ElmerPost - Blank Windows

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Ahmed
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ElmerPost - Blank Windows

Post by Ahmed » 07 Oct 2009, 20:22

This is a new installation of Elmer on Linux (Debian 5)
Installation based on the files downloaded from the svn repositories revision 4230

When I click on Run -> Start postprocessor, two windows pop up, the ELMER POST PROCESSING and ELMER POST GRAPHICS,
but both are blank, not even the menu bars and buttons and of course no objects show up.
Here is the defenition of the env variables in my .bashrc
#
# This section defines Elmer env variables
#
export ELMER_HOME=/usr/local
export ELMERGUI_HOME=/usr/local/bin
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/lib
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/usr/local/lib
#
The VTK postprocessing is OK
Thanks for any hints or clues, Good Luck to all

mal
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Re: ElmerPost - Blank Windows

Post by mal » 07 Oct 2009, 20:27

Try exporting the environment variable ELMER_POST_HOME=/usr/local/share/elmerpost

There is now a small utility which checks all environment variables etc. required by ElmerGUI:

Code: Select all

$ cd elmerfem/trunk
$ svn update
$ cd ElmerGUItester
$ qmake $$ make $$ ./ElmerGUItester

Ahmed
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Re: ElmerPost - Blank Windows

Post by Ahmed » 08 Oct 2009, 18:14

Thanks Pilgrim, you are a treasure, I added the new export line to my .bashrc and it is working OK.
As I gain more knowlege running Elmer, I see some minor bugs (I would not classify them as hard bugs, but functions that need fine tuning)
Here is an example
now, see what happens when I zoom in and take the shot
File size too big I will try to send them to your email address

Ahmed
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Re: ElmerPost - Big files Produced

Post by Ahmed » 09 Oct 2009, 23:21

OK, the attachments to this post are all produced by a utility programme, Take Screenshot (available on my Debian partition), the corresponding ones taken by the save screen function are
1- Too big compared to the same format, the smallest one has 1.2 MB
2- The shots are taken too fast and they include the drop Down menus
Sorry, I cannot upload anyone of them.
This is not a serious bug that would stop Elmer from running, but the save function needs fine tunning
Good luck to all, and thank you for developing Elmer
Screenshot-ElmerGUI.png
Screenshot-ElmerGUI.png (37.35 KiB) Viewed 2494 times
Screenshot-ElmerGUI-1.png
Screenshot-ElmerGUI-1.png (66.87 KiB) Viewed 2494 times
Screenshot-ELMER POST GRAPHICS.png
Screenshot-ELMER POST GRAPHICS.png (19.48 KiB) Viewed 2494 times

mal
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Re: ElmerPost - Big files Produced

Post by mal » 10 Oct 2009, 14:51

Ahmed wrote: 1- Too big compared to the same format, the smallest one has 1.2 MB
2- The shots are taken too fast and they include the drop Down menus
Thanks for the observations.

Should be fixed now in svn (make install && see /usr/local/bin/edf/egini.xml for screen shot quality and delay).

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