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INFO: Troubleshooting SOFTIMAGE 3D v3.7 on IRIX

Last reviewed: July 29, 1997
Article ID: Q170386

The information in this article applies to:

  • Softimage 3D for IRIX, version 3.7

SUMMARY

Document Contents

This document is provided to ensure a quick solution to your installation problems. This document contains the following information:

  • SOFTIMAGE 3D error messages.
  • Rules for correctly entering license information.
  • Upgrading Your License To SOFTIMAGE 3D version 3.7.

If you are unable to resolve your problems with the information in this document, do not hesitate to contact the Softimage Product Support and Services (PSS) hot line (1-800-387-2559 in North America, 1-514-845-2199 everywhere else).

You can obtain the latest troubleshooting information from our "Fax On Demand" line by dialing the hot line and following the instructions.

MORE INFORMATION

SOFTIMAGE 3D Error Messages

If SOFTIMAGE 3D fails to start, the following is a list of errors that may occur. The error message is located in either the shell where SOFTIMAGE 3D was started, or in the console window if SOFTIMAGE 3D was started from the toolchest.

NOTE: In this document, <flex_install_path> refers to the location of the flexlm directory on your license server. The default location for <flex_install_path> with SI3D is /usr/softimage/flexlm.

  1. "Cannot connect to license server[-15, 10....]"

    This indicates one of two problems:

    - There is a typographical or syntax error in your softimage.dat file.

         For more information, see Rules for Entering License Information.

    - Your FLEXlm client cannot connect to the license server due to a

         network problem. If you are unable to "ping" the FLEXlm license
         server, check your network configuration.

    - The vendor daemon is down. From the Installation dialog box, choose

         Licensing -> License Server Administration. In the SI3D License
         dialog box select Start Server.

    - You have a FLEXlm configuration conflict. If you have installed SI

         Eddie V3.5, refer to Combining Your SI3D and SI Eddie Licenses. If you
         are using another software package that uses FLEXlm, refer to
         Combining License Files in the SOFTIMAGE 3D Installation Guide.
  2. "Cannot find license file [-1,73:.....]"

    See the next error message "Encryption code in license file is inconsistent."

  3. "Encryption code in license file is inconsistent [-8,.....]"

    This indicates one of the following problems:

    - Have you requested, received, and installed a valid license from the

         Softimage Licensing department? Forward your license request by e-mail
         to license@softimage.com or send a fax to 514-845-3944 or 514-845-
         1280.

    - There is a typographical or syntax error in your softimage.dat file.

         For more information, see Rules for Entering License Information.

    - Is the environment variable LM_LICENSE_FILE set correctly in the

         softimage.dat file? See Installing the FLEXlm License in the SOFTIMAGE
         3D Installation Guide on page 17.

    - You have a FLEXlm configuration conflict. If you have installed SI

         Eddie V3.5, refer to Combining Your SI3D and SI Eddie Licenses. If you
         are using another software package that uses FLEXlm, refer to
         Combining License Files in the SOFTIMAGE 3D Installation Guide.

    - The system ID (sysid) encrypted in the license file may not match the

         machine sysid, or the sysid was accidentally specified with spaces
         between the characters. To check this, type sysinfo in an IRIX shell.
         Compare the first eight characters of the system ID to the numbers
         That follow your machine's host name on the SERVER line. If they do
         not match and you are working on a network, make sure you are
         installing the correct license on the right machine. If you do not
         have a machine with the sysid specified in your license file, contact
         Softimage Product Support Services.
  4. "Feature has expired [-10,....]"

    This indicates one of the following problems:

    - The feature has actually expired. Check the expiration date on the

         INCREMENT line in your license file.

    - The date and time on your computer may be incorrect. Verify that the

         time and date on your computer is correct by typing 'date' in a UNIX
         shell. If you are working on a network, you must verify that all
         computers on the network have the correct date.
         Contact Softimage Product Support and Services if the problem
         persists.
  5. "No such feature exists [-5, ....]"

    This indicates one of the following problems:

    - There is a typographical or syntax error in your softimage.dat file.

         For more information, see Rules for Entering License Information.

    - The license file does not contain the component that you currently

         require. If you are registered for this component, contact Softimage
         Product Support and Services.

    - The wrong license is being referenced by the application. Verify the

         following:
         - Your softimage.dat license file is in the correct directory
           ($SI_LOCATION/flexlm/bin/license).
         - Check the contents of the license file to verify that it is the
           correct license to be used.
         - The environment variable LM_LICENSE_FILE in the .softimage file
           located at $SI_LOCATION) points to the correct license file for
           SOFTIMAGE 3D version 3.7.
  6. "Cannot find SERVER hostname in network database [-14, ... : ...]"

