Boinc GPU tasks all end with "Computation Error" after update to NVidia 260.19.06 proprietary drivers

Bug #655139 reported by Arthur Rilke on 2010-10-05
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: boinc

After the update to version 260.19.06 of the Nvidia proprietary drivers (from 256...), all GPU Boinc tasks report a "Computation Error" within 3 to 12 seconds of starting. The CPU tasks work as expected.

To try to remedy the problem, I have purged boinc, restarted my computer, and reinstalled it. This did not help.

I have an NVidia 8600M GS graphics card and I am running Maverick updated as of 5 October 2010.
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Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: boinc 6.10.58+dfsg-3
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_ZA.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.33-generic 2.6.35.4
Tags: maverick
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic x86_64
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare

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Skip Guenter (skip) wrote :

I've got Collatz & GPUGrid running on a machine that has a GTX-275 and a GTS-250 in it with Nvidia driver 260.19.21.
I don't have Prime Grid working (they error out in 9 ~ 49 seconds).

Skip Guenter (skip) wrote :

oh yea... v10.04LTS, x64, Boinc from PPA v6.10.58

The same applies with lates boinc development version 6.12.8 in 10.04 amd 64 bit.

I'm sending this bug to the boinc upstream, maybe they could send it to the NVIDIA official developers.

Changed in boinc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Sent to the boinc developers.

Changed in boinc (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress

some time ago this bug was sent to NVIDIA developers, could you try with a new nvidia driver?

Changed in boinc (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for boinc (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in boinc (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired

Hello,
On 12/24/2011 05:18 AM, Launchpad Bug Tracker wrote:
> [Expired for boinc (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60
> days.]
>
> ** Changed in: boinc (Ubuntu)
> Status: Incomplete => Expired

expiring bugs are not what you should see, but frankly, there is little point in investigating anything like that when it is not
against the latest version (7.0.3) currently packaged for some .deb.

Thanks

Steffen

@Steffen I agree with you but I have to say that I've personally experienced this bug in the older 6.10 releases and the bug were already reported by me before the opening of this one! (I were not experiencing anymore this bug because ubuntu lacks of a boinc update package!

backporting and updating the ubuntu boinc package seems to be too hard for ubuntu developers ;)

so many of those bugs here on lp are already fixed upstream

On 12/26/2011 01:07 AM, LocutusOfBorg wrote:
> @Steffen I agree with you but I have to say that I've personally
> experienced this bug in the older 6.10 releases and the bug were already
> reported by me before the opening of this one! (I were not experiencing
> anymore this bug because ubuntu lacks of a boinc update package!
>
> backporting and updating the ubuntu boinc package seems to be too hard
> for ubuntu developers ;)

upstream works a lot on GPU support these days. An update of the Ubuntu
packages would indeed help a lot. I suggest you talk to Daniel directly
about helping him with those not-yet-official BOINC packages. The PPA
is at https://launchpad.net/~pkg-boinc/+archive/ppa and offers the
last version officially announced as stable, if I am not erroneous.
That we have the interim versions for Debian is mostly because
they were needed for the Einstein@home's own cluster, which I
personally find very rewarding. I just wished they would run the
popularity-contest on those machines :o) .

> so many of those bugs here on lp are already fixed upstream

But backporting those fixes is either considered important by upstream
(and then you get it through the PPA) or the Debian/Ubuntu packages
should not care either. Chat to Daniel.

Best,

Steffen

Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

Stable PPA: https://launchpad.net/~pkg-boinc/+archive/ppa
Testing PPA: https://launchpad.net/~pkg-boinc/+archive/testing

I have created the testing PPA recently and it contains 7.0.2 currently. I am in the process of uploading 7.0.7 currently.

I will also request a sync of 7.0.7 for Ubuntu Precise (upcoming release), which has 7.0.2 currently, too.

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