From: Seungho Choe (
Date: Mon Jan 05 2009 - 11:25:16 CST


Thanks for your prompt response.
I have just found the previous postings regarding SCIM, so I have
deleted this and now vmd works.
Sorry, I should have checked this before posting my message.

Thanks a lot,

John Stone wrote:
> Hi,
> 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...
> Cheers,
> 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