[Chimera-users] no moleculr dispay with version 1.8
bobwohlhueter at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 28 12:55:54 PDT 2013
I have chimera-1.5.3 running on my Linux-AMD64 Ubuntu (12.10) computer.
It works fine in every respect. Recently I installed version 1.8, with
runs, but with one fatal flaw. By "runs", I mean the chimera screen
comes up, the menus display. If I load (say, a pdb file), it seems to
be there in the sense, for example, that I can open and view its sequence.
BUT the molecule display window is absolutely blank (black). I suspect
it has either to do with my python installation, or with my NVIDIA
graphics driver. But whatever the problem, it effects only v. 1.8, not
For NVIDIA driver I'm using version 310.14.
For python, I understand chimera uses 2.7. My python executable is
indeed set as version 2.7.3 (that is, `python --version1 returns
2.7.3), though I have version 3 installed, and it could be used, if
needed. I'm not all so clear on how envars PYTHONHOME and PYTHONPATH
may or may not effect chimera.
Of course, the easy way out is to stick with chimera-1.5.3 -- but one
likes to stay up-to-date.
Thanks in advance for any profound wisdom.
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