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danFoam February 9, 2010 17:16

paraFoam = freeze
Now I have installed openFoam1.6 in several ways, with different Qt etc (including following the instructions in the readme file, installation of Qt 4.3.5 and building paraView from source).

No matter what I do I get the same result; when i run paraFoam ParaView opens and then the whole system freezes completely. No error messages. I can see the ParaView window including the cavity.OpenFoam-file in the pipeline browser but the computer is no longer responding to anything. Reboot is the only option.

System: Hp Compaq nx7010, Ubuntu 9.10

Any ideas?

danFoam February 12, 2010 12:51

I used blockMesh, icoFoam and then paraFoam. (Running the cavity tutorial.)

I built paraview from source using the command where the path of the qt is given.

I then realized that paraview freeze even if I open it as a stand alone program (not using paraFoam).

Finally i gave in and decided to run paraview on another computer and then use foamToVtk and simply open the vtk-file. I installed paraview on a windows computer (Vista), just to encounter the exact same problem. When I open paraview the computer freeze. Then I tried on a third computer (Win 7) and finally paraview runs. So now it almost works, except that my vtk-files seem to miss some properties...

Why paraview freeze - still don't know. Maybe it requires a lot of memory!?

danFoam February 12, 2010 12:52

By the way. I also tried with another Linux distribution (openSuse). No difference.

danFoam February 12, 2010 14:50

First of all, thanks a lot for trying to help out!!!

1) Yes.

2) Yes. I'd say about 2 hours.

3) I belive so:
  • rm -rf paraview-3.6.1/platforms
  • makeParaView
qmake is installed.

I don't recognize the error message you mentioned.

4) Note that paraview freezes even without the cavity file. If I simply type paraview in the terminal it opens, I may see the user interface etc. and then everything freeze...

lin February 23, 2010 09:27

I have same problem.Paraview freeze the computer(hp 6530b). From results of all methods i have tried,I think the problem is related to graphic card I use, the intel 4 series,if I remember correctly. Using the vesa driver intead of intel driver may fix the problem.

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