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Message 23223 - Posted: 3 Feb 2012 | 5:27:33 UTC

I upgraded to the latest beta drivers last night, in an effort to fix an issue where the stable drivers (285.62) would periodically crash on my machine, resulting in a temporary freeze and black screen.

So far, it seems to have worked, but unfortunately, I now get systematic errors when running work units, both standard and long. It's always the same:

<core_client_version>6.12.34</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
The system cannot find the path specified. (0x3) - exit code 3 (0x3)
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<stderr_txt>
# Using device 0
SWAN: FATAL : Unable to enumerate devices
Assertion failed: 0, file swanlib_nv.c, line 390

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

</stderr_txt>
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I've suspended the project so as to not waste server resources by fetching WUs only to crash them.

I don't know if this is something specific to my machine or if this will eventually affect anyone upgrading to the new drivers when they become WHQL certified.

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Message 23232 - Posted: 3 Feb 2012 | 13:48:00 UTC

I'm getting these errors as well with the latest beta drivers:


<core_client_version>7.0.8</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
The system cannot find the path specified. (0x3) - exit code 3 (0x3)
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<stderr_txt>
# Using device 0
SWAN: FATAL : Unable to enumerate devices
Assertion failed: 0, file swanlib_nv.c, line 390

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

</stderr_txt>
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Message 24036 - Posted: 19 Mar 2012 | 14:12:29 UTC

I'm getting those errors aswell with the latest stable drivers 295.10. Going to not do any GPUGrid work at all anymore, this problem is over 1 Month old already since initial post and apparently no one cares.

Good Job there.

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Message 24039 - Posted: 19 Mar 2012 | 17:54:49 UTC

Hi, The solution is Linux and it's faster. Greetings.

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Message 24044 - Posted: 19 Mar 2012 | 19:37:23 UTC - in response to Message 24036.
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I'm getting those errors aswell with the latest stable drivers 295.10. Going to not do any GPUGrid work at all anymore, this problem is over 1 Month old already since initial post and apparently no one cares.

http://www.gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=2870#23931
I recommend you uninstall the drivers, make a clean instalation and go to the boinc version 6.12.34
I upgraded to the latest beta drivers last night

<core_client_version>7.0.8</core_client_version>

Beta drivers imply NVIDIA is not sure they are 100% right
From boinc web page:
7.0.22 Development version(MAY BE UNSTABLE - USE ONLY FOR TESTING)
6.12.34 Recommended version

I don't think it's posible to a project with limited resources to atend bugs that are caused for the development of other teams.

There are other projects that have testing sites because the have a lot more ressources and they can improve BOINC.
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