[Bug 347651] Re: boincmgr and boinccmd fail to authenticate - looking in wrong place

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 03:27:11 UTC 2009

Another confused user:

<buzz-cp> i'm trying to use the gui app
<buzz-cp> boincmgr
<buzz-cp> it gives me an error
<MTughan> What error?
<buzz-cp> well it just says Error in simple view
<PovAddict> prints that to console?
<buzz-cp> gui
<PovAddict> hmm
<PovAddict> post a screenshot?
<PovAddict> what Linux distro?
* PovAddict slaps Romulus with his /etc/init.d scripts
<buzz-cp> PovAddict: http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/5958/200904112013171440x900s.png
<buzz-cp> btw I am using Ubuntu 8.10
<PovAddict> BOINC installed from apt?
<buzz-cp> Yes
<PovAddict> the version from apt says "pre-release"? weird
<buzz-cp> ya
<PovAddict> try starting BOINC Manager from your desktop environment app launcher
<PovAddict> (like the K Menu on KDE, or the "Applications" menu on GNOME)
<PovAddict> instead of boincmgr on the console
<buzz-cp> using fluxbox, not in my menu
<PovAddict> ok
<PovAddict> then cd to /var/lib/boinc-client, and run boincmgr
<buzz-cp> oh
<MTughan> That file is where the boinc daemon looks for a connection password. The manager should pick it up automatically, but it only searches for the file in the current directory.
<MTughan> Hence why the manager has to/should be run from /var/lib/boinc-client.
<buzz-cp> awesome
<buzz-cp> I think I'm back on track
<buzz-cp> quick q tho: how to I run the command so that it is in the right path (i.e. to put in my ~/.fluxbox/menu file
<PovAddict> cd /var/lib/boinc-client && boincmgr

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