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BoincTasks TrayIcon doesn't show
« on: November 07, 2011, 04:10:39 pm »
The BoincTasks 1.16 trayicon won't show up anymore. I've searched the forum and found someone with the same problem. I had to install version 1.09 to get BoincTasks to work again. Upgrading to 1.16 after that doesn't resolve the problem. So I'm now running 1.09.
So here's a piece of today's log:

Start logging

07 November 2011 - 04:06:24 BoincTasks version: 1.16
07 November 2011 - 04:06:24 Language ---- User: 1033 (ENU), System: 1033 (ENU), Selected: 0 () Used: 1033 (ENU)
07 November 2011 - 04:06:26 Start BOINC client ---- The BOINC client was already running
07 November 2011 - 04:06:30 Maximum number of computers: Unlimited
07 November 2011 - 04:06:30 Computers ---- Labtop , 169.254.0.2
07 November 2011 - 04:06:30 Computers ---- Windows-7-PC , localhost
07 November 2011 - 04:06:30 Computers ---- Windows-7-PC Collatz , localhost
07 November 2011 - 04:06:30 Connect ---- Connected to: Host: 169.254.0.2, Labtop, Port: 31416, BOINC Version: 6.12.34
07 November 2011 - 04:06:36 Connect ---- Connected to: Host: 169.254.0.2, Labtop,Port: 31417, TThrottle Version: 5.10
07 November 2011 - 04:06:39 Connect ---- Connected to: Host: localhost, Windows-7-PC Collatz, Port: 9999, BOINC Version: 6.12.34
07 November 2011 - 04:07:11 Synchronize with manager ---- Completed on computer: Labtop
07 November 2011 - 04:15:30 Connect ---- Connected to: Host: localhost, Windows-7-PC, Port: 31416, BOINC Version: 6.12.34


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« Last Edit: November 07, 2011, 05:13:02 pm by fred »

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Re: BoincTasks TrayIcon doesn't show
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011, 05:16:06 pm »
The BoincTasks 1.16 trayicon won't show up anymore. I've searched the forum and found someone with the same problem. I had to install version 1.09 to get BoincTasks to work again. Upgrading to 1.16 after that doesn't resolve the problem. So I'm now running 1.09.
Do you have the icon switched on: Show hidden icons (Verborgen pictogrammen weergeven).
Try V 1.25 and see it that one is still giving you problems. http://www.efmer.eu/boinc/boinc_tasks/download_beta.html This is a beta but seems to be quite stable.

I deleted some logging, as it's not relevant to a missing icon.

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Re: BoincTasks TrayIcon doesn't show
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 05:29:53 pm »
Yes, my notification area always shows all icons. If you looked at the log it seemed BoincTasks didn't get all the way through it's startup, but was running according to the TaskManager. I'll try the 1.25 Beta-version.
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Ik heb alle iconen altijd aanstaan. BTW, mijn windows 7 is de Engelse versie. Ik zal 1.25 wel eens proberen.

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Re: BoincTasks TrayIcon doesn't show
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011, 05:42:45 pm »
I'll try the 1.25 Beta-version.
When you see text in the logging window the icon should already be drawn.
You can try starting BT again, in that case it tries to show the copy that's already running. But as you show a V 1.16 log, you can access the program.

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Re: BoincTasks TrayIcon doesn't show
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011, 05:53:53 pm »
I couldn't access the program, and stating up a new instance just gave me the response 'BoincTasks is already running'. You deleted the part of the log where it showed that it didn't startup properly. This piece of the log:

Start logging

07 November 2011 - 01:38:51 BoincTasks version: 1.16
07 November 2011 - 01:38:51 Language ---- User: 1033 (ENU), System: 1033 (ENU), Selected: 0 () Used: 1033 (ENU)

Start logging

07 November 2011 - 01:40:06 BoincTasks version: 1.16
07 November 2011 - 01:40:06 Language ---- User: 1033 (ENU), System: 1033 (ENU), Selected: 0 () Used: 1033 (ENU)

Start logging

07 November 2011 - 01:40:14 BoincTasks version: 1.16
07 November 2011 - 01:40:14 Language ---- User: 1033 (ENU), System: 1033 (ENU), Selected: 0 () Used: 1033 (ENU)

Start logging

07 November 2011 - 01:41:31 BoincTasks version: 1.16
07 November 2011 - 01:41:31 Language ---- User: 1033 (ENU), System: 1033 (ENU), Selected: 0 () Used: 1033 (ENU)

