[Chimera-users] Chimera crashes

Ben Keshet keshet1 at umbc.edu
Thu Apr 3 14:52:01 PDT 2008

Thanks for answer.  I managed to open Chimera in debug mode, however, 
nothing exceptional appears when I open Chimera after it crashes.  When 
Chimera crashes (in debug mode) when the screen saver goes one, I 
received a message in the window.  Unfortunately, I could not copy and 
paste the text, so I am attaching an image of the window. 

I updated the drivers but the problem persists. 

Any information you can get from the error message?  Any other suggestions?

Thanks a lot for your time,
Ben Keshet

Eric Pettersen wrote:
> Hi Ben,
>     One thing to do is to go to the Nvidia web site and make sure you 
> have the latest set of drivers for your graphics card.  You were 
> pretty close with enabling debug mode:  you right-click on the Chimera 
> icon ==> properties ==> Shortcut and add --debug to the target.  The 
> --debug should be after the ending double quote of the original 
> target, separated by a space.  Then the next time you run Chimera, a 
> text window will pop up with additional error information.  Copying 
> text from the debug window is a little tricky.  You can copy the text 
> from the debug window by right mouse clicking on the console window's 
> title bar and first doing a "select all" followed by a "copy" and then 
> you can paste the text.
> --Eric
> On Apr 1, 2008, at 9:22 AM, Ben Keshet wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have been using Chimera on my desktop successfully - great program.
>> However, when I run Chimera on my laptop, Chimera tends to crash,
>> usually when the screen saver starts.  the message I have is: chimera
>> failed abnormally; the exit code was :3.  I am not sure how to open the
>> debug mode (I tried to right-click ==> properties and change the target
>> by adding '--debug' but I am getting an error message that the name is
>> not valid.  my machine is Dell Vostro 1500 with XP with a GeForce 8400M
>> GS video card.  Any suggestion are welcome.
>> Thanks,
>> Ben
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