[Chimera-users] Chimera-1.5.3 on RHEL 5 Linux workstation does not display surface

Tom Goddard goddard at sonic.net
Wed Jun 15 11:34:39 PDT 2011

This is a graphics driver bug.  Maybe you have no graphics driver 
installed and it is using an old buggy version of Mesa to do the 3d 
graphics.  The best solution is to install a graphics driver from the 
maker of your card Nvidia or AMD/ATI.


> Folks,
> I recently upgraded my LINUX to RHEL 5 (its an old machine and RHEL 6
> did not recognize my old graphics card so I settled for RHEL5). I have
> installed xterm (eg yum install xerm). I downloaded Chimera 1.5.3 build
> 33475 2011-5-24 17:23
> When I read in a PDB file and then try to display a surface, the
> calculation finishes but the display of the surface is fragmented with
> only a few of the triangular
> surface components displayed. The issue is not confined to a particular PDB.
> A windows version 1.5.3 works nominally with respect to surface display.
> So I am wondering if I have my xterm  properly installed.
> Can you suggest some things for me to examine?
> Thanks
> Starr

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