My dear PyFriends,
 
OKay, I was able to successfully get Pymol up and running on Sony Vaio, thanks to my new friend Chris Yip!  Thanks a million!  Hip-Hip Hurray!
 
The cure you ask?  Well, as Chris mentioned in his suggestions, I simply went to the Sony website and downloaded the update driver for the graphics controller.  The funny thing was that, it wasn't nVidia, it was ATI.  So apparently, this driver issue may not be primarily an nVidia issue.  But after I installed updated driver and restarted, Pymol ran beautifully.  Now, I assume we may still run across some bugs in the future, but for today, we feast on victory!
 
Thanks again Chris and I hope this helps someone else in the future! 
 
 
 
Cheers,
Nick
 
 
 
 
Couple of things that people tried - one was to go to an older PyMol version (and the corollary - go to the latest beta version).

we did try some drivers from the various vendors but that was also hit and miss...

There didn't seem to be a consistent fix

Chris


On Apr 10, 2006, at 4:47 PM, Noinaj wrote:

Thanks Chris for your help.  As you have noted and as I have read online, there seems to be a problem with the graphics drivers, is this correct?  Do you know if updating the drivers remedied the problem?  If not, were you able to work around the problem?  Thanks again for your help!
 
 
Cheers,
Nick
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
To: Noinaj
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 4:31 PM
Subject: Re: [PyMOL] PymOl INstallation PRoblems

A lot of my students ran into the same problem this past fall - there are a bunch of notes on the list regarding nVidia graphics drivers that seem to be at the root cause of the problem - you might want to try a search under WinXP and Pymol...     

http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/mailing_list/vmd-l/4368.html

here are some of the links that I found were of use, and posted to my class list

Check here for some info and suggestions:


Specifically..

Take a look here:
++++++

If anyone else is experiencing a non-functional PyMOL with late-model nVidia
drivers on Windows XP or similar, pymol-0_99beta96 contains a workaround
that has been reported to eliminate the problem.


Hopefully the next driver release for Windows will fix this problem just
like it did on Linux...
+++++

Some may find this useful too - a Wiki with hints:






On Apr 10, 2006, at 4:23 PM, Noinaj wrote:

Hi PyWorld,
 
 
I have been trying to help a friend install PyMol on her laptop (Sony Vaio) that has Windows XP Home Edition.  The installation runs smooth with no problem at all.  But once we try to open the program, its seems to stall, then crashes, and Windows XP asks if we would like to send a error report???
 
I have searched the archives and online for answers, but with no luck.  Therefore, I present to you, my PyFriends, our dilemma and seek a remedy to our problem.  I give you my word, my good friends, that upon finding the solution, I will not take all the credit for solving this mystery....just kidding, credit will be duly noted.
 
Thanks in advance for any and all help!
 
 
Cheers,
Nick
 
 
 


Christopher M. Yip, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Associate Professor - Canada Research Chair in Molecular Imaging
Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Department of Biochemistry
Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
The Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research
University of Toronto
Room 404 160 College St.
Toronto, ON, CANADA M5S 3E1
(416) 978-7853
(416) 978-4317 (fax)




Christopher M. Yip, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Associate Professor - Canada Research Chair in Molecular Imaging

Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry

Department of Biochemistry

Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering

The Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research

University of Toronto

Room 404 160 College St.
Toronto, ON, CANADA M5S 3E1

(416) 978-7853

(416) 978-4317 (fax)

christopher.yip@utoronto.ca

http://bigten.med.utoronto.ca