I've noticed this happens on some machines (G5 imac) and not others (G5
dual, G4 powerbook, G4 tower). I may be a bug in Panther, since the
problems seems to have been fixed in the Tiger beta, but...well...that's not
out yet. It does seem to depend on whether or not any other programs
actively updating the screen at the same time while PyMOL is running.
How many other MacPyMOL users out there are experiencing this issue?
Warren L. DeLano, Ph.D.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: pymol-users-admin@...
> [mailto:pymol-users-admin@...] On Behalf Of
> William Scott
> Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2005 3:41 PM
> To: pymol-users@...
> Subject: [PyMOL] G5 and pymol flashing
> Hi folks:
> I bought a new G5 fairly recently. When using pymol, the
> screen goes white for brief instances when rotating a
> molecule, giving rise to a flashing effect that is so
> off-putting it keeps me from using pymol on this machine.
> I have a 20" monitor and the following video card:
> PCI/AGP Cards:
> GeForce 6800 Ultra:
> Type: display
> Bus: AGP
> Slot: SLOT-1
> VRAM (Total): 256 MB
> Vendor: nVIDIA (0x10de)
> Device ID: 0x0040
> Revision ID: 0x00a1
> ROM Revision: 2119
> Type: display
> Display Type: LCD
> VRAM (In Use): 256 MB
> It was a $450 upgrade from the default card.
> I am running the latest MacPyMOL version.
> Is there anything that can be done about this? Is the
> graphics card defective? The same pymol works perfectly fine
> on my old G4 laptop.
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