[Chimera-users] Chimera on a virtualbox

chris.wood at stfc.ac.uk chris.wood at stfc.ac.uk
Tue Feb 5 12:48:43 PST 2013

Hello all,

I'm trying to run Chimera on VirtualBox. The installation completes fine, but when I try and run the program (cd to the bin directory and run ./chimera) I see

X Error of failed request:  BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter)
Major opcode of failed request:  72 (X_PutImage)
Resource id in failed request:  0x480006a
Serial number of failed request:  1382
Current serial number in output stream:  1388

I've tried enabling / disabling hardware virtualization & 3D acceleration, but to no avail. Although people do seem to have problems with chimera on a virtualbox, it normally seems to be a problem with OpenGL, which this doesn't seem to be.

Has anyone seen this error before? Is there anything else I'm missing? I can't even work out if it's a hardware, VirtualBox, or OS problem...

VirtualBox 4.2.4
Guest additions 4.2.4
Guest OS: Ubuntu 12.04
Host OS: Windows 7 professional

Thanks in advance!
Dr Chris Wood
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
OX11 0QX

chris.wood at stfc.ac.uk

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