Inventor is still slow. In windows, there is an alert notifying me
performance will be reduced since there is not a SLI connector.


Reinstalled RHEL4 using HP-provided discs. Could not register
RHN. Applied HP's post-install disc. Edited /etc/X11/xorg.conf,
uncommenting Modeline named "1920x1200_60_single" and added modeline
name to list of available modes, restarted X.

Downloaded inventor from cvs to /usr/local/src.
Followed my instructions in my log:

Edit "libFL/ang/flfreetype.h" to add at the top:
#include <ft2build.h>
#include FT_FREETYPE_H
Use the command g++ -E -dM empty.c to determine that "|| __x86_64__"
needs to be added to the two lines in
"#if __i386__ || __ia64__".

up2date libjpeg-devel

Change "inventor/make/ivcommondefs" to say "X11LIBDIR = $(X11DIR)/lib64"
in the usingLinux section.

cd /usr/X11R6/lib64; ln -s libX11.so.6 libX11.so
ln -s libGLU.so.1 libGLU.so
up2date openmotif-devel

Fix /usr/X11R6/lib64/libGL.so and /usr/lib64/libGL.so symbolic links:

cd /usr/X11R6/lib64; rm libGL.so; ln -s /usr/lib64/libGL.so libGl.so
cd /usr/lib64; rm libGL.so; ln -s libGL.so.1 libGL.so

Install inventor:

setenv IVROOT /
setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH /usr/lib
setenv FREETYPE 1
gmake install -j8


beason@blob:~> ivperf -w 1280,1024 megaMesh.bin.iv

Reading graph from megaMesh.bin.iv
Number of frames: 60
Window size: 1280 x 1024 pixels

Number of nodes in scene graph:     4
Number of triangles in scene graph: 1996002
Number of lines in scene graph:     0
Number of points in scene graph:    0

                          seconds/frame   frames/second
As-Is rendering:             0.037           26.73
No Clear:                    0.036           27.93
No Materials:                0.036           27.68
No Transforms:               0.036           27.72
No Fills:                    0.139            7.18
Time taken by vertex transformations:        0.138 seconds/frame
Time taken to traverse scene graph:         -0.013 seconds/frame



Fixed /floor autofs problem by styling autofs maps:

# (This is already in file: /etc/auto.master)
/floor /etc/amdmaps/auto_floor

# File: /etc/amdmaps/auto_floor
rivera	-fstype=autofs  file:/etc/amdmaps/auto_rivera
visnas1 -fstype=autofs	file:/etc/amdmaps/auto_visnas1

# File: /etc/amdmaps/auto_rivera
a	-rw,intr,nosuid,grpid,nolock	rivera.csit.fsu.edu:/rivera/a
b	-rw,intr,nosuid,grpid,nolock	rivera.csit.fsu.edu:/rivera/b
c	-rw,intr,nosuid,grpid,nolock	rivera.csit.fsu.edu:/rivera/c
d	-rw,intr,nosuid,grpid,nolock	rivera.csit.fsu.edu:/rivera/d
e	-rw,intr,nosuid,grpid,nolock	rivera.csit.fsu.edu:/rivera/e
f	-rw,intr,nosuid,grpid,nolock	rivera.csit.fsu.edu:/rivera/f

# File: /etc/amdmaps/auto_visnas1
D1	-rw,intr,nosuid,grpid,nolock	visnas1.csit.fsu.edu:/D1/home
D2	-rw,intr,nosuid,grpid,nolock	visnas1.csit.fsu.edu:/D2/home


Benchmarked my ray tracer, pane, on the xw9300.

Machine  Time (s)  Speed up
xw9300    917.42     1.9
Dell     1748.08     1.0
SGI      1979.09     0.88


Turned acpi=off in grub.conf. This allowed me to boot my custom
2.6.9-11EL kernel and install the nvidia drivers.

