No graphics on screensaver

Marlon G
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Topic 195434

Today I installed BOINC to W7 64bit and rejoined Einstein after many months. The graphics card is Nvidia GeForce 9600GT with latest driver.

The project run OK, but when screensaver turns on, then only small moment of graphics is visible and then it turns blank screen. Nothing on screen, except task bar. Why?

My BOINC screensaver configuration: Blank screensaver after -> Never

This screensaver worked always OK, when I last time had it in W2K.

Ageless
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No graphics on screensaver

According to your list of work you have 2 ABP2 tasks for your GPU. Are any of them running when you expect a screen saver to start? As when work is being done on your GPU, it cannot show intricate 3D OpenGL graphics at the same time. Normally the science applications come with a separate graphics application, but in the case of the CUDA applications (at various projects) you will see that this isn't the case, as the developers do not want the OpenGL graphics calculations to interfere in any way with the math calculations being done.

Marlon G
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Yes, one of APB2cuda23 task

Yes, one of APB2cuda23 task is currently running.. Thanks anyway for your post, it cleared a lot. Wasn't there CUDA apps many moons ago, when I last time participated Einstein, because no blank screen then?

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Depends on how many moons

Depends on how many moons you're talking about. ;-)

Marlon G
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I think that time was the

I think that time was the last spring.

Now I got a real problem.. When the screensaver is on about 15 minutes or so, the small white blank window labelled "Boinc app" appears and computer hangs up! All I can do is reset the system and reboot.

BilBg
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And why do you run the

And why do you run the screensaver while CUDA app is running?

If you want to see the graphic (which is not needed for the calculations to be done)
first suspend all the CUDA apps (Snooze GPU).

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