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Message 1538 - Posted: 26 Sep 2021, 9:05:09 UTC

Dear fellow Crunchers,

I do have a slight problem concerning the usage of my GPU.
That being that it doesn't do anything at all, BOINC related.
It is there, but hiding away, I need some fresh inspiration.


Here my specs (neofetch my good friend):

OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64
Host: MS-7A70 2.0
Kernel: 5.10.61-1-MANJARO
Uptime: 19 hours, 3 mins
Packages: 1162 (pacman)
Shell: bash 5.1.8
Resolution: 2560x1440
DE: Xfce 4.16
WM: Xfwm4
WM Theme: Matcha-sea
Theme: Matcha-sea [GTK2], Adwaita [GTK3]
Icons: Papirus-Maia [GTK2], Adwaita [GTK3]
Terminal: xfce4-terminal
Terminal Font: Monospace 13
CPU: Intel i3-6100 (4) @ 3.700GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Memory: 1340MiB / 7918MiB


Here's what doesn't work:
- rebooting the PC or deleting the project and reinstating it, if I set it up to GPU-only tasks it just doesn't get any tasks
- changing the cc_config.xml which now looks like this (copied from some forum because the file was empty and I was trying things around)

It looks like this:

<cc_config>
<log_flags>
</log_flags>
<options>
<client_version_check_url>http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/download.php?xml=1</client_version_check_url>
<client_download_url>http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/download.php</client_download_url>
<network_test_url>http://www.ibm.com/</network_test_url>
<start_delay>120</start_delay>
<use_all_gpus>1</use_all_gpus>
</options>
</cc_config>

<cc_config>
<options>
<use_all_GPUs>
</options>
</cc_config>


My stdout file reads this (nothing new there, last entries are from the time when I did some experiments with the cc_config file):

16-Sep-2021 09:16:42 [---] cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
16-Sep-2021 09:50:30 [---] cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
16-Sep-2021 09:59:35 [---] Unrecognized tag in cc_config.xml: <use_all_gpus>
16-Sep-2021 09:59:35 [---] Error in cc_config.xml options
16-Sep-2021 09:59:35 [---] Missing end tag in cc_config.xml



I also have all the drivers needed and followed the steps in the Arch Linux wiki regarding BOINC (https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/BOINC), which seemed to have been working fine (the user groups and everything).

Honestly I do not know what to do anymore to get my GPU running for BOINC (it didn't work with the GPU on other projects as well, but I really wasn't active there but only here).

I would really like to both run the CPU and GPU, if possible.

Any help is appreciated :)

Cheers!
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Message 1559 - Posted: 23 Nov 2021, 2:17:24 UTC - in response to Message 1538.  
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I'm no expert but have you tried this

https://boinc.mundayweb.com/wiki/index.php?title=I_have_added_two_GPUs,_but_BOINC_only_uses_one

I believe for some GPUs you need to download additional drivers for computing (not just graphics) but you have said you have all the drivers.

Edit: Just checked and you don't seem to have an Open CL driver that other people with GPUs have.
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Message 1580 - Posted: 23 Jan 2022, 17:36:52 UTC - in response to Message 1559.  

Thanks, but I followed the forum post you linked.

Today I tried again with Ubuntu, also trying to make it right, but it still didn't do the trick (also with the drivers etc.).

Seems to be my hardware or something. Anyways thanks for the reply :)
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Message 1581 - Posted: 24 Jan 2022, 12:27:07 UTC - in response to Message 1580.  
Last modified: 24 Jan 2022, 12:30:03 UTC

Thanks, but I followed the forum post you linked.

Today I tried again with Ubuntu, also trying to make it right, but it still didn't do the trick (also with the drivers etc.).

Seems to be my hardware or something. Anyways thanks for the reply :)


My 1050Ti works great here so your 1050 should as well, although we use different versions of Linux the principals should be near enough to help:

1) be sure to load the extra drivers when asked too or load the 470.86 Nvidia drivers thru the add software link---it looks like this is already done as I see it listed

2) fix your cc_config file so it doesn't say:

16-Sep-2021 09:16:42 [---] cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
16-Sep-2021 09:50:30 [---] cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
16-Sep-2021 09:59:35 [---] Unrecognized tag in cc_config.xml: <use_all_gpus>
16-Sep-2021 09:59:35 [---] Error in cc_config.xml options
16-Sep-2021 09:59:35 [---] Missing end tag in cc_config.xml

here's a very simple one that I use:
<cc_config>

<options>
<use_all_gpus>1</use_all_gpus>

</options>

</cc_config>


Yours says it's "missing the end tag" as well so it could be as simple as adding a > to the end of one or more of the lines to fix that part. Yours has TWO parts saying <use_all_gpus> so that's a big part of the problem. I would just delete the 2nd <cc_config> part and then save the file and see if it works.

The cc_config file goes in the Boinc folder NOT the Projects folder as it's a main Boinc controlling file and not a Project specific one. Also be sure to you use the Text editor program NOT a word processing program as it will add stuff to the file that Boinc can't read so ignores the whole file.
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