    This indicates one of the following problems:

    - The host name in your license file is wrong. Correct the host name on

         the SERVER line of the softimage.dat file. Note that it is case-
         sensitive.

    - Confirm that the host name is in the /etc/hosts file and that "local"

         appears on the hostresorder line of /etc/resolv.conf file.

    - The LM_LICENSE_FILE environment variable is pointing to a non-existent

         server. This variable is located in the .softimage file. Use the ping
         command to verify that the server is correct: if it is not correct,
         check your network configuration.
  7. "Invalid date format in license file [-11, ....]"

    There is a typographical or syntax error in your softimage.dat license file. For more information, see Rules for Entering License Information in reference to the following:

    - You may have an error on an INCREMENT line of the license file. Open

         your softimage.dat file and check how the expiration date has been
         entered on each INCREMENT line. Check that there are no characters or
         spaces after the backslash (\) at the end of each line.

    - Check the INCREMENT line of your original license and make sure that

         the expiration date is correct (that is, permanent license should read
         1-jan-0). Contact Softimage Product Support and Services if the expiry
         date is incorrect.
  8. "No server line in license file [-13,... : ...]"

    This indicates one of two problems:

    - You installed as a FLEXlm Client instead of as a Server. Go back to

         the installation program and install using the FLEXlm Server option.
         (See Installing the FLEXlm License in the SOFTIMAGE 3D Installation
         Guide on page 17.)

    - There is a typographical error on the SERVER line of the license file.

         Verify that SERVER is in uppercase letters (see Rules for Entering
         License Information).
  9. "Cannot successfully map soname 'libsoftgraphic.so'"

    You are still using the environment variables set for a previous version of SOFTIMAGE 3D. To update the .softimage file (the location where these variables are set), see Creating a SOFTIMAGE 3D User Account in the SOFTIMAGE 3D Installation Guide on page 29.

  10. "dbLoadRelationDictionary / Cannot load Relation.rsrc.

    A previous version of the FLEXlm software is running on the license server. You must upgrade FLEXlm to version 5.0. To do this, follow the steps Upgrading the License Server to FLEXlm Version 5.0 in the SOFTIMAGE 3D Installation Guide on page 6.

  11. "libvl.so"

    You may be missing the new IRIX N32 system libraries (dmedia eoe sw32.lib) that is required by SOFTIMAGE 3D to run. You must install the Digital Media Extension from your IRIX installation CDs or contact SGI Technical Support for assistance.

  12. "Feature not yet available [-31, ....]"

    You may be missing the number of licenses from the INCREMENT line in your license file. Check this line to confirm that you have entered your license properly. See Rules for Entering License Information for more information.

  13. "Bad version number - must be floating point number, with no letters [-77,... : ...]"

    This occurs when a line in your license file has an invalid version number. Make sure that version number on the PACKAGE and INCREMENT lines is 3.500. See Rules for Entering License Information for more information.

  14. "Socket ( ) call failed [-57, ... : ...]"

    Refer to the error message "Cannot connect to license server."

Rules for Entering License Information

The primary cause of SOFTIMAGE 3D not running after installation is an error in the license file. This can either be a typographical error or a mailer/editor line wrap error. Check that your license file ($SI_LOCATION/flexlm/licenses/softimage.dat) conforms to the following rules.

Be aware of the following when entering your license information:

  • Verify that the backslashes (\) at the end of the PACKAGE and INCREMENT lines are followed with a hard return and not a space. In addition to this, there must be a space before the backslash ( \).
  • Check that each line following PACKAGE and INCREMENT is indented with one space (using the space bar, not the Tab key).
  • Do not use tabs.
  • If you received your SOFTIMAGE 3D License Confirmation by e-mail, lines that are particularly long in your license file may wrap around to the next line. If a backslash (\) appears anywhere other than the end of a line, it has been incorrectly wrapped by a mailer/editor. This is considered a typographical error when you try to run SOFTIMAGE 3D.
  • Do not add spaces: they are considered typos.
  • If you have made corrections to the license file, you must reboot your machine.

Upgrading Your License to Softimage 3D Version 3.7

If you are upgrading SOFTIMAGE 3D from a previous version, you must upgrade FLEXlm software on the license server(s). For more information, see Upgrading the License Server to FLEXlm Version 5.0 in the SOFTIMAGE 3D Installation Guide on page 6.

REFERENCES

SOFTIMAGE 3D Installation Guide

For a list of error messages, in the search phrase field, enter "Error Message".

Keywords          : si si3d si3dinst si3dsetup kberrmsg kbgraphic kbsetup kbtshoot kbinfo
Version           : 3.7
Platform          : IRIX

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Last reviewed: July 29, 1997
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