Gitlab runner not picking up jobs

In our organisation we have a CE edition of Gitlab.
I installed gitlab runner on a host in the network version 15 and registered the runner with our GitLab instance.
The runner seems active and in GitLab when I hover over the green circle it says “last contact less than a minute ago” so I assume the connection is correct and gitlab can see the runner.

When I create a job, the status remains “pending” and gitlab says “This job is stuck because the project doesn’t have any runners online assigned to it.” but when I click on the CI/CD settings, the runner is online.

When I run the runner with the debug flag:
gitlab-runner --debug run
It keeps looping with following message:
Checking for jobs… nothing runner=wGsBxh3d
Feeding runners to channel builds=0

There are no error messages when I run the runner.

What could be wrong here?

Can you go into the project settings and under CI/CD make sure that Enable shared runners for this project is enabled.

Assuming of course, under Admin → Overview → Runners is a shared one.

You can also check if your runner is allowed to run untagged jobs - you can do that under Admin and then edit it to see if that option is enabled.

The runner is a specific runner for the project and not a shared one.

I also don’t have admin access on the gitlab instance but I am owner of the project.

Is the untagged option something I can set on the runner or is that a gitlab config?

Can I perhaps do a test by tagging the job? How do I do so?

OK, so check under the project and see if the runner is actually connected to the project. Otherwise it won’t use it. If you configured the runner yourself, then this means you’re controlling it just from the project itself.

However, if it was added by your Gitlab Admin, you may want to ask them to verify the configuration and to ensure it can be used by your project. I have done this on mine and it works, so providing you do the same you shouldn’t have issues.

I’ve configured it myself on the project and gitlab seems to be able to find it.
Like I mentioned above, when I go into settings → CI/CD → Runners, I can see my runner listed there with a green circle that says “last connected less than a minute ago”. So that’s why I believe the config and connection is working.