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            INSTALLING NEW4.4.6 on x86 LINUX SYSTEMS

NOTE: your Linux system must have a working version of
X-Windows, Unzip, and Sun Java 1.5 or later. Please note that
currently GNU Java does not work with the NEW Linux client.

Preliminary configuration: Please be sure that networking is 
enabled on your system. The instructions below assume that 
you have sudo access on your system.

To avoid issues with X windows displaying windows between root
and your regular user id, please run the command "xhost +" 
in a terminal before starting the installation.

1. use your browser to download
http://netlab.gmu.edu/NEW/downloads/NEWC040406L.bin to a 
temporary directory. This is a small program that downloads x86 
Linux NEW. It can run in any directory.

2. In a terminal, change directory to where you downloaded the 
bin file from step 1. Execute the commands:
(assuming '>>' is the command prompt)
>> chmod +x NEWC040406L.bin
>> sudo ./NEWC040406L.bin
Enter your password when prompted. 
Note: If this command reports that you are not in the sudoers 
file, but you do have the root password, you can do the 
installation by first doing an "su" and entering the root 
password or adding your self to the /etc/sudoers file.

3. This will create directory /usr/local/NEW, download
http://netlab.gmu.edu/NEW/downloads/NEWC040406L.zip
(the NEW Master Client), unzip it and execute it. The
Master Client will run a script that causes it to download
all of the NEW client tools and supporting software. The
system is structured such that software upgrades require
downloading only the components that change. During this
process, the floor control will shut down because it is 
unable to make a connection server. This is not a bug in 
the software.

4. The first test for your NEW client is to play a
recording. To play, type:

>> cd /usr/local/NEW
>> ./TLMC PLAY-STANDALONE.nwc

5. Select "WelcomeToNEW" in the dropdown menu, and
click the play button. The recording should play.

6. Open the webpage http://netlab.gmu.edu/NEW/demoPortal.shtml.
Enter 'guest1' for both the username and the pasword and select 
DEMO from the conference menu. Log on and choose the "test your 
connection" option; then click on 'CONNECT LIVE'. The browser 
will ask if you want to open the downloaded file or save it to 
disk.  Open the file using /usr/local/NEW/TLMC and check the 
'Do this automatically for files like this from now on' box.

or

7. If you are using the Firefox browser, open the webpage 
https://c4ilab.gmu.edu/disted/connection_demo.php
or click on 'Test your connection' on the NEW Welcome page. 
Select the CONNECT LIVE link. FireFox will download a small 
file with extension 'nwc'. A convenient place to put this file 
is on the desktop. Right click on the file and select 'Open 
with Other Application' then 'Use a custom command'.  Navigate 
to select /usr/local/NEW/TLMC  which is the master client for 
NEW. Once you've selected TLMC it will be available at the right 
click, without navigating.  The nwc file is valid for about one 
minute; when you click on it, the NEW client suite will open. 
You should then delete the nwc file. 

8. NEWCv4.4.7 and later (including MISTC) place data files and 
directories APPDATA, CONVERT, RECORDINGS, SLIDES, and WBDSNAPS 
in your home directory's Documents folder. 

9. If you have problems please contact newhelp@netlab.gmu.edu.


Known bugs:

  * does not work with GNU Java (workaround: download Java 1.5 JVM
    or later from Oracle/Sun Microsystems)

  * works with browser Firefox 1.0 or later; does not work with
    older Mozilla browsers.




Last updated: 02/08/2010