[Sidefx-houdini-list] New to Linux, Install Help

Rob Pieké rob-p at moving-picture.com
Mon Jan 7 09:04:42 EST 2008


>> Hi Guys, Sorry for the remedial Linux problems.
>> Im new to this OS so Im trying to start Using Ubuntu.
>> I want to run H on it but am not having much luck.
>>
>> The only way It seems to get close, I have to open a terminal
>> run houdini_setup
>> run sesinetd
>> then when I check hkey it says invalid server key .
> 
> 	You're running hkey/sesinetd as root?  I believe that means 'sudo hkey' on 
> Ubuntu since they don't 'allow' you to run as a root account.  Don't get me 
> started on a Monday.  ;)

Yeah, this is the problem I had faced as well (running sesinetd as 
non-root - which is fine ... unless you need to install a new license). 
Running sesinetd as root fixed everything.

So on that note, where does the license file actually go? Is it possible 
to make that directory globally writeable?



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