[Chimera-users] chimera 1.11.2rc crashes
goudeuk at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 02:02:08 PDT 2016
Hi Elaine, Tom
I was going to order more RAM but after your email I am not. The good news
chimera seems to be working now. As Tom suggested, I found an older driver
that doesn't hit any bugs.
The driver that worked for me is 368.22 with the *Stereo-Enable* option *On*
Many thanks for your time and helpful suggestions.
On 15 October 2016 at 00:16, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Hi Yanni,
> I believe that is simply the setup the person reporting the data happened
> to have, i.e. it is a combination that somebody has benchmarked. It
> wouldn’t necessarily be the optimal (or minimal) setup.
> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
> UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
> On Oct 14, 2016, at 3:58 AM, Yanni Goudeuk <goudeuk at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello again
> > In the Chimera specific benchmarks sheet, on the Quadro K2000 line,
> under the columns
> > Main Memory and Driver Version says: 24Gigs and 4.3.0, respectively.
> > Does that mean that it would be ideal to have 24G of RAM and the OpenGL
> driver version 4.3.0?
> > Thank you
> > On 13 October 2016 at 17:40, Tom Goddard <goddard at sonic.net> wrote:
> > Hi Yanni,
> > There is nothing wrong with the Quadro K2000 graphics card — it is the
> Nvidia graphics driver software that has the problem. So the simplest
> solution is to try newer and older Quadro K2000 graphics drivers to find
> one that works. As I mentioned before the Nvidia Quadro cards are a niche
> market and so my experience has been that the graphics drivers are less
> reliable than than the video game oriented Nvidia GeForce cards which have
> a huge market. There is no telling which specific graphics cards will be
> afflicted by graphics driver bugs. When getting a new card I would choose
> a widely used and current generation card that is within your budget. If
> you want to use stereoscopic shutter glasses that will limit the choice,
> probably requiring a niche card like the Quadro series. You can get some
> idea of the performance of various graphics cards on benchmark sites, for
> > http://www.videocardbenchmark.net
> > There are Chimera specific benchmarks here
> > http://plato.cgl.ucsf.edu/trac/chimera/wiki/benchmarks
> > There are entries for Quadro K2000 so people have found working graphics
> drivers — the table even says what driver they were using.
> > For a specific recommendation, if you want a current popular very high
> end card, an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 for about $600-$800. But there are
> many good less expensive options.
> > Tom
> >> On Oct 13, 2016, at 7:37 AM, Yanni Goudeuk <goudeuk at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hello Tom
> >> You were right.
> >> I removed the Quadro graphics card and installed a lower spec card (GT
> 710-1G RAM).
> >> Then started Chimera and did the same movements. Chimera did not crash
> but the card was struggling to cope.
> >> Rotating a structure with added maps was quite slow. After a while even
> the chimera menu became slow.
> >> Could you please suggest to me a graphics card that chimera will be
> happy to "play" with?
> >> Many thanks
> >> On 12 October 2016 at 19:19, Tom Goddard <goddard at sonic.net> wrote:
> >> These Chimera crashes are very likely caused by a graphics driver bug.
> These are especially common on Nvidia Quadro cards because very few people
> use those cards so the drivers seem worse than for consumer cards. You
> would only use such a card to support stereoscopic rendering with LCD
> shutter glasses, as you mention.
> >> At any rate, the only thing likely to fix these crashes is to install
> either a newer or older graphics driver that does not hit the bugs.
> >> If you use Chimera menu entry Help / Report a Bug… you can send us a
> report that includes your graphics driver version. We can discuss the
> problem more through via our bug reporting system.
> >> Tom
> >>> On Oct 12, 2016, at 3:17 AM, Yanni Goudeuk <goudeuk at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> Hello Chimera developers
> >>> I've got the latest chimera (1.11.2rc), installed on windows 7 (64bit).
> >>> My card is Nvidia Quadro K2000 and is using the latest drivers: 369.49
> >>> - 3D OpenGL stereo is enabled under "manage 3D settings" in nvidia
> Control Panel
> >>> My problem is that chimera crashes a few minutes after I open a .pyc
> >>> Sometimes it will crash when I add a map in "model panel", sometimes
> when I rotate the structure, sometimes when I go though the tabs under
> "Favourites" --> "Side view". This is happening with other .pyc files too.
> I can also confirm that this is happening with older versions of chimera.
> >>> Please have a look at the Application error log from event viewer:
> >>> The program pythonw.exe version 0.0.0.0 stopped interacting with
> Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is
> available, check the problem history in the Action Center control panel.
> >>> Process ID: ab0
> >>> Start Time: 01d2246bcf21dbd4
> >>> Termination Time: 46
> >>> Application Path: C:\Program Files\Chimera 1.11.2rc\bin\pythonw.exe
> >>> Report Id: 3c965b43-905f-11e6-bd99-b8ca3a8bb0d4
> >>> If you have any suggestions please let me know.
> >>> Many thanks
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