[Chimera-users] Ubuntu 12.10 and Chimera update #1

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Jan 14 17:34:03 PST 2013


Ubuntu 12.10 is still buggy, but I have found a workaround to get 
Chimera to work if you have AMD/ATI or NVIDIA graphics.  If you change 
the desktop environment from the default Ubuntu environment to another, 
e.g., Xfce, then Chimera will work.  Do do that, first install xfce4:

     sudo apt-get install xfce4

Then logout, and you will see an circular icon to the right of your 
login name.  Click on that icon and choose "Xfce session" and OK. Then 
type in your password and you'll get the Xfce desktop environment (don't 
use a single panel unless you know what you're doing).  And then Chimera 
will work as before from the desktop or the command line.

There are other possible desktop environments and it appears that the 
ones that have a compositing window manager, e.g., kde plasma, don't 
work.  If you are using a different desktop environment in Ubuntu 12.10 
that works, please tell me about it.

     HTH,

     Greg



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