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Questions / Re: Creating app_config.xml files
« on: June 18, 2022, 05:05:13 pm »

Questions / Re: Creating app_config.xml files
« on: June 18, 2022, 04:49:53 pm »
Boinctasks lets me edit an app_config.xml, but how do I do this if the file doesn't already exist?  I'm trying to edit it on a phone, and since file access on Android is very restricted, I can't do it manually.  I was hoping Boinctasks could from my Windows PC.
If you have remote access, you can.

Go to the projects tab and select a project.
Now Extra -> Edit config file (app_config.xml)

Warning the process is irreversible, you will end up with a app_config.xml file, at least a default one.

If there isn't any file you get an error message.

Now paste the text, over the error message.

The most basic file is

Check syntax and Apply.

That works on all my Linux and Windows machines, but the Android client is older.

Lack of time forces me to put these features into BoincTasks Js,
It's so much simpler and pleasant for me to add features in the Js app, like at least 10 times faster.
Both BoincTasks and BoincTasks Js can run at the same time without much impact.

I forgot about the setting, go to settings : and remove the check at Lock screen, not you can rotate the screen.

I see, that's not the recommended OS.
The recommended 32 bit version installed BOINC effortless as well as sendsensor. 


I installed the latest version bullseye on my card.
Upon installation select the desktop version.
Installed BOINC
and installed sendsensor.
Start bullseye sendsensor --disable-seccomp-filter-sandbox

apt show sendsensor

cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)"
NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux"
VERSION="10 (buster)"

I did a remove:
sudo apt-get remove sendsensor
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 134 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 105068 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing sendsensor (1.1.0) ...

And an install:

sudo dpkg -i ./sendsensor_1.1.0_armhf.deb
Selecting previously unselected package sendsensor.
(Reading database ... 104987 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack ./sendsensor_1.1.0_armhf.deb ...
Unpacking sendsensor (1.1.0) ...
Setting up sendsensor (1.1.0) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.31.4-3) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-4) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.62) ...


And shows the temperature in BoincTasks

Did you try a reboot?

Google gives this answer:
sudo apt install libxshmfence1 libglu1

sudo /sbin/ldconfig -v

Make sure to follow the new instructions here
Make sure you install 1.1 Arm
No need to install lm-sensors
Read the last chapter trouble shooter.

Are you running the desktop version?
Raspberry Pi OS with desktop

This missing library should be installed by sudo apt install libxshmfence1

I forgot that Rasberry Pi is a different case it doesn't need lm-sensors it uses cat /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/temp and internal command.

Updated the page accordingly

Questions / Re: How to speed up Boinctasks, especially startup
« on: May 24, 2022, 04:40:02 pm »
I absolutely detest Linux.  What does this WSL do?  Are there native versions of Rosetta/LHC/Cosmology that I could then use?
I think all VBox applications are native Linux.

WSL is actually not that hard to setup

And once you are connected to BoincTasks, you can just add a project like your are used to.

Questions / Re: How to speed up Boinctasks, especially startup
« on: May 24, 2022, 04:26:10 pm »
I don't have a particular "bad computer".  Any one of them could have a delay if it decides to load up several vbox tasks at once, even on an SSD.  So short of having a group for every PC, that isn't going to work.

At some point, Boinctasks decides a computer is not responding and gives it a red lightning bolt, and continues to display the rest.  Can it not just do that as soon as one isn't responding?  Can I set a timeout of 1 second somewhere?
In the expert setting, connection timeout, mine is 2 seconds.

Did you consider running WSL, that way you can run things like a Linux machine and not in a VBox.
That works on my computer without any problems, on multiple projects.

Questions / Re: How to speed up Boinctasks, especially startup
« on: May 24, 2022, 02:33:39 pm »
I guess startup must be different and uses one thread to read in all the history to begin with.

Still never found out why the whole program waits for one computer to respond if they're in different threads!  I had to get round it by making them all faster - SSDs/NVMEs and replacement network cables.  A single lost packet and Boinctasks falls asleep.
A way around this is select one computer or move a bad computer to another group.
The data comes from different threads, but it needs all the selected computers to display.
You can set a connection timeout but there is not guarantee that that works if there is a problem very low in the connection.


that's what I get after installing the first packet, there is no errors but didn't found the sensor.

running this, I get:
sensors -u cpu_thermal-virtual-0 -j
      "Adapter": "Virtual device",
         "temp1_input": 33.102

Now open the web browser in the Raspberry and go to the download page, click with the right mouse key and select open link in new tab.
Wait for the deb to load.
It gives Keep / Discard, select Keep.
Now double click on the file and select install.

Now you should see SendSensor icon in the right upper corner.
Right click Open

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