BOINC - no usable GPU found (again)

Bug #1077316 reported by LAZA on 2012-11-10
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boinc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Seems for me the same bug like #414244:

Working here with

Xubuntu 12.04.1
Linux xubuntu2 3.2.0-32-generic #51-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 26 21:33:09 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Boinc 7.0.27+dfsg-5ubuntu0.12.04.1

The ppa package from

is also active, but the Ubuntu-Package is newer/version higher.


sudo /etc/init.d/boinc-client restart


AMD Radeon HD 6670

LAZA (laza74) on 2012-11-10
tags: added: 12.04
tags: added: boinc-client precise
removed: 12.04 boinc gpu
tags: added: boinc
removed: boinc-client

could you please try 7.0.39 from my ppa?
I'm uploading it right now, will be available in a few hours
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

LAZA (laza74) wrote :

sorry, at the moment the new bought graphics card goes back to the retailer...

i will get another one at the next weekend.
i hope, some other people try the ppa also out...

LAZA (laza74) wrote :

I had today a very strange experience with the card, GPU processing allowed.

I got some beta WUs for AMD CPU and GPU and they work withou problems.
After using the PC (i works normally for itself) i got this error:

ERROR: VerifyGPU.cpp:114 Device not found.

for more infos:

After restarting the BOINC client it works without problems...


Xubuntu 12.04.1
Linux xubuntu2 3.2.0-34-generic #53-Ubuntu SMP Thu Nov 15 10:48:16 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
BOINC Versions:

Will now try the ppa vfrom LocutusofBorg

I pushed this morning 7.0.40 that contains so many bug fix for GPU handling ;)

LAZA (laza74) wrote :

i caught that and it worked all night without problems - so far!

LAZA (laza74) wrote :

Okay, back to Start !

As i came home today i got some errors while unusable GPU:

Result Log looks like this (propably for all):



INFO: gpu_type set in init_data.xml to ATI
INFO: gpu_device_num set in init_data.xml to 0
Boinc requested ATI gpu device number0
Unzipping input images ../../projects/
Processing jobdescription
Number of Images defined in image list is 2
Found compute platform Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Selecting this platform
ERROR: VerifyGPU.cpp:114 Device not found.
16:28:48 (6971): called boinc_finish

So your version has not the solution but works for ONE workunit!

This is very annoying and should handled with an high priority IMHO (atm: undecided)

LAZA (laza74) wrote :

BTW: Would it accelerated the process/development if somebody post this in the BOINC forum?
Or are the BOINC people have an eye on Launchpad also?

Ok could you please try boinc from berkeley website?

I also added David Anderson to this bug mail, maybe he has better ideas to troubleshoot this problem

David Anderson (davea42) wrote :

I moved to Ubuntu 12.10 (using xfce) so 12.04 is no longer applicable to me!
AFAIK the boinc from the berkeley website is not oriented toward
running as user 'boinc' so there might be issues transitioning
from the Ubuntu release version to the berkeley version.

On a recent reboot I found my nvidia 560 TI unrecognized by boinc. Powered
down, reseated the card and its power lines and on reboot it was recognized.

LAZA (laza74) on 2012-12-14
description: updated
Changed in boinc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
LAZA (laza74) wrote :

Ok, a short update from my site:

The problem with the
ERROR: VerifyGPU.cpp:114 Device not found.
seems to be a problem of the WUs/HCC project/WCG.

But it remains - as the title says - the unfound GPU...

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