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Message 28106 - Posted: 13 Dec 2016, 21:26:15 UTC

(This is similar to a post here in the Q&A section. I'm re-posting in case it's more likely to get some replies in this forum.)

I just converted one of my hosts to Mint and am running VM tasks on a Linux host for the first time. I found it easy to install VBox and the extension pack, and have successfully completed several Theory tasks. It's not a big deal (I don't think) but running jobs are not being displayed in the VBox manager. I don't recall having to do anything under Windows and am wondering if there's another step or if there's a problem with the install.

I've also noticed that when a VBox job is selected on the "Tasks" tab of the BOINC manager, the "Show Graphics" button is grayed out and the "Show VM Console" is not listed on the lefthand side under "Commands".

Thanks for any advice.

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Message 28109 - Posted: 13 Dec 2016, 21:54:29 UTC

I would expect that VM would appear in the VBox manager.

Looks like you ran a few tasks successfully though?
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Message 28110 - Posted: 13 Dec 2016, 22:01:45 UTC - in response to Message 28109.  

Looks like you ran a few tasks successfully though?

Yes. So far, 11 tasks have completed successfully (10 Theory and 1 CMS).
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Message 28111 - Posted: 14 Dec 2016, 8:03:12 UTC

BOINC in Linux uses separate account, so you need to run VboxManager under "boinc" username.
It's kinda like
$ sudo su -s /bin/sh -c VirtualBox boinc
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Message 28113 - Posted: 14 Dec 2016, 12:24:49 UTC - in response to Message 28111.  
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den777 wrote:
BOINC in Linux uses separate account, so you need to run VboxManager under "boinc" username...

Thank you! :-) Can that line be added somewhere (without too much trouble for this Linux newb?) so it starts like that automatically or will I have to do it manually each time?

Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to help the missing show graphics and VM console features in the BOINC manageer... :-(
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Message 28114 - Posted: 14 Dec 2016, 16:15:07 UTC - in response to Message 28113.  

Actually default Linux installation is the same as "service install" in Windows. Separate accounts for security reasons. Theoretically you can download and unpack boinc client in your home directory and run it under your account manually, and this is supposed to be the same as in Windows without service install (I din't try this, but I think it is possible).
Nevertheless, this is not LHC issue, this is common issue of BOINC with other OSes. If you want, ask about this on boinc offical forums.
PS: Sry for my English, hope you understand what I meant.
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Message 28115 - Posted: 14 Dec 2016, 16:31:03 UTC - in response to Message 28114.  
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den777 wrote:
PS: Sry for my English, hope you understand what I meant.

No problem, at all -- I think I understand. I have cross-posted in the BOINC forum and will wait to see if I get any response there. Regardless, being able to now view the jobs in the VBox manager is very helpful. Thanks, again!
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