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  1. Lost gnome and got cinnamon. Happened on an update / upgrade. IANE on ubuntu and after the reboot I realized it was a disaster. My gnome desktop is gone. The running apps are not shown ie: gridcoin is not visible and I cannot find it to try to add it as applet or deskjet or whatever cinnamon wants. I can find the executable using file manager but when I execute it I get a message that it is already running. Googleing "ask ubuntu" for missing apps it seems no one else has the same problem so it must be something I did. I need to bring it up so as to unlock it so it starts staking. How do I get it to show up and interact? Same for boinc manager works unlike gridcoin that complains it is already running. Alternately how do I go back to the gnome desktop that was working fine. For that matter how could apt-get update & u;pgrade get me cinnamon in the first place? I have 17.10 [EDIT] made some progress: used kill -9 to stop gridcoin then I started it. It showed up and I was able to unlock. I then shrunk it down to the task bar. cinnimon looks just like windows, it is awful. I will eventually actually "close" gridcoin and/or reboot and see if it shows up again. With gnome, when I use my KVM to switch out, when I return the gnome desktop has to be restarted but gridcoin is always there.
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    This is really confusing. I am guessing that one project (odlk) is Russian language and "latinsquares" is English "odlk1" I have been running latinsquares having configured my mining systems from boincstats. It worked so well on 2 test system, one linux, one windows, that I did a mass "add" to all my systems. Unforunately, I added ODLK instead of LATINSQUARES. A mass detach worked only for windows systems and I had to remotely log into each Linux system and delete the project files and all the project listings (master, request, etc) Possibly a problem with boincstats? The programs detached from boincstats but were still listed under boinc manager. When I tried to detach using boinc manager I was told I had to go to the account manager to do the detach. But they were no longer on the account manager as they had been detached and deleted.
  3. OK, read that post. I am guessing, but it appears the calculated RAC is based projects CPU statistics, not GPU. The first table I saw, the main one that immediately shows up, did not list milkyway nor Einstein but i did find another table with those projects. After reading that post it is not clear exactly but I assume that table is really good only for recommending which CPU bound projects to crunch for. I signed up for reddit. I see that steemit wants paid membership, which is OK with me, but they do not accept gridcoins.
  4. I downloaded that spreadsheet but have a lot of questions. At first I thought it was getting the values in real time but I didnt see a data connection. Then I noticed the author was periodically uploading tables to the site. It shows GRC per 1K system RAC for GPU type progects. I wonder where they get these figures, whether from grcpool or both grcpool and solo researchers? For my own use, I wrote a program to obtain (from gridcoinstats.eu) the most recent gridcoin earnings based on the CPID. The program essentially duplicates what I showed in the above screen capture information but allows one to enter the actual grc payout so that each project will show essentially its contribution. If you run the program and find a bug or have any comment or questions on it let me know. It works on chrome and edge. http://new.stateson.net/GRCearnings
  5. BING BING BING BING - GOTCHA! The problem is that the Windows version is buggy. I switched to the Ubuntu 17.10.1 Gridcoin wallet and it show the correct values when running that "list cpids" in the debug console. I assume there will be no change in the amount of coin I am earning as hopefully the bug is superficial. Who know? Just for the H. E. DOUBLE L of it I tried building a windows version to see what was happening. Didn't get past using the "new" mingw compiler on that really old oracle db package. I should have known there was going to be a problem when I could not find a VS "solution" file in the gridcoin distribution. Maybe better luck with the Linux build. 17.10.1 looks really nice but I spent 2 days trying to get VNCSERVER to show the new desktop and finally gave up trying to run headless.
