Based on that error, it appears that Chimera's Tk installation is
intefering with PyMOL's ability to get at its own Tk installation. Are
any PYTHON, TCL, or TK environment variables defined in your path? If
so, then they may need to be cleared out in order to run PyMOL.
From: Bala subramanian [mailto:bala.biophysics@...]
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2009 5:01 AM
Subject: [PyMOL] not getting pymol gui
Few days back, i wrote a mail regarding the problem of not
getting pymol gui while starting pymol. The folllowing are the errors it
throws when i give pymol in command line.
freeglut (pymol): Unable to create direct context rendering for
window 'PyMOL Viewer'
This may hurt performance.
PyMOL(TM) Molecular Graphics System, Version 1.1r2pre.
Copyright (C) 2008 by DeLano Scientific LLC.
All Rights Reserved.
Created by Warren L. DeLano, Ph.D.
Other Major Authors and Contributors:
Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve, Ph.D.
PyMOL is user-supported open-source software. Although some
are freely available, PyMOL is not in the public domain.
If PyMOL is helpful in your work or study, then please
support for our ongoing efforts to create open and
software by purchasing a PyMOL Maintenance and/or Support
More information can be found at "http://www.pymol.org";.
Enter "help" for a list of commands.
Enter "help <command-name>" for information on a specific
Hit ESC anytime to toggle between text and graphics.
OpenGL graphics engine:
GL_VENDOR: Mesa Project
GL_RENDERER: Software Rasterizer
GL_VERSION: 1.4 (2.1 Mesa 7.3-devel)
Traceback (most recent call last):
line 400, in launch_gui
line 22, in <module>
from PMGApp import *
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/pmg_tk/PMGApp.py", line
28, in <module>
from Tkinter import *
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/lib-tk/Tkinter.py", line 38, in
import _tkinter # If this fails your Python may not be
configured for Tk
ImportError: /usr/local/chimera/lib/libtk8.5.so: cannot restore
segment prot after reloc: Permission denied
Detected 2 CPU cores. Enabled multithreaded rendering.
Kindly suggest me what is going wrong,
Thanks in advance,