[Chimera-users] Pythonw.exe and DEP

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Jan 23 13:18:38 PST 2013


I found the Windows Vista machines, one with NVIDIA graphics and one 
with AMD graphics.  Turned on DEP for everything, and Chimera ran just 
fine.  So it is unlikely that you are having a problem with DEP.

The most common problem with Windows laptops is that the graphics driver 
needs to be updated.  So please try updating your graphics driver first, 
and Chimera still doesn't work, use our online bug submission form: 
http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/cgi-bin/chimera_bug_report_2.py to report the 
bug.  Please include the make and model number of the computer you are 
using.

     HTH,

     Greg

On 01/23/2013 10:37 AM, Conrad Huang wrote:
> Unfortunately, we do not have a Vista machine to test on anymore.
>
> Have you tried running pythonw.exe directly (eg from a console 
> window)?  Chimera consists of two parts: a launcher 
> (CHIMERA/bin/chimera.exe) and the Python interpreter 
> (CHIMERA/bin/pythonw.exe).  Double-clicking on the chimera icon runs 
> the launcher which sets up some system parameters and then invokes the 
> Python interpreter.  I'm wondering which part is failing, the launcher 
> or the interpreter.
>
> Conrad
>
> On 1/22/13 6:58 PM, Austin B. Yongye wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> Any help running chimera-1.6.2-win32.exe or chimera-1.7-win32.exe on a
>> vista laptop? Pythonw.exe always fails to run. I tried to include it in
>> the list of programs that should not be checked by DEP:
>>
>> Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings > Settings (in
>> performance section) > Data Execution Prevention (tab)
>>
>> But got this message:
>> "This program must run with data execution protection(DEP) enabled. You
>> cannot turn off DEP for this program."
>>
>> Thanks for any suggestions,
>> Austin-
>>
>>
>>
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