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Re: BOINC Screensaver

On  7-09-2017, at 10h 24'04", Mike Stroud wrote about "BOINC Screensaver"
> I've just installed the BOINC screensaver as well as the BOINC Manager using
> Synaptec, and I've upgraded them from the stretch-backports repo. I've got
> the BOINC Manager running SETI@home. I installed xscreensaver, and edited
> the .xscreensaver file in my home directory to include: - GL: boincscr -root
> - \n\. However, all I get when I run the screensaver is a black screen with
> the message "screensaver loading".
> Can anyone help, please?
> My trusty 32 bit HP ProLiant ML110's specs are as follows:
> 4.11.0-0.bpo.1-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 4.11.6-1~bpo9+1 (2017-07-09) i686
> GNU/Linux
> Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
> VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Rage XL
> PCI (rev 27)
> 3Gb RAM.
> 2x250Gb HDD (RAID 0)

Yes, for starting boinc is not a screensaver.

1. Can you manually start and stop boinc client?
2. Can the boinc client be started by the boinc manager?
3. Why you want to start/stop the boinc by the xscreensaver? Do you
know that with proper config boinc client will stop/resume when you
use/don't use your CPU/keyboard/mouse? 

Finally, is your command: "boincscr -root - \n\." what you need to add
to .xscreensaver? Is boincscr on the $PATH?

Good luck.

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