Run Chimera.

How to execute Chimera

From the Startmenu, choose ‘Querix’ followed by ‘Chimera’.


In the shell enter
Usage :
chimera [-h host] [-p port] command

  • -h host specify a host to connect to
  • -p port specify a port to connect to
  • -v print version and exit
  • command Application Binary File name

Chimera doesn’t run…

Java runtime not installed , wrong version or is corrupted
Chimera requires Java Runtime version 1.2 or later. In both cases, you need to re-install your java runtime (1.2 or later, see link at bottom of page). Once you have re-installed the Java runtime engine, it may be necessary to re-install Chimera.
X server is refusing connection
Unix users may find the application returning errors of the form:
cannot connect to server :0: connection refused
In cases such as this, it is necessary to alter the security of the X server to allow the user access to the graphical environment.
As root, run the command
xhost +
chimera Exception in thread “main” java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError javax.swing
chimera Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: javax.swing

You either use an older Version of the Java Runtime (V1.1 or older) or you may use ‘GCJ’ – the gnu compiler for java, which currently does not support AWT or Swing.
…hence the ‘java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: javax.swing.JTextArea’
Please download the Sun Java J2SE runtime (Version 1.2 or later) from