[Chimera-users] Chimera installation on Windows Sub System Ubuntu

Tom Goddard goddard at sonic.net
Mon Mar 4 10:54:44 PST 2019

The error installing on the Ubuntu virtual machine means that the opengl graphics library libGL.so.1 was not found.  Probably you need to install a graphics driver for the Ubuntu virtual machine in order for Chimera to start.


> On Mar 4, 2019, at 9:40 AM, Rosenberg, Mark F  wrote:
> Dear Tom
> Hope you are well. I think I have been at this for days.  I am trying to install Chimera on a Windows installation but I have had a few bugs which I have submitted to Bugs.
> I thought in the meantime , I could try and install Chimera in the Windows Subsystem with Ubuntu.
> I have got so far but I  keep on getting  the below error.
> I have tried to see if I am missing any libraries to no avail.
> Do you have any suggestions please ?
> Thank you  very much.
> Kind Regards
> Mark
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/opt/Chimera/share/__main__.py", line 73, in <module>
>     value = chimeraInit.init(sys.argv)
>   File "/opt/Chimera/share/chimeraInit.py", line 666, in init
>     import chimera
>   File "/opt/Chimera/share/chimera/__init__.py", line 16, in <module>
>     from _chimera import BBox, Camera, Color, ColorGroup, DirectionalLight, LODControl, Lens, LensViewer, Light, Material, MaterialColor, Model, NoGuiViewer, OGLFont, OSLAbbreviation, OpenModels, OpenState, PathFinder, PixelMap, Plane, Point, PositionalLight, Selectable, SharedState, SpotLight, Sphere, Texture, TextureColor, TrackChanges, Vector, Viewer, X3DScene, Xform
> ImportError: libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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