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The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing is an open-source platform used for distributed computing projects, including the well-known SETI@home and Rosetta@home.

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vboxdrv: module verification failed

I'm running Xubuntu 20.04 (with current updates) and have the boinc-virtualbox (7.16.6+dfsg-1) package installed via Synaptic from the Ubuntu Software repository. And I get this message every time I ...
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Can't run BOINC GPU computing with 20.04

The GPU computing button does not show up with the latest Ubuntu release. I've searched around, and found this and this guide, which didn't help in my case. Is there something I'm doing wrong? ...
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How do I change the icon of an internet shortcut? [closed]

How do I change the icon of an internet shortcut (to a webpage, not an app), in this case one that will open in Chrome? This change is to be for a specific shortcut, not a global change. If it makes a ...
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BOINC Can't connect to localhost

I have just done a clean install of 19.04 and now BOINC won't run. The manager starts grey then keeps saying 'Connecting to localhost' and then stops. Possibly due to OpenCL, installed but clinfo ...
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BOINC can't connect to local host

Have just upgraded online from 18.10 to 19.04 (desktop 64 bit). BOINC has worked previously but now won't run. BOINC Manager is greyed out and shows 'connecting to localhost'. Trying 'boinccmd' always ...
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Unable to access settings of the BOINC manager

Whenever I try to access the settings of the BOINC manager (version 7.9.3(x64)), all I get is a grey box. How do I make the actual settings appear? I run it on Lubuntu 18.4.2 LTS.
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How To Set Up BOINC on Ubuntu

So, I got the idea to take an old PC with no OS and turn it into a dedicated BOINC machine. To save on costs, I decided to use Ubuntu 18.04 for the OS. I never used it before, so challenge accepted. ...
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Configure xscreensaver to use another program's screensaver?

I use Boinc for shared computing of Seti@Home. I would like to set the Boinc screensaver on my Ubuntu 14.04. For that I installed xscreensaver and I got the advice to add the following to the '...
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How to get BOINC Manager to work — broken by recent update

I'm currently running Kubuntu 14.04 LTS on my desktop system. I've also been running various @Home distributed computing clients for years, currently Milkyway and Einstein. A couple days ago, there ...
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BOINC Says No Disk Space

I am suddenly experiencing a no disk space problem with BOINC on Ubuntu 16.04. I'm not too well acquainted with Linux yet so I'm having trouble figuring out why. In BOINC preferences I am allowing ...
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How to fix error while loading shared libraries: libwx_gtk2u_html-2.8.so.0 while installing BOINC?

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04, 64 bit, and I'm trying to get BOINC to run from command line, but when I try to, I get this error: svetlana@svetlana-desktop:~/Downloads$ sudo /home/svetlana/Downloads/BOINC /...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Wifi Driver mysteriously disappearing, again

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 with LXDE, LXQt, and Ubuntu desktop, with BOINC Enigma@Home actively running. My WiFi did not work when I first started the LiveUSB, and when I restarted the LiveUSB ...
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BOINC just will not work

I have the issue of "Unable to connect to core client" that others have had in the past and their solutions are not working. I do not have a firewall running. The suggestion here has already been ...
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Boinc won't connect to the client

I tried to use my computer to distributed computing projects World Community Grid/Outsmart Ebola Together and World Community Grid/FightAIDS@Home. It worked nicely but yesterday the Boinc started to ...
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How to install BOINC [duplicate]

This machine is normally a BOINC cruncher, I've downloaded the installer, boinc_7.4.42_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.sh, it would appear I have downloaded it 4 times actually. How do I run it? I've tried to ...
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Why OpenCL is not default (14.04, nVidia 331)?

I am only one without OpenCL or it is a common problem? UPDATE: It appears that something removed /etc/OpenCL/vendors/nvidia.icd, which should have been installed with nvidia-opencl-icd-331, but it ...
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AMD A4-5300 and GPU computing on BOINC

I have an AMD A4-5300 APU, which is a dual-core CPU and GPU. It is OpenCL capable. I am trying to get BOINC to recognise the GPU but it seems unable to. Log (snipped): [---] Starting BOINC client ...
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ubuntu starts to be slow

I have ubuntu 10.04 since 2010..almost no problems, maybe missing some programs/features from windows but no regrets.. but recently it starts to slow down, to even stop sometimes, and i need to ...
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Proccessor is busy all the time

I don't really remember when the laptop first started to experienced this problem but the problem is when I open my laptop, I don't know how or why, it is like the laptop is starting to make a dozens ...
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Restart service minutes after startup

I have a situation where I'm looking to run a service restart a couple minutes after startup. The particulars as to why are as follows, but the essense of my question is basically captured in in that ...
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Check CUDA GPU usage

I've been number crunching using boinc for several years now and I'm starting to get into more computational stuff that uses CUDA. I was wondering if there is a way to check which processes are ...
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What is the correct way of installing BOINC software?

I've been trying to install the Boinc software (http://boinc.berkeley.edu/), I could do it in Ubuntu 12.04 but it never worked as well as in Windows (couldn't get it on the systray icons, to be a ...
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How can I configure BOINC to start at startup?

I can't get BOINC to start with the rest of the startup applications and the software itself doesn't have that option, I've been reading about it on Berkeley's forum but I can't get the answer, it ...
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How do I get BOINC's icon to show up in the system tray?

I installed Berkeley's BOINC software in Windows and I loved it, however I'm having some problems using it in Ubuntu 12.04: One of then is that the software doesn't appear in the systray, only in the ...
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Boinc not working

I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 last week and Boinc stopped running instantly. I understand that there is a problem with Boinc and 12.04 -- there seems to be finger pointing in both directions at this ...
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why boinc now on ubuntu 12.04 just run 2 tasks?

i use to have when i have the computer turn on and was idle having more than 2 tasks running at same time.. but now this is not happens and it is enable at maximum of 2 tasks at same time, i don know ...
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How to Install boinc at /home

I was wondering how can i install boinc at /home folder. I have an ssd for root and /home on a hdd. Since boinc does lot of write/read i would like to avoid installing it on my ssd (which i already ...
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How can I motivate the community to use boinc? [closed]

boinc is a really nice application to use on background of a computer that can help science projects and humanity as a all. I would like somehow to encourage people use boinc with their preferences ...
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libcurl error when running Boinc

I downloaded the latest versione of Boinc x64. When I run the manager, there is an error ./boincmgr: error while loading shared libraries: libcurl.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file ...
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Stop Boinc from auto-start on system boot

I have installed Boinc and subscribed to the projects I used to have on my old Windows machine. Everything works fine with one exception. I did not see any option in Boinc Manager to specify if I want ...
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Why do a lot of programs crash in segmentation fault?

For a few days, a lot of programs do not launch properly. This includes Skype, Oracle VM Virtualbox, Scilab, Boinc, LÖVE, OMG! Words! and a little Java program I downloaded from the web (RemoteDroid). ...