On Friday 21 July 2006 22:19, Philippe.Garteiser-1@... wrote:
> I need to work with a very large pdb file that stalls my pymol. Hence, I
> have tried to launch pymol with the -c switch, to no success. Under
> WindowsXP, pymol starts as usual, but disappears as soon as it is loaded. I
> tried also on a linux distribution (mepis). The console prints the regular
> welcome text you usually see under the display (with the esc toggle), but
> then I get: Command mode. No graphics front end.
What has worked for me is to start PyMOL with the "-c" option and a .pml
command script on the command line:
pymol -c generate.pml
PyMOL then executes the instructions in the script, which should include
a "ray" command if you want to save an image (since there is no OpenGL
display to take bitmpa data from), and then terminate.
Alternatively, start PyMOL with "pymol -cp", and it will respond to commands
from standard input, which can be your terminal.
Hope this helps,
Vrije Universiteit Brussel