The following is a list of known issues and bugs, as well as possible workarounds, that you may experience while using a CLICC desktop or laptop. Most issues will be addressed on a quarterly basis. Urgent issues are dealt with as staff resources permit.
- UCLA Library Digital Audio Reserves (RealAudio files): Content will not play directly in the web browser. Be advised that these music links are actually .smil files, not web content, that are supposed to be downloaded and streamed in the standalone RealPlayer application. This is similar to downloading a .docx file and opening in Word. If you clicked a .docx link in a web browser you would not expect the Word document to display in the browser itself. In most cases the standalone RealPlayer application will launch automatically, but in some browsers you may need to manually click the downloaded .smil file.
Also note that this audio is streaming content and you will sometimes need to wait for audio to load. You may experience typical streaming issues like the audio stops or sputters with a slow internet connection, just like watching a YouTube video. Moving the playhead around, also like with YouTube, might help to get music playing again.
ArcGIS applications: In general, all ArcGIS applications such as ArcMap, ArcReader, ArcCatalog, etc. may take as long as 15-20 minutes to launch. Please be patient after clicking on an ArcGIS application. We will remedy this issue on the Spring 2014 quarter update. Please note that your laptop needs to be connected to wireless network eduroam while on campus or to the UCLA VPN while off campus in order to talk to the campus license server to allow ArcGIS to launch.
Gephi won't open on Windows laptops: On launch, Gephi displays an error about not being able to locate the system's Java installation due to an incorrect file path. You can fix this manually by editing the Gephi startup settings text file located at Start Menu > All Programs > Gephi > Startup settings. Open this file in Notepad and change the last line from jdkhome="C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_25" to jdkhome="C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_45". We will fix this error on the Spring 2014 quarter update.
Linguistics programs have broken shortcuts in Start Menu: The PCquirerX, PitchWorks, and SynthWorks program shortcuts at Start Menu > All Programs > Linguistics are broken. Please launch these programs with the alternate shortcuts at Start Menu > All Programs > PCquirerX folder, PitchWorks folder, and SynthWorks folder, respectively.