I’ve been running the XIVGui on a Windows7 VM so that I have it available from anywhere. That does work, but then I have to launch an rdesktop session, login, then launch the XIVGui, and login again. I finally got tired of the extra steps and decided to load the XIVGui when I upgraded to Fedora 16. I considered making an RPM, but I’m sure IBM would frown on redistributing their code. These manual steps work great on Fedora 16, should work fine on Fedora 15. I haven’t tested it with RHEL or other versions.
First, you need the 32bit version of libXtst, even if you’re using the 64bit client:
yum install libXtst-1.2.0-2.fc15.i686
Then just download the package from IBM’s ftp server, uncompress it, and move the resulting directory to someplace on your system, I used /usr/local/lib.
tar -zxvf xivgui-xxx-linux64.tar.gz mv XIVGUI /usr/local/lib/
Then, we just need to make a couple of .desktop files.
[Desktop Entry] Name=XIVGui Comment=GUI management tool for IBM XIV Exec=/usr/local/lib/XIVGUI/xivgui Icon=/usr/local/lib/XIVGUI/images/xivIconGreen-32.png Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=System; StartupNotify=true X-Desktop-File-Install-Version=0.18
[Desktop Entry] Name=XIVTop Comment=GUI performance tool for IBM XIV Exec=/usr/local/lib/XIVGUI/xivtop Icon=/usr/local/lib/XIVGUI/images/xivIconTop-32.png Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=System; StartupNotify=true X-Desktop-File-Install-Version=0.18
Now XIVGui and XIVTop should show up under “System Tools”.