[Chimera-users] chimera startup problem

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Dec 8 11:58:40 PST 2008

On Sun, 7 Dec 2008, Jinzhong Lin wrote:

> Hi,
> I installed lastest chimera build (1.3.2576) on 32-bit linux platform.
> When I ran chimera I got for following error message
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "/opt/sciencetools/chimera/share/__main__.py", line 65, in <module>
> value = chimeraInit.init(sys.argv)
> File "/opt/sciencetools/chimera/share/chimeraInit.py", line 361, in init
> tkgui.initializeGUI(exitonquit, debug_opengl)
> File "/opt/sciencetools/chimera/share/chimera/tkgui.py", line 2520, in
> initializeGUI
> master.tk.call('tix', 'initstyle')
> _tkinter.TclError: expected integer but got "9.5"
> Can anyone help me out?
> P.S.
> I opened the tkgui.py file and comment line 2520:
> master.tk.call('tix', 'initstyle')
> Chimera start without the error and seems usable, But I am not sure if
> this is appropriate.
> Best,
> lithlin

Commenting out the "master.tk.call('tix', 'initstyle')" turns off 
chimera's ability to find and use your default font.  That leads to the 
most likely bug, that you picked a non-integer default font size.  Just 
change your default font size to 9 or 10 and chimera should work 

 	Greg Couch
 	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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