[AG-TECH] AG on Vista - Success Anyone??

Jon Johansson jon.johansson at ualberta.ca
Tue Apr 14 12:28:14 CDT 2009

Hi Jason,

I've been running a personal node on a Vista x64 system for
months now. It started off working perfectly with AG 3.1
and when I tried the 3.2 beta I didn't have much success so 
I went back to 3.1. It doesn't work as well as it used to 
on one respect; when I enter a venue or change between
multicast and unicast I get a message from vic.exe saying
"bind: An invalid argument was supplied." 
The producer vic starts but the consumer vic doesn't. I have to 
unmute the producer vic windows to see video, but otherwise both
audio and video work fine. If I try to use a "VideoService"
instead of separate producer and consumers, the service addition
fails with a Message: "Add Service failed:VideoService",

I haven't had time to fiddle with the software, so a clean 
reinstall might make it work again, although as I recall I was
trying the 3.2 beta around the time that Vista SP1 came out,
so the problem might have been introduced with that.

I didn't do anything special for the install, just downloaded
dependencies using the AG website links.

I'm using a Logitech Communicate STX camera and whatever the
onboard audio on a Thunder K8WE MB is, with Vista Enterprise x64.


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From: ag-tech-bounces at lists.mcs.anl.gov
[mailto:ag-tech-bounces at lists.mcs.anl.gov] On Behalf Of Jason Bell
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 4:23 AM
To: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
Subject: [AG-TECH] AG on Vista - Success Anyone??

G’day All

Just a quick one!  I was wondering if anyone has had any success with
having the AG working on Vista ?

If you have, can you tell me the following info please?

• Which version were you using (3.1 or 3.2 beta?, the all in one
installer, or the separate packages);

• Does all of the following work:

o Vic
o Rat
o VPCScreen
o VenueVNC

• Was there anything special you had to do to get it working.

The reason for the question is I “quickly” tried installing the software
on Vista and had some pythonw errors.  Before I investigate further
tomorrow, I am just wanting to hear if anyone has had any success and
was there anything special you had to do to get it working?

Many thanks in advance,

Jason Bell, B.I.T. (Honours)

Research Systems Support Officer
Information Technology Division
CQ University Australia

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