[Chimera-users] Pythonw.exe and DEP

Conrad Huang conrad at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Jan 23 10:37:40 PST 2013

Unfortunately, we do not have a Vista machine to test on anymore.

Have you tried running pythonw.exe directly (eg from a console window)? 
  Chimera consists of two parts: a launcher (CHIMERA/bin/chimera.exe) 
and the Python interpreter (CHIMERA/bin/pythonw.exe).  Double-clicking 
on the chimera icon runs the launcher which sets up some system 
parameters and then invokes the Python interpreter.  I'm wondering which 
part is failing, the launcher or the interpreter.


On 1/22/13 6:58 PM, Austin B. Yongye wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Any help running chimera-1.6.2-win32.exe or chimera-1.7-win32.exe on a
> vista laptop? Pythonw.exe always fails to run. I tried to include it in
> the list of programs that should not be checked by DEP:
> Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings > Settings (in
> performance section) > Data Execution Prevention (tab)
> But got this message:
> "This program must run with data execution protection(DEP) enabled. You
> cannot turn off DEP for this program."
> Thanks for any suggestions,
> Austin-
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