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Message 14323 - Posted: 8 Mar 2009, 7:46:01 UTC

I seem to loose my BOINC manager every now and then. I occassionally find a PC showing no BOINC manager, although task manager shows BOINC is running with the astronomy* tasks, and indeed on firing up (another) BOINC manager I can see everything running OK. Close downn BOINC manager (presumably a second instance) and task manger shows BOINC still running.

Anyone else get this?


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Message 14326 - Posted: 8 Mar 2009, 8:37:59 UTC

Your not alone Ice, it seems to happen once in a while for me as well.
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Message 14328 - Posted: 8 Mar 2009, 8:54:19 UTC

When I manually shutdown BM then launch Windows Task Manager, the BM performance tab shows all the (in my case) CPUs still processing. This is confirmed in the Task Manager "processes" tab.

I look through the TM Processes tab and shutdown boinc.exe and boinctray.exe.

About 30 - 60 seconds after shutting them down all the project WUs stop processing.

I don't know the relevance of this, but it does confirm things continue when they are apparently turned off.
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Message 14330 - Posted: 8 Mar 2009, 9:34:01 UTC

Glad it's not just me. (although I've only seen it once so far) I'm running manager version 6.6.12, and the SSE 4.1 optimized application.
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Message 14345 - Posted: 8 Mar 2009, 12:24:27 UTC

Sometimes same problem here. But there is another problem with "New" versions of Boinc manager.
When "suspend" all active work , or "snooze" from taskbar - "time to completion" begin to rise. Consequences of that, is change of <duration_correction_factor> , and no new work download until get "normal" values for each project :( .
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Message 14346 - Posted: 8 Mar 2009, 12:39:35 UTC

Dunno why it might happen on a 'normal' rig, but I have seen it happen many times when one of my OCs gets a little too ambitious.......Boinc loses it's handle on the host....
A reboot and a little less OC takes care of it.
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Message 14697 - Posted: 10 Mar 2009, 6:17:09 UTC

Thought I was the only one..

Press ctl+alt+del to open "Task Manager"
Select the "applications" tab
Right click on Boinc Manager in the list
Click on "Maximize"
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Message 14699 - Posted: 10 Mar 2009, 6:51:39 UTC

6.6.14 is a buggy one...I mean more buggy than usual.
There should be a quick fix, albeit only for Win x32 - http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/boincmgr.090309.zip

2 years old BOINCView is still doing great job and is superior in many aspects comparing to Manager. A must have if you want to manager dozens of boxes and donĀ§t want to fiddle whole days with Manager...
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Message 14700 - Posted: 10 Mar 2009, 7:11:41 UTC - in response to Message 14697.  
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Thought I was the only one..

Press ctl+alt+del to open "Task Manager"
Select the "applications" tab
Right click on Boinc Manager in the list
Click on "Maximize"

That's the problem - it's disappeared from the applications tab in the Windows Task Manager, although the Propcesses tab shows all the seperate 'Image Names' still running, including boinc.exe

There is nothing to maximize. Nothing to do but run BOINC Manager again. Then if you click 'File, exit' in BOINC Manager, BOINC is still running.

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Message 14701 - Posted: 10 Mar 2009, 7:15:46 UTC - in response to Message 14699.  

6.6.14 is a buggy one...I mean more buggy than usual.

I'm using 6.4.6. Maybe I should try 6.4.7.


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Message 14704 - Posted: 10 Mar 2009, 10:27:57 UTC

Look in stderrgui.txt (I'm doing this from memory since I'm on a Linux box now) and see if there is a crash dump in there.
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Message 14768 - Posted: 10 Mar 2009, 19:35:15 UTC - in response to Message 14701.  

6.6.14 is a buggy one...I mean more buggy than usual.

I'm using 6.4.6. Maybe I should try 6.4.7.

BOINC Windows 6.4.6 was withdrawn due to a dodgy installer, I dunno if it had other issues.
Yes try 6.4.7.
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Message 14774 - Posted: 10 Mar 2009, 20:32:06 UTC - in response to Message 14768.  

6.6.14 is a buggy one...I mean more buggy than usual.

I'm using 6.4.6. Maybe I should try 6.4.7.

BOINC Windows 6.4.6 was withdrawn due to a dodgy installer, I dunno if it had other issues.
Yes try 6.4.7.

I've finally turned on a PC with the 4850/Zalman fan, and am running under 6.4.7. After an hour, so far so good...


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