[phenixbb] Problem with remotely displaying PHENIX

Luca Jovine luca.jovine at biosci.ki.se
Thu Jun 1 07:06:21 PDT 2006

Dear all,

While waiting for a Mac OS X version of PHENIX, I have installed it  
on a Linux server, with the idea of remotely display the GUI on our  
OS X machines. However, when I try to do so, the GUI briefly opens  
and then bombs out with the following message:

LINUX> phenix

         Running the PHENIX GUI with

         PHENIX distribution located in /home/xray/luca/bin/phenix/ 

         Variable SSH_PATH set to /usr/bin/ssh

         Variable PYMOL_PATH set to /home/xray/luca/bin/phenix/ 

         Variable RSH_PATH set to /usr/bin/rsh

         Project Details
                 Project Name: luca
                 Date Stamp  : Thu Jun 01 15:56:23 2006
                 Machine     : localhost
                 Directory   : /home/xray/luca

PDS Server will be on

---------- localhost (localhost)
---------- /home/xray/luca
---------- Port 28537 PID 25355

         PDS Server Details
                 User      : luca
                 Machine   : localhost
                 Directory : /home/xray/luca
                 Port      : 28537
                 PID       : 25374

Creating new Data Storage /home/xray/luca/strategies
The program 'wxPhenix.py' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)'.
   (Details: serial 6349 error_code 3 request_code 38 minor_code 0)
   (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
    that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
    To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
    option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
    backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error()  

...has anyone else encountered the same issue, and, if so, managed to  
solve it?

Thanks in advance and best regards,


Luca Jovine, Ph.D.
Karolinska Institutet
Department of Biosciences and Nutrition
Center for Structural Biochemistry (CSB)
Hälsovägen 7, S-141 57 Huddinge, Sweden
Voice: +46.(0)8.6083-301  FAX: +46.(0)8.6089-290
E-mail: luca.jovine at biosci.ki.se
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