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erydj March 6, 2007 17:52

I have installed OpenFOAM 1.3
I have installed OpenFOAM 1.3 on an AMD64 ubuntu system today.

The installation is ok, I can run the first tutorial without problem. But when I try to start FoamX I receive this error:

****START ERROR*********
Exec : FoamXHostBrowser
Date : Mar 06 2007
Time : 14:53:42
Host : erydj-desktop
PID : 11322
Root :
Case :
Nprocs : 1
HostBrowser running.....
Using jar /home/erydj/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.3/applications/utilities/preProcessing/FoamX/lib /FoamX.jar
Using jar /home/erydj/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.3/applications/utilities/preProcessing/FoamX/lib /jlfgr-1_0.jar
/home/erydj/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.3/bin/FoamX: 243: /home/erydj/OpenFOAM/linuxAMD64/j2sdk1.4.2_05/bin/java: not found
runFoamXHB : cleanup
runFoamXHB: Killing name server nsd(pid 11318).
****END ERROR***********

It seems that the java executable cannot be found. I have checked that the file does exist in the specified directory.

I found similar problem on OpenFOAM 1.2:

The problem on that thread was missing app.class from lib/FoamX.jar. However, I could not even execute "jar lib/FoamX.jar" because it will have the same error message that "jar" file cannot be found. Furthermore, I believe that the missing app.class has been corrected in 1.3.

Any suggestion where should I move from this point?



ziad May 3, 2007 18:12

having the same problem with 1
having the same problem with 1.4 on kubuntu feisty faun (fresh install with no previous OF versions).

there is a App.class in:


Can the case difference cause the error?

doum May 4, 2007 08:53

I had a similar problem with F
I had a similar problem with FoamX on Fedora Core 6. I had to set SELinux secutiry to disabled... In a first time, it was set to "Strict" and that was the problem... Hope this can help!

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