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vom Racime
#2289
Hi,

I installed Z88 Aurora on Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 16 and 17. All the installations start With a red background. I assume this is not correct and i found some explanation on this subject on the forum. However since i'm a novice in Z88 am i a bit unsure on how to proceed With this.

The tips tells me that i should be using an English system

Either switch your system language to English by "System > Administration > Language support" and reboot.

Or do the following.

don't start Z88 by "Applications > Science > Z88" but proceed like described in the Z88 manual: Open a terminal by "Applications > Accessories > Terminal" and enter: LANG=C <Return> export LANG <Return> z88 <Return>. If you don't wish to start the several Z88 modules by the Z88 commander, then add in addition: PATH=$PATH:. <Return> export PATH <Return>.

It's a good idea to enter these system commands into the system start files .bash_profile and/or .profile .

Last step: Switch in the file Z88.DYN from ENGLISH to GERMAN and re-launch Z88.

I'm starting Z88 from "z88aurorav2/bin/ubuntu64 and type “./aurorastartv2”. This start the program just fine, but the working screen is red and the model (STP or STL) are not loaded correctly.
Can someone explain me which .bash_profile or .profile i need to change and where i Need to Place the changes in the file?
vom ChriDin
#2291
Hello Racime,

you can try the following: use the terminal to change to the directory z88aurorav2/bin/ubuntu64 and type the command "chmod 777 *". Then the language settings should be switched automatically by the aurorastartv2 script.

Hopefully everything works just fine then.

Just for the case send us this file: z88.fcd

Kind Regards,

C. Dinkel
vom Racime
#2293
Thank you for your feedback.

I tried to ad the z88.fcd file as a txt file, but the system doesn't allow this. I attached a screenshot of the Z88 program. Is this the correct display?

The text in the Z88.FCD file is the following.
#******************************************************************************#
# Z88Aurora Version 2b (Mar 24 2014 16:08:41)
#******************************************************************************#

#******************************************************************************#
# Fenstereinstellungen
#******************************************************************************#
WINDOW START
DEPTH_SIZE 24
VFONT_USE 0
VFONT_SCALE 0,00
VFONT_THICK 1,00
SPIDER_POSX 100
SPIDER_POSY 100
SPIDER_WIDTH 264
SPIDER_HEIGHT 421
WINDOW END


#******************************************************************************#
# Farben und Lichter
#******************************************************************************#
OPENGL START
DEFAULT START
FYCOR 1,00
BG_COLOR 1,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
FAZOO 0,00
MODEDL 1
LOADDL 0
DEFAULT END

STRESS START
RED 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
GREEN 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
BLUE 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
STRESS END

CONSTRAINT START
RED 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
GREEN 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
BLUE 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
CONSTRAINT END

MATERIAL START
DIFFUSE 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
SPECULAR 1,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
SHININESS 1,00
MATERIAL END

HIDDENLINE START
COLOR 0,00 0,00 0,00
OFFSET 1,00 0,00
LINEWIDTH 2,00
HIDDENLINE END

LABEL START
NODES 1,00 0,00 0,00
ELEMENTS 0,00 0,00 0,00
LABEL END
OPENGL END

LIGHT START
LIGHT0 START
ACTIVE 0
SPECULAR 1,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
DIFFUSE 1,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
AMBIENT 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
POSITION 100,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
LIGHT0 END

LIGHT1 START
ACTIVE 1
SPECULAR 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
DIFFUSE 1,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
AMBIENT -0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
POSITION 44,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
LIGHT1 END

LIGHT2 START
ACTIVE 0
SPECULAR 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
DIFFUSE 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
AMBIENT 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
POSITION 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
LIGHT2 END

LIGHT3 START
ACTIVE 0
SPECULAR 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
DIFFUSE 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
AMBIENT 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
POSITION 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
LIGHT3 END

LIGHT4 START
ACTIVE 1
SPECULAR 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
DIFFUSE 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
AMBIENT 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
POSITION 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
LIGHT4 END

LIGHT5 START
ACTIVE 0
SPECULAR 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
DIFFUSE 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
AMBIENT 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
POSITION 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
LIGHT5 END

LIGHT6 START
ACTIVE 0
SPECULAR 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
DIFFUSE 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
AMBIENT 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
POSITION 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
LIGHT6 END

LIGHT7 START
ACTIVE 0
SPECULAR 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
DIFFUSE 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
AMBIENT 1000,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
POSITION 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00
LIGHT7 END
LIGHT END
I did use the installation manual so i did put in the CHMOD 777 * as mentioned.
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vom Racime
#2295
@ccad: I did change this LANG parameter earlier, but perhaps i do something wrong.
Going to the Language support in Ubuntu i see that the "regional Formats" are English (UK). The screen on Z88 stays red however. I never worked With Z88 on ubuntu (but used Ansys on Windows), so i'm not sure on how i should get this to work properly. :roll:
vom ChriDin
#2296
Hello Racime,

you need to replace all commas in Z88.FCD by decimal points and then make sure that Aurora starts with LANG=C, as ccad already recommended.

After doing this the red screen should disappear.

Kind Regards,

C. Dinkel
vom mabinty
#2522
Dear all!

I m havin exactly the same problem when running z88 on Ubuntu 14.04 (red screen, no changes when applying solutions proposed in this thread). However, in the same way as for Racime, when I start the program on Ubuntu 14.04 from the suse folder "z88aurorav2/bin/suse64/", the program seems to run fine after trying the first tutorial "b1 Gabelschluessel".

It seems ... but does somebody has experience with this problem and can tell if z88 works properly on Ubuntu when started in the suse folder, or do I just have to try?

Thx in advance for input!

Cheers,
Aram
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vom SHautsch
#2546
Dear mabinty,

sorry - this took quite a while :roll: We are really busy working on Z88Aurora V3 at the moment, which will be released in the next few weeks.

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit english as a virtual machine and installed Z88Aurora V2b (english).

For me it works like a charm, no red screen. I attached you my start script and the z88.fcd to use on your system. Maybe that helps. If it doesn't, just get back to me and perhaps send me your files so I can check them.

Kind regards,
SHautsch
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vom ccad
#2582
Hello mabinty,

did you enter into your console (or did you use our script) before starting Z88Aurora this statements for the operating system:

export PATH=$PATH:.
export LANG=C

The wrong language means a false interpretation of our colour file resulting in the red screen.

Regards

Prof.Rieg
vom mabinty
#2583
Hello ccad,

I tried both, first I used your script “./aurorastartv2" and as it did not work for me, I tried to export the LANG variable manually in the terminal, the same way as described in your post from "Wed 4. Jun 2014, 07:05". Nevertheless, what I did not do is to previosly export the PATH variable ... I ll try and report!

Cheers,
Aram

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