[Chimera-users] Problem of Launching Chimera Remotely on a Mac

Tom Goddard goddard at sonic.net
Wed Dec 4 09:46:04 PST 2013

Hi Andy,

  Your error message means the two machines you are using cannot remotely display OpenGL using X windows because of incompatible graphics drivers.  It has nothing to do with Chimera.  Specifically the error says the NV-GLX (nvidia glx) extension is missing on the server.  X windows remote display is a nearly dead technology, poorly supported, only in rare cases does the OpenGL work.  Why are you trying to do this instead of using a modern desktop sharing protocol?


On Dec 3, 2013, at 11:10 PM, Anindito Sen  wrote:

> Dear All,
> I am having difficulty to launch Chimera remotely with the following Error message on my Mac. I understand that the current OS X (version 10.8.5) and the latest Xcode has some issues and cannot handle the process ?! 
> Is there a way out of this ?
> Thanks and Best Wishes
> Andy
> [andy@****** ~]$ chimera
> Xlib:  extension "NV-GLX" missing on display "localhost:15.0".
> Xlib:  extension "NV-GLX" missing on display "localhost:15.0".
> X Error of failed request:  GLXBadCurrentWindow
>   Major opcode of failed request:  149 (GLX)
>   Minor opcode of failed request:  5 (X_GLXMakeCurrent)
>   Serial number of failed request:  1354
>   Current serial number in output stream:  1354
>> Dr. Anindito Sen (Ph.D)
>> Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy
>> Graduate School of Medicine
>> University of Tokyo
>> Tel & fax: +81-3-5841-3339
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