[Chimera-users] system freeze completly with ubuntu 10.10

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri May 27 22:59:34 PDT 2011

Sounds like a graphics driver bug or a possible graphics card hardware 
failure or other hardware failure.  If you have ATI or NVIDIA graphics, 
then you should install the proprietary driver.  The proprietary drivers 
are currently faster and more robust than the open-source ones.  If you 
have Intel graphics, my condolences, you'll have to upgrade to Ubuntu 
11.04 to get a better graphics driver.  To check if it is a hardware 
problem, if you can boot into Windows,  try running the Windows version 
of Chimera too.  If that fails, then it's probably a hardware bug, if it 
works, then it's probably a software bug.

For a better answer, start up chimera, use the Report a Bug dialog, and 
then exit chimera so your system doesn't freeze.  The bug report will 
tell me what graphics card you have versus what graphics driver you have 
installed and a few other clues that could help figure this out.

     -- Greg

On 5/27/2011 8:57 PM, Mario Dejung wrote:
> Hello,
> I have some trouble with chimera on my old laptop. My complete system is
> freezing after a few seconds. I can not restart X server or switching to a
> console or anything, even the mouse pointer is not moving.
> I tried 32 bit chimera 1.5.2 and 1.5.3, both have the same problem.
> I have 64 MB graphical memory available, but the maps I am loading are
> very small, like less then 4MB and the system crashs also, even if I open
> just one map.
> Does anyone has a good suggestion? Since the whole system is freezing, I
> am not able to switch back to a terminal to look for error messages or
> similar.
> Kind regards
> Mario
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