almost a week now and its driving me nuts!

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
9) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : No Reg Key... (Message 2875)
Posted 11 Nov 2005 by Profile jasonwishart
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Try this http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/get_passwd.php


Oh yeah man that one did the trick!!! :-)

I must admit I actually found in a file on one of XP boxes in the BOINC dir called
lookup_account.xml...strange it wasn\'t in the other XP box .. but I\'m thankfull for the link anyway and have posted it on TEAM XPC forum - for any other unsuspecting sole who finds themselves without a reg key.
10) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : No Reg Key... (Message 2829)
Posted 10 Nov 2005 by Profile jasonwishart
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Hi people I joined up on Monday the 7th of November, sometime during the server outages - I never received an email stating my reg key??? Perhaps it was lost in all to maintainence?? Is there anyway I can get an email telling me this key.. I\'ve been using my email and password to access my Winders installs..no problems.. no I\'m trying a Xandros install and the BOINC manager won\'t connect to the project thru the GUI..some weird system setting I guess..I tried to attach using a terminal command \"./boinc --attach_project http://\"\"ADDRESS\"\" key ..using the rpc_gui_auth.cfg file contents but this is obviously a localhosty key and not my account key..How can I get my account key now??
11) Questions and Answers : Windows : Computer password not valid (Message 2616)
Posted 8 Nov 2005 by Profile jasonwishart
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Just exiting and restarting the client is usually enough to get the new password recognized, if not use the standard winders fix--reboot. It is probably a good idea to stick to alphanumeric characters, special characters may cause problems with the parser.



Ok will try that the reboot then..I tried restarting the client numerous times to no avail..also a fresh install doesn\'t \"appear\" to genereate a new gui_rpc_auth.cfg file.. so I\'m wondering if its a new password or the original one, from when I first installed..only time will tell me thinks

Thanks for the advice BTW

EXCELLENT the reboot did the trick..although not straight away..auto loading of BOINC on startup gave me a invalid password message from the taskbar..didn\'t look good from there..but I looked at the gui_rpc_auth.cfg file..AND THERE WAS A PASSWORD IN THERE!!! So I put it in and YIPPEE it connected to localhost!
Thanks for the tip Keck_Komputers I won\'t be doing that again..till I forget about it! lol
12) Questions and Answers : Windows : Computer password not valid (Message 2615)
Posted 8 Nov 2005 by Profile jasonwishart
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Just exiting and restarting the client is usually enough to get the new password recognized, if not use the standard winders fix--reboot. It is probably a good idea to stick to alphanumeric characters, special characters may cause problems with the parser.



Ok will try that the reboot then..I tried restarting the client numerous times to no avail..also a fresh install doesn\'t \"appear\" to genereate a new gui_rpc_auth.cfg file.. so I\'m wondering if its a new password or the original one, from when I first installed..only time will tell me thinks

Thanks for the advice BTW
13) Questions and Answers : Windows : Computer password not valid (Message 2611)
Posted 8 Nov 2005 by Profile jasonwishart
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Ok its still not running..have tried numrerous re-installs..even reinstalled the first PC but too no effect. Have managed to attach to the project on the damaged install..not sure how really.. but it still won\'t actualy start crunching..anybody come across this before at all..anyone?
14) Questions and Answers : Windows : Computer password not valid (Message 2598)
Posted 7 Nov 2005 by Profile jasonwishart
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Hi people i just switched on to BOINC, after running FAD for about a year. My first PC install when pretty smoothly, however I got a bit cocky for the net one. After installing the BOINC utility (Winders) I tried to connect thru the other PC that was already up and running, I noticed you needed a password to access the other PC. Having a look on the forum, I found the \"gui_rpc_auth.cfg\" file and had look in there...I didn\'t want to use that long string of numbers and letters so I hanged it to something I could remember..BAD MOVE.. now I can\'t even acess the localhost acount on the said PC as the password is wrong! I guess I should have made a backup of the original file! Anyway countless attempts at removing and re-installing BOINC on that particular PC have resulted in no access to the localhost account..forget accessing it thru the first PC..it won\'t even run as a standalone. So can anyone tell me how I need to reset or re-configure or re-install so that the localhost password is active again? BTW this is not my BOINC account password but the actual installation password as randomly generated by BOINC. Thanks in advance for any help.






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