[Chimera-users] Chimera on Linux

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Jul 30 11:27:32 PDT 2007

On Jul 29, 2007, at 8:12 AM, Beale, John wrote:

> I have been using Chimera on a Linux-equipped laptop for a long  
> time. All that I had to do to get the software working was to  
> download the appropriate version of Chimera and click on the  
> executable. I am trying to install Chimera on a new Linux  
> workstation. I downloaded the program for Linux, but when I try to  
> run the executable I get a message that says that the software  
> downloaded is for MS-DOS and not Linux, and I am unable to install  
> Chimera. Has anyone run into this problem, and is there a fix for it?

Hi John,
	The basic problem is that some Linux desktop managers are "smart"  
enough to "know" that files that end in .exe are Windows executables,  
even when they are not.  Possible solutions are outlined in the  
answer to question #2 in this mail:



                         Eric Pettersen
                         UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
                         pett at cgl.ucsf.edu

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