>From: Mark Tucker <address@hidden> >Organization: Lyndon State University >Keywords: 200410071359.i97DxcUE000065 McIDAS MCGUI Hi Mark, >We have a problem starting MCGUI for some users. Once started, it >never exits and opens a new MCGUI window about every 10 seconds until >the system runs out of memory. > >In our mcidas environment each user has a ~/.mcidasrc file which calls >a batch file: > ># begin ~.mcidasrc >-f address@hidden >-c 'address@hidden mccheck' >-tgeometry 85x36+0+400 >-igeometry +430+0 >-graphicsColors 16 >-imageColors 64 >-c 'BATCH "/mnt/data/mcidas/labstuff/STARTUP.BAT' >-c 'MCMENU UNIDATA.MNU' ># end ~/.mcidasrc > >The batch file /mnt/data/mcidas/labstuff/STARTUP.BAT sets up a number >of redirections, dataloc statement and string values and then, as it's >last statement, calls MCGUI. I think that it would be much better to start the MCGUI through a .mcidasrc entry than to start it from a McIDAS BATCH file. >The problem is that the STARTUP.BAT batch file never exits, but hangs >on MCGUI as it repeatedly spawns MCGUI windows. I noticed that MCGUI >creates a batch file in ~/mcidas/data/MCGUISTART.BAT which contains the >following two lines: > >REM Unidata McIDAS MCGUI startup commands >BATCH "/mnt/data/mcidas/labstuff/STARTUP.BAT Yes. >I then had the user exit mcidas and delete the file ~/mcidas/data/MCGUISTART.BAT. When mcidas was restarted, it hung in >the same manner and the MCGUISTART.BAT file was created by MCGUI with >the same contents. It appears that when MCGUI runs it calls >MCGUISTART.BAT, which starts MCGUI which runs MCGUISTART.BAT which >starts MCGUI... >If I disable the MCGUI call in STARTUP.BAT mcidas behaves normally and >starting MCGUI from the McIdas command window works normally. Right. It would be much better to start the MCGUI from .mcidasrc than to start it from your BATCH file. >What is causing mcidas to create this MCGUISTART.BAT and why to does it >add the command to run STARTUP.BAT?? I had to add the creation of MCGUISTART.BAT in order to support processing of user-specified BATCH execution in .mcidasrc lines like: -c 'BATCH "/mnt/data/mcidas/labstuff/STARTUP.BAT' >How do I fix this so that we can >have MCGUI start automatically from this startup script without the >problems we've been seeing? Remove the startup from your BATCH file change: -c 'MCMENU UNIDATA.MNU' to: # -c 'MCMENU UNIDATA.MNU' Add the startup in .mcidasrc: change: # -c MCGUI to: -c MCGUI Cheers, Tom -- NOTE: All email exchanges with Unidata User Support are recorded in the Unidata inquiry tracking system and then made publicly available through the web. If you do not want to have your interactions made available in this way, you must let us know in each email you send to us.
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