Google Chrome

Google Chrome web browser is now in THL repository for TarHeel Linux 6 x86_64.  The latest Chrome requires libstdc++.so.6 library which is not present in TarHeel Linux 6 build.  However, CentOS team is able to provide a RPM package for Google Chrome.  To install Google Chrome, use the following command.

yum install chromium

Once Chromium is installed, you can use the pull-down menu to invoke Google Chrome web browser, Applications -> Internet -> Chromium.

 

 

Mathematica 9.0.1 Installed

Mathematica is a computational software program used in scientific, engineering, and mathematical fields and other areas of technical computing.

Mathematica 9.0.1 for x86_64 is now installed in TarHeel Linux 6 repository.  This RPM package comes with the proper license file to check out Mathematica license when invoking in UNC subnet.  Therefore, once it is installed, it is ready to run.  To install Mathematica 9.0.1 on TarHeel Linux 6, invoke the following command.

yum install mathematica

To run Mathematica, click on the menu Applications -> Programming -> Mathematica 9.  Or, open up a terminal window and type this command.

mathematica

Older version of Mathematica will be upgraded to this version automatically through daily update.

 

Thunderbird 17.0 Installed

Thunderbird version 17.0 is now installed in TarHeel Linux repository for both x86_64 and i686, TarHeel Linux 5 and TarHeel Linux 6.  All older versions of Thunderbird will be upgraded to this new version automatically.  To install it now, run the following command.

yum update thunderbird

 

Firefox 17.0.1 Installed

Firefox version 17.0.1 is now installed in TarHeel Linux 5 & 6 repository.  All previous version of Firefox will be updated to this one.  If you want to update it now, invoke this command as root.

yum update firefox

 

TotalView 8.11.0-0 Installed

TotalView is a GUI-based source code defect analysis tool that gives you unprecedented control over processes and thread execution and visibility into program state and variables.

TotalView allows you to debug one or many processes and/or threads in a single window with complete control over program execution. This allows you to set breakpoints, stepping line by line through the code on a single thread, or with coordinated groups of processes or threads, and run or halt arbitrary sets of processes or threads. You can reproduce and troubleshoot difficult problems that can occur in concurrent programs that take advantage of threads, OpenMP, MPI, GPUs or coprocessors.

TotalView 8.11.0-0 is now installed in TarHeel Linux 6 repository for x86_64 distribution.  To install totalview, invoke this command as root.

yum install totalview

If you have older version of TotalView installed, you can upgrade it with this command.  The daily update will also update TotalView automatically.

yum update totalview

After installation, to run TotalView, open up a new terminal window and type this command.

totalview

TotalView 8.9.2-2 Installed

TotalView is a GUI-based source code defect analysis tool that gives you unprecedented control over processes and thread execution and visibility into program state and variables.

TotalView allows you to debug one or many processes and/or threads in a single window with complete control over program execution. This allows you to set breakpoints, stepping line by line through the code on a single thread, or with coordinated groups of processes or threads, and run or halt arbitrary sets of processes or threads. You can reproduce and troubleshoot difficult problems that can occur in concurrent programs that take advantage of threads, OpenMP, MPI, GPUs or coprocessors.

TotalView 8.9.2-2 is now installed in TarHeel Linux 6 repository for x86_64 distribution.  To install totalview, invoke this command as root.

yum install totalview

After installation, to run TotalView, open up a new terminal window and type this command.

totalview

 

Mathematica 8.0.1 Installed

Mathematica is a computational software program used in scientific, engineering, and mathematical fields and other areas of technical computing.

Mathematica 8.0.1 for x86_64 is now installed in TarHeel Linux 6 repository.  This RPM package comes with the proper license file to check out Mathematica license when invoking in UNC subnet.  Therefore, once it is installed, it is ready to run.  To install Mathematica 8.0.1 on TarHeel Linux 6, invoke the following command.

yum install mathematica

To run Mathematica, click on the menu Applications -> Programming -> Mathematica 8.  Or, open up a terminal window and type this command.

mathematica

 

Thunderbird 16.0.2 Installed

Thunderbird version 16.0.2 is now installed in TarHeel Linux repository for both x86_64 and i686, TarHeel Linux 5 and TarHeel Linux 6.

If you machine is equipped with NVidia card and NVidia driver from NVidia is installed, Firefox version 16 will cause X11 to crash in TarHeel Linux 5.  The fix is to use the NVidia driver from Elrepo instead.  Login  as root and get Elrepo YUM setup.

yum install elrepo-release

Then, install NVidia driver from Elrepo.

yum install kmod-nvidia

Reboot the machine and your machine will be using the NVidia driver from Elrepo.

Another advantage in using NVidia driver from Elrepo is that you will not have to update the driver manually when there is a kernel update.

 

Firefox 16.0.2 Installed

Firefox version 16.0.2 is now installed in TarHeel Linux repository for both x86_64 and i686, TarHeel Linux 5 and TarHeel Linux 6.

If you machine is equipped with NVidia card and NVidia driver from NVidia is installed, Firefox version 16 will cause X11 to crash in TarHeel Linux 5.  The fix is to use the NVidia driver from Elrepo instead.  Login  as root and get Elrepo YUM setup.

yum install elrepo-release

Then, install NVidia driver from Elrepo.

yum install kmod-nvidia

Reboot the machine and your machine will be using the NVidia driver from Elrepo.

Another advantage in using NVidia driver from Elrepo is that you will not have to update the driver manually when there is a kernel update.

 

Firefox 16.0.1 Installed

Firefox version 16.0.1 is now installed in TarHeel Linux 6 repository.  All previous version of Firefox will be updated to this one.  If you want to update it now, invoke this command as root.

yum update firefox

Firefox 16.0.1 is having problem in TarHeel Linux 5 and we are not putting that into TarHeel Linux 5 repository.