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[IDV #UKE-495654]: error opening IDV files

Greetings Sue!

The installer is a shell script. The first thing you will need to do it make it 
executable. There are two ways to do this.

The first way is to use the command line to change the permission and run the 
script. From the command line, cd to the directory with the installer. Then, 
use the following command to make it executable:

chmod u+x idv_3_9u2_linux-i386_installer.sh

Then, run the installer using:


The second way to to click through your home folder to the location where you 
downloaded the file. Then, right-click on the installer file and choose 
"Properties." In the Properties pop-up box, click on the Permissions tab and 
make sure that "Allow executing file as program" is checked. Once that is set, 
then double-click the file and select "Run in Terminal".

Let me know if either of these work for you!



> Hi Sean,
> I am in the process of installing the new version of IDV using the 
> idv_3_9u2_linux-i386_installer.sh,
> and am wondering what I should choose for the box that opens telling me this 
> link needs to be run
> with an application, and asking me to choose an application. I thought it 
> would operate on its own to install the new IDV, and don't know what to do 
> here.
> Thanks for any tips you may have!
> Sue
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Unidata IDV Support" <address@hidden>
> To: address@hidden
> Cc: address@hidden
> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 8:24:33 PM
> Subject: [IDV #UKE-495654]: error opening IDV files
> Greetings Sue,
> It's hard to say what is causing this error - would you mind sending a copy 
> of the .xidv file so that I can test it here? Also, the 2.9u3 version of the 
> IDV is over a year old - I would recommend updating to the latest release 
> (3.0u2). The Linux installer can be found here:
> http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/downloads/idv/current/index.jsp
> Cheers!
> Sean
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am using IDV, and I get an error when I try to open the .xidv files I
> > create:
> >
> > This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with 
> > it.
> >
> > The document tree is shown below.
> >
> > and the tree is listed below the error message.
> >
> > I can open the file when I go to File --> History if the file is still
> > in the list, however.
> >
> > If the file is old enough to be off the list, I am unable to open it.
> >
> > I did not see this error in the FAQ section or the support emails section...
> > I am running version 2.9u3 on a Lenovo pc running Fedora (not windows).
> > Someone else installed the IDV software.
> >
> > Any thoughts on how I can fix this? I need to be able to open the old
> > files, but if nothing else, it would help to know if there is a trick
> > to saving new files to avoid the error.
> >
> > Thanks very much,
> >
> > Sue Weygandt
> >
> > CSWR
> >
> Ticket Details
> ===================
> Ticket ID: UKE-495654
> Department: Support IDV
> Priority: Normal
> Status: Open

Ticket Details
Ticket ID: UKE-495654
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Open

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