XMakemol Problems

This page contains descriptions and solutions to known problems.

Parsing XYZ files

If XMakemol has problems parsing XYZ files, then it may be because of the setting of the LANG environment variable. Assuming you are using a bash-like shell, try launching the program with:

$ LANG=en_GB xmakemol

Saving XPM files

With OpenGL rendering you might get unexpected results, like seeing cutouts in your XPM image where any windows overlapped the main drawing area. A workaround for this problem, if you are using XFree86, is to enable a backing store in your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4:

Section "Device"


        Option              "BackingStore"

If this is successful, then in your /var/log/XFree86.0.log file you should see lines like:

(**) TRIDENT(0): Option "BackingStore"
(**) TRIDENT(0): Backing store enabled