[Chimera-users] Chimera failed abnormally

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon May 10 16:57:26 PDT 2010

On 05/09/2010 08:18 AM, emirate14 wrote:
> Hi, I've downloaded the chimera-1.4.1-win32.I am succeeded to run it 
> for several times. However, the program had a error named as "Chimera 
> failed abnormally; the exit code was: 1. use the --debug command line 
> option for the full error message." and I can not start it anymore 
> (same as Johan Börjesson, 
> http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/pipermail/chimera-users/2005-November/000578.html). 
> I notice there is a note in debug box "Type=screen distance must be 
> positive", does it cause the problem? I am looking forward to your 
> reply. Thank you very much.
> Best regards .
> Qian Wang
> Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
I'm surprised you're getting that error at chimera startup. Did you 
update your graphics driver recently? Most startup errors can be 
temporarily solved by removing your chimera preferences file; on Windows 
Vista, that you would be in "c:\Documents and 
Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\.chimera\preferences". If you figure 
out a way to reproduce this bug, please file a bug report using 
chimera's Report a Bug dialog.

- Greg

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