[Chimera-users] Chimera does not run

Quim Aguirre quim.aguirre at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 13:13:00 PST 2016


Wow, it works!!! Thank you very much Greg, and all the chimera users. You
are an awesome team.

Thanks for everything,

Quim

2016-02-08 21:15 GMT+01:00 Greg Couch <gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu>:

> This confirms that the bug with the graphics driver.  Start the "Software
> & Updates" tool in "System Settings", then switch to the "Additional
> Drivers" tab, and wait, and wait, and wait until it gives you a bunch of
> choices.  Then choose "Using Video driver for the AMD graphics accelerators
> from fglrx (proprietary)", and click the "Apply Changes" button.  And then
> reboot your computer and try Chimera again.
>
> For a simple test, install the mesa-utils package and run the glxgears
> program instead of Chimera.
>
>     HTH,
>
>     Greg
>
>
> On 02/07/2016 06:00 AM, Quim Aguirre wrote:
>
> The output of *chimera --debug* is:
>
> initializing general preferences
> loading Tix
> initializing graphics
> libGL error: unable to load driver: r600_dri.so
> libGL error: driver pointer missing
> libGL error: failed to load driver: r600
> libGL error: unable to load driver: swrast_dri.so
> libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast
> X Error of failed request:  BadValue (integer parameter out of range for
> operation)
>   Major opcode of failed request:  155 (GLX)
>   Minor opcode of failed request:  3 (X_GLXCreateContext)
>   Value in failed request:  0x0
>   Serial number of failed request:  1419
>   Current serial number in output stream:  1420
>
> And the output of *CHIMERA/bin/linuxdist* is:
>
> /etc/debian_version:
> jessie/sid
> /etc/lsb-release:
> DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
> DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04
> DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty
> DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS"
> /etc/os-release:
> NAME="Ubuntu"
> VERSION="14.04.3 LTS, Trusty Tahr"
> ID=ubuntu
> ID_LIKE=debian
> PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS"
> VERSION_ID="14.04"
> HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/"
> SUPPORT_URL="http://help.ubuntu.com/"
> BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/"
>
> /proc/cpuinfo:
> cpu: 4 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU       M 370  @ 2.40GHz
> (x86_64)
> cpu MHz: 2399.000
> cache: 3072 KB
>
> /proc/meminfo:
> MemTotal:        3908624 kB
>
> Graphics:
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
> Park [Mobility Radeon HD 5430/5450/5470]
>
>
> Thank you very much for your help!!
>
> Quim
>
> 2016-02-07 9:38 GMT+01:00 Michael Elbaum <michael.elbaum at weizmann.ac.il>:
>
>> I installed Chimera on an old all-in-one iMac with AMD RV630/M76
>> [Mobility Radeon HD 2600/ 2700]. It worked fine under Ubuntu 12.04, but
>> stubbornly stopped working after upgrading the OS. Eventually I gave up and
>> went back to 12.04 with the "radeon" driver. It works smoothly at least for
>> what I've needed so far.
>> Michael
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* <chimera-users-bounces at cgl.ucsf.edu>
>> chimera-users-bounces at cgl.ucsf.edu [chimera-users-bounces at cgl.ucsf.edu]
>> on behalf of Greg Couch [gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu]
>> *Sent:* Sunday, February 07, 2016 04:21
>> *To:* Quim Aguirre; <chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu>
>> chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
>> *Subject:* Re: [Chimera-users] Chimera does not run
>>
>> Try running "chimera --debug" and CHIMERA/bin/linuxdist and sending me
>> the output from both programs.  That said, it's probably a problem with the
>> graphics driver.  If you have AMD or NVIDIA graphics, try installing the
>> proprietary graphics driver -- the proprietary drivers are much faster than
>> the open source ones.  If you have Intel graphics, then the best way to get
>> a better driver is to upgrade to a newer version of Ubuntu.  If you have
>> AMD graphics and it still doesn't work with the proprietary driver, then
>> try the Chimera daily build (can't remember if that happened with Ubuntu
>> 14.04, but it is a problem with 15.04 -- the open source AMD driver works
>> in 15.04 but is slower than the proprietary AMD driver).
>>
>>     HTH,
>>
>>    Greg
>>
>> On 2/6/2016 2:41 PM, Quim Aguirre wrote:
>>
>> Dear Sir/Madame,
>>
>> I have recently installed Chimera on my computer which has Ubuntu 14.04
>> as OS. The followed the installation instructions of this link:
>> https://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/data/downloads/1.6.2/linux.html
>> I executed the chimera-1.10.2-linux_x86_64.bin file, added the symbolic
>> link in /usr/local/bin/chimera, and the installation appeared to
>> succeed. However, then I tried to run the program but the application was
>> not able to start. There was no error message. It just runs a loading
>> window for a second but then it is closed automatically.
>> What should I do to be able to install the program properly?
>>
>> Thank you very much for your attention,
>>
>> Quim
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>
>
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> Student of the MSc Bioinformatics for Health Sciences (UPF/UB)
> Graduate in Biotechnology (UAB), specialization in Biotechnology of
> Processes
> [Tel.] +34 692 352 112
> quim.aguirre at gmail.com
> joaquim.aguirre01 at estudiant.upf.edu
>
>
>


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Processes
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