[Chimera-users] transparent background error

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Dec 23 15:36:26 PST 2008

On Tue, 23 Dec 2008, odonnell at chem.fsu.edu wrote:

> Hi,
>   I can't find a previous entry in the archives for an error message
> i receive when i impose a transparent background. As soon as i read in
> a map i receive this:
> Runtime error!
> ProgramC:\Program Files (x86)\Chimera\bin\pythonw.ese
> R6025
> -pure virutal function call
> Hitting OK I receive...
> Chimera failed abnormally; the exit code was:255.
> Thanks in advance for any advice!!!!
> -Jason

This error is usually a graphics driver bug.  And is semi-common on 
systems with Intel motherboard graphics.  The new chimera 1.3 release 
works around some of the cases where the bug occurs.  So please try 
chimera 1.3.  The other thing to try is to update your graphics/video 
driver.  If you have a laptop, chances are that your vendor has not 
released a new graphics/video driver in a long time, so you will have to 
go to <http://downloadcenter.intel.com/> for a newer driver.

If you continue to have problems, please file a bug report using the Help 
/ Report a Bug dialog.

 	Greg Couch
 	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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