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Message boards : Problems and Help : Update ubuntu to 13.10 "saucy" with fear (and lots of care)

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Profile Gary Craig
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Credit: 1,005,618,748
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Discovered 1 mega prime321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,893,273)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,440,687)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,738,876)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,292,626)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,648,951)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,653,927)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,558,341)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,748,705)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,335,713)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,602,818)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,282,622)321 Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (740,566)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (59,788,598)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,143,068)PPS Sieve Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (524,673,938)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,130,821)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,074,710)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (43,842,888)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (224,648,943)PSA Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (62,378,755)
Message 73179 - Posted: 5 Feb 2014 | 10:22:02 UTC

I tried to update my i7/3770K with gtx570 to ubuntu 13.10 "saucy" today. DO NOT REPEAT MY ERROR. The main issue is that your display will just be a black screen after booting into the o/s. Video card is not recognized. You can ssh in to the machine, and the o/s is up, but boinc will not be running. The machine is essentially a brick until I can figure this out or until the geniuses that gave us this gem figure out how they screwed us.

This box was happily running both prpnet and boinc until a few hours ago.

I've poked around on the net looking for answers, finding nothing good. If anyone out there has some recommendations, feel free. I've tried all of the obvious stuff like updating drivers, multiple reboots, and so on, to no avail.

--Gary
p.s. Recently lost another GPU (albeit a very slow one, but one which was previously crunching PG fine) to an o/s upgrade on a Mac. I guess I never learn.

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Discovered 1 mega prime321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,893,273)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,440,687)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,738,876)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,292,626)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,648,951)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,653,927)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,558,341)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,748,705)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,335,713)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,602,818)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,282,622)321 Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (740,566)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (59,788,598)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,143,068)PPS Sieve Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (524,673,938)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,130,821)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,074,710)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (43,842,888)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (224,648,943)PSA Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (62,378,755)
Message 73181 - Posted: 5 Feb 2014 | 11:20:54 UTC
Last modified: 5 Feb 2014 | 11:29:55 UTC

OK, I guess I'm just a pansy and need to be b-slapped. I finally got this working, both BOINC and PRPnet. The key: disable the IGP (Intel HD 4000) in BIOS. My LCD monitor was "black screen", but the backlight was on.

I'm back in "The Tour". Actually genefercuda on N=524288 is now taking only 18% of a non-HT core where it was a bit over 20% before. BOINC CPU work seems to be running normally.

I suppose the title of this thread should be changed to "Update to 13.10 with fear" or something like that. I hope this helps anyone who needs it. Peace.

--Gary

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Discovered 1 mega prime321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,038,739)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,074,615)ESP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,028,743)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,142,353)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,285,482)PSP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,232,103)SoB LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,934,612)SR5 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,053,250)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,152,318)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,025,737)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,014,811)321 Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (23,770,672)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (944,431)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,813,253)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (339,850,817)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,446,797)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (33,140,471)WW Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,884,000)GFN Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (49,144,415)PSA Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,457,430)
Message 73185 - Posted: 5 Feb 2014 | 12:42:31 UTC - in response to Message 73181.


I suppose the title of this thread should be changed to "Update to 13.10 with fear" or something like that. I hope this helps anyone who needs it. Peace.

--Gary


I am glad you got it working! Also as the thread starter I think you can edit the title, pm an admin if it isn't intuitive.

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321 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,009,885)Cullen LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,440,123)ESP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,008,511)PPS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,389,215)PSP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,080,442)SoB LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,143,918)SR5 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,853,162)SGS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,344,963)TRP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,140,037)Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,130,355)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,038,617)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (36,643,348)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,000,717)TRP Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,298,244)GFN Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (17,346,536)PSA Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,125,451)
Message 73187 - Posted: 5 Feb 2014 | 13:16:26 UTC - in response to Message 73185.


I suppose the title of this thread should be changed to "Update to 13.10 with fear" or something like that. I hope this helps anyone who needs it. Peace.

--Gary


I am glad you got it working! Also as the thread starter I think you can edit the title, pm an admin if it isn't intuitive.


Don't think so.
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Discovered 3 mega primes321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,921,665)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,917,119)ESP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,517,704)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,717,201)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (33,049,487)PSP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,000,584)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (23,509,455)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,709,873)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,378,393)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,539,919)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,254,369)321 Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,634,338)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (360,397)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,801,060)PPS Sieve Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (77,103,903)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,364,469)TRP Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,845,234)AP 26/27 Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,241,013)WW Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (64,000)GFN Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (512,631,296)PSA Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (246,526)
Message 73523 - Posted: 15 Feb 2014 | 17:25:56 UTC - in response to Message 73179.
Last modified: 15 Feb 2014 | 17:28:35 UTC

I had a similar experience on two of my three Ubuntu boxes - and no integrated graphics on at least one of them. I did a manual repair using aptitude via the command line and it brought 'em back. And since the boxes are dedicated to PG it motivated me to find out how to just turn the GUI off (after installing OpenSSH server of course). Much better now, just running headless in a corner of the basement - helps keep the humidity down in the summer - 'tis my rationalization :)

And what a beast of an upgrade that was - for some reason I had the brilliant idea to enable the squid caching server on my pfSense based firewall - saved me a ton of bandwidth only downloading everything once and then the other two machines getting served out the of the cache on the firewall. Just throwing that out there for any multiple crunchers.

Of course if I was half as smart as I think I am I would have just downloaded the server version of ubuntu and left the GUI out of the install to start with. Oh well...

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