Re: NAMDEnergy: FATAL ERROR: Please add +idlepoll to command line for proper performance

From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Sun Feb 23 2014 - 20:57:18 CST

On Sun, Feb 23, 2014 at 9:29 PM, sunyeping <> wrote:
> Dear NAMD user,
> I am using CUDA accelerated VMD and trying to run NAMD Energy using NAMD
> Energy Plugin graphical interface. I am getting this error:
> FATAL ERROR: Please add +idlepoll to command line for proper
> performance.
> In namd mail list here Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer used to give comment to the error.
> He suggest changing the namdenergy.tcl script and insert it everywhere namd
> is executed, But I cann't understand it. Should I put the vmd scrpit
> namdenergy.tcl into the directory which contains namd2 command? I have tried
> it but it doesn't work?

of *course* it doesn't work. you have to put the modified version
where you took the original version from. or is that too obvious?


> Could you help me with this? with many thanks.
> Yeping Sun
> Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
College of Science & Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Italy.

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