BOINC and/or Einstein@Home freezes Ubuntu 21.04 after a few minutes. Other programs function as normal.

Bug #1926997 reported by John Emilio Persichilli on 2021-05-03
This bug affects 1 person
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boinc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 21.04 from Ubuntu 20.10. I already had programs installed that I kept with the upgrade. Subsequently, I then installed BOINC Manager and the associated software. I connected to my Einstein@Home account using BOINC Manager. The packages loaded as usual. I started the screen saver (rotating astronomy sphere). Then within a couple of minutes my entire computer system freezes.

I have tested my various other installed programs for astronomy and they all work just fine and do not freeze my system.

My system is as follows

Intel® Core™ i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz × 4
7.7 GiB Memory
Intel® HD Graphics 4400 (HSW GT2)
1.0 TB HD

Ubuntu 21.04
GNOME Version 3.38.5
Windowing System Wayland

Perhaps this is an issue for BOINC and/or Einstein.
I will also submit a report to their online accounts.

BOINC Manager

To check the version of BOINC Manager I had to start the the program which froze my system before I could add the following:

BOINC Manager
Version 7.16.16 (x64)
wxWidgets 3.0.5


The correct BOINC Manager Version 7.16.6 (x64)

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