[Chimera-users] Picking not working in RDS

Hurt, Darrell (NIH/NIAID) [E] darrellh at niaid.nih.gov
Mon Mar 30 18:04:13 PDT 2015


Hi Tom,

Thanks again for this great troubleshooting.

I've tested as you described and here are my results:

(1) Ctrl-click to deselect after a "Select All": this works as expected

(2) Ctrl-left-drag does present a box and does select whatever is enclosed
in the selection box

(3) I don't have access to the actual Windows machine -- the RDS machine
is itself a virtual machine.

(4) The results in the "Gathered Information" box reveal the problem: it
is using the GDI renderer! (Full details at the bottom of the email.)

(5) Hover does not reveal any information.

This then begs the question: how to fix the problem? Do we just install a
better OpenGL renderer on the virtual RDS? Are the following articles on
the right track?
https://www.vmware.com/support/ws55/doc/ws_vidsound_d3d_enabling_host.html
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=vmware_vmwgfx_g3d&num=1

Thanks!
Darrell



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On 3/30/15 11:51 PM, "Tom Goddard" <goddard at sonic.net> wrote:

>Hi Darrell,
>
>  When you ctrl-left-click in Chimera the mouse pointer changes to a hand
>with the index finger pointing to the left while you hold the mouse down.
> I guess that is what you mean when you say you see the cursor change to
>the hand.  That would indicate that Chimera does get the ctrl-click mouse
>event.  So one idea is that Chimera gets the ctrl-click but the x,y
>coordinates of the click reported to Chimera are wrong so it doesn’t
>select anything.  As a test of this you could select everything (Select /
>Select All) then try a ctrl-click to select something and see if that
>deselects everything, as if the click was on the background.  It seems
>unlikely the mouse pointer position could be reported wrong since that
>would probably make pressing on menus and buttons not work as well.
>Another test, when you ctrl-left-drag Chimera draws a green outline box ―
>does that appear?  Another idea is that Chimera gets the ctrl-click but
>in never gets the mouse release when it actually does the selection.
>Have you tested that ctrl-click select actually works on the Windows
>machine?  If Windows falls back to the archaic Microsoft GDI graphics
>driver, then I believe ctrl-click does not work.  You can find out what
>driver Chimera is using with Chimera menu entry Help / Report a Bug…
>under “Gathered Information”.  One last thing to check.  When you hover
>the mouse over and atom, a popup window shows the name of the atom.  That
>uses the same Chimera code as ctrl-click selection to figure out what
>atom the pointer is over.  Does that work?
>
>	Tom
>
>
>> On Mar 30, 2015, at 3:50 PM, Hurt, Darrell (NIH/NIAID) [E]  wrote:
>> 
>> Hi Chimera friends,
>> 
>> I'm using the Microsoft Remote Desktop Mac client to connect to a
>>Microsoft Remote Desktop Server (an "RDS" running Windows Server 2012
>>R2). That RDS is serving out a Windows 8 environment and I'm running the
>>latest Chimera release in it very successfully. Except that selection by
>>picking (Ctrl-mouse_button_1) and centering (Ctrl-mouse_button_3) does
>>NOT work. When I try to select by picking, the cursor changes from the
>>arrow to hand momentarily. I also get this behavior when connecting to
>>the RDS via any other client. Any thoughts on what might be happening
>>and how to fix it?
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Darrell
>> 
>> --
>> Darrell Hurt, Ph.D.
>> Acting Chief
>> Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch (BCBB)
>> OCICB/OSMO/OD/NIAID/NIH
>> 
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>> North Bethesda, MD 20852
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