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[IDV #NGL-557553]: IDV install on Linux



> Yuan,
> 
> OK, I installed IDV in my home directory and ran it with the arguement you 
> gave me.  I still get the error message that it could not create a graphics 
> configuration.  I assumed this had something to do with Java but since I did 
> what you told me, maybe not.
> 
> 

I wonder if you are on the console, or ssh'ing in from another system, if so, 
be sure to use the -Y option. 

Yuan
> 
> Donna Tucker                                          address@hidden
> 
> Associate Professor                                  1475 Jayhawk Blvd.
> 
> Atmospheric Science Program                   Lawrence, KS 66045-7613
> 
> Department of Geography                          (785) 864-4738
> 
> University of Kansas                                  (785) 864-5378 (fax)
> 
> 
> ________________________________________
> From: Unidata IDV Support address@hidden
> Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 11:52 AM
> To: Tucker, Donna F
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: [IDV #NGL-557553]: IDV install on Linux
> 
> > I am running Red Hat Enterprise on a system that was installed by a system 
> > administrator.  Since this is an email I will restrain myself from 
> > commenting on the quality of the install.  The university would not allow 
> > me to install the system myself but I do have the root password and can 
> > make changes.  Thus, I am doing a lot of detective work to determine 
> > exactly what was done on  installation.  At any rate the install of IDV 
> > apparently did not work.  IDV says it cannot set up the graphical 
> > environment.  When I run java -Xmx512m -jar idv.jar, I get the error 
> > message that the application needs Java 3D 1.2 or higher to run.  I gather 
> > some package was left out of the install.  Can you help me determine what 
> > package that might be?  Note that all updates have been done on this system.
> >
> > Donna Tucker
> > University of Kansas
> >
> Hi Donna,
> It sounds like the OS has an old Java 3D installed. You can always ask your 
> sys adm to update the version of Java 3D in your system. But, you can also 
> run the IDV with Java 3D distributed with the IDV, to do this, you need to 
> add one more argument in the command line: -Dj3d.rend=d3d, if this doesn't 
> help, I would suggest that you install the IDV in your home directory.
> 
> 
> Yuan
> 
> Ticket Details
> ===================
> Ticket ID: NGL-557553
> Department: Support IDV
> Priority: Normal
> Status: Closed
> 


Ticket Details
===================
Ticket ID: NGL-557553
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Open


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