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#1 2014-06-26 18:31:50

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[SOLVED]Status of BOINC

Any particular reason boinc-nox 7.2.42-1 in the Official repositories doesn't install boincmgr GUI manager as described in BOINC wiki?

Any particular reason boinc-git in AUR (orphan) doesn't compile?

Has BOINC fallen out of favor?

Was thinking of giving it a try... hmm

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#2 2014-06-26 18:37:31

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Re: [SOLVED]Status of BOINC

keepitsimpleengineer wrote:

Any particular reason boinc-nox 7.2.42-1 in the Official repositories doesn't install boincmgr GUI manager as described in BOINC wiki?

Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing for desktop without Xorg dependencies

No Xorg means no GUI!  There is also a package "boinc" which I presume includes the GUI.


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#3 2014-06-26 18:46:41

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Re: [SOLVED]Status of BOINC

ids1024 wrote:

No Xorg means no GUI!  There is also a package "boinc" which I presume includes the GUI.

You presume correctly. smile


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#4 2014-06-26 19:48:38

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Re: [SOLVED]Status of BOINC

Alas...  The boinc 7.2.42-1 does provide  the GUI interface, however it reports cannot connect to "core client".

The workarounds in BOINC involving openssl and the openssl from package repositories fail to correct the problems.

I guess I could try on my xubuntu system.

Edit: Bad Idea, BOINC-manager Ubuntu Software Center install on Xubuntu 14.04 bricked system, irrecoverable, Turned off video, keyboard and LAN connection even on reboot. Been using computers since before Torvalds was born and never have seen that (which wasn't hardware failure).  Fortunately it was only used for Steam tests.

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#5 2014-06-26 22:25:55

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Re: [SOLVED]Status of BOINC

Look at the "Using BOINC" section of the wiki.  Enter these commands (copied from the wiki):

cd ~/
ln -s /var/lib/boinc/gui_rpc_auth.cfg gui_rpc_auth.cfg
sudo chmod 640 gui_rpc_auth.cfg

And start the systemd service:

sudo systemctl start boinc

Now boincmgr should work.


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#6 2014-06-26 22:36:35

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Re: [SOLVED]Status of BOINC

ids1024 wrote:

Look at the "Using BOINC" section of the wiki.  Enter these commands (copied from the wiki):

cd ~/
ln -s /var/lib/boinc/gui_rpc_auth.cfg gui_rpc_auth.cfg
sudo chmod 640 gui_rpc_auth.cfg

And start the systemd service:

sudo systemctl start boinc

Now boincmgr should work.

Did all that, still no connection.

Is there a port that needs to be punched through a bastion firewall... ?
I didn't find any mention in docs but it makes sense that there would be.


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#7 2014-06-26 22:45:36

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Re: [SOLVED]Status of BOINC

Try ports 31416 and 1043.
edit: It looks like those ports are used to connect to the BOINC daemon from the GUI and not to the actual server.

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#8 2014-06-26 22:59:22

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Re: [SOLVED]Status of BOINC

Are you still getting the same error message?  I believe the "core client" is the daemon that is started with systemctl.  You started that without any errors?  It looks like BOINC communicates over http and https, so firewalls shouldn't be a problem if you are running the daemon and the GUI on the same computer.  The client is working for me.


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#9 2014-06-27 17:01:51

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Re: [SOLVED]Status of BOINC

ids1024 wrote:

Try ports 31416 and 1043.
edit: It looks like those ports are used to connect to the BOINC daemon from the GUI and not to the actual server.

Apparently Correct.


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#10 2014-06-27 17:12:15

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Re: [SOLVED]Status of BOINC

ids1024 wrote:

Are you still getting the same error message?  I believe the "core client" is the daemon that is started with systemctl.  You started that without any errors?  It looks like BOINC communicates over http and https, so firewalls shouldn't be a problem if you are running the daemon and the GUI on the same computer.  The client is working for me.

Solved, permissions problem on  /var/lib/boinc/gui_rpc_auth.cfg

 -rw-r--r-- 1 boinc boinc    32 Jun 26 11:44 gui_rpc_auth.cfg

Used chmod 644 vice chmod 640 as from https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/BOINC

BTW Switching to "Advanced" in boincmgr shows a status at the bottom of the window which gave me the clue.

Thanks ids1024 for the help (and encouragement) smile


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#11 2014-10-18 19:08:02

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Re: [SOLVED]Status of BOINC

keepitsimpleengineer wrote:

Solved, permissions problem on  /var/lib/boinc/gui_rpc_auth.cfg

 -rw-r--r-- 1 boinc boinc    32 Jun 26 11:44 gui_rpc_auth.cfg

Used chmod 644 vice chmod 640 as from https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/BOINC

Thanks for this, I just had the problem today. Most solutions for the message "unable to connect to the core client" are about firewall settings, I should have looked in this forum first!

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#12 2015-01-09 07:11:01

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Re: [SOLVED]Status of BOINC

The wiki says that you should add yourself into boinc group AND relogin.

That's propably why 640 didn't work for you... At least that was initially my mistake when trying to get BOINC manager to work.


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#13 2016-03-24 22:20:52

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Re: [SOLVED]Status of BOINC

Albeit relogging and rebooting several times and double checking I am in the boinc group and the service is running, I also only could get "$ boincmgr" to connect to localhost with chmod 644 on /var/lib/boinc/gui_rpc_auth.cfg. With 640, only "# boincmgr" or "$ sudo boincmgr" would work.

After removing the symlink to that file in my home folder it worked. I think I got a little confused with the wiki...

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