[Chimera-users] On installation of Chimera linux version

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Aug 27 23:30:19 PDT 2020

For 3D graphics, there is one more VirtualBox Display setting -- I have 
the Graphics Controller set to VMSVGA.  If that doesn't fix things, then 
you might need to update your NVIDIA Windows graphics driver.  If that 
doesn't work, you'll get to ask for help on a VirtualBox forum.  This is 
not a Chimera bug anymore.

For help running NVIDIA software in your virtual machine, you will need 
to ask elsewhere. That is beyond my expertise.  And it could change how 
you need to configure VirtualBox for 3D graphics.  I just don't know.

     Good luck,


On 8/27/2020 5:59 PM, Smith Lee wrote:
> Dear Greg,
> I have the 3D acceleration turned on in VirtualBox in the Display 
> settings for my virtual machine, it seems with the native 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 never have the experience to 
> have the RTX 5000 work in Centos for my VirtualBox. In fact, I d not 
> know in order to have the RTX 5000 workable in the Centos in the 
> VirtualBox, which steps I need to process, including which NVIDIA 
> related softwares I need to install, the commands to connect the RTX 
> 5000 with the Virtual Box Centos, and how to verify the RTX 5000 has 
> been successfully installed in the VirtualBox Centos host.
> I am looking forward to getting your advice on the above questions, 
> for making my Linux version of chimera workable.
> Smith
> 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.
> Smith.
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