[Chimera-users] Bug?

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Oct 19 14:49:26 PDT 2005

This is an issue with Python 2.4, which Chimera is using -- it  
doesn't know how to properly start Firefox.  We'll try to get the  
Python folk to fix this.  Until then, if you set your BROWSER  
environment variable to "firefox '%s' &" (before starting Chimera),  
then things will work right.  For csh-style shells, you would set it  
with the command:

     setenv BROWSER "firefox '%s' &"

for sh-style shells:

     BROWSER="firefox '%s' &"; export BROWSER

The above assumes that "firefox" is on your execution path.  If it's  
not then you will have to give the full path to the Firefox  
executable.  Obviously, you probably want to put these commands in  
you shell's startup file so that you don't have to type them every time.

                         Eric Pettersen
                         UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
                         pett at cgl.ucsf.edu

On Oct 19, 2005, at 12:59 PM, Mingfeng Yang wrote:

> Chimera version 1 build 2176,
> 1. start chimera, load in a protein
> 2. from help-->user guide, open firefox webbrowser to read help  
> information
> 3. chimera main window becomes dead (black screen, not respond to  
> mouse
> click and keyboard.)
> 4. close firefox browser, chimera goes back to normal
> OS: Gentoo linux, kernel-2.6.10
> Firefox: version 1.07, build from gcc-3.4.4
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