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Hi

I've just installed SUSE 12.1 on my laptop, since I need to test my GOOP stuff in the LabVIEW environment there.

But I can't get LabVIEW to start after installation.

I'm not a Linux-guy but I open the terminal window change to admin access (su), and then changed dir to the installation folder and run "sh ./INSTALL"

The installation started and it looks quite aright (see text below), but when I try to start it, the application just sits in the taskbar for about 10-15 seconds and disappears.

Any ideas?

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linux-m0wt:~/Downloads/lv2009pds-linux # sh ./INSTALL

LabVIEW 2009 for Linux/x86

Copyright © 2009, National Instruments Corporation. The source code of this

product is unpublished, unlicensed, and a proprietary trade secret of National

Instruments Corporation. Decompilation or other reduction of this object code

to human-readable form is prohibited by the license agreement between National

Instruments Corporation and the lawful user or possessor of this copy.

Restricted Rights Legend

Use, duplication, or disclosure by the United States Government is subject to

restrictions set forth in subparagraph ©(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical

Data and Computer Software Clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 and FAR 52.227-19 ©.

National Instruments Corporation

11500 N. Mopac Expwy.

Austin, Texas 78759

U.S.A.

 

By installing LabVIEW software packages, you agree to the terms of the included

NI Software License Agreement (LICENSE.txt). Type 'v' to view the agreement,

'y' to consent to the agreement, or 'n' to decline the agreement and skip

LabVIEW installation. [Vynq] y

NOTE: LabVIEW will install by default in /usr/local/natinst/LabVIEW-2009, or

in the natinst/LabVIEW-2009 subdirectory if you specify an alternate location.

Preparing for installation...

C runtime library (glibc) version: 2.14.1.

Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) version: 4.9.1.2.

Please indicate whether you would like to install the following components:

labview-2009-rte: LabVIEW Run-Time Engine

[Ynasq?] y

labview-2009-core: LabVIEW Application and VI Library

[Ynasq?] y

labview-2009-examples: LabVIEW VI Examples

[Ynasq?] y

labview-2009-help: LabVIEW On-line Reference Manual

[Ynasq?] y

labview-2009-ref: LabVIEW Manuals in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format

[Ynasq?] y

labview-2009-desktop: LabVIEW KDE and GNOME desktop support

[Ynasq?] y

labview-2009-appbuild: LabVIEW Run-Time Application Builder

[Ynasq?] y

labview-2009-pro: LabVIEW Professional Developers Tools

[Ynasq?] y

Auto-selecting dependency nilvmerge-9.0.0-1

Auto-selecting dependency nilvcompare-9.0.0-1

Auto-selecting dependency nisvcloc-9.0.0-1

The following components will be installed using rpm:

LabVIEW Run-Time Engine 108307 kB

LabVIEW Application and VI Library 528562 kB

LabVIEW VI Examples 35995 kB

LabVIEW On-line Reference Manual 73670 kB

LabVIEW Manuals in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format 1969 kB

LabVIEW KDE and GNOME desktop support 290 kB

LabVIEW Run-Time Application Builder 78865 kB

LabVIEW Professional Developers Tools 7174 kB

LabVIEW Merge script 0 kB

LabVIEW Compare script 124 kB

NI Service Locator 65 kB

Total space required: 835021 kB

Space available: 5149916 kB

Proceed? [Ynq] y

Installing...

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

1:labview-2009-rte ########################################### [100%]

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

1:nilvmerge ########################################### [100%]

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

1:nilvcompare ########################################### [100%]

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

1:nisvcloc ########################################### [100%]

warning: waiting to reestablish exclusive database lock

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

1:labview-2009-core ########################################### [ 14%]

2:labview-2009-examples ########################################### [ 29%]

3:labview-2009-help ########################################### [ 43%]

4:labview-2009-ref ########################################### [ 57%]

5:labview-2009-desktop ########################################### [ 71%]

6:labview-2009-appbuild ########################################### [ 86%]

7:labview-2009-pro ########################################### [100%]

 

Would you like to install NI Example Finder (LabVIEW 2009)? [Ynq] y

Installing NI Example Finder...

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

1:niexfinder-base ########################################### [100%]

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

1:niexfinder-labview-2009########################################### [100%]

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

1:niwebpipeline20_dep ########################################### [100%]

LabVIEW package installation complete.

