PyMOL is a Molecular Graphics System created by Warren L. DeLano, Ph.D.
In Ubuntu (tested for >=11.10), you can just issue
sudo apt-get install pymol
Work-around to Ubuntu Bug
Ubuntu has a bug in the package where the shader files were not included. You can download them from
Then issue, as root
mkdir -p /usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/pymol/data/shaders
Then move *.vs *.fs to that directory. You should now be able to start PyMOL.