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Message 177 - Posted: 2 Oct 2004 | 13:08:15 UTC
Last modified: 2 Oct 2004 | 13:13:40 UTC

When I joined Pirates@home, I set my preferences high, expecting the WU's to flow.

But now, with no WU's coming through, I cannot re-set my preferences to allow other projects to take a greater share.

Can this be changed another way?

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Message 178 - Posted: 2 Oct 2004 | 13:12:43 UTC - in response to Message 177.
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> When I joined Pirates@home, I set my preferences high, expecting the WU's to
> flow.
>
> But now, with no WU's coming through, I cannot re-set my preferences to allow
> other projects to take a greater share.
>
> Can this be changed another way?
>
Follow-up:


I should say that the preferences change I make DOES show up in "my account" but when I do manual update on my BOINC client, it shows a different (and much higher) value, than what I wish to devote to Pirates (at least until there's work to be done..!)

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Message 179 - Posted: 2 Oct 2004 | 18:06:29 UTC - in response to Message 178.
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> I should say that the preferences change I make DOES show up in "my account"
> but when I do manual update on my BOINC client, it shows a different (and much
> higher) value, than what I wish to devote to Pirates (at least until there's
> work to be done..!)

Exit BOINC. Open (such as Notepad) the file "account_pirates.vassar.edu.xml" and modified the tag <resource_share> to the number you want; save and exit. Restart BOINC.

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Message 182 - Posted: 4 Oct 2004 | 0:43:06 UTC - in response to Message 179.

> > I should say that the preferences change I make DOES show up in "my
> account"
> > but when I do manual update on my BOINC client, it shows a different (and
> much
> > higher) value, than what I wish to devote to Pirates (at least until
> there's
> > work to be done..!)
>
> Exit BOINC. Open (such as Notepad) the file "account_pirates.vassar.edu.xml"
> and modified the tag to the number you want; save and
> exit. Restart BOINC.
>
>

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Message 183 - Posted: 4 Oct 2004 | 16:09:06 UTC - in response to Message 179.

> > I should say that the preferences change I make DOES show up in "my account"
> > but when I do manual update on my BOINC client, it shows a different (a much
> > higher) value, than what I wish to devote to Pirates (at least until there's
> > work to be done..!)

One possible cause of this is that the scheduler has been restricted to vassar.edu recently. Your client does not get the new preferences until it can contact the scheduler, so it would not have updated even if you do the "manual update".



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Message 189 - Posted: 4 Oct 2004 | 23:16:13 UTC - in response to Message 182.

> Hi Thor,

No problem, Timbo. Wonder when we can get some work around here.

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Message 194 - Posted: 6 Oct 2004 | 15:25:53 UTC

At this moment 9 wu's are out :-).

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Message 195 - Posted: 6 Oct 2004 | 15:27:59 UTC

Hi,
I edited the pref for Pirates@home and choose the German language. After updating website it showes that I've not choosen a language yet.


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Message 201 - Posted: 7 Oct 2004 | 12:05:41 UTC - in response to Message 195.

> Hi,
> I edited the pref for Pirates@home and choose the German language. After
> updating website it showes that I've not choosen a language yet.

Fixed. Though at this point setting a preference has no effect on client behaviour.

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Message 906 - Posted: 16 Jan 2005 | 11:02:31 UTC

Bringing back an old question...

If I change the shares for pirates on the website and then ask for update on the client, it connects, says there's no work to be done, but does not update the share percentage with the new values I set.
Every other project I have updates the values even if there's no work to be done. (Exception made to Predictor that half of the times it can't even reach any schedulers lately, but when it does it works well)

And I just noticed that the General preferences aren't updated on the client either after changing them on the website and asking for the manual update through the client.
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Message 911 - Posted: 16 Jan 2005 | 16:40:54 UTC

Just a quicknote...

I didn't post in the questions/problems area because none of the sections seemed fit to it. I think this isn't related to any OS and neither it has to do with the credits... My guess would be something related to the scheduler maybe? So I searched around and found this thread and thought I'd post here as to not start new threads over the same old stories...
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Message 1618 - Posted: 25 Mar 2005 | 18:52:30 UTC

I just signed up and found that account_pirates.vassar.edu.xml doesn't contain a resource_share value at all, actually the complete project_preferences section is empty.

After adding the values I want / P@H needs (because of the short deadline) BOINC used the ressource share I inserted.

I wonder how long they will stay there and if the next scheduler contact will remove them.
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