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[IDV #ZLV-456042]: line drawing on VMPlayer using Fedora Core 16

> To clarify a bit, the color shading and even three-dimensional surfaces work 
> fine. It is only when a line is drawn, either in the countour plan display or 
> the label of said display, where there is a problem. Also, it goes away when 
> I zoom in close enough, which makes me think there is a world -> display 
> coordinate conversion problem with the 3D graphics driver. I found some vauge 
> forum discussions on problems with GLX on a virtual machine running RedHat 
> Linux, but don't know where to go from there.
> Brian


    The only thing I can think of is to update your graphic card driver to see 
if this help.  Is it possible to install and run the IDV outside the VM?

> ________________________________________
> From: Unidata IDV Support address@hidden
> Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 11:06 AM
> To: Billings, Brian J.
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: [IDV #ZLV-456042]: line drawing on VMPlayer using Fedora Core 16
> > Full Name: Brian BIllings
> > Email Address: address@hidden
> > Organization: Saint Cloud State University
> > Package Version: 3.0b1 build date:2011-07-01 17:24 UTC
> > Operating System: Windows 7
> > Hardware: Java: home: C:\Users\bjbillings\Desktop\IDV_3.0b1\jre version: 
> > 1.6.0_20 j3d:1.5.2 fcs (build4)
> > Description of problem: I'm attempting to run the WRF EMS in a computer lab 
> > which uses Windows machines. To do this, I'm using VMPlayer to virtualize a 
> > Fedora Core 16 operating system. The WRF runs okay, but I hit a snag when 
> > trying to view the netCDF files using IDV.
> >
> > Attached are three files illustrating the problem with the default 
> > background maps. The first shows the startup fiew, while the second two are 
> > zooms into southern California. This issue also occurs when display 
> > countours are plotted and even is in the data labels. I assume this is 
> > related to running IDV on a virtual machine, but don't know where to go 
> > from here. Thanks for your assistance.
> >
> >
> Brain,
> There are always some kind of issues associated with the Virtual OS, most 
> likely due to missing some system library in the virtual OS. There is not any 
> label display in the background map, so probably not an issue. If you did see 
> the labeling problem, you can try to change the display font in the contour 
> display control.
> Two things you can try to see if any one can help: one is to uncheck the 
> geometry by reference, it is under Edit > User Preference > System. And the 
> other is in display control of the background map, check the "Fast rendering" 
> check box.
> Let me know what you see after these changes.
> Yuan
> Ticket Details
> ===================
> Ticket ID: ZLV-456042
> Department: Support IDV
> Priority: Normal
> Status: Open

Ticket Details
Ticket ID: ZLV-456042
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Open

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