[Chimera-users] Cannot open pdb files with older versions of Chimera

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Sep 17 15:47:51 PDT 2009

Hi Hiroshi,
	It's too bad that you can't use a newer version since the handling of  
files/folders with non-ASCII characters in their names is much  
improved compared with old versions.  Also, I'm surprised that  
surfacing works in an old version but not a newer version.  For the  
most part surfacing is more robust in newer versions.  Also, we expect  
to have a new surface library available in a release Real Soon Now.
	My advice is to make sure that your file name has only ASCII  
characters in it, the folder it's in has only ASCII characters, as  
well as the folder above that, etc.


                         Eric Pettersen
                         UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

On Sep 17, 2009, at 2:34 PM, Hiroshi Nikaido wrote:

> Hello,
> I sometimes have to use older versions of Chimera (1.2350 or 1.2422)
> because the more recent versions refuse to calculate surfaces for my
> protein.  They used to work fine in my old computer running windows  
> xp,
> but with my new computer (still running xp) an attempt to try any pdb
> files on my hard disk produces an error message (TypeError: argument 1
> should be a str.).  How could this problem be fixed?  Your help will  
> be
> greatly appreciated.
> Hiroshi
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