How Can I see Graphics in Screen Saver?

Javier Mendez Orbegoso
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Hello, I want to know how to configurate Boinc program in order to seer the real time graphics as Screen Saver, Ther jus only appear a logo Of Boin.

Thanks.

Javier

Hay algun Foro en español?

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How Can I see Graphics in Screen Saver?

What kind of video card do you have? Do you use the drivers for it from Windows or did you update them to a later version?

The graphics are OpenGL, so you need to make sure your card does do OpenGL. Drivers can help activate that on your video card. The Windows supplied drivers usually don't give OpenGL capability.

Using the "resume on password" option on the screen saver will also prevent you from seeing the screen saver graphics. This is a bug in Windows, but it will be fixed in BOINC 6.

Adjust your screen saver to kick in 1 minute after you let BOINC go crunch in Idle time, especially when you have an embedded videocard. Embedded video cards are video chips on the motherboard. They use your CPU and motherboard RAM, instead of an independent GPU and additional RAM for graphics only.

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Hello, Thanks for

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Hello,
Thanks for your answer.
I think there is not problem of Video card driver, because I can see the grapfic working when I first select "SIMPLE VIEW" and there "Clik" in graphics link or "running", but this is not a Screen saver.

Could be possible as you say "Using the "resume on password" ", can you explaime more about it?

So I just configurate the Screensaver to star with 1 min. without using the PC, may be is that, I will Try w/3 mins.

Thnaks

Javier

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RE: Could be possible as

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Could be possible as you say "Using the "resume on password" ", can you explaime more about it?


Display properties->Screen saver->BOINC, in the general options you can check "resume on password", meaning that when you stop teh screen saver, you're back at a Windows logon. Taking the check off of this option may fix this.

No clue what it is in Spanish.

Javier Mendez Orbegoso
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Hello, YES!! It work

Message 82125 in response to message 82124

Hello,
YES!! It work without password, but I need to work with password because this is my PC of my office and I do not want intruders here when I am not here.
What can I do?

Many Thak for your answered.

About "Spanish" I just answered about if there is a same page but in spanish.

Javier.

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RE: Hello, YES!! It

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Hello,
YES!! It work without password, but I need to work with password because this is my PC of my office and I do not want intruders here when I am not here.
What can I do?
...


Perhaps the BOINC FAQ Service can help. It's even available in Spanish (but not yet the question about password protection :-)

Gruß,
Gundolf

Computer sind nicht alles im Leben. (Kleiner Scherz)

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RE: RE: Hello,

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Hello,
YES!! It work without password, .......
Gruß,
Gundolf

Thanks, This is an acceptable solution while we are watting for the new vesion of BOINC.

Javier

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