  6. Looking at results from the "list cpids" show mostly correct values of RAC but others are wildly wrong. The CPID link in the query displayed by the wallet program runs a sql query against netsoft-online. However, that query does not always agree with the values in the wallet. An example from gpugrid (ok) and milkyway (wrong) as follows Gpugrid from my wallets "list cpids" { "Project" : "gpugrid", "CPID" : "ee4a19259edf11e9e90005773cb8ad16", "RAC" : 1896268.00000000, "Team" : "gridcoin", "CPID Link" : "http://boinc.netsoft-online.com/e107_plugins/boinc/get_user.php?cpid=ee4a19259edf11e9e90005773cb8ad16", "Debug Info" : "", "Project Settings Valid for Gridcoin" : true }, The above value, 1896268 matches the value at https://gridcoinstats.eu/cpid/ee4a19259edf11e9e90005773cb8ad16 and is close to the actual value if I log into gpugrid and look at my account. It also matches the query, at least a the time I posted this. On the other hand, Milkyway shows { "Project" : "[email protected]", "CPID" : "ee4a19259edf11e9e90005773cb8ad16", "RAC" : 150.00000000, "Team" : "gridcoin", "CPID Link" : "http://boinc.netsoft-online.com/e107_plugins/boinc/get_user.php?cpid=ee4a19259edf11e9e90005773cb8ad16", "Debug Info" : "", "Project Settings Valid for Gridcoin" : true } and the value of 150 should be closer to 3,800,000 according to the project, gridcoinstats.eu and for that matter, netsoft-online
  7. I set up an ETH wallet as suggested, using myetherwallet and got an address and a password. Unaccountably, I am getting the error message "Your authorization for this change failed" here which would indicate my password is not good. AFAICT I have the correct password and it unencrypts my keystore file (wallet on my USB chip) correctly. I changed the wallet address slightly and the error message indicated an malformed address so part of the dialog box is working. I assume I am doing something wrong. That page has a listing: "SPARC contract address" I assume that is contact, not contract. Anyway, I am guessing that is not needed to GET paid but would be used to transfer INTO.
  8. This may have been reported elsewhere but I could not find a report. Collatz is shut down until they find a way to stop a grcpool_3 user who has run up impossible "points" gaming the system. Check this host http://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/show_host_detail.php?hostid=829951 a single valid task got 320,000 credits. Normal credit is 299 points. discussion here https://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/forum_thread.php?id=1574#24917
  9. It is difficult to exactly answer your question from the data provided. A eyeball test indicates Collatz pays more than Gpugrid. That can be misleading as the graphic boards are different and the caculated avg may include credit from both graphics boards for the same project. In addition the magnitude (payoff) depends on the competition between miners. If you are using the pool then each host is broken down by project and the GRC is shown for each project which is convenient. Since you know the number of graphic boards on each host you can get a good figure for the efficiency of the board for the project. You can then switch to a different project (gpugrid to collatz for example) wait for the RAC to stabilize and you will know which project pays better. This is not available when solo mining. I have found that gpugrid is one of the better paying projects but you are looking at using CUDA on a high performance nVidia board. Milkyway pays very nicely but you need a good double precision board (Titan or ATI 7950 class). Einstein pays more than milkyway on boards with poor double precision arithmetic. Collatz pays well on all boards as it uses integer arithmetic logic. Complicating all this is the downtime for various projects. The scientific projects occasionally run low on data unlike math project (collatz). The following might work better for you A: Run gpugrid on Titan and 1060 with resource set to 100% B: Set resource to %0 for collatz for the system with the 1060 and it will run your 4 collatz tasks when gpugrid is out of data. You could run Einstein instead of collatz. C: Set resource to %0 for Milkyway on the titan system as it has good DP arithmetic. Unfortunately, Milkyway goes offline frequently (Tuesdays for sure). Setting Collatz or Einstein to %0 resource will compete against Milkyway but provide tasks when Milkyway is down. Unfortunately, when Milkyway comes up it does not gain priority since it is also "0". I am looking into this and one solution I am working on is to use a boinctask "rule" to either allow or disallow new work. I ran into a few problems when investigating this and asked Fred at boinctasks for a few changes to his rules algorithm. Setting resource to 1 for Milkyway and 0 for those others MAY not have the intended effect as gpugrid will not start while any milkyway are running and with 10 milkyway tasks there will invariably be one still running in the Titan. This depends on whether the scheduler does a task switch from the "1" priority to the 100. AFAICT there is no request for new work and the switch occurs only if a gpugrid task has been downloaded. I copied and pasted my statistics into excel but after doing some calculations I realized that the RAC for the same project will have contributions from so many really different devices that one cannot calculate an exact value for performance of a device.
