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[IDV #WWP-385269]: IDV fails to start in Linux


This might be an issue with the fact that Ubuntu uses the Dash shell 
which is not 100% compatible with sh or bash (it does not help that /bin/sh is 
lined to to /bin/dash on Ubuntu systems). Open the runIDV script and look for 
following (around line 50):

# On some UNIX operating systems, the line below will not work. The
# root issue is that /bin/sh is not completely standard across all
# UNIX operating systems. If that is the case, try this line instead
# prefs=`${java} -client -cp ${dirname}/idv.jar 
ucar.unidata.idv.IdvCommandLinePrefs $* 2>&1`
prefs="$(${java} -client -cp ${dirname}/idv.jar 
ucar.unidata.idv.IdvCommandLinePrefs $* 2>&1 )"

Uncomment out the first "prefs=..." line and comment out the second "prefs=..." 

Let's see if that helps. Also, how much memory do you have installed on your 



> I am able to install IDV in an UBUNTU linux machine but it then
> consistently fails to start. When trying to run it in Simple IDV it gives
> the error message "java heap space".
> I hope you can help.
> address@hidden:~/IDV_3.1u1$ ./runIDV
> IDV failed to start. Please contact address@hidden
> address@hidden:~/IDV_3.1u1$ ./simpleIDV
> ERROR: Fatal error initializing resources
> Java heap space
> ERROR: Loading plugins
> java.lang.NullPointerException
> java.lang.NullPointerException
> at
> ucar.unidata.idv.IdvResourceManager.getResources(IdvResourceManager.java:781)
> at ucar.unidata.idv.PluginManager.loadPlugins(PluginManager.java:1444)
> at ucar.unidata.idv.PluginManager.<init>(PluginManager.java:246)
> at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method)
> at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(Unknown Source)
> at sun.reflect.DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(Unknown
> Source)
> at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(Unknown Source)
> at ucar.unidata.idv.IdvBase.makeManager(IdvBase.java:255)
> at ucar.unidata.idv.IdvBase.doMakePluginManager(IdvBase.java:1097)
> at ucar.unidata.idv.IdvBase.getPluginManager(IdvBase.java:1109)
> at
> ucar.unidata.idv.ui.IdvUIManager.showSupportFormInThread(IdvUIManager.java:6076)
> at ucar.unidata.idv.ui.IdvUIManager.access$800(IdvUIManager.java:164)
> at ucar.unidata.idv.ui.IdvUIManager$33.run(IdvUIManager.java:6007)
> at ucar.unidata.util.Misc$3.run(Misc.java:1250)
> java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space
> at java.lang.StringCoding$StringDecoder.decode(Unknown Source)
> at java.lang.StringCoding.decode(Unknown Source)
> at java.lang.StringCoding.decode(Unknown Source)
> at java.lang.String.<init>(Unknown Source)
> at java.lang.String.<init>(Unknown Source)
> at ucar.unidata.util.IOUtil.readContents(IOUtil.java:1708)
> at ucar.unidata.util.IOUtil.readContents(IOUtil.java:1604)
> at
> ucar.unidata.util.ResourceCollection.read(ResourceCollection.java:550)
> at
> ucar.unidata.util.ResourceCollection.read(ResourceCollection.java:596)
> at
> ucar.unidata.xml.XmlResourceCollection.getRoot(XmlResourceCollection.java:331)
> at
> ucar.unidata.xml.XmlResourceCollection.getRoot(XmlResourceCollection.java:313)
> at ucar.unidata.xml.XmlObjectStore.append(XmlObjectStore.java:339)
> at ucar.unidata.xml.XmlObjectStore.init(XmlObjectStore.java:323)
> at ucar.unidata.idv.StateManager.initState(StateManager.java:388)
> at
> ucar.unidata.idv.IntegratedDataViewer.<init>(IntegratedDataViewer.java:306)
> at
> ucar.unidata.idv.IntegratedDataViewer.<init>(IntegratedDataViewer.java:225)
> at ucar.unidata.idv.DefaultIdv.<init>(DefaultIdv.java:84)
> at ucar.unidata.idv.DefaultIdv.main(DefaultIdv.java:165)

Ticket Details
Ticket ID: WWP-385269
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Open

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