AVI files saved on Mac OS X 10.8.2 do not play in QuickTime.

Problem: AVI files saved on Mac OS X 10.8.2 do not play in QuickTime. Solution: When saving an AVI file on a Mac the produced file will prove incompatible with QuickTime X.  It has been found that QuickTime X does not support many codecs that previous versions used too.  Thus the solution is to use another player. AVI files have been found to work properly on Mac OS X 10.6.8.  […]

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Tecplot 360 does not finish opening on Mac OS X10.5.7, OS X 10.8.2, after security updates are applied

Note:  With the release of Tecplot 360 EX for Mac the use of an X server is not needed.  Tecplot is now native to the Mac so this is no longer an issue with Tecplot 360 EX. Download the latest release or get a free trial. Problem: When opening Tecplot 360, the initial Tecplot window appears, however, Tecplot appears to “hang/freeze” on a grey screen. Solution: Apple is no longer supporting […]

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Translucency when using Ubuntu Unity

Problem: Your Tecplot Linux Ubuntu Unity user interface workspace (e.g., Ubuntu version 12.04) may exhibit translucency, that is, all the open application screens remain visible underneath Tecplot. Solution: To disable this translucency you may instruct Linux xlib to manage the colors natively as RGB. Do this by setting the environment variable in a command line, or in any .bashrc or .profile file: export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1

Is there a way to do a silent install of Tecplot products?

Question: How can I do a silent install of Tecplot 360 & Chorus? Answer: You would need to use a command like this for Windows: “C:<path to software to install.exe>” /S /D=C:<path to install to with no spaces> where the /S indicates a silent install and the /D must be the last parameter in the list. And a command like this for Linux: sh <path to software to install.sh> –skip-license […]

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How to uninstall a Tecplot product on a Macintosh platform

Problem: I have a Tecplot product installed on my Macintosh machine and I need to uninstall it. What is the best way to go about this? Solution: On Macintosh platforms, two folders in addition to the Tecplot product installation folder are affected by installing a Tecplot product with the .pkg installer (included in the .dmg file): – /Library/Receipts/ (a record of the .pkg installation goes in here) – $HOME/Library/Preferences/ (the […]

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Cannot install Reprise License Manager

Problem: After uninstalling the previous license manager FLEXnet or after uninstalling the Reprise License Manager I cannot install or re-install the Reprise License Manager and/or I receive the error message that teclmd is already running. Solution: Tecplot 360 2009 and Tecplot Focus 2009 use the Reprise License Manager (RLM) to control access to use the products. Since 2008 R2 and previous versions used FLEXnet as the license manager and both […]

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Banner flash but Tecplot doesn’t open.

Note: Tecplot 360 EX is native to the Mac and doesn’t rely on an X Windows System. Download the latest release or get a free trial. Problem: XDarwin also won’t launch. Solution: Installing XDarwin is a two-step process. Be sure to install the patch after installing XDarwin.