From: John Stone (
Date: Wed Jul 28 2010 - 00:01:41 CDT

  If you're going to compile from source, you'll likely want to
use one of the configuration combinations from the Makefile in the
top level VMD directory. At the very least you'll need to add FLTK to
your configuration flags.

The problem you're having with the GLX error is probably caused by the
freeglut package importing the Mesa library, intefering with correct
operation of whatever vendor's OpenGL driver you had installed previously.

If you're not feeling adventurous enough to deal with all of this, you will
likely find it much easier to install either the LINUX or LINUXAMD64
VMD binary package as appropriate for your hardware and linux distribution.

  John Stone

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 04:48:04PM -0700, Joseph Norris wrote:
> Hello to all,
> Not being sure about which version of the prepackaged vmd to use on my
> Centos install, I determined to compile from source.
> I install freeglut, tcl, tk versions - compiled the packages and then
> compiled vmd - started it up once and got the gui but no menu, following:
> The irspecgui package could not be loaded:
> The multiseq package could not be loaded:
> The pmepot_gui package could not be loaded:
> The solvate package could not be loaded:
> The autopsf package could not be loaded:
> The cggui package could not be loaded:
> The dowser_gui package could not be loaded:
> The membrane package could not be loaded:
> The mutator package could not be loaded:
> I exited and restarted - now I get:
> ERROR) The X server does not support the OpenGL GLX extension. Exiting ...
> Info) VMD for LINUXAMD64, version 1.8.7 (July 23, 2010)
> Info) Unable to create OpenGL window.
> Not sure why it got to me the first time and not the second.
> my configure statement was:
> If there is a prepackaged version vmd for:
> Linux 2.6.18-194.8.1.el5 #1 SMP Thu Jul 1 19:04:48
> EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> I would appreciate knowing - but if I can resolve my compile issues that
> would be great.
> thanks.
> The autoimd package could not be loaded:
> --
> Joseph Norris
> Application Developer & Server Administrator
> 209-228-4576

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