LabVIEW installation complete.

Note: This product contains online reference manuals in Adobe PDF format.

The installer was not able to locate a PDF viewer on your system. To view these

documents, either install a viewer such as ggv, kpdf, or xpdf,

or visit http://www.adobe.com to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

(Adobe and Reader are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Inc.)

================================================================================

Beginning hardware driver installation.

Depending on your system configuration, some drivers may require you to reboot

after installation before you can access the driver.

Note that some drivers may require the Linux kernel source to be installed.

This can be found on your Linux distribution install CD as a package called

'kernel-source'. Make sure to install the version matching the kernel you are

running. If you need to install kernel source, press 'q' to abort installation,

and re-run this install script after you have installed the kernel source.

 

Would you like to install NI-VISA (4.5.1f0) for GNU/Linux? [Ynq] y

*****************************************************************************

NI-VISA for Linux

version 4.5.1f0 for Linux

*****************************************************************************

National Instruments products support the following Linux distributions:

openSUSE

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop + Workstation

Refer to README.txt for the latest information at the time of release.

Refer to www.ni.com/linux for the most recent information about Linux

support at National Instruments.

Continue? [Yn] y

Checking required install tools...

Checking installer tool versions...

dpkg Not found in current path

rpm 4.9.1.2 can be used with a default installation path

tar 1.26

Checking dependencies...

glibc 2.14.1

Unpacking install files to /tmp/nivisa-4.5.1f0.install...

gcc Not found in current path

*** ERROR: Some required tools are missing or were not found. ***

 

Would you like to install NI-GPIB (2.5.1f0) for GNU/Linux? [Ynq] y

*****************************************************************************

NI-488.2 Distribution

version 2.5.1f0 for Linux/x86 32-bit

*****************************************************************************

National Instruments products support the following Linux distributions:

Mandriva Linux Official

SUSE Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS

Refer to README.txt for the latest information at the time of release.

Refer to www.ni.com/linux for the most recent information about Linux

support at National Instruments.

Continue? [Yn] y

Checking required install tools...

Checking installer tool versions...

rpm 4.9.1.2 can be used with a default installation path

tar 1.26

Checking dependencies...

glibc 2.14.1

Unpacking install files to /tmp/NI4882-2.5.1f0.install...

gcc Not found in current path

*** ERROR: Some required tools are missing or were not found. ***

 

View the LabVIEW 2009 Upgrade Notes now? [Yn] y

Sorry, xpdf, ggv, kpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed to view PDF files.

Installation complete.

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This is probably a case of the blind leading the blind but....

you've got a few errors e.g

gcc Not found in current path*** ERROR: Some required tools are missing or were not found. ***[/CODE]

I got a little further (since I have gcc and the kernel source installed) but then got this error
[code] *********************************** ERROR *************************************               	ERROR: 3.1 kernels are not supported!                    ** Running a 2.4.x or 2.6.x kernel is required to continue this installation. ************************************ ERROR ************************************

So I'm guessing it won't work (properly?) with 12.1. I am just going through installing 11.4 (which uses kernel version 2.6.x).

NB:

These errors were for only the GPIB and the VISA but I'm not going to faff around with seeing which "parts" might work although Labview did run without quitting (version 8.5)

Edited by ShaunR
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Thanks Shaun

I tried installing gcc but still it didn't work :-(

I followed this guide line:

1. Goto YaST Control Center → Software → Software Management

2. In search box type gcc then it will show packages

3. Select gcc then accept

4. Then gcc will be installed

//Mike

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Thanks Shaun

I tried installing gcc but still it didn't work :-(

I followed this guide line:

1. Goto YaST Control Center → Software → Software Management

2. In search box type gcc then it will show packages

3. Select gcc then accept

4. Then gcc will be installed

//Mike

this is what I did.

1. Goto YaST Control Center → Software → Software Management

2. View → Patterns

3 Select "Base Development" check box.

4. Install.

After that I went to "Search" and typed in "kernel". Selected "kernel source" (which is 3.1 for 12.1 and 2.6.37 for 11.4) and then installed that.

Like I said. I had problems with the NIVisa on 12.1 (which is one of the ones that needed the source and gcc) but no problems on 11.4.

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Thanks,

I've tried it all but still LV won't start.

