boinc not showing web prefs in manager

robl
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in boinc-manager I am not seeing use web-prefs in computing preferences.  This is occurring on one pc only - a pi 4 8GB running ubuntu 20.    All others have that option present.  

Keith Myers
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Reboot the Pi and try again? 

Reboot the Pi and try again?  What version of BOINC?

 

robl
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keith, boinc version

keith,

boinc version 7.14.2 and I have rebooted it and removed reinstalled boinc.  I should mention that the pi in question is in a 24 hour delay.  not sure if that would have an impact or not.  

Keith Myers
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The only thing I can think of

The only thing I can think of is some GTK or WxWidgets graphical dependency missing in Ubuntu 20.04.

I don't think that being in a 24 hr timeout could impact the display elements.

Very strange. The only solution I could offer is a newer version of BOINC, like the 7.16.6 version.

 

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keith,I have fixed my

keith,

I have fixed my problem but have no idea why this had any effect.  I was in  a 24 hour timeout with ~5 hours remaining.  After reading other threads on the subject I came away with changing an attribute "Suspend when non Boinc cpu usage ...."  I changed that and no effect.  I had also read that you had to "earn your way out of a timeout".  But how?  I then installed on this Pi 4 N30DGs app and a couple of things happened.  I got two WUs:  hsgamaFGRP5 and my button "Use Web Preferences" under computation preferences returned.

I would really have disliked waiting another 5 hours for the timeout session to have expired and seen no improvement.  At this point I do not know if completion of the timeout would have fixed it or not.  

Keith Myers
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Hmm, I don't remember the Web

Hmm, I don't remember the Web Preferences disappearing in the Manager the last time I got put into a timeout at Einstein.  I was testing a new BRP4 gpu app a few years back I was trying and managed to error out enough tasks to get put into a 72 hr timeout.  Wasn't 24 hours for me.  But I did nothing but wait it out and I got more work that finally validated.

Glad you got it working.

 

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