I believe I am having the same problem. While I could get avogadro working nicely on my mac, an ubuntu 12.04 installation either from the ubuntu-repo or compiling from source-code from https://github.com/dlonie/avogadro (needed for installing xtalopt. I followed the installation directions in http://xtalopt.openmolecules.net/wiki/index.fcgi/wiki/Installation and all dependencies were installed using ‘sudo apt-get’) without any errors gives me an executable which prints the following lines when run, and doesn’t pop-up a GUI window. I do see a avogadro thumbnail on the launcher in ubuntu, but clicking it doesn’t produce a GUI window. The execution hangs in the terminal after printing the lines below. Same happens when run as root except for a few less errors printed to terminal.
I have nvidia video card, and I have updated all drivers as well as programs installed in the computer using apt-get upgrade.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Also, I see that some folks have successfully installed in ubuntu, can they say if they did that in v12.04 and if their video card is nvidia? For Qt I installed version 4 using apt-get install qt4* . Is there anyone with a successful recent ubuntu installation who can post the installation ‘recipe’ ? (again, I used the one from here http://xtalopt.openmolecules.net/wiki/index.fcgi/wiki/Installation and didn’t get any errors during compilation/installation.) .
Thank you for your suggestions.
Text printed to terminal before hanging without a GUI window:
"Avogadro version: 1.1.0 Git:
LibAvogadro version: 1.1.0 Git: "
Libavogadro translations not found.
System has OpenGL support.
About to test OpenGL capabilities.
OpenGL capabilities found:
void DBusMenuExporterPrivate::addAction(QAction*, int): Already tracking action “” under id 62
void DBusMenuExporterPrivate::addAction(QAction*, int): Already tracking action “” under id 63
Loading plugins: "/home/g5q/bin/…/lib/avogadro/1_1"
Searching for plugins in "/home/g5q/lib/avogadro/1_1"
Searching for plugins in "/home/g5q/lib/avogadro/1_1/colors"
Searching for plugins in "/home/g5q/lib/avogadro/1_1/engines"
Searching for plugins in "/home/g5q/lib/avogadro/1_1/extensions"
Searching for plugins in "/home/g5q/lib/avogadro/1_1/tools"
Searching for plugins in "/home/g5q/lib/avogadro/1_1/contrib"
Loading plugins: "/home/g5q/.avogadro/1_1/plugins"
Settings are missing for the next engines: (“Ball and Stick”, “Axes”, “Cartoon”, “Dipole”, “Force”, “Hydrogen Bond”, “Label”, “Polygon”, “QTAIM”, “Ribbon”, “Ring”, “Simple Wireframe”, “Van der Waals Spheres”, “Stick”, “Surfaces”, “Wireframe”)
QStackedLayout::setCurrentWidget: Widget 0x292af60 not contained in stack
dev warning: Extension “GAMESS” is using a deprecated DockWidget loading method. See Extension::dockWidgets() documentation.
dev warning: Extension “Orbitals” is using a deprecated DockWidget loading method. See Extension::dockWidgets() documentation.
dev warning: Extension “Vibration” is using a deprecated DockWidget loading method. See Extension::dockWidgets() documentation.
libpng warning: Ignoring attempt to set cHRM RGB triangle with zero area