[Chimera-users] Fwd: amd64 installation

Francesco Pietra chiendarret at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 10:52:04 PDT 2009

Once the nvidia driver wass configured correctly, Chimera 64bit
launched perfectly.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Francesco Pietra <chiendarret at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 4:04 PM
Subject: Fwd: amd64 installation
To: chimera <chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu>

It seems that the directions to install the nvidia driver on Debian
etch (which I followed) should be updated for lenny, i.e. the driver
was not added automatically to the xorg.conf with lenny. If I
understand, the X server working under nvidia without the appropriate
driver gave no openGL support. I will be back when the issue is
resolved, unless someone has specific experience with the issue, which
would help.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Francesco Pietra <chiendarret at gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 11:46 PM
Subject: amd64 installation
To: chimera <chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu>

To deal with very large data files i tried to install
chimera-1.3.2577-linux_x86_64.exe in /usr/local/chimera. Mainboard
Tyan S2895 dual-opterons; OS Debian amd64 lenny; nvidia chipset 6600,
nvidia-glx driver

To simplify i made the chimera directory to belong to me as user. The
installation from my home succeeded, though chimera did not launch. It
appears in part for a moment as if there were no opengl support:

francesco at tya64:/usr/local/chimera/bin$ ./chimera
X Error of failed request:  BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
 Major opcode of failed request:  3 (X_GetWindowAttributes)
 Resource id in failed request:  0xffffffff
 Serial number of failed request:  626
 Current serial number in output stream:  627

I installed libmotif3. Same issue.

Once the problem of running chimera is solved, I plan a reinstall in
/usr/local/chimera root root. Should I run the installation from my
home as superuser?

francesco pietra

(I run successfully the 32 bit  version of chimera on an old Athlon
with libmotif3 support)

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