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October 14th, 2007, 02:48 AM
Has anyone managed to get calculix installed on a fiesty?
I have the install instutions in front of me ,,,but I am getting confused

If it s heading towards the 2 hard basket, is there a FEA package out there??
open source and working?

could some kind soul point me in the rigjt direction


June 30th, 2008, 12:50 PM
ok try this, save calculix(ccx/cgx) to /home/"yourname" right click tar.bz2 then extraxt there. rename ccx_1.x to ccx. change permision by right click again, then start Appplication-->Accessories-->Terminal type comand : sudo mv /home/"yourname"/ccx /usr/local/bin/ do the same thing too for cgx executable files. try cgx -b dummy.fbd the GUI window should be shown.

September 28th, 2008, 11:31 AM
Thank you parhyang,

This method worked well for cgx (well it worked as you suggested but the gui window doesn't operate too well) however when I try to use ccx I get the following message. I'm using hardy heron.

$ sudo ccx spring5.inp
/usr/local/bin/ccx: 1: ELF: not found
/usr/local/bin/ccx: 2: @: not found
/usr/local/bin/ccx: 3: CU
: not found
/usr/local/bin/ccx: 4: Syntax error: word unexpected (expecting ")")

I will try to find a solution, but would appreciate any assistance.


September 28th, 2008, 06:24 PM

I think the new version, 1.8, only have ccx binaries for the 64 bit architecture. You probably need to compile it yourself.

I suggest you check out the Calculix e-mail list.


In the archive you see several suggestions how to compile for a 32-bit machine.

If you are looking for FE-software you could try Salome. There is another thread for that:


Good luck

March 30th, 2009, 01:53 PM
yup, you're right Xnst.
thanx for correct me, I just try cgx only and play a bit GUI.
since you mention i try build from source, install libs dependcs etc. but i still fail to compile. until good guys "Peter Schaefer" post in calculix@yahoo group.

deb http://roe10.physik.hu-berlin.de/CalculiXDebianPackages/binary

hmm. it's work for U8.1 on my netbuks,thx. :popcorn:

about:salome_meca its works too, but the analysis of code_aster is not easy, i'm non french speaks :(