[Bug 1140597] Re: "New version is available" notification should be disabled
launchpad at rodrigosilva.com
Mon Mar 11 03:21:29 UTC 2013
At 10:01 10/03/2013, Christian Beer wrote:
>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.
Sure, would be glad to help. This is my personal machine, so no problem doing tests and booting it as many times as required. Just give me directions and how to post results. You also mentioned bootchart... I've used it before to generate some boot PNGs (they are cute!) and I can install it here too, but I admit I've never took the time to learn how to interpret its results. But I can post them if that is useful for you.
And, for the reference, my system is:
Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits, fully updated including precise-updates repo
Vanilla kernel and init scripts, never messed with them.
Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3
AMD Phenom II x4 955
Saphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB
>@Gianfranco: does the boinc Ubuntu package use the same init script as the Debian package? I only have a working Debian installation.
>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...
>>From: MestreLion <mailto:launchpad at rodrigosilva.com><launchpad at rodrigosilva.com>;
>>To: <mailto:pkg-boinc-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org><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
>>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
>>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>https://github.com/MestreLion/scripts/blob/master
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>> "New version is available" notification should be disabled
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