[Chimera-users] "Floating exception" error message

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Jun 27 11:41:01 PDT 2008

On Fri, 27 Jun 2008, Dong-Yan Tan wrote:

> Dear all,
> We have just installed chimera-1.2470-linux.exe in our Linux computer
> (SUSE LINUX 9.0 ). We keep getting error message "Floating exeptions" when
> we are just trying to open a PDB file and the program quits automatically.
> Has anyone encountered such a problem or have clues about where to look
> for solutions? Thanks a lot.
> Dong-Yan

This sounds like a Linux kernel bug or C library bug.  Please make sure 
that you have applied all of the recommended patches to your SUSE system 
(use the yast program to update it).  In particular, there is a security 
patch related to floating point exceptions, that should be applied 
It's not clear if that patch will fix the problem, so please apply the 

I would also expect upgrading to the current SUSE Linux to fix the 

 	Good luck,

 	Greg Couch
 	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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