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[IDV #YEO-725865]: IDV Installation problems on Windows PC



Haley,

Here is a dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4hmms3j796kjs8g/runIDV.bat

Let us know how it goes.

Best Wishes,

Unidata IDV Support



> Hi good afternoon,
> Unfortunately microsoft outlook web blocks access to .bat files completely. 
> (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555001)Can you resend the .bat in a zipped 
> folder?
> Much thanks in advance...
> Haley Anderson
> 
> 
> > To: address@hidden
> > Subject: [IDV #YEO-725865]: IDV Installation problems on Windows PC
> > Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:51:36 -0600
> > CC: address@hidden
> > From: address@hidden
> >
> > Haley,
> >
> > Thanks for telling us about your progress. As experiment, please replace 
> > your runIDV.bat script with the attached runIDV.bat script. Now try 
> > starting the IDV.
> >
> > What happens?
> >
> > Best Wishes,
> >
> > Unidata IDV Support
> >
> >
> > > Hi good day,
> > > Sorry to be a bother, but I tried uncommenting the memory idv_memory 
> > > section but I made it worse. I know im doing something wrong.
> > > Can you assist with the edit? Ive pasted the script below:
> > > setlocal
> > > FOR /F "tokens=*" %%i IN ('jre\bin\java -cp idv.jar    
> > > ucar.unidata.idv.IdvCommandLinePrefs %* 2^>NUL') DO SET %%i    IF 
> > > %idv_memory%.==. (    echo IDV failed to start. Please contact 
> > > address@hidden    GOTO end)           REM Stripping quotesset 
> > > idv_memory=%idv_memory:"=%set idv_maxpermgensize=%idv_maxpermgensize:"=%
> > > REM See important note about this above. To bootstrap the IDV memory, 
> > > uncomment REM the line below and set to a value  in megabytes. REM set 
> > > idv_memory=512
> > > REM See important note about this above. If you cannot start the IDV 
> > > because ofREM PermGenSpace errors, uncomment the line below.REM set 
> > > idv_maxpermgensize=128
> > > @echo on    jre\bin\java -Xmx%idv_memory%m 
> > > -XX:MaxPermSize=%idv_maxpermgensize%m -Didv.enableStereo=false -jar 
> > > idv.jar address@hidden off
> > > REM Use the line below instead if you want to use the D3D version of Java 
> > > 3DREM jre\bin\java -Xmx%idv_memory%m 
> > > -XX:MaxPermSize=%idv_maxpermgensize%m -Dj3d.rend=d3d -jar idv.jar %*      
> > >      endlocal   :end
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Much thanks for your patience,
> > > Haley Anderson
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > To: address@hidden
> > > > Subject: [IDV #YEO-725865]: IDV Installation problems on Windows PC
> > > > Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:25:21 -0600
> > > > CC: address@hidden
> > > > From: address@hidden
> > > >
> > > > Hi Haley,
> > > >
> > > > This is more-or-less a follow-up and addition to the information
> > > > that Julien sent you earlier today...
> > > >
> > > > re:
> > > > > Good Day,
> > > > > It's Haley Anderson, from PASI Cartagena. I hope all is well.
> > > >
> > > > All is well with me... I got home this morning at 2 am after a 
> > > > reasonably
> > > > long travel from Cartagena back to Denver, then Boulder and finally my
> > > > house.
> > > >
> > > > re:
> > > > > I tried installing IDV on my pc at home and I got the same problem 
> > > > > that
> > > > > I got on the laptop during the workshop. You had to edit a script so
> > > > > that enough memory was allocated.
> > > >
> > > > OK.  The problem is that the logic that is run to determine the amount
> > > > of memory that the IDV should run with by default is overestimating what
> > > > your machines can actually accommodate.
> > > >
> > > > re:
> > > > > Would it be possible for you to send me some instructions so that I 
> > > > > can
> > > > > get IDV working on my machine? I would really appreciate it.
> > > >
> > > > Yes, absolutely.
> > > >
> > > > Here is what you should do (NB: the following assumes that your home PC
> > > > is also running Windows like the laptop you were using in the Pasi
> > > > Workshop):
> > > >
> > > > - edit the IDV startup script and set the amount of memory it should
> > > >   use
> > > >
> > > >   The IDV startup script will be found in the C:\Program Files\IDV<ver>
> > > >   directory (<ver> would be the version of the IDV that was installed
> > > >   IF your installation followed defaults; for example IDV 4.0u2)
> > > >
> > > > - The script for a Windows installation is a Windows BATCH file named
> > > >   runIDV.  Edit this file using MS WordPad (not NotePad) and:
> > > >
> > > >   change:
> > > >
> > > >   REM See important note about this above. To bootstrap the IDV memory, 
> > > > uncomment
> > > >   REM the line below and set to a value  in megabytes.
> > > >   REM set idv_memory=512
> > > >
> > > >   to:
> > > >
> > > >   REM See important note about this above. To bootstrap the IDV memory, 
> > > > uncomment
> > > >   REM the line below and set to a value  in megabytes.
> > > >   set idv_memory=1256
> > > >
> > > > - the objective in doing the editing is to set the idv_memory= value to 
> > > > the
> > > >   largest number supported by your machine
> > > >
> > > >   In practice, you will have to try several values before you find the
> > > >   largest one that still allows the IDV to run.
> > > >
> > > > Comment:
> > > >
> > > > - the 3-D data model which comprises the underpinnings of the IDV makes
> > > >   large demands on a couple of system services:
> > > >
> > > >   - video
> > > >
> > > >   - RAM
> > > >
> > > >   Our experience is that machines that have Nvidia graphics cards with
> > > >   sufficient amounts of memory (e.g., minimum of 512 MB and better yet
> > > >   1 or 2 GB) work the best.  Interestingly, Apple Mac machines have
> > > >   historically used Nvidia graphics subsystems, and so have worked
> > > >   well as IDV platforms.
> > > >
> > > >   The other comment we can safely make is that 64-bit systems work
> > > >   better than 32-bit ones.  And, the more RAM your machine has the
> > > >   better things will run.  The laptop I used during the workshop
> > > >   has 8 GB of memory.  After seeing how productive Pasi Workshop 
> > > > participants
> > > >   with Macs were, I am musing about buying a Mac Pro with 16 GB
> > > >   of RAM.  Given the relatively high cost of Macs, however, I will
> > > >   not jump into a move like this until I am convinced that the use
> > > >   justifies the cost.
> > > >
> > > > Request:
> > > >
> > > > - it would really help us to know more about the specs on your laptop
> > > >   and home PCs:
> > > >
> > > >   - OS (e.g., Windows XP or 7; 32 or 64 bit; CPU type)
> > > >
> > > >   - system RAM
> > > >
> > > >   - video subsystem (e.g., AMD, Nvidia and the amount of memory that
> > > >     the subsystem has)
> > > >
> > > >   - disk space  (this is not crucial, but it would nonetheless be
> > > >     interesting)
> > > >
> > > > re:
> > > > > Much thanks.. again.
> > > >
> > > > I hope that we get the opportunity to interact with each other in the
> > > > future!
> > > >
> > > > Cheers,
> > > >
> > > > Tom
> > > > --
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> > > > Ticket Details
> > > > ===================
> > > > Ticket ID: YEO-725865
> > > > Department: Support IDV
> > > > Priority: Normal
> > > > Status: Closed
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > Ticket Details
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> > Ticket ID: YEO-725865
> > Department: Support IDV
> > Priority: Normal
> > Status: Open
> 
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Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: YEO-725865
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Open


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