[Chimera-users] CUDA on Mac OSX 10.14 Mojave

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Oct 26 08:45:14 PDT 2018

That error is not directly related to CUDA, it is because Chimera is 
unable to use OpenGL to draw 3D graphics.  So if you can reinstall the 
NVIDIA graphics driver so that OpenGL works, then Chimera would work.  
I'd downgrade or install Ubuntu.



On 10/26/2018 8:05 AM, David Bhella wrote:
> Dear All
> I just learned (after updating) that nVidia CUDA support is not in place for the latest Mac OS X release.
> I have a 2010 Mac Pro with a Quadro 4000 card in - which is still fine as a desktop.
> Chimera throws an error now - complaining about the graphics settings being incorrect:
> "Display misconfiguration.  Please increase the color quality (24 bit color or greater), update your display (graphics) driver, and/or upgrade your graphics card.  Also see chimera installation instructions."
> Presumably because the graphics driver is not working correctly.
> Has anyone succeeded in resolving this? Or do I need to roll back to 10.13? A quick scan of the Mac/nVidia Forums suggests that CUDA support may not be forthcoming anytime soon, but I thought I would check if anyone has resolved this before going through the hassle of downgrading.
> Thanks,
> D
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