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Re: [HTCondor-users] Windows Keyboard Idle Isn't Working on 8.3.6

The kbdd is supposed to start up as a process in the user's session.
Having it in the DAEMON_LIST doesn't do anything since those processes
are run in session 0 with all other services and cannot see input from
other sessions. The installer is supposed to inject a registry entry
that will start the kbdd on user login. If you're not seeing a user
kbdd process, check the
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run to see
if the kbdd value is in there. If it is there, see what happens if you
try running the kbdd manually, if it crashes or exits right away.

On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 12:45 PM, Bud <budric@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> I installed HTCondor 8.3.6 on a Windows 7 64 bit, desktop to run jobs using
> msi package.  I selected "Run jobs when the keyboard has been idle for 15
> minutes, and the CPU is idle." and "Restart the job on a different machine."
> during installation, however neither one of these options does what it says.
> Jobs are sent to that machine even though I have been using the keyboard and
> the running jobs aren't paused/moved after I use the keyboard more and use
> the CPU to compile code.
> condor_config contains KBDD in DAEMON_LIST option, but no other options
> regarding idle keyboard or cpu.  condor_kbdd.exe is running as SYSTEM user
> and as me, and the logs for kbdd don't show any errors (just messages about
> starting up and listening on port).
> Anyone else experiene this?  Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can
> troubleshoot this problem?
> I was digging and 7.6 documentation has examples for configuring policy:
> http://research.cs.wisc.edu/htcondor/manual/v7.6/3_5Policy_Configuration.html#sec:Time_of_Day_Policy
> However 8.3.* documentation doesn't have this (or I can't find it) and I
> assume the msi choices along with default settings for KBDD should be enough
> that I don't have to add "WANT_SUSPEND" and "WANT_VACATE" settings.  If not,
> any help on minimum set of configurations I need would help.
> Thanks.
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