Start logging

07 November 2011 - 01:41:47 BoincTasks version: 1.16
07 November 2011 - 01:41:47 Language ---- User: 1033 (ENU), System: 1033 (ENU), Selected: 0 () Used: 1033 (ENU)

Start logging

07 November 2011 - 01:42:09 BoincTasks version: 1.16
07 November 2011 - 01:42:09 Language ---- User: 1033 (ENU), System: 1033 (ENU), Selected: 0 () Used: 1033 (ENU)


I tried multiple restarts in a row after ending the process in TaskManager each time. I tried rebooting, logging off/logging on, it all didn't work, so I installed v1.09, because I read in the other thread that going to an earlier version worked for that guy.
I downloaded the beta v1.25 and will give it a try later tonight.

Anthony.

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Re: BoincTasks TrayIcon doesn't show
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011, 06:00:00 pm »
I installed v1.09, because I read in the other thread that going to an earlier version worked for that guy.
I downloaded the beta v1.25 and will give it a try later tonight.
Never a good idea to install an old version over an more recent one. The installer normally refuses to copy an older file.
Always remove the old version first.

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Re: BoincTasks TrayIcon doesn't show
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2011, 06:20:09 pm »
I uninstalled the newer version first. The installer or the program (after being installed) does give an error when you install an older version over a newer one. I just uninstalled v1.09 and installed v1.25 but it has the same problem as v1.16. Here is the piece of the log after start of v1.25:

Start logging

07 November 2011 - 19:10:30 BoincTasks version: 1.25
07 November 2011 - 19:10:30 Language ---- User: 1033 (ENU), System: 1033 (ENU), Selected: 0 () Used: 1033 (ENU)

That's all.

No window, no icon, but it's running according to TaskManager.
I'm gonna uninstall this one and install v1.09 again.

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Re: BoincTasks TrayIcon doesn't show
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2011, 06:36:01 am »
This is something weird:

07 November 2011 - 04:06:30 Computers ---- Windows-7-PC , localhost
07 November 2011 - 04:06:30 Computers ---- Windows-7-PC Collatz , localhost

You can set up only one localhost, maybe this is one of the problems.
I like to see the logging of V 1.25 to see is the logging shows something.

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Re: BoincTasks TrayIcon doesn't show
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2011, 11:45:13 am »
I run Collatz in a second directory on my second video card. V1.09 has no problems with it and v1.16 had no problems with it either. I'm using port 9999 to connect to my second BOINC client. If I use both videocards (GTX-550 & GF8600GT) in 1 BOINC all project that can use the GTX-550 will try to use the 8600GT too resulting in errors. So I start normail BOINC with a cc_config.xml file with the setting <use_all_gpus>0</use_all_gpus> and in my second BOINC directory with <use_all_gpus>1</use_all_gpus> and <ignore_cuda_dev>0</ignore_cuda_dev>. Only Collatz seems to run on my 8600GT and I dont want the card to go to waste. My GTX-550 runs all other GPU projects I run, SETI, GPUGrid, Einstein and MilkyWay.



I don't run v1.25 as it won't give me access to the program. I can show you the logs of v1.09 to let you see that this setup works. V1.16 has run normally for a week too with this setup (I started using BoincTasks 1 week ago). I can show the daily logs from v1.16 too when it still worked.

Which log would you like? The daily log-file or the startup log-file (which is from v1.25; I guess v1.09 doesn't have this feature)?

Here's my daily log from nov 4th. It's the complete log-file:

Start logging

04 November 2011 - 15:05:43 BoincTasks is closing down all threads
04 November 2011 - 15:05:43 BoincTasks has closed down all threads

Start logging

04 November 2011 - 15:05:53 BoincTasks version: 1.16
04 November 2011 - 15:05:53 Language ---- User: 1033 (ENU), System: 1033 (ENU), Selected: 0 () Used: 1033 (ENU)
04 November 2011 - 15:06:00 Start BOINC client ---- The BOINC client was already running
04 November 2011 - 15:06:01 Maximum number of computers: Unlimited
04 November 2011 - 15:06:01 Computers ---- Labtop , 169.254.0.2
04 November 2011 - 15:06:01 Computers ---- Windows-7-PC Collatz , localhost
04 November 2011 - 15:06:01 Computers ---- Windows-7-PC , localhost
04 November 2011 - 15:06:01 Connect ---- Connected to: Host: localhost, Windows-7-PC Collatz, Port: 9999, BOINC Version: 6.12.34
04 November 2011 - 15:06:01 Connect ---- Connected to: Host: localhost, Windows-7-PC, Port: 31416, BOINC Version: 6.12.34
04 November 2011 - 15:06:01 Connect ---- Connected to: Host: 169.254.0.2, Labtop, Port: 31416, BOINC Version: 6.12.34
04 November 2011 - 15:06:07 Connect ---- Connected to: Host: localhost, Windows-7-PC,Port: 31417, TThrottle Version: 5.10
04 November 2011 - 15:06:07 Connect ---- Connected to: Host: 169.254.0.2, Labtop,Port: 31417, TThrottle Version: 5.10
04 November 2011 - 18:38:27 Synchronize with manager ---- Completed on computer: Labtop
04 November 2011 - 18:38:27 Synchronize with manager ---- Completed on computer: Windows-7-PC
04 November 2011 - 18:38:28 Synchronize with manager ---- Completed on computer: Windows-7-PC Collatz

