Before installing Toon Boom Harmony, you must perform the following tasks:
|•||Verifying the Minimum Requirements|
|•||Obtaining the Product Code|
|•||Checking Your Pre-installation Configuration|
For the minimum hardware requirements, visit: System Requirements.
For the most current Toon Boom Harmony hardware requirements, refer to the Harmony and Your IT Department white paper available from:
|•||Toon Boom Animation Sales Representative|
|•||Toon Boom Animation Support at: email@example.com.|
You should obtain a product code from the Toon Boom licensor, so you can finish the installation process without having to wait for the activation code to arrive.
To obtain a Harmony 12.1 product code, send the following information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|•||Your name and the name of your company|
|•||Email address where to send the license file|
Configure your computer before installation by performing the following tasks:
|•||Updating the NVIDIA Drivers|
|•||Resolving Keyboard Conflicts|
Following are some considerations for CentOS Linux installation. Explaining how to install CentOS Linux is beyond the scope of this document—refer to the CentOS documentation.
- Download the CentOS Linux documentation from:
- Before installing Linux, make sure the distribution you will be installing is 64-bit. Harmony 12.1 will not work if the OS is not 64-bit.
- When installing CentOS Linux, perform a Custom installation and select to install Everything to ensure that you get all the packages necessary to run Harmony.
- When prompted, select Firewall as disabled. Your file server should be behind a firewall, but not be configured as one.
- When prompted, select SELinux as disabled.
Harmony has been tested and certified for use on the GNOME windows manager.
Harmony works best with a minimum screen resolution of 1280 pixels x1024 pixels x 24-bit. If CentOS cannot detect your monitor, configure the monitor as a generic CRT or an LCD with this resolution and a 60 Hz refresh rate. Alternatively, consult your monitor manufacturer's documentation.
If you are new to Linux, it is recommended that you create a boot disk to facilitate recovery.
- Verify if SELinux is enabled by reviewing the contents of the SELinux config file:
- Locate the line that starts with
SELINUX=and verify that the value is set to disabled:
# This file controls the state of SELinux on the system.
# SELINUX= can take one of these three values:
# enforcing - SELinux security policy is enforced.
# permissive - SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing.
# disabled - No SELinux policy is loaded.
# SELINUXTYPE= can take one of these two values:
# targeted - Targeted processes are protected.
# mls - Multi Level Security protection.
- If the value is set to something other than
disabled, open the file using a text editor and change the value to
- Once the file is modified and saved, reboot the computer.
You must install the recommended drivers for your NVIDIA video card, otherwise Harmony will not function.
In general, you should use the latest drivers. New drivers tend to resolve past driver issues. If you already have NVIDIA drivers installed, find the version number by typing:
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep "X Driver"
- Download the Linux driver from the NVIDIA website:
- As a root user, switch to text mode when installing video card drivers.
- Install the NVIDIA kernel driver.
- Once the NVIDIA driver installation is successful, revert to graphical mode by starting X.
Some default keyboard shortcuts conflict with the shortcuts in Harmony and can prevent normal user operation.
- In the menu, go to System > Preferences > Windows.
The Window Preferences dialog box opens.
- In the Movement Key section, select the Super (or "Windows logo") option.