[PCB_FORUM] Re: Allegro acting weird

Hmm,  2 varaibles - HOME and TEMP being accidentally set to files, are the 2
that keep coming up with  regard to this kind of problem in my searches.   

-Barbara


> From: george.h.patrick@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> 
> There is 2GB of memory in the beast, virtual doesn't even budge when a
> DB is loaded.
> 
> Show element causes the same error as the measure does :{
> 
> Got an idea? :)
> 
> -- 
> George Patrick
> Tektronix, Inc.
> Central Engineering, EDS Applications Support
> P.O. Box 500, M/S 39-512
> Beaverton, OR 97077-0001
> * 503-627-5272 (voice)     * 503-627-5587 (fax)
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>  
> "Off-Grid and Proud of it!"
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: icu-pcb-forum-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:icu-pcb-forum-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Barbara Seeger
> Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 15:01
> To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Re: Allegro acting weird
> 
> 
> 
> How about memory - 
> 
> Does the virtual memory change in the task manager if you watch it
> before opening allegro, after , and then when show measure is performed?
> 
> Does show element operate?
> 
> 
> -Barbara 
> 
> 
> > 
> > 
> > That was the second thing I did  :D
> > 
> > Thanks, Barbara
> > 
> > -- 
> > George Patrick
> > Tektronix, Inc.
> > Central Engineering, EDS Applications Support
> > P.O. Box 500, M/S 39-512
> > Beaverton, OR 97077-0001
> > * 503-627-5272 (voice)     * 503-627-5587 (fax)
> > http://www.tektronix.com    http://www.pcb-designer.com
> >  
> > "Off-Grid and Proud of it!"
> > 
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: icu-pcb-forum-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:icu-pcb-forum-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Barbara
> Seeger
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 14:09
> > To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Re: Allegro acting weird
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Hi George,
> > 
> > 
> > Can you check this on one of those systems giving you trouble?
> > 
> > outside of allegro - check your variables - do you have  tmp and/or
> temp
> > set to something like this or are they missing- 
> > 
> > set temp = C:\Temp
> > set tmp = C:\Temp
> > 
> > I'd set these and then re open allegro and retry the command.
> > 
> > -Barbara Seeger - Cadence
> > 
> > > From: george.h.patrick@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > That's the first thing I did :)
> > > 
> > > Thanks, Frank.
> > > 
> > > -- 
> > > George Patrick
> > > Tektronix, Inc.
> > > Central Engineering, EDS Applications Support
> > > P.O. Box 500, M/S 39-512
> > > Beaverton, OR 97077-0001
> > > * 503-627-5272 (voice)     * 503-627-5587 (fax)
> > > http://www.tektronix.com    http://www.pcb-designer.com
> > >  
> > > "Off-Grid and Proud of it!"
> > > 
> > > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: icu-pcb-forum-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > [mailto:icu-pcb-forum-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of fxf
> > > Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 12:50
> > > To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Subject: [PCB_FORUM] Re: Allegro acting weird
> > > 
> > > 
> > > See if you /tmp is full ( df /tmp)
> > > 
> > > george.h.patrick@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > > > Y'all:
> > > > I have a couple users having problems with Allegro, and it's got
> me 
> > > > stumped. I am hoping somebody has seen this before.
> > > > The original symptom was that Allegro crashes when the user
> attempts
> > 
> > > > to measure anything. A confirmer window pops that says *"Failed to
> 
> > > > open file '/tmp/#Taaaaab03348.tmp' *(the number is different when 
> > > > Allegro is shut down but the same as long as you don't shut down).
> I
> > 
> > > > did all the usual: cleared out the temp directory, verified that 
> > > > environment variables were correct, looked at the env file, waved
> my
> > 
> > > > sacred rattle around. Nothing out of the ordinary, just the same
> as 
> > > > all the other users around here.
> > > > Then it got weird.
> > > > I tried to look at the environment by typing "set" in the Allegro 
> > > > command line, nothing happened (no window with all the environment
> 
> > > > variables). I tried to look at the Design Paths in the Setup>User 
> > > > Preferences form, some of the browse buttons looked like text
> boxes,
> > 
> > > > and if I clicked any of them they couldn't find the variable and 
> > > > popped the now familiar warning about the *"Failed to open file 
> > > > '/tmp/#Taaaaab03348.tmp'*.
> > > > PLEASE tell me somebody has seen this and has an easy fix. I am 
> > > > digging around for my windows XP CDROM 'cause I have a sinking
> > feeling
> > > 
> > > > that the OS has gone bye-bye and the user is _not_ going to be
> > happy.
> > > :(
> > > > -- 
> > > > George Patrick
> > > > *Tektronix, Inc.*
> > > > Central Engineering, EDS Applications Support
> > > >
> > > > P.O. Box 500, M/S 39-512
> > > > Beaverton, OR 97077-0001
> > > > A* 503-627-5272 (voice) ? 503-627-5587 (fax)
> > > > http://www.tektronix.com <http://www.tektronix.com/> 
> > > > http://www.pcb-designer.com <http://www.pcb-designer.com/>
> > > >
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