AV3 - a: drive running on when opening files
thowze at u.washington.edu
Tue Jun 23 16:18:50 PDT 1998
This indeed did work, and the symptoms described below that I was having
are no longer. Others had suggested this and I did actually open a
project, change the working directory and resave it, but it didn't work
before. No matter, it works now.
However, I am curious how to find the path and then the file that is
referenced as $home in my project working directory? I read the syntax
for the startup script, but it wasn't particularly helpful (at least to my
untrained eye). What windows system file would be referenced as $home and
how can I have a look at it to determine if it has been corrupted to read
from the a:drive?
On Tue, 23 Jun 1998, Robert van Waasbergen wrote:
> I ran into a similar problem on a Unix machine (HP workstation equipped with
> a floppy drive). Every time you tried to add themes and such, AV would cause
> the floppy drive to grind for a while. My solution was to get rid of the
> softlink to the floppy drive in my home directory. What I suspect is the
> following: AV will "test" all available directories that it sees in the
> default directory it looks in, to see if perhaps that directory is a
> datasource (e.g. a coverage or grid). Hence, if there is a reference
> to the floppy drive in your $HOME directory, perhaps as a shortcut,
> then AV will try to open the drive.
> My suggestion: change your $HOME directory to something else and restart
> Arcview to see if it continues to access the floppy drive.
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