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6. Why won't VisIt run on my Linux system?

Some Linux systems, when they are not connected to a network, do not know how to resolve localhost. This causes problems because VisIt is network-aware and must know the host on which to launch its various components. You should check your /etc/hosts file and make sure that there are entries for localhost. If there are no lines that contain localhost, adding the following line to the /etc/hosts file might allow VisIt to run:

  • 127.0.0.1          localhost