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10.2.1 GUI - Getting Started

In a previous lesson, you learned that the ADDE distributes data using networked servers and clients.

In this exercise, you will configure your GUI and use it to access all of the ADDE servers that you have added in the other sections of the Learning Guide.

  1. Start a McIDAS session with the configuration GUI and confirm that McIDAS will start the GUI.

    At the Unix prompt:

    Type: mcidasx -config

    Click: Miscellaneous

    Confirm that the "Start GUI upon McIDAS startup" checkbox is highlighted.

    Click: Start McIDAS

  2. A message may pop up explaining that your ADDE servers are not set up for the GUI. The ADDE servers for the GUI are separate from the command line, so it is necessary to retrieve them for the GUI.

    1. Click OK to begin to set up your ADDE servers.

    2. Logon to McIDAS.

      Enter your initials and project number, and click Logon.

      The rebuilding process can take several minutes to complete. Do not be concerned if it takes a while to build the list.

      Once the ADDE Server List shows the complete list of servers, the server table is complete. You can Click "Exit" and proceed to the next lesson.

  3. If the ADDE Server Retrieval box did not pop up, update the ADDE servers.

    Select: File/ADDE Servers

    Click: Rebuild ADDE List

    Enter your initials and project number, and click Logon.

    The rebuilding process can take several minutes to complete. Do not be concerned if it takes a while to build the list.

    Once the ADDE Server List shows the complete list of servers, the server table is complete. You can Click "Exit" and proceed to the next lesson.

 


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