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Message 24992 - Posted: 12 May 2012 | 13:50:51 UTC
Last modified: 12 May 2012 | 14:13:31 UTC

I have:
a pristine Windows 7 Enterprise x64 install
a new 550ti
nVidia driver 296.1
Boinc 6.10.58
wxWidgets 2.8.10

I get the message: "An NVIDIA GPU is required to run tasks for this project".

Any tips on how to have boinc/gpugrid recognize the 550ti?

Thanks,

Ken

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Message 24993 - Posted: 12 May 2012 | 14:12:10 UTC - in response to Message 24992.

Probably you've installed your BOINC client to run the projects in protected application execution mode. In this case, the BOINC client runs as a system service, and has no access to the GPU (the operating system grants no access to the GPU). You should reinstall the BOINC client in 'normal' mode.

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Message 24995 - Posted: 12 May 2012 | 14:13:49 UTC - in response to Message 24992.
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It will say something to that effect in the log files (running as a PAE/Daemon).
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Message 24996 - Posted: 12 May 2012 | 14:32:52 UTC - in response to Message 24993.

Hi Retvari,

Thanks for the tip. I did an uninstall and reinstall. The default install options have the "Install as a service and run under a..." de-selectable and deselected.

Still get the same message.

I don't know that this should matter but I am only accessing the machine in question via RDP.

skgiven,

Please point me to the correct log files. Do you mean boinc-specific or windows logs?

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Message 24997 - Posted: 12 May 2012 | 14:40:24 UTC - in response to Message 24996.

When you access your machine through RDP, Windows cuts the connection between the user interface (graphics, audio, keyboard, mouse etc) hardware, and the user's desktop (including all applications run by the user). So you have to use other remote connection software (VNC, TeamViewer, LogMeIn etc) to access your host remotely.

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Message 24998 - Posted: 12 May 2012 | 14:48:45 UTC - in response to Message 24997.
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Using logmein generates the same message from gpugrid.

Boinc itself appears to recognize the gpu: "GPU's have become usable, enabling
tasks".

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Message 24999 - Posted: 12 May 2012 | 15:05:13 UTC - in response to Message 24998.

I'm using RealVNC.
First, you should log in from the console. The applications won't have access to the GPU (and other hardware) until you log in form the console.

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Message 25000 - Posted: 12 May 2012 | 15:07:01 UTC - in response to Message 24998.

You should restart the BOINC client, and exit from the scientific applications when stopping BOINC.

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Message 25004 - Posted: 12 May 2012 | 16:59:48 UTC - in response to Message 25000.

Thanks to both.

After a reboot etc...etc...using logmein...task from gpugrid is running.

Happy to be a new, contributing, "bot".

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