From: John Stone (johns_at_ks.uiuc.edu)
Date: Fri Jul 21 2017 - 14:11:12 CDT

Thanks, that is very helpful. Next question: What kind of graphics hardware
is in your Mac? Is it AMD or Intel hardware? I ask because I notice that
you're getting a very strange "Apple Software Renderer" shown as the OpenGL
Renderer when you're running VMD. Are you running VMD locally, or via some
sort of remote desktop?
 
Cheers,
  John Stone
  vmd_at_ks.uiuc.edu

On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 03:06:02PM -0400, Janakiraman Balachandran wrote:
> Hi John,
>
> I removed the experimental plugin, but I still get an error except that
> this time it describes 2 Dynamically loaded plugins in directory. The full
> error message is below
> ```
> Info) Multithreading available, 4 CPUs detected.
> Info) OpenGL renderer: Apple Software Renderer
> Info) Features: STENCIL MDE MTX NPOT PP PS GLSL(OVF)
> Info) Full GLSL rendering mode is available.
> Info) Textures: 2-D (16384x16384), 3-D (16384x16384x16384),
> Multitexture (8)
> Info) Dynamically loaded 2 plugins in directory:
> Info) /Applications/VMD 1.9.4.app/Contents/vmd/plugins/MACOSXX86/molfile
> VMD(11830,0xa2fe3000) malloc: *** error for object 0x78e769d4: incorrect
> checksum for freed object - object was probably modified after being
> freed.
> *** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug
> /Applications/VMD 1.9.4.app/Contents/MacOS/startup.command: line 7: 11830
> Abort trap: 6
> "$p/../Resources/VMD.app/Contents/MacOS/VMD" $*
> logout
> Saving session...
> ...copying shared history...
> ...saving history...truncating history files...
> ...completed.
> ```
> Best Regards
> Ram Balachandran
> [1][IMG] [2][IMG]
> On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 2:58 PM, John Stone <[3]johns_at_ks.uiuc.edu> wrote:
>
> Hi,
> Thanks for your note. I am wondering if this is caused
> by an experimental plugin that we added to the VMD 1.9.4a7 test build.
> Try removing this experimental plugin and see if the problem goes away
> Using a terminal shell, cd to the directory that contains your VMD .app
> bundle,
> and then run this command:
> mv VMD\
> 1.9.4.app/Contents/vmd/plugins/MACOSXX86/molfile/orcaplugin.so /tmp
>
> Once you've done that, try restarting VMD and let me know if you still
> have
> the same problem or not.
>
> Best regards,
> John Stone
> [4]vmd_at_ks.uiuc.edu
>
> On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 02:14:22PM -0400, Janakiraman Balachandran
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I installed VMD 1.9.4 in Mac OSX (10.11.6). BUt when I try to
> open, the
> > application fails to open with the following error
> >
> > Info) Multithreading available, 4 CPUs detected.
> > Info) OpenGL renderer: Apple Software Renderer
> > Info)* * Features: STENCIL MDE MTX NPOT PP PS GLSL(OVF)
> > Info)* * Full GLSL rendering mode is available.
> > Info)* * Textures: 2-D (16384x16384), 3-D
> (16384x16384x16384),
> > Multitexture (8)
> > Info) Dynamically loaded 3 plugins in directory:
> > Info) /Applications/VMD
> 1.9.4.app/Contents/vmd/plugins/MACOSXX86/molfile
> > VMD(10946,0xa2fe3000) malloc: *** error for object 0x7d0263a4:
> incorrect
> > checksum for freed object - object was probably modified after
> being
> > freed.
> > *** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug
> > /Applications/VMD 1.9.4.app/Contents/MacOS/startup.command: line
> 7: 10946
> > Abort trap: 6* * * * * * * * * *
> > "$p/../Resources/VMD.app/Contents/MacOS/VMD" $*
> > logout
> > Saving session...
> > ...copying shared history...
> > ...saving history...truncating history files...
> > ...completed.
> >
> > Best Regards
> > Ram Balachandran
> > [1][IMG]* [2][IMG]
> >
> > References
> >
> > Visible links
> > 1. [5]http://www.linkedin.com/in/rambalachandran
> > 2. [6]https://twitter.com/RamBalachandran
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> Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
> University of Illinois, 405 N. Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
> [7]http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/~johns/ Phone: [8]217-244-3349
> [9]http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/
>
> References
>
> Visible links
> 1. http://www.linkedin.com/in/rambalachandran
> 2. https://twitter.com/RamBalachandran
> 3. mailto:johns_at_ks.uiuc.edu
> 4. mailto:vmd_at_ks.uiuc.edu
> 5. http://www.linkedin.com/in/rambalachandran
> 6. https://twitter.com/RamBalachandran
> 7. http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/~johns/
> 8. file:///tmp/tel:217-244-3349
> 9. http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/

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