[Chimera-users] ubuntu graphics problem

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Dec 23 09:12:51 PST 2008

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Fabian Glaser <fglaser at technion.ac.il>
> Date: December 23, 2008 4:25:11 AM PST
> To: Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu>
> Subject: Re: kubuntu 8.10 avoiding pain from other chimera users
> Hi Elaine,
> It was not a Chimera problem, but a KDE4.1 memory leak or something  
> similar to that, I'll post that in the chimera bug service,
> Thanks!
> Fabian

On Dec 22, 2008, at 9:31 AM, Elaine Meng wrote:

> 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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