Benchmarked xw9300 vs. Dell Precision 650 (Dual 3.0 GHz Xeon) using:

ivperf -f 200 -w 1280,1024 megaMesh.bin.iv

Number of frames: 200
Window size: 1280 x 1024 pixels

Number of nodes in scene graph:     4
Number of triangles in scene graph: 1996002
Number of lines in scene graph:     0
Number of points in scene graph:    0

                         seconds/frame   frames/second
As-Is rendering:             0.044           22.76
No Clear:                    0.068           14.79
No Materials:                0.044           22.78
No Transforms:               0.044           22.77
No Fills:                    0.097           10.26

Time taken by vertex transformations:        0.097 seconds/frame
Time taken to traverse scene graph:          0.000 seconds/frame

                         seconds/frame   frames/second
As-Is rendering:             0.036           27.75
No Clear:                    0.036           27.95
No Materials:                0.036           27.67
No Transforms:               0.036           27.62
No Fills:                    0.136            7.38

Time taken by vertex transformations:        0.135 seconds/frame
Time taken to traverse scene graph:         -0.007 seconds/frame


I tried to install the 2.6.9-11 kernel by installing the hp provided
src rpm in:

Installing the rpm with "rpm -ivh". I then cd'd to
did rpmbuild -bp kernel, then cd'd to
and did cp configs/kernel-2.6.9-x86_64-smp.config .config,
edited the Makefile to have EXTRAVERSION = -11.ELsmp,
then did a
make bzImage && make modules && make modules_install && make install.
Then I rebooted and chose '2.6.9-11ELsmp' in grub,
which resulted in a Kernel Panic.

I'm not sure what to do now.


Reinstalled RHEL4 WS
Inserted HP driver cd from HP_drivercd_rhel4u1.tgz on "Additional CD's" screen.
Recieved error with notice of full details in /root/hp-install.log


Mon Oct 10 17:15:52 EDT 2005
HP Driver CD install log for RHEL 4 Update 1

A kernel other than 2.6.9-11.EL(ELsmp) has been detected
or your installed kernel does not have it's kernel-devel installed
Review the READ ME on the HP Driver Cd for possible solutions to resolve
this error

Checking the README shows this at the top:

HP Workstation Driver CD for use with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux/x86 WS 3 (Taroon)


# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS release 4 (Nahant Update 2)

# uname -a
Linux blob 2.6.9-16.ELsmp #1 SMP Mon Aug 15 20:38:46 EDT 2005 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

# rpm -qa |grep kernel

I installed the src rpm on the HP cd in /RedHat/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.src.rpm
Then I ran the script /HP/scripts/install.sh which says:

       package hpsetup-3.5-rhel3 is already installed
               package hpdoc-14-rhel3 is already installed
	       **Not matching kernel....exit 1
	       .//drivers.sh: line 36: lspci: command not found
	               file /usr/lib64/libglut.so.3 from install of
glut-3.7-12 conflicts with file from package freeglut-2.2.0-14
        package glut-devel-3.7-12 is already installed
	.//drivers.sh: line 92: dmidecode: command not found

So I guess I'm missing module-init-tools, but I don't see this inside
system-config-packages. Do I have to download it from redhat? Will that even
work? Why is it installing an rpm with rhel3 in the name when I am installing
RHEL4? This cd is from the HP website and was called: HP_drivercd_rhel4u1.tgz.

Someone please help...

Log for previous tries

Knoppix - no SCSI raid support or 
Fedora - no dual processor support (kernel panic), must recompile kernel
Mandrake - Doesn't see SCSI
CentOS - Kernel panic on install disc
RHEL - Installer has unhandled exception:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/src/build/603036-x68_64/install/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py, line
1074, in handleRenderCallback self.currentWindow.renderCallback()
SystemError, vgcreate failed for VolGroup00

Tried again, without using LVM
Installed fine

Installed nvidia drivers off of hp's website
complained about kernel version
installed kernel-devel off of cd image from hp's website

monitor settings for hp 2335 missing from supplied file:
Used settings found on google.com, monitor works now

Inventor installed
ivview crashed with large mesh - maybe because of wrong kernel?

Tried to install version of kernel the drivers want from HP cd
Kernel panic no matter what

rpm --rebuild (HP cd) SRPMS/kernel-2.6.9-11.EL.src.rpm
yields these errors:

  Building modules, stage 2.
  + make buildcheck
/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/kernel-2.6.9/linux-2.6.9/scripts/reference_discarded. pl
Error: ./fs/hugetlbfs/built-in.o .debug_loc refers to 000000000000294e
R_X86_64_ 64       .exit.text
Error: ./drivers/char/agp/amd64-agp.o .debug_loc refers to 00000000000019e6
R_X8 6_64_64       .exit.text
Error: ./drivers/char/raw.o .debug_loc refers to 0000000000000a17
R_X86_64_64     .exit.text
Error: ./drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_userspace.o .debug_loc refers to
00000000000007 fc R_X86_64_64       .exit.text

...(several more such errors)...

make: *** [buildcheck] Error 57
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.38974 (%build)

RPM build errors:
    Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.38974 (%build)