GaussView is an advanced graphical user interface designed to be used with Gaussian to make calculations easier, quicker, and more efficient. The GaussView interface features include easy Gaussian calculation set up and three dimensional molecular modeling

To run this software interactively in a Linux environment run the commands:

  ssh -X

  module load gaussian

Next, launch the executable.


  The GaussView graphical interface window will be piped to your local desktop.


Below are a list of common fixes to get GaussView running:

      If your local machine is a Mac running X11, quit and restart X11.

      For Macs, try using XQuartz 2.7.7 

      Make sure you are using the "-Y" or "-X" flag when you ssh to a machine at MSI

      Some rendering problems (e.g. molecular orbitals) can be resolved by typing the following in the Linux command line before running Gauss View.

export USE_MESAGL=1

      For Xming users: GaussView will not load; Xming-mesa is required.

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