It appears BOINC w/ CUDA requires X to be running first (revised).

René Mayorga rmayorga at
Sat Jul 24 19:57:07 UTC 2010

Hi and sorry to move the dust from this old-thread.

On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 01:43:10PM +0200, Steffen Moeller wrote:
> In a way, to follow any of my previous suggestions would be a waste of
> time. We should investigate a way to have BOINC performing what it
> should perform. 

Well, we can keep the idea to Suggest CUDA things from non-free, this might
solve some problems.

> If BOINC as a consequence can no longer stay in main but
> would need to move to contrib, then so be it (IMHO). Maybe we could
> somehow persuade upstream to prepare a CUDA module for the BOINC client
> which would then go into non-free.

I did not find any clean way to archive this, because here the problem is not
only the availability of CUDA libs, the main problem that some users are having
is that boinc deamon is loaded before their X session manager(gdm, kdm, etc), I
I did have some thought on this subject while a go, and did not find any reasonable solution,
we can not depend on the init script on any of this services, because if we do
that, we will need to declare this as a Depends:, and some user will might not
have any interesting in using a full X environment to run boinc.



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