[Chimera-users] thousands of black rectangles?
gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Oct 6 10:23:05 PDT 2010
On 10/05/2010 07:36 PM, Brandt, Gabriel S. wrote:
> Colleagues -
> Yesterday, I seem to have acquired a case of the Chimera measles. My proteins are being rendered with spots all over them. When I select any atom, all the spots are selected as well.
> I initially thought it was a problem with that particular PDB file, but formerly fine files all seem to have this problem.
> The issue seems like it arose spontaneously - I haven't recently updated any software that I'm aware of.
> I was running 1.2470 under X Windows (Mac OS 10.4.11). I downloaded a new version (1.4.1, Aqua) but the problem persists.
> Am I being foolish here? Is it simply a setting that I can change?
This sounds like a hardware problem. Are you using a MacBook Pro with
NVidia 8600M graphics by any chance? There was a problem with the
graphics chips overheating and eventually failing. See
<http://support.apple.com/kb/ts2377>. There may be other models with
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