[Chimera-users] Chimera on Linux

Sabuj Pattanayek sabujp at gmail.com
Thu Aug 12 14:01:26 PDT 2010


It could also be the hardware, i.e. overheating video card/cpu, bad
memory or motherboard. By PC, I'm guessing you mean a different
computer running windows?


On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 3:54 PM, Greg Couch <gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> 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
> recommendation.
>     - Greg
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