[colug-432] A Perplexing Problem

Stephen P. Molnar s.molnar at sbcglobal.net
Tue Apr 19 14:51:39 EDT 2016

Ram check out OK.

Thanks for the sugestion.

On 04/19/2016 11:48 AM, Matt Simmons wrote:
> Have you run a full RAM check lately?
> --Matt
> On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 8:43 AM, Stephen P. Molnar 
> <s.molnar at sbcglobal.net <mailto:s.molnar at sbcglobal.net>> wrote:
>     I have a rather perplexing problem.
>     My main Linux computer is a two year old (at least the most recent
>     upgrade) 3.5GHz AMD 64 bit octa-core CPU.
>     Due to a rather catastrophic failure I have just upgraded the OS
>     from Debian v-7.2 to Debian v-8.4.0.  I downloaded the DVD-1 and
>     the checksum was correct.  When I burned it to a DVD here were no
>     problems.  Nor, were there any problems with the installation.
>     However, several of the applications that I use on rather a daily
>     basis are acting rather strangely. A case in point is Avogadro,
>     which happens to be a part of the distribution and therefore I
>     didn’t have to compile the source code. It installed without any
>     warnings or errors.  When I run the application the graphic window
>     is corrupted!   This is also the case with another application,
>     VMD, that I downloaded and installed.  Both application worked
>     without any problems in the previous Debian OS.
>     There are other applications that I run, both in gui’s and
>     terminals that continue to run flawlessly in the new OS.
>     Now, if that isn’t confusing enough, I tried something else.  I
>     installed the Linux VMWare Workstation 12 Player and installed the
>     same Debian 8.4.0 in that.  And .  .   . the display problem no
>     longer exists!
>     Obviously, I don’t want to have to run the native Linux
>     Distribution in an VM, but I don’t have the faintest clue as to
>     what is going on, nor any inkling how to fix the problem.
>     Although I have been a computer user since 1960’s I am an Organic
>     Chemist and neither a hardware or software person.
>     I would really be most appreciative of any assistance.
>     Thanks in advance.
>     Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D.               Life is a fuzzy set
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