abarbarian Posted July 21, 2017 Share Posted July 21, 2017 So I decided to set up BOINC on me Arch. Of I went to the wiki and followed the instructions. Seemed simple enough. Install the boinc program. Create a boinc group. Add meself to the boinc group. The wiki gives this command which I do not fully understand. # usermod -a -G boinc $(whoami) It is the last part I do not recognise. So I used a different method. Start the boinc.service. So far so good. I checked that I had done all the initial set up, made the group,added members to the group and checked the service was running. Not being a geek I wanted to use the gui option so followed the wiki as below, $ cd ~/ $ ln -s /var/lib/boinc/gui_rpc_auth.cfg gui_rpc_auth.cfg # chmod 640 gui_rpc_auth.cfg Which does not work. It creates a symlink which does not work and you can not alter the permissions to make it work. So is the wiki is wrong or am I missing something. To get boinc working after the initial set up phase I did , # cd /var/lib/boinc # cp gui_rpc_auth.cfg /home/youruser # cd /home/youruser # chmod 440 gui_rpc_auth.cfg # ls -l gui_rpc_auth.cfg -r--r----- 1 boinc boinc 32 Jul 20 13:04 gui_rpc_auth.cfg That got me a working gui and boinc is running and producing results. I do not want boinc running at full speed or at the default of 60% so I made some changes, To set cpu usage to less than the default 60% you need to alter " /var/lib/boinc/global_prefs.xml" Both sections "global prefferences" and "venue name="home". I set mine to "<cpu_usage_limit>10.0</cpu_usage_limit>" I also did this # systemctl enable boinc Which makes boinc run when I boot the pc. I have turned the pc of and on twice and boinc starts and runs without any intervention so it looks like I have a automatically working boinc. So I have a boinc that sort of works but I have questions. As you can see above the "gui_rpc_auth.cfg" in /var/lib/boinc is set at 600. I set the copied file in my home to 440. I could not see why the file neede to be changed so I made it read only. Does the file need to have write permissions ? Boinc starts when I boot and runs. Only for so long , every now and againg it stops and tells me "Suspended comptuer not in use" which is ridiculous as I am working on the pc. I can start it again with "systemctl start boinc" but that is not ideal. When boinc stops I have left it to see if it will restart but as far as I can tell it does not. What can I do to keep boinc running ? Lastly and this is not important but it is puzling. When I first got the gui up viewing the "advanced view" looking at the "disk" tab I had a graphic showing. Now the graphic has disappeared. Where has the graphic gone and can I get it back ? Any comments or help would be most welcome. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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