[Paraview] PV 3.0.2 parallel: Got unknown argument: -p4wd

Berk Geveci berk.geveci at kitware.com
Tue Aug 5 09:53:59 EDT 2008

It sounds like your paraview was not compiled with MPI support. The
mpi launcher (mpich's mpiexec) adds certain command line arguments
when launching an mpi executable and removes them during the MPI
initialization phase (MPI_Initialize). If pvserver is not compiled
with mpi, those arguments are never removed and you get the error you


On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 7:40 AM, Stephen Wornom
<stephen.wornom at sophia.inria.fr> wrote:
> I use 3.0.2 How do I correct the problem? This is my script:
> cat paraview_xeon_8.pbs
> #!/bin/sh
> #PBS -N "Paraview_8"
> #PBS -l "nodes=1:xeon:ppn=8"
> #PBS -l "walltime=4:00:00"
> #PBS -o "Paraview_8.out"
> #PBS -m e
> server=`hostname`
> echo "The server is listening on host $server "
> /usr/bin/mpiexec /usr/local/paraview/bin/pvserver --use-offscreen-rendering
> Stephen
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