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Questions / Re: ATI detection problem observation and fix
« Last post by fred on February 20, 2018, 12:06:13 am »
After editing TThrottle.xml to get the order of my pair of HD-7950s temperatures to correspond, I decided to swap cards in respective pcie slots.  Unaccountably, I lost the temperatures for one of the cards.  The outer card was having its temperature reported for the card closet to the CPU.  The card closest was not being reported at all.  On a hunch, I pulled the HDMI dongle (dummy load) off the outer card and put it on the inner one and that fixed the problem after a reboot.  That is probably the problem I have on another ATI system that is not connected to any monitor.  I need to put an HDMI load on the "primary" card to force the driver to set an order. I am just guessing but clearly having a monitor or dummy load connected to an ATI card makes a difference in how the temperature is reported.  I have not seen this on nVidia cards on some of my headless systems with no dummy load or monitor.
Thanks for reporting, that makes sense the card not reporting it's temperature when it's not in use.
The card may go into sleep mode.
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Questions / Re: "Processor features" are truncated in Ubuntu 16.04.3
« Last post by fred on February 20, 2018, 12:04:21 am »
That points to a problem with the Linux Boinc client, that's often much older than the Windows version.

I am running BOINC 7.8.3 on both my Windows and Ubuntu machines (except 7.6.31 and 7.8.4 on one Ubuntu machine each).  But 7.8.3 is in the Ubuntu (i.e., Debian) repository now.
You say the problem is only with the Linux machines, so my guess is still that this is a BOINC client issue.
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Questions / Re: Selecting BOINC website gets redirected to ScienceUnited
« Last post by fred on February 20, 2018, 12:01:43 am »
[EDIT]  After I asked about this at the boinc Q&A forum they fixed the redirect.  It now goes where it always went.  Hopefully they wont change it again.
Yep it's the BOINC client were  BoincTasks gets the info.
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Questions / Selecting BOINC website gets redirected to ScienceUnited
« Last post by BeemerBiker on February 17, 2018, 09:30:54 pm »
Not sure why David did that.  From BoincTasks I select the BOINC website to get to the forum or to check for latest updates.  After getting redirected it is a PITA to find those sites.

[EDIT]  After I asked about this at the boinc Q&A forum they fixed the redirect.  It now goes where it always went.  Hopefully they wont change it again.
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Beta Testing / Re: B.T. 1.75
« Last post by Jimbocous on February 12, 2018, 02:07:13 am »
Hey BeemerBiker.
Maybe I'm totally off-base here, but shouldn't
<appliation>1.46%20MilkyWay@Home%20(opencl_ati_101)</appliation>
be
<application>1.46%20MilkyWay@Home%20(opencl_ati_101)</application>

Don't know anything about this, but it just looked wrong :-\
Jim ...
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Beta Testing / Re: B.T. 1.75
« Last post by Jimbocous on February 12, 2018, 01:52:30 am »
Just loaded 1.75, and decided to test the new ability of editing app_config.xml.
Setup here is as follows:
1) Core2 Q9650, Win10ProX64, BT 1.75, BOINC 7.8.3, Projects: SETI, Einstein
2) Xeon E5450, Win7ProX64,                   BOINC 7.8.3, Projects: SETI, Einstein
3) Xeon X5675, Win10ProX64,                 BOINC 7.8.3, Projects: SETI, SETI Beta, Einstein
4) Xeon X5675, Win10ProX64,                 BOINC 7.8.3, Projects: SETI, SETI Beta, Einstein
Installation file paths are standard for BOINC and BT on all machines.

From machine 1) under Projects tab was able to load and read app_config for Einstein and SETI Beta on all machines (SETI uses app_info on all).
However, after making a change to Einstein on all 4 machines and to Beta on the two machines running it:
 Syntax Check passes,
 Apply passes,
 A subsequent attempt to load app_config yields an "Invalid" window message in each case.

Further checking shows that each app_config is now file size 0 and all data has been lost.

Stupid me, of course, for not having made backups before testing a new feature, and for not having validated everything on 1 machine before moving on to the other three.
But I thought I would mention this for anyone else testing, to see if there's something else I did to screw this up or info I can provide to help find a resolution.
If I might also suggest, perhaps it would be good to have BT make a .BAK backup file of app/cc_config XML files before making changes to them, if that is possible.
Feel free to let me know how I might help! Thanks!

[edit]
Also, it seems app_config editor is failing syntax check on <gpu_versions> statement. 
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Questions / Re: "Processor features" are truncated in Ubuntu 16.04.3
« Last post by Jim1348 on February 08, 2018, 09:27:40 pm »
That points to a problem with the Linux Boinc client, that's often much older than the Windows version.

I am running BOINC 7.8.3 on both my Windows and Ubuntu machines (except 7.6.31 and 7.8.4 on one Ubuntu machine each).  But 7.8.3 is in the Ubuntu (i.e., Debian) repository now.
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Questions / Re: "Processor features" are truncated in Ubuntu 16.04.3
« Last post by fred on February 08, 2018, 03:52:49 pm »
Yes, that is everything I see.  It is only truncated for BOINC running on the Ubuntu machines (I have five of them) viewed over the LAN.  BoincTasks shows all the extensions correctly for BOINC running on the same Windows 7 machine.

Thanks for looking into it.
That points to a problem with the Linux Boinc client, that's often much older than the Windows version.
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Questions / ATI detection problem observation and fix
« Last post by BeemerBiker on February 08, 2018, 02:58:56 pm »
After editing TThrottle.xml to get the order of my pair of HD-7950s temperatures to correspond, I decided to swap cards in respective pcie slots.  Unaccountably, I lost the temperatures for one of the cards.  The outer card was having its temperature reported for the card closet to the CPU.  The card closest was not being reported at all.  On a hunch, I pulled the HDMI dongle (dummy load) off the outer card and put it on the inner one and that fixed the problem after a reboot.  That is probably the problem I have on another ATI system that is not connected to any monitor.  I need to put an HDMI load on the "primary" card to force the driver to set an order. I am just guessing but clearly having a monitor or dummy load connected to an ATI card makes a difference in how the temperature is reported.  I have not seen this on nVidia cards on some of my headless systems with no dummy load or monitor.
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Questions / Re: "Processor features" are truncated in Ubuntu 16.04.3
« Last post by Jim1348 on February 02, 2018, 08:55:05 pm »
Yes, that is everything I see.  It is only truncated for BOINC running on the Ubuntu machines (I have five of them) viewed over the LAN.  BoincTasks shows all the extensions correctly for BOINC running on the same Windows 7 machine.

Thanks for looking into it. 
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