screensaver doesn't work

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RE: However, there are

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However, there are several Mac regulars on these boards who can probably help you if you will provide a little more info regarding problem specifics.

Preferably in a different thread...

Steve Jordan
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My screensaver comes up blank

My screensaver comes up blank also with the Boinc logo and a message "Boinc is not running. Please Launch Boinc to display graphics"
Problem is I notice that the manager displays changing % work completed so Boinc is launched.
I am running Windoze 2000 on 500mhz

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RE: My screensaver comes up

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My screensaver comes up blank also with the Boinc logo and a message "Boinc is not running. Please Launch Boinc to display graphics"
Problem is I notice that the manager displays changing % work completed so Boinc is launched.
I am running Windoze 2000 on 500mhz

Is your graphics card driver up to date? Check this thread.

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I can bring up the graphic

I can bring up the graphic when I hit the appropriate button in Boinc Mgr., so I doubt if updating is the problem. I also get the Boinc programme not responding when I move the mouse thus turning the screensaver off. I suspect that the prog is too big for my processor as 500mhz is the minimum requirement. Could this be the case? I keep having to go into task mgr to end task and get the screen up an running again.

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Looking at your computer, you

Looking at your computer, you also only have 128MB of RAM. I suspect that between the low RAM and the slower speed, and probably trying to do the graphics on the CPU (ie; not a brand-new graphics card), the screensaver is just too much for your box to handle. Try letting it run without any graphics for a bit, see if it finishes the results okay. Once you have everything going, you can try the screensaver again.

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Thanks for the quick replies.

Thanks for the quick replies. I'm happy to run without graffix if it works. I might upgrade the ram after xmas.

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RE: RE: My screensaver

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My screensaver comes up blank also with the Boinc logo and a message "Boinc is not running. Please Launch Boinc to display graphics"
Problem is I notice that the manager displays changing % work completed so Boinc is launched.
I am running Windoze 2000 on 500mhz

Is your graphics card driver up to date? Check this thread.

mine also shows work completed,so i know it is launched. yet the screensaver does not come up. perhaps i will use the manader as my sceensaver until i can fiqure this out. this should not be a problem, i'll let boinc work it out.

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RE: RE: RE: My

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Quote:
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My screensaver comes up blank also with the Boinc logo and a message "Boinc is not running. Please Launch Boinc to display graphics"
Problem is I notice that the manager displays changing % work completed so Boinc is launched.
I am running Windoze 2000 on 500mhz

Is your graphics card driver up to date? Check this thread.

mine also shows work completed,so i know it is launched. yet the screensaver does not come up. perhaps i will use the manager as my sceensaver until i can fiqure this out. this should not be a problem, i'll let boinc work it out. also boinc should have worked this out, many computers just do not have the ram. if that is the case boinc really messed up, why should we have to upgrade to run the seti or einstien screensaver. if i am willing to crunch their data they should have designed their program for us to use. it seems that they went to far in redesigning the whole thing. i am ready at this point just to blow it off until they bring their design back to earth. if i had known about all these problems i would not have bothered. i feel they should shut it down and fix the problem, because i can't do it. perhaps people should just delete the whole thing until it is fixed before we damage our computers. i know it is simple to set it up so with one click iot will run. instaed they fixed what did not need fixing in the first place.


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Michael, EVERY software

Michael,

EVERY software has some kind of minimum requirements, try reading the boxes of games on the retailers shelf if you don't realize this. And, CAN THE RANT!!!

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RE: Michael, EVERY

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Michael,

EVERY software has some kind of minimum requirements, try reading the boxes of games on the retailers shelf if you don't realize this. And, CAN THE RANT!!![/quote ///] boinc must have tested out the requiements and must have known they would not work for most computers. why can the rant,they released it anyway for those who could use it and the heck with those who could not.the requirements were simply to high, there are to many of us ranting to just ignore it. there are to many people haveing problems with the requiements, THIS SIMPLY TELLS ME THAT THE BERKELEY PROGRAMMERS CAME UP WITH ONE BIG FLAW IN THE DESIGN. THAT IS THE AVERAGE USER CANNOT USE BOINC, ITS JUST NOT POSSIBLE.

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