No problems that day and I didn't reboot (or just once) that day I guess. That's why it's so small.

The second BOINC client I have to start with a shortcut, and I always have a command window open although it's minimized to the taskbar. This technique to run like this is described on one of the BOINC or project forums. It also worked with BOINC- manager. I just had to start a new manager window with IP 127.0.0.1:9999 as computer name.

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Re: BoincTasks TrayIcon doesn't show
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2011, 12:34:50 pm »
The 1.26's new modification "Changed: Check if is more than one localhosts in the IP Address column. Rename the second one to localhost2." will completely deny such option (except using IP (which may keep changing) or DNS name (which might be not available at home)), instead of fixing the problem...

I'd personally modify one of the localhosts just if both machines' ports would (explicitly or implicitly) be equal.
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Re: BoincTasks TrayIcon doesn't show
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2011, 12:50:54 pm »
It's the same machine/computer. So I would need to use the IP-adress of the computer. I have a static one from my LAN (169.254.0.1) and I can make the Wireless LAN (192.168.x.x) static too if needed. Just have to change it in the internet router/modem. Would that work in v1.26 if I used the LAN IP (169.254.0.1)?

But first let's try solving the problem v1.16 and v1.25 have on my system.

Anthony.

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Re: BoincTasks TrayIcon doesn't show
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2011, 01:26:07 pm »
The 1.26's new modification "Changed: Check if is more than one localhosts in the IP Address column. Rename the second one to localhost2." will completely deny such option (except using IP (which may keep changing) or DNS name (which might be not available at home)), instead of fixing the problem...

I'd personally modify one of the localhosts just if both machines' ports would (explicitly or implicitly) be equal.
The problem is localhost is used by BT to ID the local machine. All sorts of things rely on the name localhost.
So finding 2 localhost can mess things up.

Start notepad as administrator and go to: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
Open host no extension!

Add the line:

localhost       localhost2

Now you should be able to use localhost2, you now need to give localhost2 a password as only the localhost is read from the password file.

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Re: BoincTasks TrayIcon doesn't show
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2011, 01:35:31 pm »
I don't run v1.25 as it won't give me access to the program. I can show you the logs of v1.09 to let you see that this setup works. V1.16 has run normally for a week too with this setup (I started using BoincTasks 1 week ago). I can show the daily logs from v1.16 too when it still worked.

Which log would you like? The daily log-file or the startup log-file (which is from v1.25; I guess v1.09 doesn't have this feature)?
The startup log is only needed for events that take place before the program is able to start the main logging. Build in for debugging crashes that occur early in the start up.

So I need the main log from startup (V 1.26 if possible) , after BT has ran for 5 minutes.
You can email the file. b#o#i#n#c#at#efmer.eu (without the # and at = @)

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Re: BoincTasks TrayIcon doesn't show
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2011, 01:52:14 pm »
I've changed the host file. Changed localhost to localhost2 in BoincTasks v1.09 (for Windows-7-PC Collatz). It already had a password so no change there. I uninstalled v1.09 (after starting BoincManager so my projects keep running). I installed V1.25 and after posting this message it has run for 5 minutes so I'm gonna send you the logs (startup and daily logs).

Still no main window or trayicon. The daily log only shows those 2 lines posted earlier (for v1.25).

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Re: BoincTasks TrayIcon doesn't show
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2011, 02:05:12 pm »
I reinstalled v1.09 again, but when I change localhost to localhost2 in BT it will just change it back to localhost. I even added a new computer localhost2 port 9999 with password and it changed the IP back to localhost.

Maybe I should just use the LAN IP 169.254.0.1. What do you think?

Anthony.