[Chimera-users] ubuntu graphics problem

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Dec 22 09:31:56 PST 2008

Fabian reports a Chimera/ubuntu problem and a solution:

Begin forwarded message:
> Hi Elaine,
> To save people painful dealing with the newest version of ubuntu,  
> 8.10, if everybody asks you, chimera has an incompatibility with the  
> "desktop effects" and "compiz" effects of this version. The only  
> solution I found (after two days of trials) is to remove compiz (apt- 
> get remove compiz) and completely disallow the desktop effects  
> (through system settings).
> Best regards,
> Fabian
>> Something more urgent, I have recently updated my kubuntu system to  
>> 8.10, and the nvidia graphics card to nvidia-glx-177 (177.80 to be  
>> precise) which should be the correct one. The problem is that after  
>> a few seconds of working with some molecule in the  chimera window  
>> (which opens fine), it gets stuck and works very very slowly if at  
>> all. That is a problem since I use chimera very heavily. Any hint  
>> you could give me of how to solve the problem would be invaluable.  
>> Just to mention that I have heard of problems with this version of  
>> kubuntu, but surely there is a workaround.

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