Questions and Answers : Sixtrack : When my screen savers starts up sixtrack will not display any graphics the screen just goes blank. But BIONC/sixtrack is working. Just no graphics. If I go into BOINC manager and click on show graphics, it will show up. why???
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Message 13679 - Posted: 21 May 2006, 7:17:46 UTC

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Message 13683 - Posted: 21 May 2006, 18:56:19 UTC

Hi Lorek,
Can I suggest that perhaps you haven't set Boinc as you screensaver:\\ Right click your desktop, select Properties, select Screen saver then choose Boinc from the dropdown list, Apply.
Actually the tasks will run slightly faster if you have it set as blank screen, as the screen saver takes up some of the processing power that Boinc could be using to compute the work unit.
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Message 13704 - Posted: 22 May 2006, 20:15:19 UTC - in response to Message 13683.  

Hi Lorek,
Can I suggest that perhaps you haven't set Boinc as you screensaver:\\ Right click your desktop, select Properties, select Screen saver then choose Boinc from the dropdown list, Apply.
Actually the tasks will run slightly faster if you have it set as blank screen, as the screen saver takes up some of the processing power that Boinc could be using to compute the work unit.
Hope that helps; if not, post back.


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Message 13705 - Posted: 22 May 2006, 20:17:23 UTC - in response to Message 13683.  

Hi Lorek,
Can I suggest that perhaps you haven't set Boinc as you screensaver:\\ Right click your desktop, select Properties, select Screen saver then choose Boinc from the dropdown list, Apply.
Actually the tasks will run slightly faster if you have it set as blank screen, as the screen saver takes up some of the processing power that Boinc could be using to compute the work unit.
Hope that helps; if not, post back.



My BOINC is set to screensaver, All the BOINC clients I run works well on the screen saver. Just SIXTRACK does not work in scrren saver mode.

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Message 13733 - Posted: 25 May 2006, 13:59:25 UTC
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Hi again Lorek,
If the screensaver works for your other projects, I don't understand why it won't show sixtrack, especially if you can see the graphics from the manager. On mine it all starts off very dark while it calibrates itself, and the first few themes are also very dark, but I thought that was just my monitor. I really can't see very much until it gets to the red/orange ones. You could try upping the number of particles displayed just to brighten things up. In screensaver press Ctrl h to display help which will show which button to press. I think it's a but I'm not sure, and in screensaver it would need to be "Ctrl a" or which ever button it is.
Sorry I can't be more specific as I've run out of work so can't play around with it. As I said in the earlier reply, the graphics use up some of your processing power and slow down the computations.
The next time there is more work available, it might be worthwhile Resetting the project before you get the new work, just in case something has gone missing that is stopping it displaying properly.
Again, sorry I can't be of more help 8)
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Message 18455 - Posted: 29 Oct 2007, 20:21:25 UTC

Well, I got the exact same problem. I installed BOINC today and have set it as my screen saver. when I click the preview button, the screen saver loads and then, it starts and everything is fine. But, when I wait for the screen saver to start for real, it says, BOINC screen saver loading and then, the screen becomes blank and, nothing... Why is that? I don't know. I tried to change some settings (always running, running only after a few min, etc.) but, it stays the same...

I'm thinking of switching for another service but, i'm quite disappointed because, the LHC screen saver looks really cool!
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Message 18469 - Posted: 31 Oct 2007, 2:41:46 UTC - in response to Message 18455.  

Well, I got the exact same problem. I installed BOINC today and have set it as my screen saver. when I click the preview button, the screen saver loads and then, it starts and everything is fine. But, when I wait for the screen saver to start for real, it says, BOINC screen saver loading and then, the screen becomes blank and, nothing... Why is that? I don't know. I tried to change some settings (always running, running only after a few min, etc.) but, it stays the same...

I'm thinking of switching for another service but, i'm quite disappointed because, the LHC screen saver looks really cool!

What version of BOINC, and what version of Windows?
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Message 18483 - Posted: 31 Oct 2007, 20:53:34 UTC

A possible source of the problem is that the current version of sixtrack is compiled against a very old version of BOINC. In some cases this causes the graphics not to work properly. It also causes the app to run at a slightly higher priority than it should so host slowdowns can be more noticeable with this project than with other projects.
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Message 18638 - Posted: 23 Nov 2007, 10:17:37 UTC

A possible source of the problem is that the current version of sixtrack is compiled against a very old version of BOINC. In some cases this causes the graphics not to work properly. It also causes the app to run at a slightly higher priority than it should so host slowdowns can be more noticeable with this project than with other projects.




I've got two boxs loaded with 5.10.20 and 1 loaded with 5.10.28 and the screen saver graphics work on all of them. btw there all xpsp2's
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