[Chimera-users] On installation of Chimera linux version

Smith Lee smith_lee123 at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 27 17:59:43 PDT 2020


Dear Greg, 

I  have the 3D acceleration turned on inVirtualBox in the Display settings for my virtual machine, it seems with thenative GPU of the VirtualBox, the chimera did not work.

The host of my VirtualBox is Windows 10,and it really has an advanced GPU, which is NVIDIA RTX 5000. However I neverhave the experience to have the RTX 5000 work in Centos for my VirtualBox. Infact, I d not know in order to have the RTX 5000 workable in the Centos in theVirtualBox, which steps I need to process, including which NVIDIA relatedsoftwares I need to install, the commands to connect the RTX 5000 with theVirtual Box Centos, and how to verify the RTX 5000 has been successfullyinstalled in the VirtualBox Centos host.

I am looking forward to getting your adviceon the above questions, for making my Linux version of chimera workable.


    On Friday, August 28, 2020, 2:13:03 AM GMT+8, Greg Couch <gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:  
It works for me.  Just much slower than running natively on Windows.  Make sure you have 3D acceleration turned on in VirtualBox in the Display settings for your virtual machine.  You also need a decent graphics card on the native system for VirtualBox to use.  I have a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970.  I've attached a screenshot of a CentOS 8 VirtualBox VM running Chimera 1.14 after fetching the "EMDB & fit PDBs" 1048 example.
That said, if Chimera works in Windows, just use Windows :-)  
    -- Greg
 On 8/27/2020 4:38 AM, Smith Lee wrote:
 Dear Greg, 
  Based on your advice, currently the chimera window can display. However by fetching a pdb from RCSB, the protein molecule cannot be shown by default, and for the Presets setting, the protein can only be shown in the all-atoms format. 
  In addition, after laoding a mrc map which can be shown very well in the windows version of chimera, this newly installed linux chimera cannot display the mrc map at all. 
  I amlloking forward to getting your advice. 
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