[Chimera-users] Chimera on Linux

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Aug 12 13:54:16 PDT 2010

On 08/10/2010 02:54 PM, Jay Brown wrote:
> Dear Chimera:
> I successfully installed Chimera on a Linux machine, and it worked as 
> expected for about an hour. Then it began shutting down any time I 
> tried to rotate a volume image (e.g. emd_1015.map). Nothing comparable 
> happens with the version I have running on a PC. Is there something 
> about Linux I need to know?
> Thanks.
>    -Jay Brown

Frequently, these weird errors are solved by updating the graphics 
driver.  If you have an NVidia or ATI graphics card, you can install the 
latest driver from the vendor, but you'll need to reinstall every time 
your kernel is updated -- the closed source drivers are still much 
better than the open source ones, so it's usually worth the pain.  If 
you have Intel graphics, you'll probably need to wait until your Linux 
distribution has a major update (you need to update the mesa packages).

If you use chimera's Report a Bug dialog to submit this as a bug, it 
will tell me more about your system so I'll be able to make a specific 

     - Greg
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