Error message for no NVIDIA GPU, is this a problem

Richie
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19/10/2010 13:35:51|Einstein@Home|Message from server: No work sent
19/10/2010 13:35:51|Einstein@Home|Message from server: Your computer has no NVIDIA GPU

Get this on a regular basis, is this a problem? Appears in red as if a proper error message. The 'no work sent is what worries me', the program seems to be running and doing something useful.

PS the screen server is pretty, is there an explanation of exactly what it is, I get the constellation diagrams.

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Richie

Gundolf Jahn
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Error message for no NVIDIA GPU, is this a problem

It's no error message and so shouldn't be displayed in red. It only tells you the obvious, that your computer doesn't have a nVidia GPU (as if you didn't know that:-). CPU tasks, however, are still sent.

To avoid that message, you can go to your Einstein@Home preferences and set "Use NVIDIA GPU" to "no".

On the Einstein homepage, there's a link called Screensaver description. Perhaps you find some explanations there. ;-)

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Gundolf

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RE: To avoid that message,

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To avoid that message, you can go to your Einstein@Home preferences and set "Use NVIDIA GPU" to "no".


Which won't work. It's because of the ATI videocard (and thus GPU) he has. BOINC will request work for it, since Einstein doesn't have that same option for ATI cards. So the only thing one can do is ignore the GPU work requests for the time being.

Gundolf Jahn
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Yep, I always make the same

Yep, I always make the same error. :-(

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