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Message 13325 - Posted: 20 Oct 2014, 18:41:43 UTC

Hi,

I have setup BOINC on my machine with OSX Yosemite. When I update the BURP project using the BOINC manager then computing preferences are loaded correctly. However, it does not download any tasks, even though there should be tasks available. I checked that on the serverstatus page on the site. It says that there are 498 tasks in progress and 140 tasks ready to send.

I would love to help the project so I can use it to make my own renders. I already did two test renders but I do feel guilty that I can't contribute to the project.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Message 13326 - Posted: 20 Oct 2014, 20:22:12 UTC - in response to Message 13325.  
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Hi, welcome to BURP.

I have setup BOINC on my machine with OSX Yosemite.
Apparently you are using a Mac.
Unfortunately this project doesn't support Macs and has no apps for it.
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Message 13327 - Posted: 20 Oct 2014, 21:00:46 UTC - in response to Message 13326.  

And Linux (debian)?
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Message 13328 - Posted: 20 Oct 2014, 22:13:08 UTC - in response to Message 13327.  

Yes, there's a Linux app, but there can be a lot of troubles to get it going as far as I know and readed in the past. But you can give it a try.
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Message 13329 - Posted: 21 Oct 2014, 13:12:05 UTC - in response to Message 13328.  

So in other words, windows is the only real option? That's a bit disappointing to be honest. Anyway, thanks for the quick response.
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Message 13344 - Posted: 25 Oct 2014, 9:46:12 UTC - in response to Message 13329.  

I've got a Mac too. I wish I could help with it, I don't use windows though, so I guess I can't. Thanks! This was helpful to me too.
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Message 13345 - Posted: 25 Oct 2014, 10:14:48 UTC - in response to Message 13326.  
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Unfortunately this project doesn't support Macs and has no apps for it.

Doesn't officially support Mac. As far as I know the Mac clients work just fine (for example renderfarm.fi is using them) we just can't legally build them for you.
There is an unfortunate (intentional?) wording in the OS X licensing explicitly forbidding us to run it on VMs on non-Apple hardware and forbidden us to access it remotely over the network on real hardware.
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Message 13347 - Posted: 26 Oct 2014, 1:38:27 UTC

Good old licensing terms... Surely, there's someone with the experience and equipment necessary to make this happen?
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Message 14428 - Posted: 9 May 2016, 12:26:51 UTC

i got a problem like this. i'm using an FX-8120 + Win10 +16GB of ram , but an entire week without take any work ? i see that ppl are rendering big animations, but i make 1.230 point after it my boinc only give me an "no work avaliable to process" i'm doing anything worng ?
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Message 14429 - Posted: 9 May 2016, 14:50:46 UTC - in response to Message 14428.  
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i'm doing anything worng ?

Probably not. Last week wasn't much work here, only small sessions, and some of them were for Linux. If you don't know it yet, you can check the server status regularly, available in the menu to the left. It is shown there which OS is used.
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Message 14430 - Posted: 9 May 2016, 16:40:01 UTC - in response to Message 14429.  

Thanks.

about 3026: 88.000 frames. i think that it´s a lot of work , well, thanks for the reply, i will let my boinc opened and waiting , thanks !
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Message 14436 - Posted: 11 May 2016, 2:56:25 UTC

If you have a look at the other active threads, it sounds like this session is going too fast for the back-end to keep up.
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