Bug#534273: boinc-client: Client is ignoring usb mouse input and continues processing when the computer is not idle

Andres Rodriguez Guapacha arguapacha at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 05:07:56 UTC 2009

Package: boinc-client
Version: 6.4.5+dfsg-2
Severity: important

BOINC client seems to ignore input from the mouse. It is and USB
Mouse, and according to the BOINC mailing list, seems to be related to
the kernel not updating a time variable. However, the mail,
which was posted in october 2008, refers to a kernel version 2.6.10 or
less and I have installed 2.6.26.

The severity I gave is important because having the CPU running at
100% on the BOINC application, makes the system laggy and reduces
usability on the whole system and other applications which do not
need keyboard input to work, e.g. browsing or listening to music.

Thanks for your help.

-- Package-specific info:
-- Contents of /etc/default/boinc-client:
# This file is /etc/default/boinc-client, it is a configuration file for the
# /etc/init.d/boinc-client init script.

# Set this to 1 to enable and to 0 to disable the init script.

# Set this to 1 to enable advanced scheduling of the BOINC core client and
# all its sub-processes (reduces the impact of BOINC on the system's
# performance).

# The BOINC core client will be started with the permissions of this user.

# This is the data directory of the BOINC core client.

# This is the location of the BOINC core client, that the init script uses.
# If you do not want to use the client program provided by the boinc-client
# package, you can specify here an alternative client program.

# Here you can specify additional options to pass to the BOINC core client.
# Type 'boinc --help' or 'man boinc' for a full summary of allowed options.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages boinc-client depends on:
ii  adduser                3.110             add and remove users and groups
ii  ca-certificates        20081127          Common CA certificates
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.26            Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                  2.9-12            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcurl3               7.18.2-8.1        Multi-protocol file transfer libra
ii  libssl0.9.8            0.9.8g-16         SSL shared libraries
ii  libstdc++6             4.4.0-5           The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  lsb-base               3.2-22            Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  python                 2.5.4-2           An interactive high-level object-o
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages boinc-client recommends:
ii  schedtool                     1.3.0-1    Queries/alters process' scheduling

Versions of packages boinc-client suggests:
pn  boinc-app-seti              <none>       (no description available)
ii  boinc-manager               6.4.5+dfsg-2 GUI to control and monitor the BOI

-- debconf information:
  boinc-client/remove_boinc_dir: false

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