[Gate-users] problems with vgate

J-F CLEMENT jean-francois.clement at univ-brest.fr
Tue Jul 13 16:16:22 CEST 2010

Le 13/07/2010 15:31, lhj8503 a écrit :
> Dear gate users:
> I am new to gate.When I  just started vGATE, I encounted  some problems:
> 1  I type "Gate" in terminal to start, it begins in "Idle" mode instead of "PreInit" mode.
> 2  I am try to run the 'benchPET.mac' in benchmarks folder, many problems occurs. For instance,
>     I type "/gate/geometry/setMaterialdatebase../../GateMaterials.db",error:"GateMDBFile::GateMDBFile:could not find material database file '../../GateMaterials.db'. Computation aborted."
>     I type "/gate/cylindricalPET/setMaterial Air" ,the error "Gate MaterialDatebase: could not find the definition for    material 'Air' in material files";
>     When I type "/gate/cylindricalPET/daughters/name head" , the error " command</gate/cylindricalPET/daughters/name head>  not found" appears.
> And some problems similar to these, I wonder whether it relate to the "Idle" mode, if not ,what is the reason?
>    Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
>   best regards
>       tammy
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Hi lhj8503,

do you have try without start Gate "only" ?

you can try this :

on the desktop click "terminal with GATE environment"
do "cd Progs/Gate/gate_v6.0_p01/benchmarks/benchPET/"
do "Gate benchPET.mac"
and everything will be fine.

Best regards,

Jean-François CLEMENT
LaTIM Inserm U650
IFR 148 ScInBioS - Science et Ingénierie en Biologie-Santé

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