[Chimera-users] Server and Client machines with different OS
gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Nov 28 10:28:37 PST 2007
On Wed, 28 Nov 2007, Tom Goddard wrote:
> Hi Isabelle,
> I have not tried to run Chimera on Linux with display on Windows. It
> may be possible by installing an X server on Windows such as Xming, or
> by using a remote desktop display program. Both of these solutions may
> fail because they do not correctly mirror the OpenGL 3-d graphics. For
> example, using the remote desktop display program VNC does no work for
> this reason. I expect it will be difficult to find a method that works.
> Why do you want to do this? Why not run Chimera on Windows directly?
Using the Xming-mesa X11 server on Windows and remotely displaying from
Linux works reliably for me. It is okay for small structures, but for any
real work, I'd run chimera locally on the Windows box and either make
local copies of the data or get the data from a Samba fileshare.
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