[Chimera-users] Chimera 1.1951 on OSX 10.3.4 fails to do much at all...

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Sun Jun 20 10:13:35 PDT 2004

On Jun 18, 2004, at 9:51 PM, Grant Jacobs wrote:

> I've tried a few things -- seems Chimera is location-dependent. I 
> place most of my applications in subdirectories of /Applications or 
> ~/Applications (e.g. Text, Graphics, Science, etc.) to organise things 
> a bit. A few apps. insist on being in /Applications - Chimera seems to 
> be one of these. Your installation notes don't indicate this 
> explicitly, but I suppose no many people insist on being so 
> over-organised :-)

AFAIK, Chimera isn't normally location dependent.  On my OS X 10.3.4 
system at home, I can launch Chimera from the desktop, from my 
Documents folder, and from /Applications/Science (while named 
Chimera-1.1951 -- to test your exact situation as closely as possible) 
and was able to open models and the side view in each case without 

Since you have found a solution that works for you, you may not want to 
pursue this any further.  If you are willing however, you could create 
a guest account on your machine for our debugging use and convey the 
account name, password, and machine name to us privately.  Then we 
could debug the problem without requiring much more of your time.  Let 
us know.

> While I'm writing, I presume Chimera insists on using its own version 
> of python over anything installed in /usr/bin/python or whatever?

Pretty much.  Several versions back, the Chimera installer would give 
you the option of having Chimera use the system version of Python -- 
but we found compatibility issues were just too much of a headache for 
both us and users to deal with, so the option isn't there anymore.

Eric Pettersen
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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