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linux-m0wt:/home/mikael/Downloads/2009 # sh INSTALL

LabVIEW 2009 for Linux/x86

Copyright © 2009, National Instruments Corporation. The source code of this

product is unpublished, unlicensed, and a proprietary trade secret of National

Instruments Corporation. Decompilation or other reduction of this object code

to human-readable form is prohibited by the license agreement between National

Instruments Corporation and the lawful user or possessor of this copy.

Restricted Rights Legend

Use, duplication, or disclosure by the United States Government is subject to

restrictions set forth in subparagraph ©(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical

Data and Computer Software Clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 and FAR 52.227-19 ©.

National Instruments Corporation

11500 N. Mopac Expwy.

Austin, Texas 78759

U.S.A.

By installing LabVIEW software packages, you agree to the terms of the included

NI Software License Agreement (LICENSE.txt). Type 'v' to view the agreement,

'y' to consent to the agreement, or 'n' to decline the agreement and skip

LabVIEW installation. [Vynq] y

NOTE: LabVIEW will install by default in /usr/local/natinst/LabVIEW-2009, or

in the natinst/LabVIEW-2009 subdirectory if you specify an alternate location.

Preparing for installation...

C runtime library (glibc) version: 2.14.1.

Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) version: 4.9.1.2.

Please indicate whether you would like to install the following components:

labview-2009-rte: LabVIEW Run-Time Engine

[Ynasq?] y

labview-2009-core: LabVIEW Application and VI Library

[Ynasq?] y

labview-2009-examples: LabVIEW VI Examples

[Ynasq?] y

labview-2009-help: LabVIEW On-line Reference Manual

[Ynasq?] y

labview-2009-ref: LabVIEW Manuals in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format

[Ynasq?] y

labview-2009-desktop: LabVIEW KDE and GNOME desktop support

[Ynasq?] y

labview-2009-appbuild: LabVIEW Run-Time Application Builder

[Ynasq?] y

labview-2009-pro: LabVIEW Professional Developers Tools

[Ynasq?] y

Auto-selecting dependency nilvmerge-9.0.0-1

Auto-selecting dependency nilvcompare-9.0.0-1

Auto-selecting dependency nisvcloc-9.0.0-1

The following components will be installed using rpm:

LabVIEW Run-Time Engine 108307 kB

LabVIEW Application and VI Library 528562 kB

LabVIEW VI Examples 35995 kB

LabVIEW On-line Reference Manual 73670 kB

LabVIEW Manuals in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format 1969 kB

LabVIEW KDE and GNOME desktop support 290 kB

LabVIEW Run-Time Application Builder 78865 kB

LabVIEW Professional Developers Tools 7174 kB

LabVIEW Merge script 0 kB

LabVIEW Compare script 124 kB

NI Service Locator 65 kB

Total space required: 835021 kB

Space available: 4638540 kB

Proceed? [Ynq] y

Installing...

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

1:labview-2009-rte ########################################### [100%]

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

1:nilvmerge ########################################### [100%]

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

1:nilvcompare ########################################### [100%]

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

1:nisvcloc ########################################### [100%]

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

1:labview-2009-core ########################################### [ 14%]

2:labview-2009-examples ########################################### [ 29%]

3:labview-2009-help ########################################### [ 43%]

4:labview-2009-ref ########################################### [ 57%]

5:labview-2009-desktop ########################################### [ 71%]

6:labview-2009-appbuild ########################################### [ 86%]

7:labview-2009-pro ########################################### [100%]

Would you like to install NI Example Finder (LabVIEW 2009)? [Ynq] y

Installing NI Example Finder...

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

1:niexfinder-base ########################################### [100%]

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

1:niexfinder-labview-2009########################################### [100%]

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

1:niwebpipeline20_dep ########################################### [100%]

LabVIEW package installation complete.

LabVIEW installation complete.

Note: This product contains online reference manuals in Adobe PDF format.

The installer was not able to locate a PDF viewer on your system. To view these

documents, either install a viewer such as ggv, kpdf, or xpdf,

or visit http://www.adobe.com to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

(Adobe and Reader are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Inc.)

================================================================================

Beginning hardware driver installation.

Depending on your system configuration, some drivers may require you to reboot

after installation before you can access the driver.

Note that some drivers may require the Linux kernel source to be installed.