  10. That is a very good question. if you get an answer elsewhere please return and post it here. AFAICT the only way that I know of is to stop solo mining and join grcpool. After a few weeks the credit transactions will stabilize and you can examine the projects you signed up for and compare your average GRC income to the average credits reported to you by the pool as shown below. Looks like 14235 credits got 0.21 grc daily on Einstein.
  11. got my first mining reward even with all those "invalid" messages, duplicate cpids in neural network, and even showing "0.0" at stake i raked in 500 grc. about what i would have made if i left all my systems in that pool and not gone solo. but HEY I get to fiddle and tweak projects since i am now the owner. [EDIT] Solved my question as to why I had an invalid CPID. It seems that my original install of the wallet set up a config file with PrimaryCPID=xxx. Should have been "cpid=xxxx in order to pass the diagnostic test. Took a while to find out. I downloaded source, poked around, found "diagnosticsdialog.cpp: std::string cpid = GetArgument("cpid", "");" and realized it was not looking for PrimaryCPID to run the diagnostic. I am not sure how PrimaryCPID got into the config file. I left it there and simply added "cpid=" and was able to run the diagnostic correctly. Since it showed my CPID value I assume that was why no one wanted to post theirs. On the other hand, maybe no one knew how to even run the diagnostic.
  12. I have double checked my gridcoinresearch.conf file and cannot find anything wrong with it. The CPID in the conf file matches the boinc one and I looked in the neural network and it is there (in there twice actually) Yet, I fail the diagnostic test. Can someone with a windows system ( who is solo mining verify they pass? Is it possible this program is reading the conf file but reporting a problem when there is none? I found one other person with a similar problem but they are on grcpool. What is strange in their diagnostic is that the program (mac version) stated the CPID could not be found but then reported it was a valid CPID on the very next line. If this problem is unique to the windows wallet version I can switch to a Ubuntu system. My wallet says I should be able to stake in 23 hours or less but it has been a week already.
  13. Well, reading that the wallet cannot find the CPID but yet it shows a valid RAC for a valid CPID I would say the Artificial Intelligence in the wallet code has a bad case of Cognitive dissonance. I am tempted to download the code and look to see what error checking they did after opening the config file. Looking here it seems that I and 294 other people are using 3770-unk but a few others built their own wallet. Maybe they know something I don't. I once built boinc but it was a mess and a huge undertaking to figure out Visual Studio (2005 back then as I recall) I suspect the wallet likes GCC and not VS but that is just a guess.
  14. Something strange is definitely going on. I just clicked on "diagnostics" and was told my wallet cannot find my CPID. My CPID is supposedly not in the neural network, but the last time I looked it was in there twice which I thought was suspicious. If it cant find the CPID usually all the rest is going to be wrong anyway. What does your diagnostics show? I just checked my sons computer and he has the same results. I install in my D drive as I have a small SSD "C" with a large D and he has a single large C do he does the standard install and I have to do a lot of fixing up. I have no idea why that errors message shows up as my CPID is definitely in that file and all seems well at both grcpool and at bioncstats as I do both.
  15. That is a huge RAC. Looking at the top participants that value appears to correspond to the entire gridcoin pool #3. I assume the CPID you deleted is actually yours and not the pools. Go here and put in that CPID and see if it is actually you. AFAICT this site is just about the only forum for grcpool so as long as you don't badmouth anyone you should be OK (unlike DELL community where my posts get deleted with no warning unless I put dots between letters of competitors names such as n.v.i.d.i.a) something is not set up correctly with your wallet I am afraid.

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