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Old 06-13-2012, 12:18 PM   #1
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Maya 2011 opening instead of maya 2013


Hi. I don't really use linux, I have a mac. But we happen to have two machines that have linux on them, and I use them for distributed rendering. So I managed to install maya 2013 on one linux machine and it put a folder called Maya2013 in /usr/autodesk

I found that it puts the executable into /usr/shared/applications along with my old copy of maya 2011. When I click on Maya2013 however, it opens maya 2011. I now have absolutely no idea what to do.
 
Old 06-13-2012, 01:30 PM   #2
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In my digging around I've found a file in the /usr/autodesk/maya2013/bin called maya2013. when I checked the properties it said that it was a C shell script and that it was of MIME type application/x-csh. When I run it...nothing happens. I don't know if this is the executable for the application, but it looked promising.
 
Old 06-13-2012, 02:27 PM   #3
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the /usr/bin file will only be linked to 1 application. I had same issue with firefox & iceweasel.
The way I worked it out was to rename the bin file adding a number to it, then copied it to /usr/bin.
If you do it that way you won't get updates though unless you do it manually.
 
Old 06-13-2012, 03:20 PM   #4
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Thankyou, yes. It's starting to make sense. I found a link to a folder within /usr/autodesk called maya and I saw it was linking to another folder in that same directory called maya2011. So I deleted that and made a link to the maya2013 folder instead, and renamed that to maya. But now when I execute maya2013...nothing happens. Nothing opens, nor does it report any problems, but this gets me a lot closer
 
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So I deleted that and made a link to the maya2013 folder instead, and renamed that to maya.
Maybe because you renamed it maya
Maybe you should've only made link from /usr/autodesk/maya to maya2013
What is the maya2013 folder location?
 
Old 06-15-2012, 02:29 AM   #6
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Its named simply maya, because thats what the previous linked folder was named, back when it kept opening maya 2011. in /usr/autodesk I have all the previous versions including maya2011 maya 2012 and maya2013. If make a link to these folders, rename it "maya", and leave it in this same directory everything works like it should....except for maya2013 which had me thinking there was some problem on the install. But I've reinstalled it a few times now with no success.
 
Old 06-15-2012, 03:29 PM   #7
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This has become extremely confusing. I'm curious if anyone has had a successful Maya2013 linux install with a network license. I've done this twice before with no problems as Maya2011 and 2012 work fine. I feel that there might be a problem with the desktop configuration file which tells maya to open. Is there a way in linux to modify this file in anyway?
 
Old 06-15-2012, 06:59 PM   #8
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I went to the Maya site look at the note at bottom of page
http://usa.autodesk.com/maya/system-requirements/
 
Old 06-15-2012, 07:58 PM   #9
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Shiiiit. Well, 2012 had the same thing on their system requirements. On their PDF, 2013 claims to support Red Hat and Fedora. Thanks for the help EDDY.
 
Old 06-15-2012, 08:10 PM   #10
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I'm running centOS, but due to my newbness, I have no idea how to find out what version or anything. Supposedly Maya supports centOS.
 
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Believe me when I say that you may be able to run it if the others run, I tried to download it to see what files were in it, but, it was asking for too much information for me to just download it. If you still have the package that you downloaded look for the maya-bin file that will be your executeable
 
Old 06-18-2012, 01:10 PM   #12
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Yes I found the maya.bin file. The problem is, that when I run it, nothing happens. Is there an equivalent to the mac console in linux? or a log that ends up somewhere? What's strange is if I move anything out of place inside the maya 2013 , Linux would complain about it and abort, but if everything is exactly where it's supposed to be, then nothing happens.
 
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OK. So i've a brand new install of centos6, I've looked into adding the libssl.so.6 but nothing changed as a result of that. I've re-installed maya2013. I'm still having the same result. I get this error in the terminal: libXpm.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Nothing happens upon execution of the software. Maya is Silent, RFX the company we bought this from is silent. I have two BOXX machines sitting here doing nothing.

Last edited by fitzfilmfx; 01-27-2013 at 08:59 PM. Reason: Had something I forgot to mention of course.
 
Old 01-27-2013, 09:36 PM   #14
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You are aware that centOS 6.3 ( like red hat RHEL6.3) in VERY VERY conservative

It dose not use very new versions of programs.
it's main goal is to be "rock hard" stable.

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libXpm.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
that is not the FULL error

it should look something like
/usr/lib/libXpm.so.4
or if 64 bit
/usr/lib64/libXpm.so.4

if you are running a 64 bit os and the maya2013 is 32 bit you will NEED to install the 32bit version of "libXpm.so.4"

Code:
su -
yum search libXpm
--- from the list ---
yum install ????????
replace the ????? with the 32 bit version , both the 64 and 32 bit ARE listed.
it should be "libXpm-3.5.8-2.el6.i686" ( base repo )

and libssl on centos 6.3 ( well me SL6.3 ) is libssl.so.1.0.0
with current security and bug fixes backported to 1.0.0

you can not replace the default libssl.so.1 in cent with libssl.so.6
that will break the system

but
you can place it someplace that the operating system can NOT SEE IT
then write a launch script for maya that also points to the libssl.so.6
( say put it in the maya folder along with the executable binary program )
 
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I get this error in the terminal: libXpm.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Run "yum provides libXpm.so.4" And install the necessary package. Chances are the name will be "libXpm-3.5.8-2.el6.i686", in which case the command will be "yum install libXpm-3.5.8-2.el6.i686"
 
  


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