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bender February 25, 2006 22:09

Hi All, I recently dowloaded
Hi All,
I recently dowloaded and installed OpenFoam 1.2 along with Gcc, paraview 2.2.0 and java. I unpacked the files just as the readme file suggested and everything seemed to work and the foamInstallationTest confirmed this. I am now going through the cavity tutorial and I have found that paraview will not work. I get the following:

paraFoam $FOAM_RUN/tutorials/icoFoam cavity
/home/user/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.2/bin/paraFoam: line 57: 8289 Illegal instruction paraview paraFoam.pvs

or if I just try and load paraview by itself I get the same illegal instruction:

Illegal instruction

My system is an AMD32 bit and I am using Ubuntu linux, could this be causing any issues? I'm not sure. I'm a bit of a linux novice so any advice on what to look for would be appreciated.


bender February 25, 2006 22:19

I should also add that paravie
I should also add that paraview does begin to start up and a intro screen pops up for a couple of seconds but then it closes and I get the 'Illegal Instruction' output.

has anyone else experienced this?

mattijs February 27, 2006 06:00

try to 'unsetenv' the environm
try to 'unsetenv' the environment variable


This will prevent paraview from loading the Foam reader module.

Now you can use 'foamToVTK' to generate vtk files.

2) as for why the Foam reader does not work I have no idea.

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