Hera Setup Instructions for Unix Machines
These instructions apply to most Unix or Linux workstations using the Firefox,
Mozilla, or Netscape web browser.
Download and install version v4.3 or higher of the
on your computer.
(The version of Fv that
is included in the April 2005 release of version 6.0 of the HEASARC's
package will not work). Make a note of the full directory path to
the fv executable because this will be needed in the next step.
Configure your web browser to user fv as a helper application. To do this,
click on this
link and carefully follow these instructions:
The first time you click this link a brower window should appear that
asks what you want to do with files of type XHERA or text/x-hera.
Select the "Open with" option, and use the "Browse" or "Choose" button to find
and select the previously installed fv executable file.
Also select the option box
to "always do this automatically" the next time a file of this type is
opened, if your browser provides that option.
If these steps have been performed successfully, then when you
click on the above
'Test Hera' link again, a new window should be displayed
confirming that you have successfully setup your browser to
use fv as a helper application.
If for some reason you need to reset the path to the fv executable,
follow these instructions, depending on your browser:
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