[Bug 1140597] Re: "New version is available" notification should be disabled

Christian Beer djangofett at gmx.net
Sun Mar 10 17:36:08 UTC 2013

I'm running the debian stable package and never encountered this bug
with my GTX 265. That's strange. But I would still put a sleep into the
init script rather than in the source (no rebuilding and packaging). In
the source we must find something different that will not result in a
loop or too long wait period.


Am 10.03.2013 18:04, schrieb Gianfranco Costamagna:
> First: the debian and ubuntu packages (official) has NO delta, they
> are bit ideantical, so there is no problem in this case.
> A different behaviour may have MY ppa's, since so much has changed
> between .27 and .54, and in my ppas the 5 seconds delay is already there.
> So if you use debian and want to try my ppa you are free to use it (if
> allowed by dpkg, don't know).
> Otherwise you can download from alioth pkg boinc the source tree and
> git-buildpackage it yourself :-)
> P.s. the NVIDIA cards are affected too by this bug, but I think the 5
> seconds delay almost fixed it for my pc.
> Bests
> Gianfranco
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From: * Christian Beer <djangofett at gmx.net>;
> *To: * <costamagnagianfranco at yahoo.it>;
> *Cc: * pkg-boinc-devel at lists. alioth. debian. org
> <pkg-boinc-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org>; launchpad at rodrigosilva.com
> <launchpad at rodrigosilva.com>;
> *Subject: * Re: [Bug 1140597] Re: "New version is available"
> notification should be disabled
> *Sent: * Sun, Mar 10, 2013 1:01:41 PM
> Hi,
> I think this bug (1140597) is really a timing issue at boot time. As
> this seems to only affect ATI/AMD hardware I think that the drivers
> for these cards either get loaded after boinc or they take too long to
> load so they are not present when boinc tries to detect GPUs.
> My first try to see if this is correct would be to insert a time delay
> in the boinc init script and see if this helps. If boinc can
> successfully find the GPU after the delay we need to find the script
> that is loading the driver and instruct the boinc init script to load
> after this.
> If MestreLion would be so kind to try this out it would be great. You
> just need to make some local changes to your init script and restart
> your machine. If this is okay for you I will send you a line to add to
> your init script.
> @Gianfranco: does the boinc Ubuntu package use the same init script as
> the Debian package? I only have a working Debian installation.
> Regards
> Christian
> Am 10.03.2013 12:02, schrieb Gianfranco Costamagna:
>> Hi MestreLion, I think this is the right place to discuss to.
>> Unfortunately you script has a bad behaviour for people that DON'T
>> have an usable GPU...
>> I don't like to restart boinc to everybody just because the might
>> suffer from bug #1140597
>> What do you think about?
>> My opinion is that there should a way for giving the right order to
>> init scripts, but I don't know at the moment how to change the script
>> right now...
>> Gianfranco
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> *From: * MestreLion <launchpad at rodrigosilva.com>;
>> *To: * <pkg-boinc-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org>;
>> *Subject: * [Bug 1140597] Re: "New version is available" notification
>> should be disabled
>> *Sent: * Sun, Mar 10, 2013 12:05:22 AM
>> Whatever mailing list you guys use to continue this discussion, sign me
>> in! :)
>> My C++ skills are a bit rusty, but I may be able to help, if not in
>> programming, at least in discussing strategies, approaches and
>> packaging.
>> Also, I've created a script (wrapper for boincmgr) as a workaround for
>> some of the annoying boinc bugs: not detecting a GPU at boot and not re-
>> starting boinc client after shutting its tasks, so maybe it will be
>> useful for you guys: https://github.com/MestreLion/scripts/blob/master
>> /boinc-manager
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>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1140597
>> Title:
>>   "New version is available" notification should be disabled
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