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

Andrew D Lyons tstexture at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 17:33:45 EST 2008


We have someone here having troubles on an ubuntu build as well. This
license process does sounds like it could do with some
"enhancement"...

Cheers


On 08/01/2008, Monika Janek <mjanek at sidefx.com> wrote:
> Hi Justin,
> Perhaps try reinstalling the software without sudo - do it as root.
> Setup your root password: sudo passwd root
> Then su into root (type su and then the new root password you setup).
>
> Reinstall the software and make sure that /usr/lib/sesi gets created. You
> won't be able to run the license server (therefore, the program) on your
> machine.
>
> In /usr/lib/sesi, you should see the following:
>
> licenses.disabled
> sesictrl
> sesinetd
> sesinetd.options
> sesinetd_safe
> sesinetd.startup
> sesiusage
>
> You can start the license server by typing:
>
> /etc/init.d/sesinetd start
>
> Then do a ps -ef and look for sesinetd to verify that it's running.
>
> Once you've done this, start up houdini and it should bring you to the gui
> to install non-commercial licenses.
> Once you've installed licenses, a file called "licenses" will now appear
> in /usr/lib/sesi.
>
> Monika
>
> > Actually Im so new to Ubuntu/Linux I dont see any fire wall like you would
> > on WIN.
> >
> >
> >
> > Justin Reeves
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >>From: Jerry Corda-Stanley <jerry at intelligentcreatures.com>
> >>Reply-To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> >>To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> >>Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] New to Linux, Install Help
> >>Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 13:08:00 -0500 (EST)
> >>
> >>If you have a firewall running you could try turning that off until the
> >>licence
> >>server manages to get a key. This is the problem I had on Windows. Even
> >>though
> >>my firewall was supposed to allow the licence server through I guess it
> >>wasn't.
> >>So I dropped my drawers for 5 mins and fired Houdini up, and all was
> >> good.
> >>
> >>
> >>----- "JUSTIN REEVES" <jreeves16 at msn.com> wrote:
> >> > Ok this is what Ive tried
> >> > first I run sudo which I believe lasts 15min.
> >> > then I run "source houdini_setup" in the Houdini9 dir. I installed it
> >> > in
> >> > which is(home/justin/Houdini9)
> >> > then I run sesinetd
> >> > then I run hkey and get the "invalid server key".
> >> > SO then I tried running houdini, and choosing the "install
> >> > non-commercial
> >> > license"
> >> > and get back the other error.
> >> >
> >> > Here is the hkey Diag.
> >> >
> >> > Diagnostic Output:
> >> > ==================
> >> > If you are having licensing problems, please save this information and
> >> > email
> >> > it
> >> > to support at sidefx.com.
> >> >
> >> > License Administrator output:
> >> > =============================
> >> > Generated on:                           Mon Jan  7 21:14:06 2008
> >> > Local host name:                        3Dmachine
> >> > Local server code:                      822b0300
> >> > Local ip address:                       127.0.1.1
> >> > Number of servers:                      1
> >> > License server name:                    3Dmachine (3Dmachine)
> >> >    License server server code:          822b0300
> >> >    Server ip address:                   127.0.1.1
> >> >    License server is running:           Yes
> >> >    May read licenses from server:       Yes
> >> >    Has SERVER license:                  No
> >> >    License server version:              9.0.794
> >> >    May modify server from this machine: No (no license file
> >> > permissions)
> >> >    Redundant server keys:               0
> >> >         Name                            Code       Redundant
> >> > Connected
> >> > Transmission OK
> >> >         ----                            ----       ---------
> >> > ---------
> >> > ---------------
> >> > License Administrator version:          9.0.794
> >> > Http proxy host:                        (none)
> >> > Can retrieve http://license.sidefx.com/index.php: Yes
> >> >
> >> > Installed licenses:
> >> >     LicID    Platform   Product                        Ver Avail
> >> > Expiry
> >> >     -----    --------   -------                        --- -----
> >> > ------
> >> >
> >> > sesictrl -i output:
> >> > ===================
> >> > ----- SERVER 3Dmachine --------
> >> >
> >> > *** WARNING *** - No valid server lines found
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > hserver -l output:
> >> > ==================
> >> > Hostname:       3Dmachine       [Linux (little endian)]
> >> > Uptime:         0:12:49 [Started: Mon Jan  7 21:01:22 2008]
> >> > License Server: 3Dmachine
> >> > Server Version: sesinetd9.0.794
> >> > Version:        Houdini9.0.794
> >> > ReadAccess:     +.+.+.*
> >> > WriteAccess:    +.+.+.*
> >> >
> >> >     30 of 503 Mb available
> >> >     CPU Usage: 1% load
> >> >     0 active tasks (1 slots)
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > licenses file:
> >> > ==============
> >> > * Could not open the licenses file. *
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Thanks Guys.
> >> > Justin Reeves
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > >From: John Coldrick <jc at axyzfx.com>
> >> > >Reply-To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> >> > >To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> >> > >Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] New to Linux, Install Help
> >> > >Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 07:59:02 -0500
> >> > >
> >> > >On Sunday 06 January 2008 18:22, JUSTIN REEVES wrote:
> >> > > > 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.  ;)
> >> > >
> >> > >  Cheers,
> >> > >
> >> > >  J.C.
> >> > >
> >> > >--
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> >> > W
> >> > >                                                      Toronto, ON
> >> > Canada
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> Monika Janek
> Systems Administrator, Side Effects Software
> Toronto, Ontario Canada
> www.sidefx.com
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