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Old 03-18-2009, 07:22 AM   #1
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Question Gaussview has graphical problems in Fedora 10 (and in Scientific linux, RHEL 5)

Gaussview is a program used by quantum chemists to visualize results and setup computations for Guaussian graphically. Version 3 of this program works perfectly on Redhat 4, and any older distro, such as Suse. However any later distro based on redhat, especially Fedora 10 has severe problems displaying the graphics. The program runs, but the graphics are... distorted. Sometimes nothing is displayed. Even if the program is run via ssh from another RH4 machine it still displays equally bad on the fedora machine. Disabling desktop effects helps to a very limited extent.

I'm using the 64 bit version of Fedora 10, with the latest nvidia drivers obtained from RPMFusion (everything else works perfectly fine).

Any chemist/physicist or other fellow that can help?

Many thanks in advance,
Old 03-19-2009, 07:12 PM   #2
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No offence mate, but it clearly states here: that there are only a limited number of linux distros which are supported! Have you thought about running a virtual machine of SUSE or RedHat Linux 4 in order to get this to work properly?
Old 03-24-2009, 06:04 AM   #3
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No offense taken. However, as redhat 5 is supported, and earlier versions of fedora works fine (as fedora is simply a "newer version" of redhat) it surprised me that it all of a sudden has stopped working.

Typically Fedora is back compatible with most old software, but this issue is regarding new handling of graphics somehow.

If anyone out there also is tired of working on an old non-userfriendly redhat distro, and finds a fix for the problem please let the rest of us know. It would be so very appreciated.

All the best,


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