[Chimera-users] installation of headless chimera

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue May 24 12:05:15 PDT 2011

One more thing, you would be be much better off running a newer version 
of Linux, preferably a desktop version.  And I would strongly recommend 
using an AMD/ATI or NVIDIA graphics card and installing the vendor's 
proprietary driver.  The proprietary drivers are typically faster and 
more robust than the open source drivers.  If you stick with Fedora core 
6, a proprietary driver is mandatory because the older open source 
drivers are too buggy for chimera.  (Fedora core 6 was released on 
October 24, 2006, and the current version is Fedora core 15 which was 
released today.)

     -- Greg

On 05/24/2011 11:51 AM, Greg Couch wrote:
> So everyone knows, the headless version of chimera does not provide a 
> visible graphics window.  It is designed to run chimera and Python 
> scripts and export data or save images, and is usually installed for 
> use by web servers.  So if you are new to chimera, it is the wrong 
> version to use.
> So I'd recommend downloading and installing the chimera 1.5.3 release 
> candidate (the actual release should be out within a day, so if you 
> can wait a day, do so).  The Linux installer needs to be make 
> executable (chmod +x installer.bin) and run in a Terminal window.  
> When the installer pauses for input, you will see that it has filled 
> out the answer for you with a default value.  If you don't like that 
> value,
> use your normal terminal line editing to change it (ie., use DEL to 
> delete a character, ^U to delete the line, etc.).
>     HTH,
>     Greg
> On 05/24/2011 06:24 AM, bharat gupta wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am new to chimera and I am trying to install it on fedora core 6 . 
>> After followng the instructions given in installation manual nothing 
>> happens in my system.
>> Can anybody tell me how can I install the headless version of chimera ..
>> Thanks in advance for help
>> -- 
>> Bharat
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