Show graphics grayed out in BOINC Manager

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Message 2000066 - Posted: 28 Jun 2019, 10:58:58 UTC

I'm running BOINC client version 7.14.2 for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu on Arch Linux 5.1.15-x86_64 on a remote virtual machine with no GPU.

I connect to it via BOINC Manager installed on my local desktop and things are chugging along fine.
When I select an active task in BOINC Manager, the Show Graphics button remains grayed out.


1. I have the suggested 32-bit libs installed, where do I start to troubleshoot this?
2. Is the graphics screensaver unavailable on Linux?
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Message 2000089 - Posted: 28 Jun 2019, 13:17:53 UTC - in response to Message 2000066.  

I don't believe it is. Only for old Windows machines. If I'm wrong I hope somebody else jumps in and corrects me.
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Message 2006764 - Posted: 11 Aug 2019, 8:00:52 UTC - in response to Message 2000066.  

Practically ive never seen it active. Never, ever since im playing with boinc/seti/milkyway/etcetera.
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Message 2006776 - Posted: 11 Aug 2019, 12:00:25 UTC

As far as I'm aware none of the Linux applications are built with a screen saver. This probably dates back to the early days when most Linux distros were predominately text-only, and graphics were very much an after thought.
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