[Chimera-users] Ubuntu 12.10 and Chimera update #1

Rudy J. Richardson rjrich at umich.edu
Mon Jan 14 18:14:05 PST 2013

Hi Greg,

I have been using Linux Mint 13 LTS 64-bit KDE, and Chimera 1.7 works just 
fine. As you probably know, Linux Mint 13 is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. 
Are there problems with Chimera on Ubuntu 12.04, or is it just 12.10? 


On Mon, 14 Jan 2013, Greg Couch wrote:

> Ubuntu 12.10 is still buggy, but I have found a workaround to get Chimera to 
> work if you have AMD/ATI or NVIDIA graphics.  If you change the desktop 
> environment from the default Ubuntu environment to another, e.g., Xfce, then 
> Chimera will work.  Do do that, first install xfce4:
>    sudo apt-get install xfce4
> Then logout, and you will see an circular icon to the right of your login 
> name.  Click on that icon and choose "Xfce session" and OK. Then type in your 
> password and you'll get the Xfce desktop environment (don't use a single 
> panel unless you know what you're doing).  And then Chimera will work as 
> before from the desktop or the command line.
> There are other possible desktop environments and it appears that the ones 
> that have a compositing window manager, e.g., kde plasma, don't work.  If you 
> are using a different desktop environment in Ubuntu 12.10 that works, please 
> tell me about it.
>    HTH,
>    Greg
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