From: John Stone (
Date: Mon Jan 05 2009 - 16:13:40 CST

  This is an issue with SCIM, and is briefly described in the VMD
release notes for Linux. The upcoming builds of VMD 1.8.7 will be
using a newer version of Tcl/Tk and won't be subject to the SCIM
issues, but in the mean time, your best bet is to disable SCIM or
wait for the next round of test builds to be posted. If I'm successful
getting things done on time, it'll just be another week or so to wait...

  John Stone

On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 11:48:32AM -0500, Seungho Choe wrote:
> Dear All,
> I installed vmd 1.8.7 (beta version) in my system (Red Hat Enterprise
> Linux 5, kernel version: 2.6.18-92.1.18.el5xen). There was no error
> message during installation, but I found something strange that I can
> not use options in "Extensions". The problem is that I can not type in ,
> for example atom selection in "NAMDEnergy".
> I also tried vmd 1.8.6, but it was the same. Does anyone have the same
> experience ? I'm wondering whether this is a bug in vmd, or it is just
> a problem in redhat5 installation.
> Someone told me that the xen kernel could be the problem, so I deleted
> the xen and use the default kernel, but I still have this error. Any
> comments would be welcome. Thank you in advance.
> Best,
> Seungho

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