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Ogbeni October 8, 2003 11:43

CFX on Linux
 
I am needing to run CFX on linux. Can anybody who has experience with this OS with CFX advice me what version I should get and what is maximum memory it can see on a P4. Thanks P.S- I will be running it on a desktop.

matej forman October 9, 2003 03:35

Re: CFX on Linux
 
Hi,

CFX offcially supports Redhat 7.3. CFX will not run on Redhat 9.0! If you want some linux which is not that old as 7.3, I can advice you Mandrake distribution, I'm using Mandrake 9.1 or 9.0 and everything is fine and smooth.

The memory limits are discussed few posts below this one. Linux has not got a problem with 4 GB of RAM. (You might need to recompile the kernel, but I think with default kernels coming with mandrake, you should not need it)

good luck

Matej

matej forman October 9, 2003 03:38

Re: CFX on Linux
 
Hi,

CFX offcially supports Redhat 7.3. CFX will not run on Redhat 9.0! If you want some linux which is not that old as 7.3, I can advice you Mandrake distribution, I'm using Mandrake 9.1 or 9.0 and everything is fine and smooth.

The memory limits are discussed few posts below this one. Linux has not got a problem with 4 GB of RAM. (You might need to recompile the kernel, but I think with default kernels coming with mandrake, you should not need it)

good luck

Matej

Ogbeni October 9, 2003 03:39

Re: CFX on Linux
 
Hi Matej, Thanks for your help. From the discussion below, should I then get buffered memeory then or it does not matter ?

Bart Prast October 9, 2003 04:18

Re: CFX on Linux
 
Just run on Redhat 7.3. CFX doesn't support any other so why take the risk. People have reported problems with mandrake. If you run into problems with anything other than 7.3 I guess you are on your own.

Ogbeni October 9, 2003 06:59

Re: CFX on Linux
 
Bart, Do you know where I can buy a cd of redhat 7.3 ? are there any upgrdaes or service packs that will enhance my usage. I intend to run only CFX on it. Thanks

Bart Prast October 9, 2003 07:11

Re: CFX on Linux
 
www.redhat.com You download the cd's fixes and upgrades are available. We also only run CFX on it. To have full access to the memory skip the install of the graphical interfaces (GNOME or KDE). You'll have a lean and mean OS then.

matej forman October 9, 2003 07:17

Re: CFX on Linux
 
IF you want to buy it, Redhat box with the CDs may be found in some bookshops with computer literature.

You do not need to download it, you can just download it. Some mirrors with the distribution can be found on www.redhat.com. You just need to find one with the old 7.3. You do not need any servicepacks, maybe just update some services (like ssh) for security reasons. Matej

Bob October 9, 2003 08:18

Re: CFX on Linux
 
Bart, approximately how much memory would you free up if you didn't install the GUI's (KDE etc) ? Bob

cfd guy October 9, 2003 08:20

CFX on Linux RedHat 9.1
 
I have a colleague that is running CFX-5.6 on RedHat 9.1 withou any problems. The only extra thing he did was to download the old libraries and update the link in order to CFX use it.


Regards, cfd guy

cfd guy October 9, 2003 08:52

ERRATA - CFX on Linux Slackware 9.1
 
Sorry, actually the distribution is Slackware, not RedHat.

Bart Prast October 9, 2003 09:14

Re: CFX on Linux
 
No clue actually. But if you don't need it you might as well not install it to avoid it being in memory. Does that make any sense?

matej forman October 10, 2003 02:30

Re: CFX on Linux
 
It is very easy to see. I think there must be more elegant way to see, but if you look at the top and write down your free (or used) memory and then fall to init 3 ( by typing as root init 3) you put away all the graphics and you can compare used or free memory.

If you ask about the disk space, it is something like 200-400 MB.

Matej.

Robin October 10, 2003 12:40

Re: CFX on Linux
 
Hi Ogbeni,

CFX-5 will be supported on RedHat 9.1 with the next release. Most commercial packages are not running on this version, so I wouldn't get too excited about it.

The problem is that the Linux distribution uses a new set of c libraries which deviate significantly from previous versions, providing no backwards compatibility.

Although it is officially compiled and tested on 7.3, you can safely run CFX-5 on RedHat 8.1.

Regards, Robin

Leos December 3, 2003 09:25

Re: CFX on Linux
 
I have run CFX5.6 on Red Hat AS 3.0 (the kernel is Linux-2.4.21-EL), everything is ok except CFX-BUILD, the error message is:

error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

pls give me some tip about it to fix! thanks


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