Creating shortcut for HelyxOS
I am very new to both OpenFOAM and linux. I have been using HelyxOS v1.0.3 GUI for OpenFOAM 2.2.1 on Ubuntu 12.04.
I have been trying to create a shortcut to the HelyxOS on my desktop instead of manually entering in the path every time I would like to open HelyxOS, and also because others (even less linux proficient than I) will be using it in the future.
One method I have been attempting to try is by creating a text file on my desktop as below:
I also made sure to "allow executing file as program" in the permission tab of the properties. The problem with this is that when I double click to open and click "Run in Terminal" the terminal will pop up for 1 second and then nothing will happen.
After this I then did more research and attempted to create a launcher from gnome, meaning.
gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/Desktop
which prompted me with:
which I filled out with:
Type --> Application
Name --> HelyxOS
Command --> /home/[User]/Documents/Engys/HelyxOS/v1.0.3/helyxOS.sh
Comment --> [None]
The problem with this is that it does not open HelyxOS from the terminal so I get the old
"Error loading VTK Librares" which also seems to happen if I try opening HelyxOS from the
folder itself with the terminal.
The only way I have been able to successfully run HelyxOS is by starting in the terminal:
>> cd Documents/Engys/HelyxOS/v1.0.3/
Please help me understand what I am doing incorrectly.
Greetings UPengineer and welcome to the forum!
Many thanks for sharing this idea! Here's what I suggest and should fix the problem:
And the rest is as you documented, namely for the desktop link!
Thank you very much for your quick reply! I followed steps 1 through 3 as suggested. Fortunately HelyxOS appears to be working now from the Desktop without any library errors.
Unfortunately though I am unable to mesh in HelyxOS because I get multiple errors from HelyxOS for not being able to find blockMesh or snappyHexMesh as seen below in the terminal.
I have never experienced these errors before. I feel that it is due to not correctly following step 1 since I just copied and pasted without knowing what $MPI_ARCH_PATH is. I do not know if you mean that specific path, or the corresponding path on my system.
Thank you again anyway. Once I get this issue solved navigating to HelyxOS will be a lot more convenient in the future. I really appreciate your time and help.
The problem you're seeing is likely because you missed something in step #2, namely this line:
Hello again wyldckat!
I had actually figured that out yesterday when I went back through each step that you had sent. It is functioning perfectly! I am very impressed with your knowledge on the software and C++ code.
Thank you for all your help.
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