6. Frequently Asked Questions

6.1. Installation

6.1.1. I have a Windows laptop with an NVidia discrete card, but the main windows doesn’t show

You should have a terminal window opening. Check the start of the terminal, you should have something like this:

Welcome to LithoGraphX!

Thrust host evaluation: OpenMP

LithoGraphX version: 1.1.0 revision:
   created in thread: 0x14969344
Cuda driver version: 7.0
Cuda runtime version: 7.0

Cuda capable device found, device 0: GeForce GTX 960M
                 Compute capability: 5.0
                       Total memory: 2047 Mb
                    MultiProcessors: 5
     Res.threads per MultiProcessor: 2048
               Max resident threads: 10240
                         Cuda cores: 960
                         Clock rate: 1.176 GHz

The version of the Cuda driver and runtime may be different, but you should have a valid version. If not, you probably need to install the NVidia drivers for your card, as often default video drivers are not compatible with Cuda. You will find the latest NVidia drivers here: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx

6.1.2. I have a Windows laptop with an AMD discrete card, but the main windows doesn’t show

You need to check if the discrete card has been triggered. For example, if you see something like:

 - Version : 4.2.0 - Build
 - Renderer: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
 - Vendor  : Intel

Then it’s your onboard Intel card that is selected. And as of today (July 2015), no Intel card is capable of running LithoGraphX. You need to tell the drivers of your graphics card to use the discrete card.

6.1.3. I have a Linux laptop with an NVidia card and LithoGraphX doesn’t start

Modern laptops with NVidia cards usually have a primary, low-consumption card. To use your NVidia card, you need to have either bumblebee or nvidia-prime installed (depending on how recent your Linux distribution is). If you installed nvidia-prime, make sure the nvidia card is selected. In a shell the command:

$ prime-select query

should return nvidia. If not, type:

$ sudo prime-select nvidia

If you installed bumblebee, you should have a program called optirun or primusrun (or both). LithoGraphX should detect automatically which one needs to be used. To make sure your installation is working run the following command in a shell:

$ primusrun glxinfo | grep -i nvidia
$ optirun glxinfo | grep -i nvidia

You should at least see:

server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation

If not, you need to fix your installation. You can try to contact us for help (http://www.lithographx.com/contact-credits).

6.2. Referencing and citations

6.2.1. How to cite this software?

Please, cite this paper:

Barbier de Reuille, P., Routier-Kierzkowska, A.-L., Kierzkowski, D., Bassel, G.W., Schüpbach, T., Tauriello, G., Bajpai, N., Strauss, S., Weber, A., Kiss, A., Burian, A., Hofhuis, H., Sapala, A., Lipowczan, M., Heimlicher M.B., Robinson, S., Bayer, E.M., Basler, K., Koumoutsakos, P., Roeder, A.H.K., Aegerter-Wilmsen, T., Nakayama, N., Tsiantis, M., Hay, A., Kwiatkowska, D., Xenarios, I., Kuhlemeier, C. & Smith, R.S. (2015) MorphoGraphX: A platform for quantifying morphogenesis in 4D. eLife 4:e05864 http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.05864

Also, we would appreciate if you put a link to the LithoGraphX website http://lithographx.com in the publication, or even better, from your own website.