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I run Debian unstable. I've installed boinc-client and boinc-manager packages. When i run boincmgr, it first says "Retrieving current status" and then "Unable to connect to the core client". http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Installing_BOINC_on_Debian and http://wiki.debian.org/BOINC weren't helpful. I did the following command:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/boinc-client status

It returned:

Status of BOINC core client: running

How to make BOINC work on Debian?

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  1. Make sure your firewall allows BOINC GUI to connect to the BOINC deamon (port 31416)
  2. Make sure that no other app is running at the same port.

How do you launch BOINC manager?

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lsof -i :31416 gives nothing and i don't use any firewall. i launch manager by running boincmgr. –  sindikat Apr 16 '12 at 16:25

You should write a password in /etc/boinc-client/gui_rpc_auth.cfg and start your boincmgr with -p the_password_in_gui_rpc_auth.cfg.

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