[Chimera-users] problems to start chimera

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Apr 8 13:34:56 PDT 2015

Hello Ricardo,

The problem is with the Mesa package that provides OpenGL (graphics) 
support.  OpenSUSE 13.2 has a recent version of Mesa, so I am surprised 
it doesn't work.  Perhaps there is a configuration problem, or there are 
supporting packages that are missing.

Our recommended solution is to install the proprietary graphics driver 
for your graphics card.  Run lspci (maybe /sbin/lspci) and grep for VGA 
to see what kind of graphics you have, ideally you'll have AMD or NVIDIA 
graphics -- if you have Intel graphics, there is no proprietary graphics 
driver, but make sure the xf86-video-intel package is installed.  If 
OpenSUSE has a proprietary package for your graphics driver, then 
install it, if not, you'll need to go the vendor's web site, ie., 
www.amd.com or www.nvidia.com, to get the appropriate driver and 
manually install it.  The disadvantage of the manual install is that 
every time you update your system (the kernel or the X11 server), you 
might need to reinstall the graphics driver.

See https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:ATI_drivers for what to do to get the 
proprietary AMD/ATI graphics drivers, and see 
https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_drivers for what to do to get the 
proprietary NVIDIA graphics drivers.  If you don't have one of those, 
make sure the appropriate xf86-video-* driver installed.

     Good luck!


On 04/08/2015 06:03 AM, torquato.bioq at epm.br wrote:
> Dear collegues !!
> I'm installed chimera-1.10.1-linux_x86_64.bin on my machine witch 
> controlled by openSUSE 13.2.
> The installation procedure was fine, but when I try start chimera I 
> got this messege:
> ricardo at ricardolinux:~$ chimera
> libGL error: unable to load driver: swrast_dri.so
> libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast
> X Error of failed request:  GLXBadContextTag
>   Major opcode of failed request:  155 (GLX)
>   Minor opcode of failed request:  5 (X_GLXMakeCurrent)
>   Serial number of failed request:  1457
>   Current serial number in output stream: 1457
> Please can some one help
> T
> All the best
> Ricardo
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