[Chimera-users] misconfiguration error in just one user account

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Oct 28 13:37:04 PDT 2010

I doubt that the preferences file has anything to do with this.  Please 
file a bug report with chimera's Help / Report a Bug dialog so I'll have 
enough information about your system to make a good suggestion on how to 
debug this program.  And please include the output of the glxinfo 
program that you run after chimera starts failing.

     -- Greg

On 10/28/2010 01:14 PM, Harry Kao wrote:
> On a linux workstation, a particular user is receiving the following
> error message when starting up Chimera:
> Display misconfiguration.  Please increase the color quality
>        (24 bit color or greater), update your display (graphics)
>        driver, and/or upgrade your graphics card.  Also see chimera
>        installation instructions.
> This error message happened after a previous Chimera session crashed.
> The user had about 10 models open. The display setting is already at
> 24bit, and the workstation has the correct Nvidia driver.
> Here is what we tried:
> 1. On the same workstation, under a different user account, Chimera
> starts up fine, no error message.
> 2. I created a new empty user directory, Chimera starts up fine the
> first time and the user can re-open models he was working on. However,
> the error message returns in the next Chimera session.
> Based on the observation, I am assuming there is a user-specific
> configuration/preference file that Chimera reads when starting up.
> Perhaps in that file, some display parameter is being corrupted? If so,
> where or how can I find and fix or delete such files?
> Thank you.
> Harry
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