This can be found on your Linux distribution install CD as a package called

'kernel-source'. Make sure to install the version matching the kernel you are

running. If you need to install kernel source, press 'q' to abort installation,

and re-run this install script after you have installed the kernel source.

Would you like to install NI-VISA (4.5.1f0) for GNU/Linux? [Ynq] y

*****************************************************************************

NI-VISA for Linux

version 4.5.1f0 for Linux

*****************************************************************************

National Instruments products support the following Linux distributions:

openSUSE

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop + Workstation

Refer to README.txt for the latest information at the time of release.

Refer to www.ni.com/linux for the most recent information about Linux

support at National Instruments.

Continue? [Yn] y

Checking required install tools...

Checking installer tool versions...

dpkg Not found in current path

rpm 4.9.1.2 can be used with a default installation path

tar 1.26

Checking dependencies...

glibc 2.14.1

Unpacking install files to /tmp/nivisa-4.5.1f0.install...

*********************************** ERROR ************************************

* ERROR: 3.1 kernels are not supported! *

* Running a 2.4.x or 2.6.x kernel is required to continue this installation. *

*********************************** ERROR ************************************

Installer is aborted.

Would you like to install NI-GPIB (2.5.1f0) for GNU/Linux? [Ynq] y

*****************************************************************************

NI-488.2 Distribution

version 2.5.1f0 for Linux/x86 32-bit

*****************************************************************************

National Instruments products support the following Linux distributions:

Mandriva Linux Official

SUSE Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS

Refer to README.txt for the latest information at the time of release.

Refer to www.ni.com/linux for the most recent information about Linux

support at National Instruments.

Continue? [Yn] y

Checking required install tools...

Checking installer tool versions...

rpm 4.9.1.2 can be used with a default installation path

tar 1.26

Checking dependencies...

glibc 2.14.1

Unpacking install files to /tmp/NI4882-2.5.1f0.install...

*********************************** ERROR ************************************

* ERROR: 3.1 kernels are not supported! *

* Running a 2.4.x or 2.6.x kernel is required to continue this installation. *

*********************************** ERROR ************************************

Installer is aborted.

View the LabVIEW 2009 Upgrade Notes now? [Yn] y

Sorry, xpdf, ggv, kpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed to view PDF files.

Installation complete.

linux-m0wt:/home/mikael/Downloads/2009 #

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*********************************** ERROR *************************************

ERROR: 3.1 kernels are not supported! **

Running a 2.4.x or 2.6.x kernel is required to continue this installation

************************************ ERROR ************************************

Thats as far as I got on 12.1 before switching to 11.4.

I don't have a 2009 linux distro (rocking-horse droppings :P) so unfortunately cannot try it to see if I get the same problem. All I can say is that 8.5 started ok and even installed everything properly on 11.4.

Perhaps a call to NI?

Edited by ShaunR

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Yes, I've talk to NI and they are looking into it as well, but I thought I talk to the experts here as well ;)

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Yes, I've talk to NI and they are looking into it as well, but I thought I talk to the experts here as well ;)

Expert (ɛk.spɛʁ) -> An old drip under pressure :P

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As far as I can see there are no 2.4/2.6 kernels available for openSUSE 12.1. But you need the older kernels + sources to compile some kernel modules during the LabVIEW install process if you wan't VISA or GPIB support.

But if you just hit the 'n' key when asked for VISA and GPIB support the installation will complete without errors, no need for gcc + kernels sources in this case.

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Edited by swenp

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I just tried to install without VISA and GPIB, but I get the same result.

Maybe I need to find a Linux Image with LV pre-installed for WMware :-)

//Mike

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That's strange. I did a clean install of openSUSE 12.1 in a new VirtualBox appliance and just installed LabVIEW 2009.

I could upload the appliance somewhere, but it's a VirtualBox one (~5GB)

Edited by swenp

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Thanks, if you have time, you can upload it to a amazone clode drive account, if you can keep it just under 5G

https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/learnmore

Just send me the login details: mikael at holmstroms dot eu

Currently I'm working on getting a WMware vesrion up and running, but it would be fun to try VirtualBox, I've not used it before.

Thanks for all support.

Cheers,

Mike

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Where can I get good instruction to install LabVIEW 2013/ 2014 on VirtualBox - OpenSuse? Thanks.

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