[Chimera-users] Both chimera (x86) and chimera (x86-64) fail to run on Windows 8

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Jun 26 16:11:35 PDT 2013

Your Chimera is dying too early for it to be a normal bug.  Since it is 
right after the "initializing graphics" message, please try updating the 
graphics driver to the latest from NVIDIA, and double check that your 
are using a 24/32 bit framebuffer instead of a 16 bit one (if you don't 
have a choice, then you're fine).  If that doesn't fix it, then please 
file a bug at http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/cgi-bin/chimera_bug_report_2.py 
and we'll go from there.



On 06/24/2013 08:19 PM, David Konerding wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a Windows 8 pro machine, 64-bit 8 GB RAM Core i3 and Quadro FX 570.
> When I start Chimera (x86 and x86-64), I see the splash screen then it 
> says "pythonw.exe has stopped working".  When I add --debug:
> Cannot execute 'gzip': no automatic decompression of .Z files
> initializing general preferences
> loading Tix
> initializing graphics
> I managed to cause windows to try to send an error report, which 
> captured these files:
> C:\Users\dek\AppData\Local\Temp\WERF405.tmp.appcompat.txt
>   C:\Users\dek\AppData\Local\Temp\WERF464.tmp.mdmp
> if those are useful for debugging, I can provide them.

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