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

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jan 15 10:57:45 PST 2013

Ubuntu 12.04 works well with Chimera.

     -- Greg

On 01/14/2013 06:14 PM, Rudy J. Richardson wrote:
> 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? Thanks.
> Rudy
> 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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