[Chimera-users] "Floating exception" error message

hsosa at aecom.yu.edu hsosa at aecom.yu.edu
Fri Jun 27 13:01:07 PDT 2008

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

  One thing (not particularly related to Chimera) that is preventing us 
to upgrade the system, is the risk of breaking other programs. In a 
particular the newer versions of Linux come without G77 (Fortran 77 
compiler) and come with the newer "better" G90 compiler. I suspect a big 
headache when trying to compile old Fortran coded programs that we still 

Greg Couch wrote:
> 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 
> (<http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2004_17_kernel.html>). 
> It's not clear if that patch will fix the problem, so please apply the 
> rest.
> I would also expect upgrading to the current SUSE Linux to fix the 
> problem.
>  	Good luck,
>  	Greg Couch
>  	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
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