How do I get the Screen Saver?

Edwin Carine
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I signed up. I started processing work unit. I don't see how to download or install the screen saver. Do I just wait? I have about 10% of a unit processed.

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How do I get the Screen Saver?

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I signed up. I started processing work unit. I don't see how to download or install the screen saver. Do I just wait? I have about 10% of a unit processed.

Edwin,

If you want to use the BOINC screensaver, you must select it using the Windows "Display" Control Panel (under the "Screen Saver" tab). The screensaver is part of the BOINC progam - so no additional installation is necessary. But, if you do use the screensaver and Einstein 4.79 (the "official" Einstein application) be aware that there is a "graphics bug" that could cause your work units to terminate early with "Client error" messages. If this happens to you, change to the Beta application (see the link under More Information on the E@H home page). Don't worry, the Beta application is very stable (I switched to it back in early August when the "graphics bug" struck my computer and it works great).

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Edwin Carine
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OK! I was looking for

OK! I was looking for something with Einstein. I changed to the BOINC saver and it looks great. Thanks

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I am looking for the

I am looking for the starfield screen saver that's mentioned here

http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/starsphere.php

Is there just a link I'm missing? I don't see it in the BOINC add-on link section either. Did this screen saver info change since October when the last post to this thread was made?

Thanks in advance.

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RE: Is there just a link

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Is there just a link I'm missing? I don't see it in the BOINC add-on link section either. Did this screen saver info change since October when the last post to this thread was made?

Thanks in advance.

No change since October. Just use the BOINC screensaver and change to the Beta app here.

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