Thanks for your prompt reply.
> This only happens if I use the "set use_shaders, 1". If I don't use this
> command, the "cartoon" and "stick" are displayed in the right colour, but
> then I have problems coloring the sticks (it's a known bug :
The stick coloring bug was fixed not too long ago. Please try pulling
the source code and rebuilding or ask your package maintainer rebuild.
> Is this a known bug ? Does anybody know what to do ?
What does PyMOL report upon launching? Does it emit any messages about
shaders? For my computer I see:
PyMOL(TM) Incentive Product - PyMOL Executable Build
Copyright (C) Schrodinger, LLC
This PyMOL Executable Build is available only to PyMOL Power, Casual, and
Developer Users who have a valid license to use this software product. Any
other usage is specifically prohibited and may constitute a violation of
United States and international copyright laws.
This Executable Build integrates and extends Open-Source PyMOL 1.5.0.
Detected OpenGL version 2.0 or greater. Shaders available.
Detected GLSL version 1.20.
Adjusting settings to improve performance for ATI cards.
Detected 16 CPU cores. Enabled multithreaded rendering.
So please copy/paste that block from your version of PyMOL.
After seeing this, my suggestions are: (1) update your video driver to
> By the way, this is a relevant piece of output of my glxinfo command on
> linux :
> OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc
> OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset GEM
> 20100330 DEVELOPMENT x86/MMX/SSE2
> OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 7.9-devel
the most recent (stable) version; (2) use the latest PyMOL source
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