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Message 13160 - Posted: 28 Dec 2011, 11:16:33 UTC

I'm using BOINC 6.12.18 from http://ppa.launchpad.net/pkg-boinc/ppa/ubuntu on Kubuntu 10.10. I'm subscribed to several projects which I "manage" manually - I typically have only 1/2 that download new work, others are "in standby". I switch between them so that I have roughly the same credit on all of them.

Whenever I enable Collatz this way, update it and want to switch to the Notices tab, Boinc manager freezes and starts consuming 100% CPU - I need to kill it and start again. The running tasks are not affected.
So far the only way to fix this that I've found is to reset the Collatz project and not update it. (I have some tasks in the queue, so I'd rather not do that right now).

Has anyone else encountered this? Is there any way you can fix this issue? No other projects do this. After resetting Collaz, I can view the Notices tab (with several notices from BOINC and PrimeGrid) with no problem.

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Message 13180 - Posted: 30 Dec 2011, 16:16:12 UTC

The only official place to get BOINC is from:

The current Linux version is 6.12.34. My suggestion would be to upgrade to that and see if it still happens.

Collatz doesn't have notices as it runs on an older version of the server (and until AMD and nVidia improve their OpenCL performance, there really isn't a reason to upgrade). My guess is that 6.12.18 tries to get the notices anyway making a blocking call while getting them. That may have been fixed in a more recent version.

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Message 13188 - Posted: 31 Dec 2011, 0:09:31 UTC - in response to Message 13160.

Don't use the one from ppa.launchpad.net. This version causes in the past some weird misfunctions if you use a boinc account manager like BAM or Grid-Republic.
Please read Inconsistent signing key from account manager in Boincstats.

I use the older version 6.10.56 from Berkeley and have no problems. Positive side-effect of the Berkeley-version is that BOINC will be installed in your home-directory and not anywhere in the system like the ubuntu-version.

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